OAKLAND, CA – To bring awareness and support to Oakland’s small businesses in the Food and Beverage Industry impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Visit Oakland is putting a new spin on an annual favorite event: Oakland Restaurant (and More) Week.

From Jan. 7-18, 2021, Visit Oakland will promote via its dedicated landing page a number of deals and specials from participating local restaurants, as has come to be expected of the annual Oakland Restaurant Week, now in its 11th year.

ORW 2021

In addition to promoting restaurants this year, Visit Oakland is also launching an awareness campaign to promote businesses related to restaurants that have been impacted by COVID-19. Visit Oakland has made available a variety of stories and details about Oakland's:

  • Local grocers and Farmer’s Markets
  • Food trucks and Pop-ups
  • Breweries and wineries
  • Cafes and donut shops
  • Caterers
  • And more!

“Our hope is that the (and More) theme will encourage people to think more holistically about what they consume, and how their actions affect (both in good and bad ways) the people of Oakland,” said Jean Paul Zapata, Director of Public Relations for Visit Oakland. “We want people to think about the journey of the food and their products, and we believe Oakland is a wonderful laboratory for people to learn about those journeys."

“It’s incredibly important in 2021 for people to support their local favorites, and to be intentional about supporting local places, businesses and people. That’s why we’re launching Restaurant (and more) Week: To encourage people to think about what else there is beyond their immediate circle in Oakland, because we are all in this together”.

Participating restaurants currently include: alaMar, Bacheesos, The Damel, Itani Ramen, Eating Saigon, Daughter’s Diner, Kitava, Perle Fine Wines and Cocktails, Saucy Oakland, Donut Farm, and Nikkei Sushi, with more scheduled to participate in 2021.   

Tacos ORW

Oakland restaurants can partner with Alameda County Food Bank for a portion of proceeds to be donated to the incredible work the organization does in the Oakland community.

To promote the health and wellbeing of our communities, Visit Oakland encourages locals to follow its Travel Safety Pledge to ensure everyone gets to experience Oakland safety.

Learn more about Oakland Restaurant (and More) Week.



About Visit Oakland
Visit Oakland is a non-profit organization marketing Oakland, California as a travel destination. Visit Oakland offers a wide variety of complimentary services and materials for travelers interested in visiting Oakland. For more information, check out www.visitoakland.com. Want to share the Oakland love with the world? Follow @visitoakland on InstagramFacebook and LinkedIn.  

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