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Oakland is known for its vast culinary scene, with cuisines ranging from Ethiopian and Cambodian to Latin and Caribbean and everything in between. Luckily for the vegetable-loving foodies, there is just as wide and delicious of a variety of vegan food. In 2017, Oakland was recognized by vegan media company, Vegnews as

Oakland's exuberant, deeply-rooted food culture means something different to everyone. For me, it was the first city that my parents immigrated to from Vietnam, amongst the many other immigrants who makes up the Oakland community. Thus resulting in a vibrant Oakland food culture that defines our city. And here in Oakland, we celebrate it. 

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Guest Author: Heidi Keyes

The East Bay has long been an environment that is cannabis-friendly, and the city of Oakland continues to be at the forefront of legalization with some of the best dispensaries and cannabis-friendly events in the state. From lounging at Lake Merritt with the

Oakland has a proud and resilient Black history/community that celebrates the influence on cultures past, present and future. This is certainly reflected and embraced in its food. With everything from Caribbean jerk chicken and plantains to Ethiopian injera with wat and comforting Southern fried chicken, Oakland’s