Our Oakland Brick & Mortar
Please read carefully, as we have made changes to our hours since 2020.
Hooray, our shop is open for visiting in-person now!
Come by Tuesday through Saturday 12pm-5pm for friendly, personable support from our team. Whether it’s your first time ever or if you’re a regular, we’re happy to help you obtain the herbs and supplements you’re looking for.
Our contact-free pick up option is still available from 9:30am-12pm, Tues-Sat.
In other words, you can still pick up your online, pharmacy or phone orders from before we open the shop!
While the shop is closed to the public Monday’s, you can still place and pick up your phone/online orders at (510)923-0178.
We can ship your orders to anywhere in the US (but not internationally)
We are offering free shipping on retail purchases over $75!
(this does not apply to our custom formulation pharmacy service)
Phone in your orders for bulk herbs, bulk tinctures, or pharmacy refills
Don’t live nearby? Can’t make it in-person? Check out our online store!
Get 15% off your first online order when you sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page
We love sharing our knowledge and natural remedies with the community. We cherish this community, and want to offer support with our many services. Our compassionate staff members’ expertise is as diverse as the herbs we offer, with knowledge spanning East Asian medicine, Ayurveda, Western herbalism, doula training, and plant spirit healing.
What Makes Us Special
All of the herbal liquid extracts we produce are available in our pharmacy, making us the most diverse bulk tincture stop in the nation! What makes us unique is Five Flavors Herbs is the only herbal pharmacy in the US providing bulk tincture direct to consumers.
We also have an extensive line of proprietary formulas, written by the founders of Five Flavors Herbs, Ben Zappin L.Ac. and Dr. Ingrid Bauer. These thoughtful formulas cover a wide range of imbalances of different body systems and are well loved by our staff and clientele.
If you are a practitioner who would like to utilize our pharmacy service to fulfill custom formulas for your patients, sign up for an account here! We have a highly-trained herbal pharmacy team to custom compound for our practitioners. You can submit custom formulas, prescribe our proprietary formulas, and recommend your patients to order supplements from our highly-curated retail selection.
Visit us in Oakland for:
Five Flavors Herbs Proprietary herbal formulas
To pick up your custom herbal remedies prescribed by your practitioner
Bulk herbs and FFH Tea Blends
Practitioner-quality Vitamins & Supplements
Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal formulas: in tinctures, granules and teapills
Topical products for pain, discomfort, and recovery
Books & medicine-making supplies
Home goods, candles, greeting cards, and gifts
Skincare & body care products crafted by local herbalists
Organic essential oils and organic carrier oils
Flower and gem essences
Classes & workshops for the public & herbal professionals (on pause for the moment)
344 40th St, Oakland, CA, 94609
Monday-Friday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Pick up and phone orders only: Monday 9:30pm - 5:00pm
In-store shopping hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Closed: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.
Call ahead to have your order filled in advance!