“Comida Mobile” explores the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland.

Born and raised in Oakland, 22-year-old Miguel Montiel operates his family’s fruit cup stand on International Boulevard, often working from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. For him and his parents, their business is a way to connect with the country his parents left behind.

Parts 2 and 3 of the film are forthcoming.

To learn more about Oakland Local’s initiative on “Street Food: Meet the people who make it” click here. Read the previous installment about the daily life of vendors and the community they’ve cultivated here. Oakland Local staff members Barbara Grady and Simone Larson contributed to this story.

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