The Temescal Business Improvement District compiled a detailed list of the neighborhood’s open businesses to continue patronizing during shelter-in-place and social distancing.

Here are some ways to support these businesses so they can continue to offer thoughtfully curated and unique goods, services, and delicious food.  



Shop Oakland goods online, purchase gift cards, or donate to local businesses. 

Crimson Horticulturalist Plant Photo

Crimson Horticultural Rarities

A temporary online shop is up to purchase plants for pick-up and local delivery. Gift cards are also available for purchase. 

Temescal Alley Barber Shop

All donations via GoFundMe will go towards supporting the barbers.  


Wellness & Workouts

Sign up for online fitness classes, or purchase advance memberships once we all come back together. 

Game Changer Fitness Zoom Workout on laptop

PC: Game Changer Fitness

Game Changer Fitness 

Body-weighted and weighted exercise classes are held via Zoom, offered Monday through Thursday at 7am and 5pm, Fridays at 12pm, and Saturdays at 10am. Membership rates are $18 drop-in, $165 monthly. To register email Jenn at  

Square One Yoga 

Join for a virtual class of Jivamukti Yoga, Moderate Mindful Flow, and more. 

9Round Fitness 

Pre-purchase your membership via Paypal at discounted rates of $49/month for unlimited workouts, or $29 for two weeks of unlimited workouts. 


Food & Drinks

Order to-go, delivery, or purchase gift cards from local businesses. 

BBQ, buttered roll and more food from Smokin Woods BBQ on a black and white checkered tray

PC: Smokin' Woods BBQ

Smokin’ Woods BBQ 

Bring the homestyle flavors of mac n cheese and brisket home with Doordash or Caviar

FOB Kitchen 

Order classic Filipino fare like adobo fried rice and Shanghai lumpia through Caviar, or email to purchase a gift card. 

Temescal Brewing 

Cans, bottles, and growlers of fresh beer are available for pickup and delivery.

Find more Temescal open businesses, and ways you can support here

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, or check out the Oakland Museum's At Home page for some family fun!