Your guide to the 4 most popular spots in Oakland's Temescal neighborhood

Your guide to the 4 most popular spots in Oakland's Temescal neighborhood
Photo: Standard & Strange/Yelp 
By Hoodline - Published on May 24, 2019.

Looking to uncover all that Temescal has to offer? Get to know this Oakland neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a men's clothing store to an Ethiopian spot.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Temescal, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Standard & Strange

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Topping the list is shoe store Standard & Strange, which offers men's clothing, accessories and more. Located at 5010 Telegraph Ave. (between 51st and 49th streets.), it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting five stars out of 64 reviews on Yelp.

Its website states that the store stocks "hard-to-find brands that will both fit into and advance your wardrobe." The store sells high-end denim, shirts, jackets and accessories from international brands like The Real McCoy's and Momotaro. Yelpers also appreciate the store's customer service and knowledgable staff. 

2. Cholita Linda

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Next up is Latin American spot Cholita Linda, which offers sandwiches and tacos, situated at 4923 Telegraph Ave. (between 51st and 49th streets). With 4.5 stars out of 1,407 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

This local franchise has one other area location. The pan-Latin fast-casual restaurant is known for its fish tacos, but Yelpers also recommend the al pastor tacos as well as sides like the yucca fries and plantains. 

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3. Bakesale Betty

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Bakery and traditional American spot Bakesale Betty, which offers sandwiches and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 5098 Telegraph Ave. (between 51st and 49th streets), four stars out of 4,135 reviews.

Menu standouts include the free-range, organic buttermilk fried chicken sandwich and the coleslaw made with an oil-based dressing. Save room for desserts like the chocolate chip cookies and the strawberry shortcake and brownies.

4. Abesha Ethiopian Cuisine

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Abesha Ethiopian Cuisine, an Ethiopian and African spot, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 147 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4929 Shattuck Ave. (between 51st and 49th streets.) to see for yourself.

Yelpers recommend ordering the veggie lunch special, which includes a large platter of beans, greens and injera (sourdough-risen flatbread). Other favorites include the fish tibs cooked in berbere spices, along with the meat combo platter with chicken, beef and lamb.

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