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Oakland, CA

  (9 restaurants)    
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  • Beef Canola
    Puerto Rican version of a hot dog; sweet plantain filled w/ spiced ground beef, shredded cheese & topped w/ Puerto Rican Remoulade
  • Chicharron Mofongo
4.5 out of 5
90 ratings
bar / nightclub offering a wide variety of music, food & art based events; serving Puerto Rican food; W.E.P.A. stands for "Where Everybody Parties At"; Other Recipes: Puerto Rican Remoulade | Sofrito
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Aunt Mary's Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Aunt Mary's CafeSee Aunt Mary's Cafe Video ($$)
(501 ratings)

4640 Telegraph Ave Map It!
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 601-9227
www.auntmaryscafe.com
  • Grilled Shrimp and Grits with Tabasco Gravy
  • Pain Perdue
    variation of French toast
  • Southern Bubble and Squeak
    pototo-southern green cakes, served with 2 eggs, topped w/ pot likker gravy & biscuit
4.0 out of 5
501 ratings
moved from original location (at 4307 Telegraph Ave); Other Recipes: Southern Greens
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Clove and Hoof: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Clove and Hoof ($$)
(581 ratings)

4001 Broadway Map It!
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 547-1446
cloveandhoofoakland.com
  • Cheesesteak
    thinly sliced sirloin, onion confit, grilled & marinated mushrooms, matchstick turnips & warm beer cheese fondue on a hero roll; looks good
  • Fried Chicken Sandwich
    chicken that is sous vided (slow cooked in sealed package in low-heat water), dredged & deep-fried; dipped in fish sauce, pickled pineapple, Thai herb salad on a grilled hero roll; looks good
4.0 out of 5
581 ratings
opened in 2014; butchery & restaurant run by husband-and-wife team
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Cosecha: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cosecha ($$)
(695 ratings)

907 Washington St Map It!
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 452-5900
www.cosechacafe.com
  • Carne Adovada
    braised pork in chile guajillo served w/ rice, beans & handmade flour tortillas; looks good
  • Pork Belly Tacos
    w/ pickled onions & salsa; available only for lunch (check website for current menu); looks good
4.0 out of 5
695 ratings
opened in 2011; serving local, seasonal Mexican food where they prepare everything from scratch every day, including handmade tortillas, pastries & complex traditional entrees, as well as seasonal salads & soups
5
Fentons Creamery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fentons CreamerySee Fentons Creamery Video ($$)
(4229 ratings)

4226 Piedmont Ave Map It!
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 658-7000
www.fentonscreamery.com
  • Banana Special
    banana split (large one); banana split; unanimous #1 pick for Top 5 Restaurants-Best Dessert; huge scoops, of vanilla, chocolate & strawberry ice cream cradled by a whole ripe banana, bathed in pineapple, strawberry & chocolate fudge; topped off w/ almonds, whipped cream & cherry
  • Cookie Connection
    warm chocolate chip cookie under scoops of Cookies n' Cream & cookie dough ice cream topped w/ hot fudge, marshmallow topping, whipped cream, crushed Oreos & a cherry
4.0 out of 5
4229 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Desserts); #4 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); founded in 1894 starting as delivering milk by horse-drawn wagon; ice cream made by hand
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Homeroom: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
HomeroomSee Homeroom Video ($$)
(4932 ratings)

400 40th St Map It!
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 597-0400
homeroom510.com
  • Trailer Mac (& Cheese)
    signature dish; cheddary mac w/ Niman Ranch hot dog and topped w/ crushed potato chips; looks good
4.0 out of 5
4932 ratings
#26 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2011; specializes in macaroni & cheese offering 10 different variations; elementary school decor w/ tables made of re-purposed wood bleachers, chalkboard (for the menu) & a vintage card catalog where they keep customer loyalty cards
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Souley Vegan: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Souley Vegan ($$)
(2174 ratings)

301 Broadway Map It!
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 922-1615
www.souleyvegan.com
  • Black Bean & Quinoa Veggie Burger
    in house made patty - Quinoa, black bean & carrots
  • Okra Gumbo
    vegan gumbo made of mix of pepper, corn, seaweed, tomato non gmo tofu, onion, garlic and spice; served over rice; looks good
  • Seitan "Shrimp" Po Boy
    seitan (the protein portion of wheat) cut in shrimp-sized bites, battered, dredged & deep-fried; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2174 ratings
opened in 2009; serving vegan soul food; check out her story; Other Recipes: Vegan Creole Jalapeno Hush Puppies
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Southern Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Southern Cafe ($$)
(400 ratings)

2000 Macarthur Blvd Map It!
Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 336-2013
southerncafe2000.com
  • Fried Chicken
    looks good
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Oxtails
    top seller; slow cooked & smothered in house seasoned brown gravy; looks good
4.0 out of 5
400 ratings
serving Southern comfort food
9
Brown Sugar Kitchen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Brown Sugar Kitchen ($$)
(2996 ratings)

2534 Mandela Pkwy Map It!
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 839-7685
www.brownsugarkitchen.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Soul Food"
  • Smoked Chicken & Shrimp Gumbo
    served w/ steamed basmati rice; looks good
3.5 out of 5
2996 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Soul Food); new style, down home soul food, community & a welcoming vibe in West Oakland
Oakland, CA   (9 restaurants)    

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