Get a taste of Fruitvale and support the small businesses that keep this neighborhood authentically Oakland. 

The Fruitvale Business Improvement District and The Unity Council joined to compile a detailed list and map of the neighborhood’s mom-and-pop shops and restaurants open for business.

El Huarache Azteca Taco Plate Photo

PC: Instagram @elhuaracheazteca_1


Probaditas de Fruitvale 

Restaurants include: 


Cafe Platano Pupusa Plate Photo

PC: Café Platano


Pan Dulce & Coffee Shops 

Enjoy a variety of pan dulce (Mexican sweet bread) from conchas, to galletas, orejas, to puerquitos. Oh the options!


Mexican Sweet Bread Photo

PC: Instagram @dbaxterfoetoes

Find more fresh pan dulce to compliment a cup of coffee, and other Fruitvale restaurants here


Not hungry? 

There are other ways to help your favorite mom-and-pop restaurant consider doing any of the following to show your support: 

  • Buy a gift card 
  • Shop local online 
  • Tip like a boss when you order to-go
  • Provide a signal boost, and give a positive shout-out/review 
  • Join the Flavors of Fruitvale Facebook group 


Regal Arte Fruitvale Pottery

PC: Regal Arte Yelp

Browse the Fruitvale Business Directory to learn about local small businesses. 

Other Ways to Enjoy Oakland From Home

There are plenty of ways to "visit" The Town without having to leave your humble abode. Watch Oakland-based flicks, make butterfly wings with Oakland-based artist, Favianna Rodriguez, do an Oakland jigsaw puzzle with a Sobre Mesa cocktail in hand!