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Downtown Oakland, Need Lunch and Dinner Recs

fudjunkie | Oct 18, 2009 08:59 PM

Hello, fellow hounders! I'm coming in from NYC for a conference, and will be staying at the Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway. Need help with the following:

1) Places for lunch within a 5-10 minute walk of the hotel, price around $15 or less/person; needs to be reasonably fast (able to get in and out within an hour).

2) Places for dinner nearby; definitely willing to do public transportation--maybe 30 minutes max? Price not super important, but should probably not go over $25 or so for entrees--although there's room for a splurge in there if it's really fabulous food.

3) I will be getting into SF one night--any really interesting places easily reached by public transport?

Casual atmosphere preferred. All cuisines welcome; I can't think of anything I really DON'T like. There is one snag: I can't eat wheat. So no pizza joints or sandwich shops unless they have other things to eat as well.

Hope that's not all too much to ask I don't know Oakland at all, and haven't been to SF in 20 years, so anything you can tell me will be greatly appreciated!

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