Find the best food in Oakland: Chowhounds tell us where they love to eat and drink, from excellent street food to great weekday lunch places to the best fare at the Oakland Coliseum.

What Are Corn Nuts, and Where Did They Come From?

Some snacks are fairly universally beloved, like trail mix and cheese crackers. Even beef jerky has more fans than not. Then there are the less popular nibbles, like Combos, which inspire fervent devotion...

Chuan Yu Bistro, Oakland Chinatown

Ruth Lafler
by Ruth Lafler 4 days ago

Chuan Yu Bistro is a new-ish (grand opening last October) Sichuan restaurant in the Pacific Renaissance Plaza in Oakland Chinatown. Apparently it is on the top floor, and has a patio for outdoor di...

Save Our Store (SOS): Community Foods Market in West Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

"SOS: Our Business is Struggling Like many small businesses across this country, Community Foods Market has been hit hard by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are now facing a fina...

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Oakland's Grand Bakery coconut macaroon recipe

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days ago

Sorry I didn't see this sooner. You'll want to save this one for future Passover and any time celebrations.

Orange tier isn’t enough to convince these East Bay bars to reopen

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days ago

Not easy to decide when to reopen. I appreciate the thought and care the health and safety of staff and customers that these owners are weighing.

Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale, Online in 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 days ago

Delayed from its usual early March date, but the Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale is on this year in an online format, starting Saturday, May 1 at 8:00 a.m. until Sunday, May 23 at 6:00 p.m. (Pa...

Flint's BBQ status? [Oakland]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 years ago

This came in by email. Any news about Flint's? "Hi, My name is Tony, from Sacramento. I am desperately trying to find out if any of the Flints are open/re opened....and you seem to know what ...

$4.99 Lunch Special at Masala Cuisine (Oakland)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 years ago

With a morning appointment in the southernmost part of Oakland a few weeks ago, I was sorely tempted to dash down to Fremont to grab a chaat lunch. With time at a premium, I talked myself out of i...

New green coffee order arrived!

by Eiron 16 days ago

Always exciting to get a new order of green coffee! Six different varietals -- four to drink as Single Origin (SO) and two to blend as a modern-day Mokha Java. Also included in this order of mostly...

Portuguese Sausage

by luvwine4 20 days ago

Can anyone advise on where in the East Bay, I can buy Hawaiian style Portuguese sausage?

Hazard Pay for Grocery Store Workers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . These ordinances are shining one more spotlight on long-standing inequities exposed by the pandemic. While a number of companies provided their employees—who have faced unprecedented risks ...

Daughter Thai in Montclair [Oakland]

by Sablehart 4 years ago

Had a great dinner at Daughter Thai in Oakland--got the 24-hour beef noodle soup recommended in Luke Tsai's review, as well as the Hat Yai fried chicken. The chicken was a bit bland (I couldn't det...

Milk or Water Kefir Grains - Oakland/Berkeley

by christini 2 months ago

Does anyone know of a place open now (Feb 2021) that is selling live water or milk kefir grains? Ideally in the East Bay

Belcampo Bone Broth Subscriptions | San Mateo & Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Belcampo's PR agency reached out with "Belcampo’s new 30-day and 90-day Bone Broth Subscriptions are making immune-supporting meals more accessible to residents in The Bay Area with how inexpensiv...

Augie's Montreal smoked meat is fabulous [Oakland]

by mocster 7 years ago

My husband (a Montreal native) has long lamented that he cannot get smoked meat here in the Bay area. For Father's Day, I decided to see if there was any way to get him his favorite sandwich meat. ...

Upcoming Transition for Miss Ollie's in Old Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Three weeks ago I ordered take-out from Miss Ollie's for when I would be passing through Oakland. Easy enough online via the Clover system that even included the day's special, jerk chicken: 1...

Pot pie fundraiser in Oakland: order by 12/20

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

A fundraiser to launch a POC worker-owned kitchen space in Oakland. Order by Dec 20 for pick-up on Dec 23 or 30. "Understory Oakland is a response to a global call to action to redistribute reso...

Old cheesecake bakery in Oakland on Foothill by Fruitvale

by joltgrrl 13 years ago

My uncle was friends with the baker of one of the best cheesecakes that I've ever tasted. The shop was on Foothill Blvd just north of Fruitvale. Hopefully there's an hounder that's old enough to re...

Roderick's Restaurant | Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Next on my exploration of black-owned restaurants was Roderick's in East Oakland that I tried in July. Pulling up a few minutes before the doors opened at noon, a socially distanced line of more th...

Donut Savant | Allendale - Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

An ex-hound sends the news that Donut Savant reopened this month after a year-long hiatus. The new location is in Oakland's Allendale neighborhood. He says that the donuts are better than ever. htt...