The place to eat and drink in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood

The vibrant, bustling part of East Oakland known as Fruitvale is probably the East Bay’s most delicious neighborhood. It’s mostly Latino, with excellent taco trucks on almost every corner and tons of taquerias in between. But there are also soul food spots and a sizeable Southeast Asian population. In recent years, the neighborhood has attracted some of Oakland’s most socially responsible and radical businesses.

Some of the smaller local businesses in the neighborhood have been badly hit by the COVID-19 crisis and have been temporarily or in some cases permanently closed. Even so, it’s not difficult to find a delicious and often quite affordable option to take away in the neighborhood. Here are 16 great places to try.

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Note: The restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

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