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...

Suggestions needed

by Tzigane 1 month ago

Hello all, I have to admit to not even being able to read the site much this past year. We did cook quite a bit at home but after the kitchen, writing about what we did was not what ever happened....

Quintessence Sorbet | Port Costa & Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Members of the Chowhound community experienced the ecstasy of discovering Scream Sorbet at our picnic in 2008 at the launch, and then our collective mourning over its demise in 2013. https://www.ch...

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British bangers in bay area?

by trueblu 9 months ago

The variety of food and ingredients in the Bay area is truly incredible. But I still haven't come across the humble british banger in my sojourns. We're in the East bay, if that makes a differenc...

Oakland/Luka's Tavern 10 Yr Anniversary Specials

by jaiko 7 years ago

Eater SF had a short blurb about Luka's "dealfeed" specials over the next couple of months (June & July? not really specified). I don't get the impression people love Luka's much any longer, but th...

Commis at Home | Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

In these pandemic times, many of the Bay Area’s Michelin starred restaurants offered simpler family style meals for take-out at affordable prices when indoor dining was shutdown. https://www.chowho...

Tacos La San Marqueña, Oakland

Ruth Lafler
by Ruth Lafler 1 month ago

I haven't been to a taco truck in a long time, but when I spotted this one after my booster shot at the CVS across the street, I had to check it out. At first I was a bit confused about the menu...

Wine Deal: 2020 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé "La Dame Rousse"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Domaine de la Mordoree is one of my reliable standbys for the Southern Rhone, so I took notice when this email offer for T-day hit my inbox this morning. "Perfect for Thanksgiving Day to share w...

Beef Ribs @ Smokin' Woods BBQ in Oakland?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

In an earlier post, tre2012 mentioned her SO's love of beef ribs, https://www.chowhound.com/post/stay-gold-deli-west-oakland-split-horn-barbeque-thread-1097682 . I've heard good things about the...

Pumpkin Donations for the Oakland Zoo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

If you have extra pumpkins, the Oakland Zoo is accepting pumpkin donations until November 14 to keep the animals happy and fed. "We love to accept pumpkin donations! We do not pick up pumpkins, ...

Oliveto (Oakland) To Close At Year-End

by DavidT 3 months ago


"This 104-year-old Oakland seed company makes traditional cooking possible for Asian Americans"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Berkleyside did a nice profile on Oakland's Kitazawa Seed Company. "Right now, Shiroyama says the most popular seed varieties for home gardeners to plant for a summer harvest are Japanese cucum...

The Sweet Booth retirement - Oakland Chinatown

by MitchellN 4 months ago

Bittersweet announcement: The Sweet Booth owner is retiring in late October, 2021, after 28 years in the boba business. The Sweet Booth is in the heart of Oakland’s Chinatown, a small service count...

Horn Barbecue in Oakland (split from NYT: In Search of CA BBQ)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Which meats did you order? I've not been to Horn's yet, due to the waiting times. I understand that advance ordering is available. Though ordering a full rack of ribs for $120 gives me pause. http...

Free pint of Humphry Slocombe Cornflake Crunch ice cream for the vaccinated

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"IT’S BACK. ALL our Bay Area scoop shops are restocked and ready! Where are all my VAXXED people at? Y’all done good. Now we want to return the love. For the entire month of September, any guest w...

Whole roast suckling pig for Vietnamese 1st bday celebration?

Dave MP
by Dave MP 6 months ago

In August, my niece is celebrating her first birthday in the Bay Area. My Vietnamese inlaws will be up here from SoCal and we're looking to get some catered food, including a small whole roasted pi...

Flint's BBQ status? [Oakland]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 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 ...

Stay Gold Deli in West Oakland [Split from Horn Barbeque thread]

by tre2012 5 months ago

Someone on the "other" food board posted they got some excellent brisket from the Stay Gold BBQ folks on 2635 San Pablo Ave, Oakland (off 51st St.). It reminded me that quite a while back we had...