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Ways to Support Laurel Businesses

The Laurel Business Improvement District compiled a detailed list of the neighborhood’s open businesses to shop at. Find out how you can support this vibrant neighborhood below! Shopping Shop Oakland goods online, purchase a gift card, or donate to a local business. PC: Beast Oakland Beast…

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Ways to Support Temescal Businesses

The Temescal Business Improvement District compiled a detailed list of the neighborhood’s open businesses to shot at. Here are some ways to support these businesses so they can continue to offer thoughtfully curated and unique goods, services, and delicious food. Shopping Shop Oakland goods…

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Make Your Own Cocktails at Home

It seems like it’s “5 o’clock somewhere” a lot more these days! Shake up some of Oakland Afro-Latino kitchen Sobre Mesa's specialty cocktails, or mix your own Mai Tai, and be the designated mixologist of your Zoom happy hour! Sobre Mesa has bottled three of their handcrafted cocktails to be enjoyed…

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Where to Get Soul Food in Oakland, CA

Oakland's soul-food-restaurant per capita is pretty impressive, especially considering its 3,000 miles from the South. That's thanks to a strong African-American culture that's been part of the city's fabric since the founding. With a hunger for fried comfort, we set out to find the most popular…

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Best Brunch Spots In Oakland

Whether you’re visiting Oakland for the weekend or you’ve lived here your entire life, these brunch spots are a must-eat. We know that brunch is the most important meal of the day, especially on the weekends, so we chose the top nine spots that you have to try. Disclaimer: these aren’t the only…

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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 vegetables, thanks to the…

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Top 5 Vegan Restaurants in Oakland, CA

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…

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Top 10 Places to Eat in Oakland by Chef Tu David Phu

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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