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April 20, 2020


Eat + Drink


11 Restaurants in Oakland That We Recommend

While ‘quarantine’ may soon – if not already- become synonymous with “new way of life” for many of us stuck at home, what’s on your plate can help maintain some sort of normalcy during the chaos.

11 Restaurants in Oakland That We Recommend

As quoted by the Eater: “The Bay Area’s Most Dynamic Dining Scene isn’t in San Francisco”.  Oakland’s distinct culture isn’t only visible in our street art and diverse population but also in our exciting food scene.

1. ​Tacos Sinaloa

Tacos from Sinaloa

​Authentic Mexican culinary creations magically served via taco truck – for sure a local favorite. From burritos to tacos and tortas to tostadas, there is no delivery option but with it being a truck you can absolutely maintain your social distancing while ordering for take-out 😊 *veg*

2. Spinning Dough

Pizza from Spinning Dough

Fresh hand spun pizza, pleasing even New Yorkers. Chef/Owner Jeff takes pride in his fresh ingredients.  Simple menu also showcases killer chicken wings. Available for delivery via Caviar.

3. ​Everett & Jones

BBQ Chicken from Everett & Jones

Tender meats covered in famous homemade BBQ sauce? Need I say more?  Yes I can – get me some!  Order delivery on Door Dash.

4. Burma Superstar

A selection of food from Burma Superstar

Influenced by both Chinese and Indian cuisines, Burmese food is as unique in its  flavor as it is delicious. Burma Superstar offers its own spin on delightful food that caters to all dietary preferences. Delivery available via Caviar. *veg*

5. Homeroom

A selection of Mac & Cheese from Homeroom

​Macaroni + Cheese = a match made in heaven. No one does it like Homeroom, a local favorite dedicated to exploring any and everything mac and cheesy.  Available for delivery via Door Dash *veg*

6. ​Shan Dong

General Chicken from Shan Dong

#1 on Trip Advisor for Chinese Food in Oakland. Their hand-pulled noodles have brightened up many of my days. The food is fresh while not sacrificing on flavor. A local legend located in Oakland’s Chinatown and available for delivery via Door Dash. *veg*

7. ​Lena’s Soul Food

Chicken & Waffles from Lena's Soul Food

Comfort in the form of food has always been a guilty pleasure for many. Lena’s Soul Food is like a hug for your taste buds. From traditional southern soul food classics to fresh seafood, you will feel the love in this East Bay favorite. Available for delivery via Grub Hub.

8. Nido

Tortilla soup from Nido's

Seasonally inspired Mexican cuisine that prides itself on being farm to table. Quality over quantity is the theme here. The menu is always based on what is in season and their creative and fresh dishes offer something great for everyone. Available for deliver via Caviar.  *veg*

9. Troy’s Greek Cuisine

A falafel platter from Troy's Greek Cuisine

I had to cheat a little on Oakland here to highlight one of my favorite restaurants in the Bay Area. Feel free to wrap me in the lamb and beef gyro and bury me in the Greek fries. A meal at this Alameda staple always feels like what I imagine a big hug from a Greek grandmother – but now it’s 6’ away.  Traditional and delicious! Available for delivery via Postmates *veg*

10. ​Modigliani Cafe

A panini from Modigliani Cafe

Sandwiches can become monotonous and boring if you’re not careful. However, when done right and layered with flavor,  you’ve got a real delight. Modigliani’s has perfected the simple concept of the sandwich and offers their take on your traditional favorites guaranteed to make lunch time a hit. Available for deliver via GrubHub. *veg*

11. Zachary’s Chicago Style Pizza

Deep dish pizza from Zachary's Chicago Style Pizza

The debates for which region has the best pizza transcends coasts and even countries. I will not make any broad declarations regarding which style I prefer (we already have enough global turmoil) but Chicago style is undoubtedly a contender. At Zachary’s you can go the traditional deep dish if you’re daring and hungry enough, or the thin crust. Either way you will not be disappointed. Available for delivery on postmates. *veg*

As guests of the hotel, you may have tried some other great places. Please share in the comments below, so I can put them on our go-to list.

​*veg* means there are vegetarian and/or vegan options available.

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