Top Food & Drink Spots in Oakland and the East Bay

Top Food & Drink Spots in Oakland and the East Bay

Here are the 2022 Top Food & Drink Spots as voted for by residents in Oakland and throughout the East Bay:

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Bagel Shops in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Beauty’s Bagel Shop
  • Boichik Bagels
  • House of Bagels
  • Noah’s NY Bagels
  • Wise Sons Jewish Deli

Winner Reader’s Choice Best Bagel Shops in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Boichik Bagels

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Best Bakeries in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Arizmendi Bakery
  • Firebrand Artisan Breads
  • Fournée Bakery
  • La Farine Bakery
  • Sweet Adeline Bakeshop

Winner Reader’s Choice Best Bakeries in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Arizmendi Bakery

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Barbecue Joints in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Everett & Jones BBQ
  • Horn Barbecue
  • Smokin Woods BBQ
  • Stay Gold Deli
  • Vegan Mob – Vegan BBQ and Soul Food

Winner Reader’s Choice Barbecue Joints in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Horn Barbecue

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Bars in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

Winner Reader’s Choice Bars in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Breakfast/Brunch Spots in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Grand Lake Kitchen
  • Mama’s Royal Cafe
  • Montclair Egg Shop
  • Portal
    1611 2nd Avenue
    Oakland, California 94606
    (510) 663-7678
    https://portaloakland.com/
  • Sequoia Diner
  • Shakewell

Winner Reader’s Choice Breakfast/Brunch Spots in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Grand Lake Kitchen

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Burger Places in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Barney’s Gourmet Hamburgers
  • Clove And Hoof
  • Lovely’s
  • Park Burger
  • TrueBurger

Winner Reader’s Choice Burger Places in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • TrueBurger

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Butcher Shops in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Clove And Hoof
  • Marin Sun Farms Butcher Shop
  • Piedmont Grocery Co
  • The Butcher’s Son
  • Ver Brugge Meat-Fish Poultry

Winner Reader’s Choice Butcher Shops in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Ver Brugge Meat-Fish Poultry

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Caterers in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Culinary Excellence Catering
  • Hugh Groman Catering
  • Phiesty Foods Catering
  • Red Door Catering
  • The Vegetarian Gourmet

Winner Reader’s Choice Caterers in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Red Door Catering

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Cheese Shops in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Berkeley Bowl West
  • Cheese Board Collective Cheese store and Bakery
  • Farmstead Cheeses & Wines Oakland
  • Market Hall Foods Oakland
  • Piedmont Grocery Co

Winner Reader’s Choice Cheese Shops in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Market Hall Foods Oakland

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Chefs (name & restaurant) in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • James Syhabout, Commis
  • Jen Biesty, Shakewell
  • Leilani Baugh, Magnolia Street Wine Lounge & Kitchen
  • Matt Horn, Horn Barbecue
  • Nelson German, Sobre Mesa

Winner Reader’s Choice Chefs (name & restaurant) in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Jen Biesty, Shakewell

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Chinese Restaurants in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Great China
  • Lin Jia Asian Kitchen
  • Little Shin Shin
  • Shan Dong
  • Spices 3 辣妹子

Winner Reader’s Choice Chinese Restaurants in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Shan Dong

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Cocktail Lounges in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

Winner Reader’s Choice Cocktail Lounges in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Coffeehouses in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Cole Coffee Café
  • Highwire Coffee Roasters
  • Paradise Park Cafe
  • Red Bay Coffee Public Roastery
  • Timeless Coffee

Winner Reader’s Choice Coffeehouses in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Red Bay Coffee Public Roastery

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Doughnuts in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Colonial Donuts
  • Donut Farm Oakland
  • Donut Savant
  • Dream Fluff Donuts
  • Vegan Donut Gelato

Winner Reader’s Choice Doughnuts in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Colonial Donuts

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Ice Cream Shops in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Curbside Creamery
  • Fentons Creamery
  • Humphry Slocombe
  • Smitten Ice Cream
  • Tara’s Organic Ice Cream

Winner Reader’s Choice Ice Cream Shops in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Fentons Creamery

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Italian Restaurants in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Bellanico Restaurant & Wine Bar
  • Belotti Ristorante E Bottega
  • Lo Coco’s
  • MAMA Oakland
  • Trabocco Kitchen and Cocktails

Winner Reader’s Choice Italian Restaurants in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Belotti Ristorante E Bottega

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Japanese Restaurants in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Geta
  • Judoku Sushi
  • Marufuku Ramen
  • Mijori Japanese Restaurant
  • Shimizu Cuisine

Winner Reader’s Choice Japanese Restaurants in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Marufuku Ramen

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Local Wineries in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Bay Grape
  • Dashe Cellars
  • Rock Wall Wine Company (unfortunately closed down 2022)
  • Rosenblum Cellars
  • Urban Legend Cellars

Winner Reader’s Choice Local Wineries in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Bay Grape

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Mexican Restaurants in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Cholita Linda
  • doña
  • NIDO’s BackYard
  • Rico Rico Taco
  • Tacos Oscar

Winner Reader’s Choice Mexican Restaurants in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Cholita Linda

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Outdoor Dining Spots in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Brotzeit Lokal
  • Drake’s Dealership
  • NIDO’s BackYard
  • Sláinte Irish Pub Oakland
  • The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

Winner Reader’s Choice Outdoor Dining Spots in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • NIDO’s BackYard

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Pizza Places in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Arizmendi Bakery
  • Nick’s Pizza and Bakery Made in Oakland
  • The Cheese Board
  • The Star on Grand
  • Zachary’s Chicago Pizza

Winner Reader’s Choice Pizza Places in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Zachary’s Chicago Pizza

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Best Places to Drink Beer in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Cato’s Ale House
  • Drake’s Dealership
  • Ghost Town Brewing
  • Sláinte Irish Pub Oakland
  • The Good Hop Bar & Bottle Shop

Winner Reader’s Choice Places to Drink Beer in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Drake’s Dealership

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Restaurants in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Commis
  • Shakewell
  • Sláinte Irish Pub Oakland
  • The Wolf
  • Wood Tavern

Winner Reader’s Choice Restaurants in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Wood Tavern

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Sandwiches and Salads in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Ike’s Love & Sandwiches
  • Paradise Park Cafe
  • Pomella
  • Ratto’s
  • Southie

Winner Reader’s Choice Sandwiches and Salads in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Southie

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Thai and Burmese Restaurants in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Burma Superstar
  • Daughter Thai Kitchen
  • Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine
  • Jo’s Modern Thai
  • Sukho Thai Restaurant

Winner Reader’s Choice Thai and Burmese Restaurants in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Burma Superstar

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Vietnamese, Cambodian or Laotian Restaurants in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Champa Garden
  • Nyum Bai
  • Phnom Penh
  • Pho 84
  • Tay Ho Oakland Restaurant & Bar

Winner Reader’s Choice Vietnamese, Cambodian or Laotian Restaurants in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Champa Garden

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Wine Bars in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Bay Grape
  • Ordinaire Wine Shop & Wine Bar
  • Rosenblum Cellars
  • Snail Bar
  • The Punchdown

Winner Reader’s Choice Wine Bars in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Ordinaire Wine Shop & Wine Bar

Top 5 Reader’s Choice Wine Stores in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • Bay Grape
  • Farmstead Cheeses & Wines Oakland
  • Oakland Yard Wine Shop
  • Ordinaire Wine Shop & Wine Bar
  • The Wine Mine

Winner Reader’s Choice Wine Stores in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022

  • The Wine Mine

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