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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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Oakland Taco Trucks

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by Ruth Lafler 18 years ago

I have some time this afternoon for chowhounding, so I thought I'd go out and survey Oakland taco trucks (the one I used to frequent is gone, and haven't found one I like as well). If you have an...

Vietnamese in Oakland/East 12th?

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by Ruth Lafler 18 years ago

Driving down East 12th from Lake Merritt to 22nd Ave. today I was reminded again of the explosion of Vietnamese businesses in that area (which seems to be officially called "Eastlake Business Distr...

Report: Taco trucks of Oakland, Pt. II (shorter)

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by Ruth Lafler 18 years ago

Between at trip to the JLS farmers' market and the A's game I managed to stop at 22nd and International to check out the Sinaloa taco trucks in the parking lot of the taqueria of the same name. For...

Update on À Côté, Oakland

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by Melanie Wong 18 years ago

Last Saturday after an exhausting technical tasting of big red wines, we decided to reward ourselves with a really nice lunch. First we headed to Soi 4 but discovered they’re not open for lunch. ...

Oakland Farmer's Market & Dim Sum

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by Celery 18 years ago

Melanie, Jennifer, Tida, Ruth, Alex and I had a lovely outing/field trip yesterday to the Oakland Farmer's Market and then Jade Villa for dim sum. It's so much fun to hang out with Chowhounds who...

Chinese "Duck hunting" in Oakland

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by Hiko Ikeda 18 years ago

The current issue of the East Bay Express has its review of "lacquered ducks" at several Chinese restaurants in Oakland. Link: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/issues/2001-08-15/food.html

A Thai restaurant in Oakland

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by Hiko Ikeda 18 years ago

This week's the East Bay Express has the following review of a Thai restaurant in Oakland. Has anybody been there? Link: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/issues/2001-08-08/food.html

Oakland Chinatown find

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by gordon wing 18 years ago

Came across an interesting store on the edge of Oakland's Chinatown - Tin Sing Co. on 198 - 11th St. @ Oak St? It has a good selection of dry goods at very good prices. They also supply restaur...

Aug. 17 Oakland Field Trip: Farmer's Market & Dim Sum

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by Jennifer Fish Wilson 18 years ago

Melanie, Cheryl, Alex and I are meeting Aug. 17 @ 10:30 am in front of Ratto's (821 Washington). We'll shop the Farmer's Market and end up at Jade Villa (800 Broadway)for dim sum @ 11:20. Dim sum...

Chowhound Grasshopper Dinner in Oakland

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by Celery 18 years ago

The restaurant - not the critters! I have reservations for eight at Grasshopper, 6317 College Avenue in Oakland, Tuesday, July 31 at 7 p.m. Who wants to join me? They do small plates - kin...

Very nice crêperie in Oakland!

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by garcon 18 years ago

'Toutatis', in Old Oakland, 719 Washington street. Charming old victorian neighborhood, just west of Braodway and Oakland's Chinatown. The name is very familiar for French people, it is a deity fro...

Grasshopper in Oakland?

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by Celery 18 years ago

Has anyone tried Grasshopper in Oakland? Have seen some good reviews. It's a small plates and sake type of place by some former Cafe Rouge employees. Any interest in a Chowhound dinner there?

chowhounding disappointment in Oakland

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by Ruth Lafler 18 years ago

I've been eyeing the West African restaurant (Kuer Samba) across the street from my dry cleaners on Telegraph and 49th in Oakland, so tonight after picking up my dry cleaning I decided to check it ...

Cambodian Chowhound dinner FUN!

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by Celery 18 years ago

Our latest Chowhound dinner at the Cambodian restaurant in Oakland was a lot of fun last nite! It was great to meet you all. Thanks for the wines and Caitlin, thanks for the danish (that was my h...

Neldam's Danish Bakery, Oakland

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by Melanie Wong 18 years ago

A couple weeks ago I was in charge of buying the birthday cake for my friend's party. I immediately called Neldam's to order one of my favorites for b-days, the Dream of Cream Cake (link below). ...

Great food @ Greek Festival in Oakland this weekend

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by Jennifer Fish Wilson 18 years ago

Long lines tonight but probably smaller crowds tomorrow @ Greek Orthodox Church (can't get lost--use Mormon Church next door as landmark) in Oakland off 13. Great spanokopeta, tiropita, gyros, sou...

chef edwards' bbq in oakland

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by kevin 18 years ago

This is some great bbq in downtown oakland. very, tender slowly cooked tender beef brisket with a great bbq sauce. it's good place for bbq, but has a distinctly shakish, run-down atmosphere. maybe...

Tired of Sandwiches - downtown Oakland

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by badcat 19 years ago

Does anyone have suggestions for alternatives to boring business meeting lunches? I need to bring food in to the conference room for about 10 or so. Know of a good restaurant that delivers to dow...

Best of OAkland/Berkeley for Continental/Italian advise apprecited

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by Sean 19 years ago

HI, THe members of this list have been such a help before i thought i would ask for advise on what everyone thinks are the best of the best on Oakland/Berkeley area for Steaks/ and Italian cuisin...

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