The best spots in Oakland to get pizza, acai bowls, vegan options, and more…
The culinary scene here is expansive and our guide to Oakland could go on-and-on about some of our favorite eateries, but we’ve cherry picked a few of our absolute favorites. We love Arizmendi Bakery and The Star on Grand for pizza. We’d choose a custom sandwich and salad from Ratto’s Deli and Market any day of the week. We’re hitting up Rush Bowls for smoothies and acai bowls. Grandeur has a great selection of halal and vegan options that are to die for. Don’t forget to try their sauces that are all made in house! If you love tequila, tapas, and spacious patio vibes, Nido’s Backyard is exactly where you want to be.
No guide to Oakland is complete until we know the best spots to grab a cocktail.
Oeste has all of the vibes for young professionals, especially on Friday nights (pre-COVID) when they have a pop-up DJ playing all of the hits! The rooftop offers sunset views. The food menu is delicious and fairly priced. Some of our favorite things to order are the anchovy fried olives, fried Brussels sprouts, and a Matcha Verde.
North Light Bar can easily be missed on the busy block of eateries, boutiques, and the like. It must be said that if you miss it, you will regret it. From brunch on weekends to “thick ass toast” served all day long, North Light has an atmosphere to accommodate any mood. Bring your laptop and work, grab a book from their curated shelves, or grab a cocktail with a friend. We highly advise to grab a seat on their outdoor patio. It’s a vibe.
If date night is on the table, we’re definitely grabbing drinks for two at Bardo, a swanky, upscale restaurant near Lake Merritt. The perfectly curated decor, fresh and seasonal menu, and craft cocktails make this supperclub a true delight.
If we weren’t working from home, where would be a good spot in Oakland to cowork?
Working from home, (or anywhere really) is a 2020 trend that’s here to stay. That being said, in addition to letting you know where we play, we want you to know where we work. 1528 Webster is a coworking space for startups, agencies, and freelancers. They offer the perfect combination of chilled vibes and an innovative atmosphere.
Farley’s East is where the cool kids go to work or meet clients and friends alongside a tasty coffee or good sandwich. The outdoor seating area is a nice spot to hang out and catch some great sunlight. Farley’s East has a productive and enjoyable atmosphere.
Other great coworking spaces include Impact Hub, The Port Workspaces, and At My Sphere.