Growing up in São Paulo, I always looked forward to family gatherings, like birthday parties, holidays, or watching our beloved seleção. Preparing for these events was a family activity, and I vividly remember waking up in the morning to the smell of delicious flavors of Brazilian finger food being prepared by my parents. We spent hours working side by side crafting petiscos – coxinhas, pão de queijo, empanadas, brigadeiros – to be indulged in by our friends and family.
4239 Park Blvd Oakland, CA 94602
Step into Cafe Gabriela, a beloved Oakland gem founded in 2010 by Penny Baldado, a formerly undocumented, queer immigrant from the Philippines. Named in honor of Filipina revolutionary Gabriela Silang, the cafe embodies her spirit of courage and passion.
JR Ramen Station is a cozy and welcoming restaurant known for serving up some of the best ramen dishes in the Bay Area. Each bowl is carefully crafted with flavorful broth, perfectly cooked noodles, and a variety of fresh toppings to choose from.
Brown Sugar Kitchen is a popular Oakland restaurant owned by Top Chef and Iron Chef America alum Tanya Holland, serving up delicious soul food dishes like chicken and waffles, gumbo, and cornmeal waffles in a cozy, bustling atmosphere.
If you're a mac and cheese lover, you should definitely check out Homeroom in Oakland, they have a delicious menu, including classic elbow macaroni and unique twists, with a variety of toppings and add-ons that will elevate your mac and cheese experience.
Binny’s presents a tailored menu of original and classic cocktails with shareable plates of uncomplicated, veritable bites.
Good things come in small packages! Javi’s cooking offers a variety of authentic, Argentine empanadas made with fresh, local ingredients, and are baked fresh daily