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Oakland

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...
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Guanciale in Oakland/berkeley

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by craeg 17 days ago

Does anyone know of a butcher/meat market which has guanciale in oakland or berkeley? Discussions on this are all > 5 years old and most locations suggested are long gone.

La Farine on Fruitvale in Dimond District (Oakland)

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by milklady 12 years ago

Stopping by Farmer Joe's today, I noticed that a La Farine had opened in the Dimon District on Fruitvale, right across the street from the new Farmer Joe's (and two doors down from the new Pete's)....

Cambodian New Year in Oakland - 2019 Pix

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

On my way to a morning appointment on Saturday April 13, I passed by what looked like a street fair in progress at Garfield Elementary School (1640 22nd Ave @ Foothill). There were vendor tents alo...

Nyum Bai | Fruitvale - Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Nyum Bai, the tiny Cambodian restaurant opened last year in Fruitvale and has been earning accolades from the get-go. 'hounds have been following La Cocina alum, Nite Yun, from her early pop-up day...

Flint's BBQ status? [Oakland]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 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 ...

Vegetarian High Dining Restaurant

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by Mastove 3 months ago

My mother's birthday is coming up and she's a vegetarian. Due to her diet she sort of eats the same thing all the time (some variation of salad). How she lives with this diet I don't know. It would...

wild mountain brand honey

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by jasmurph 13 years ago

I'm a bereft ex-bay area person; i became addicted to wild mountain brand honey, which as far as I can tell is from Oakland and isn't available outside the Bay Area. Does anyone have an email addr...

Enormous lobster claws at Costco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Anyone spotted these ginormous lobster claws at Costco or elsewhere? The ones cited were found in Newport Beach and Oakland, CA.

Queer Soup Night, Oakland, March 10, 6:30-8:30p

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"Oakland were coming for you!! This Sunday 3/10 chefs @eatbanhmi @omiomi_kitchen and @chefpmistry will be cooking up soups and raising money at @redbaycoffee baycoffee. Proceeds go to BLOOM a trans...

Live crab in Oakland

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by MaryCath 7 months ago

Anyone know about availability, size and prices for live crab in Oakland? Any suggestions for where to shop?

Purchase, transport & killing live Dungeness crab?

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by Auggiedog 7 months ago

Hi! Haven’t been on Chowhound for more than a decade since first moving to Bay Area. Chowhound sure looks different :-) I live part-time in Oakland, part-time in foothills near Yosemite. I want to ...

Good Oakland/Berkeley Dim Sum?

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by ricepad 7 months ago

I'm picking my son up at Oakland International later this week and I thought he'd appreciate some dim sum before we headed for home. Can anybody recommend any dim sum in either Oakland or Berkeley?...

Bay Area Restaurant Noise Levels

patsully
by patsully 7 months ago

I thought these stats were particularly interesting: "Some of the loudest: Kin Khao (89) and Nopa (85) in San Francisco, and Mua (85) and Gogi Time (90!) in Oakland." I love Nopa, but it is defi...

Imperial Rolls

DogGone Hungry
by DogGone Hungry 8 months ago

Do you know anyone in the East Bay that makes Imperial Rolls with Rice Paper instead of Won Ton wrappers.

High dining seafood bay area for father's 80th b-day

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by Mastove 9 months ago

Need out of this world fresh seafood experience for father's 80th birthday. Need absolutely best of the best. Quality is more important than ambiance (fisherman's wharf). However fine dining would ...

Black and Whites in East Bay?

jennifer810
by jennifer810 10 months ago

Hi everyone, I'm on the hunt for a place to get black & whites since Grand Bakery has transitioned to wholesale. Any suggestions? Thanks! Jen

Kimchi in East Bay

Dave MP
by Dave MP 10 months ago

I feel like I may have asked this in the past, but I'm asking again. Does anyone have recommendations for kimchi sources in the East Bay (preferably Oakland, San Leandro or Berkeley). I don't care ...

Mexican Herbs

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by amohler 10 months ago

Any recommendations on where to buy fresh herbs such as quintonil or chepil in the Oakland/Berkeley area?

Oakland: Camino closing 2018 Year End

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by tre2012 10 months ago

Owners have decided to call it quits after 10 years:

Bay Area visit August 2018

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by jangita 11 months ago

We are here,in Oakland, for a week and it's been so hard to choose but here's what we've done so far: Dinner at Al's Place: Last year was our first time there and it was a huge turn on. One y...