La Cocina Municipal Marketplace

In the heart of San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood, La Cocina will open the country's first women-led food hall to prove that economic inequality doesn't have to be the status quo. With community resources, city, federal and philanthropic support, and the talent of the entrepreneurs at La Cocina, our Municipal Marketplace will offer economic opportunity for low-income and immigrant women, a safe and accessible space for Tenderloin residents and stand as an innovative model for anti-gentrification, conscious development, and private and public partnerships.

La Cocina firmly believes that this community-led economic engine can be a transformational and replicable model to alleviate poverty in inner cities nationwide.





A creative economic development model

Create opportunities to support 7 immigrant and women-owned businesses with an estimated $400,000 in annual sales per vendor.

Provide affordable meals to residents who face a combined lack of access to fresh produce and live in SROs without cooking equipment.

Create 30-40 jobs estimated at $1.3MM in total wages for Tenderloin residents in a neighborhood with one of the city's highest unemployment rates.


Create a uniquely inclusive, safe, healthy, equitable and welcoming space for families, tenants and workers in the Tenderloin through deliberate programmings.


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La Cocina Municipal Marketplace Location:

101 Hyde Street, on the corner of Golden Gate

San Francisco CA 94102

Proposed hours: 11a-8p

Target Opening: Spring 2020