One of the best things about traveling is being able to taste great food from different cultures. Unfortunately, it’s often hard to find the time and funds to take a vacation. I feel your pain and I have a solution. Check out these local restaurants that will allow your taste buds to travel the world.
VIENTIAN CAFE | LAO, THAI & VIETNAMESE CUISINE
3801 Allendale Ave, Oakland CA
This little gem is right around the corner from my house and offers affordable and mouth watering deliciousness. My personal favorite are the Angel Wings. Take a look at their menu and make sure to stop by.
HOUSE OF CURRIES | INDIA & PAKISTAN
2984 College Ave, Berkeley CA
2520 Durant Ave, Berkeley CA
391 Grand Ave, Oakland CA
If you are a lover of flavor, House of Curries is definitely where you need to go. Check out our Bay Area Munchies feature on them, and if you’re ever in Downtown Oakland, give them a try!
À COTE | FRENCH & ITALIAN
5478 College Ave, Oakland CA
À Côté is a cute spot, perfect for a date night. The ambiance is great, and the food is even better. If you have a moment to stop by, definitely try their mussels.
BOCANOVA | LATIN AMERICA
55 Webster St, Oakland CA
Dinner and a movie make for a great chill night. And for your dinner, make sure that you give Bocanova a taste. They offer tasty Pan-American cuisine and if you go once, you’ll definitely be back again.
BISSAP BAOBAB | SENEGAL
3372 19th Street, Oakland CA
381 15th St, Oakland CA
The Squad literally swears by Bissap Baobab’s food. Every time we go, we are always satisfied. They have great food, delicious drinks, and great music to get you groovin. Check out our Bay Area Munchies feature on Baobab.
Co-founder and the Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Mamou is a recent college graduate from the University of California, Riverside. Being raised in Oakland, and spending 4 years in Southern California, Mamou heard the constant negative views that people had on the Bay Area. She vowed to help change those views, and Nook and Kranny is her first step in doing so.