Fortune Cookie Factory
Fortune Cookie Factory
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Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Stacey W
Grand Rapids11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This company is terrific! I saw a story about them on I think the History Channel and decided that it would be cool to have handmade fortune cookies for my son's wedding. It was incredibly easy to order online and the cookies came exactly when I needed them. They were also packed so good that not a single cookie was broken. I loved being able to create our own fortune and the colors we chose almost matched the wedding colors exactly. One of our guests was commenting on the food at the wedding and said "Even the fortune cookies were delicious!". Great company and highly recommend them.
Written September 11, 2021
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rondonel
Oxford, UK389 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Couples
Having had Fortune Cookies many times, we were interested to see how they were made.
The location is in Ross Avenue in Chinatown, a small alleyway between two streets. The entrance is easily missed but is on the ground floor with a barber's shop entrance alongside going downstairs. The factory is tiny and the workers are two women sat one behind another, each having a very large, black round metal machine by their side (a sort of oven I suppose) which they sit next to. The machine has round discs around it (the cookie material) which are very hot. The women very quickly pick off these 3" discs, insert a motto and quickly fold them into the usual shape. If they are not quick enough before they cool down, it is too late. A man, presumably the owner, orchestrates the visit. He ushers people in to watch - a very narrow space and tells you how much he wants for you to take photos. You can also buy bags of cookies and he will throw in some of the unformed ones for nothing. It is really like a sweat shop and the women work tirelessly in a dingy cramped location. Their fingers must be hardened to the hot substance they work with. They don't talk, presumably they only speak Chinese, but the man speaks English. This is all there is to see so the visit doesn't take long, but it is fascinating to see how it is done! We were glad we went and the cookies can come in various flavours as well as the original ones - no fancy wrapping though, just a plastic bag - you get a lot for your money.
Written September 14, 2012
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FRMathiasen
East Lansing, MI26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
Small 4-5 personal factory. Cost $1 to tour and they feed you lots and lots of cookies. It was interesting to see how they made the cookies and the operation. No photos allowed, so don't have any to share, We purchased a box of cookies - 400 of them for my wife's class ($20) and walked the block to the post office and mailed them home to Michigan. We are still giving them away to people :). A good stop on your tour of Chinatown, Oakland.
Written January 23, 2014
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SMKRVA
Richmond, VA71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
The factory is small and placed in a small alley. You line up and watch someone craft the fortune cookies. They give out free samples. We bought two boxes of cookies, plain and chocolate and vanilla frosted. Kids loved it.
Written July 9, 2019
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twolous196
New York4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
We loved this tour. It's wonderful to hear the history behind this historic, family-owned factory and see how the family has managed to simultaneously honor tradition, while innovating new ideas to grow and expand. In a era where big business and automation is king, it gave me great satisfaction to see an Oakland institution cranking out fortune cookies by hand and keeping tradition alive. It feels important to me to support a business like this one. Plus you get to eat a lot of cookies.
Written July 25, 2018
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paws0810
Mesa, AZ2,896 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016
Check it out, almost could not find this little Jen in china town. Women sit and easily work hard to make tiny cookies with a fortune. Interesting fun stop
Written April 28, 2016
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Devin W
Norfolk, VA5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm not easily impressed. I'm a bit of a nerd (ok. I'm a LOT of a nerd). This place was COOL! They were pleasant, friendly, easy to get to (you'll probably have to feed the meter to park on the street), and informative. It only cost a buck per person for our 4 person party. It's not large and there's really not much to it, but the owners and workers were very accommodating. We each got a pack of fortune cookies with 3 cookies in it. Then we heard a little 5 minute tale about the place. We then walked into the back to see how the fortune cookies were made and we each got several samples to taste and we were encouraged to ask whatever questions we wanted. Overall it was really cool! The only things I didn't like were pictures weren't allowed. I didn't ask why. And there weren't any souvenir magnets for me to collect.

I would say if you've got 10-20 mins to kill and a spare buck or two...GO!
Written September 17, 2014
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explorer1Seattle
Seattle, WA29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
We were two friends with a day in Oakland to explore. We booked the 15 minute tour of this little fortune cookie operation and thoroughly enjoyed hearing about the cookie making process, history of the factory and custom cookie orders for celebrities and companies. We wrote our own personal message that was “baked” into a cookie to keep, and were also able to taste the finished products. Very nice, thank you!
Written June 27, 2019
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Maria F
Ames, IA257 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Easy in and out stop. They give out free samples and have multiple sizes of cookie packages to buy and multiple flavors.
Written April 16, 2019
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720naomik
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
We took the tour and it was really fun and also very interesting- and Alicia who gave us the tour is so sweet! The cookies are really yummy too! It's definitely a little gem in Oakland. Great for younger kids because the tour is short- about 15-20 minutes or so. Would definitely recommend!
Written March 18, 2018
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