Eat. Drink. Stay. Repeat. From neighborhood gems and food trucks to Michelin star restaurants, explore The Town’s global culinary offerings during the 10 days of Oakland Restaurant Week 2024.

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Azucena Rasilla
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Azucena Rasilla

Azucena is an Oakland journalist covering the Bay Area arts and culture scene and its intersection with immigration, politics and social justice. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @chroniclesofazu

History of Hispanic Culture in Fruitvale

Formerly an unincorporated neighborhood, “Fruit Vale,” was established by Oakland settler and horticulturist, abolitionist and Quaker, Henderson Luelling. What we now called Fruitvale wasn’t always a mostly Latinx neighborhood. Contrary to what some might think, the first Latinx Oakland…

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Best Places To Eat in Fruitvale

This East Oakland neighborhood was once called 'Brays' and 'Fruit Vale' thanks to the cherry and apricot orchards which could be found in the neighborhood before what we now know as Fruitvale became incorporated in 1909. Now, 110 years later, you can still find an abundance of fruits and…

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