A foodie’s paradise, Oakland has been the leader of the farm-to-table scene for decades. More low-key dining than in San Francisco, but just as innovative, Oakland is perfect for every meal, from a quick taco lunch to a fancy sit-down dinner. If anyone ever needed an excuse to cross the Bay and visit Oakland it would be for these 10 restaurants.
In the Bay Area carnitas tacos cannot be taken lightly. It is a goal for many to find the best in the entire Bay. One needs to look no further than Guadalajara Taco Truck for their carnitas fix. Probably one of Oakland’s best cheap eats, Guadalajara Taco Truck is located on the corner of Oakland’s famous International Boulevard. There is something magical about eating a taco from a truck. Maybe it’s the simplicity of it all or the speed of the transaction. Whatever it is, the Guadalajara Taco Truck is not to be missed when in Oakland.
With its own cookbook and a new no-tipping policy, Camino is hard to beat for those who desire an upscale Californian cuisine experience. Prices include service so there is no messy tip calculations or arguments over the correct percentage to leave the waiter. The food is traditional Californian with entrées such as grilled local king salmon with turnips, grilled cauliflower, sorrel and chrysanthemum broth or king trumpet mushroom parcel with wood oven-baked artichokes, polenta, wild nettles and an egg cooked by fire. Make a reservation for that special someone’s birthday or when the relatives are in town. Camino will not disappoint.
Camino, 3917 Grand Avenue, Oakland, California, USA, +1 510 547 5035
With locations in Oakland, Alameda, and San Francisco, Burma Superstar manages to deliver superb Burmese cuisine with a strong focus on customer satisfaction. Burma Superstar is a spice lover’s dream. Every dish has its on unique flavor and satisfying kick, even for those who hate spicy food. Most dishes can be prepared vegetarian and all use the freshest ingredients possible. It’s the perfect place to go with friends and share several dishes with plenty to take home and enjoy later.
As Oakland’s best modern burger joint serving up classic American Burgers, mouth-watering shakes, and crispy fries, TrueBurger provides the best possible quality at a reasonable price. An original trueburger with a milkshake and fries is bound to delight even the most grumpy member of any group.
TrueBurger, 146 Grand Avenue or 4101 Broadway, Oakland, California, USA, +1 510 883 8808 (Broadway) or +1 510 208 5678 (Grand)