Oakland - Food & Drinks

Nov 24, 2020

Oakland location of Shake Shack plans December opening

Popular New York-based burger chain Shake Shack, which just opened its first San Francisco location earlier this year, is readying its Uptown Oakland outpost for a mid-December opening. Read More

Nov 12, 2020

Donut Savant opens new location in East Oakland — with long lines and salted maple cronuts in tow

After shuttering its downtown Oakland location last October, Donut Savant debuted its new East Oakland store today to large, socially distant crowds. Read More

Oct 29, 2020

Magnolia Street Wine Lounge and Kitchen opens Friday in West Oakland with Asian comfort foods and affordable prices

During a time of endless restaurant closures, East Bay Chef Leilani Baugh has managed to ascend the odds and will hold the grand opening of her new West Oakland restaurant, Magnolia Street Wine Lounge and Kitchen, this Friday, featuring well-priced “Casian-Creole” cuisine. Read More

Oct 28, 2020

New Burma Superstar spin-off opens on Telegraph Ave., with DoorDash as an investor

The delivery-and-take-out only Burma Bites opened today, delivery app DoorDash is a surprise investor. Read More

Oct 23, 2020

Horn Barbecue finally opens in West Oakland after multiple delays

Respected local pitmaster Matthew Horn is finally opening the doors of Horn Barbecue (2534 Mandela Parkway) this weekend in the former Brown Sugar Kitchen space near the West Oakland/Emeryville border. Read More

Oct 07, 2020

50s-inspired diner opens in downtown Oakland with avocado poppers and housemade ice cream in tow

The upscale-casual Daughter's Diner had hoped to open in downtown Oakland earlier this year — but then the pandemic derailed those plans. Read More

Oct 06, 2020

Seabreeze on the Dock debuts in Oakland in former Il Pescatore space

A new seafood spot offering Maine lobster, Dungeness crab, crawfish, and raw oysters on the half-shell has just opened in Oakland's Jack London Square with a limited menu. Read More

Sep 11, 2020

Oakland Eats: Horn Barbecue to open soon; Japanese barbecue chain Gyu-Kaku on the way; more

Plus, Adams Point has a new zero-waste cafe offering coffee, ice cream and bubble tea. Read More

Aug 24, 2020

Oakland Eats: Wise Sons to open first Oakland location; Mama to close; more

Plus, Grand Lake now has a specialty beverage shop focused on beer, wine and liquor made by women and people of color. Read More

Aug 13, 2020

Oakland Eats: Duende closes temporarily; The Avenue to screen outdoor movies; more

Lake Merritt also has a new taqueria, with burritos and quesabirria on the menu. Read More

Aug 04, 2020

Oakland Eats: S+M Vegan finds a permanent home, SF barbecue spot shutters Oakland outpost, more

A Chinese-Singaporean vegan restaurant finds a new permanent home, a popular San Francisco-based barbecue spot closes its MacArthur outpost and Uptown has a new Japanese-American joint. Read More

Jul 27, 2020
Jul 13, 2020

Oakland Eats: outdoor dining on hold, Nick’s Pizza moves down the street, more

The return of outdoor dining on June 19 turned out to be a false start. See how restaurants continue to adapt and more in this edition of Oakland Eats. Read More

Jul 02, 2020

Oakland Eats: Señor Sisig opens Oakland pop-up; Bica Coffeehouse gets new owner; more

Plus, a popular downtown Mediterranean spot has rebranded and changed up its menu. Read More

Jun 26, 2020

Here are Oakland's top 4 Ethiopian spots

Check to see if your favorite business made the list. Read More

Jun 19, 2020

Oakland Eats: Liba closed permanently, restaurants reopen for outdoor dining, more

In this update: An Uptown salad bar and pita shop is no more, a Grand Lake plant-based barbecue favorite is expanding to San Francisco and outdoor dining is returning after three months. Read More

May 29, 2020

Oakland Eats: The Lede shutters permanently, Oakland Assembly market hall delayed, more

In this edition: a Downtown counter-service eatery closes, Montclair gets a new neighborhood café soon and a new market hall pushes back its opening date. Read More

May 21, 2020

Oakland Eats: Stork Club to close; Specialty's shuts down; new empanada spot on the way; more

Here's everything you need to know about Oakland's food and drink scene this week. Read More

May 15, 2020

Oakland Eats: Mountain Mike’s Pizza expands near Oracle Arena, S+M Vegan's café put on halt, more

A Fruitvale bakery is closing to the public, a planned Dimond District café is not opening after all and East Oakland has a new pizza place. Read More

May 07, 2020

Oakland Eats: Mama continues take-out only after shelter-in-place, Black Spring Coffee closes, more

In this edition: two Oakland cafes close their brick-and-mortar locations permanently and a third will stay closed after shelter-in-place ends, while all three continue brisk online sales. Read More

Apr 30, 2020

Oakland Eats: Gaylord's Caffe Espresso closes; Rocky’s Market opens 2nd location; more

Here's everything you need to know about Oakland's restaurant scene this week. Read More