KITCHENTOWN Food Startup Incubator

Changes in food culture are creating exciting opportunities for innovative food companies to bring a wave of new products and services to market. The emphasis is on health, nourishment, environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and culinary diversity. KITCHENTOWN offers founders of food startups production space, equipment, and the opportunity to interact with a community of like-minded peers, industry experts, and investors to help scale their businesses.

When You’re Ready to Scale Up Production

KITCHENTOWN is a fully licensed food production facility in San Mateo, California, accommodating a wide variety of food and beverage product categories and services. From packaged goods, meal kits, and fresh food concepts to plant-based and functional foods, KITCHENTOWN offers the necessary infrastructure for scaling up food startups, including specialty prep areas, higher-capacity production equipment, walk-in refrigeration, and warehousing. 

Providing Founders With Expert Know-How


The KITCHENTOWN Learning Lab offers programs for food startups, food policymakers, and anyone who wants to learn more about food and food business. We bring together experts and makers from across the industry — and put them together with interesting leaders from other sectors — to create engaging and informative workshops, events, classes and mentorship programs.

Based at our new innovation center in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District, the Learning Lab helps busy food entrepreneurs navigate the many challenges of running a food business. Like everything at KITCHENTOWN, we want the Learning Lab to be a space where people share expertise, deepen practical skills, experiment with new ideas, and reconnect with their passion for good food.

Working with the next generation of startups to promote health, taste, and social responsibility

Whether VC–backed, crowdfunded or bootstrapped, KITCHENTOWN startups are innovating — delivering fresh foods in new ways, creating new food categories, and pioneering the use of unique ingredients.

Bakery Café

Enjoy a fine cup of coffee and nosh on pastries, scones, and cookies, all baked fresh at KITCHENTOWN. Dig into farmer's market–inspired fare for breakfast and lunch, or fortify yourself with brunch service all weekend long. The Café serves up casual seasonal menus to savor anytime of day. Meet with friends and shop for food from our makers and other local artisans while watching the activity of our busy kitchen space just beyond the glass wall.



Tuesday through SUNDAY 8am–4pm



closed on mondays