We lived in Oakland, specifically in Jack London Square, for the first year after moving to California. While I don’t miss apartment life, I had some weekly habits while we were there that I do miss. Quite a bit, in fact.
My Friday’s would often take me to Old Oakland and then to Oakland Chinatown which are basically right next to each other. I’d spend the morning walking around and soaking it all in. We’d also head up that way over the weekend to grab a bite to eat or a beer as part of our usual rotation.
In the process, I developed a short list of a few of my favorite spots in the area. Most you won’t find on the newest trend list, receiving attention for being the next best thing in food or tourism like spots that pop up in Oakland’s Rockridge, Uptown, or Grand Lake neighborhoods. And that is just fine with me. Some of my favorite foods, favorite drinks, and favorite spots to explore are right in this little area of Oakland.
If you are headed that way anytime soon. Add these spots to your list of stops.