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Essentials in Oakland

Breakfast Spot
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“Its the Yin to Penrose’s yang since the dinner here isn’t so great. But the Brunch, ohhh the brunch. It’s real good! Try the avocado toast breakfast. And the Matza ball soup. Also very reasonably priced.”
58local recommendations
Deli / Bodega
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“Jewish style deli. Their pastrami sandwiches with homemade pastrami are awesome. Also, try the sabich sandwich or shakshuka. ”
42local recommendations
Supermarket
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“Popular grocery store packed with local goodies as well as international surprises.”
250local recommendations
Tapas Restaurant
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“This Spanish tapas place has incredible, imaginative food, wonderful cocktails, an outstanding Spanish wine list, and a funky, fun ambience. We've tried most everything on the menu, and have loved it all. Awesome place for a date or to meet friends. ”
36local recommendations
Grocery Store
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“You can't leave Berkeley without shopping at Berkeley Bowl, famous for its huge produce section and array of foods (and produce) from around the world.”
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Pharmacy
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“Big box grocery store a short walk away. Decent prices, and they have a bulk section for trail mixes and teas!”
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Grocery Store
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“A local favorite, Whole Foods is a great location for fresh organic fruits and veggies. Also a great hot bar. They also have a great pizza special with 2 slices for $7. :)”
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Wine Bar
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“quaint wine spot to sit outside during the day or early evening and take in the local scene”
22local recommendations
Convenience Store
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“Drug store that also sells some version of whatever you need (food, hardware, underwear, etc.). Open 24 hours.”
13local recommendations
Grocery Store
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“Convenient location with good variety of food at a reasonable price. Walkable on a pleasant day.”
125local recommendations
Deli / Bodega
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“Comfort food served individually or family-style. Usually taken to go, but they do have some limited seating if you prefer to eat in.”
19local recommendations
Beer Bar
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“One of the most famous California craft breweries, Sierra Nevada opened this tasting room that's a great venue to taste their beers and even take a growler to go!”
17local recommendations
Pharmacy
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“Walgreens has toiletries, clothes, pharmaceuticals, groceries, a photoshop and a lot more.”
19local recommendations
Liquor Store
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“Italian deli with great sandwiches and specialty Italian items. Breaded chicken sandwich is my favorite. ”
16local recommendations
Lounge
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“This is a great place for Night Life in Oakland. The place is usually packed, plays awesome music and has good drinks for guest over 21. ”
14local recommendations
Pharmacy
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“In case you require prescriptions to be filled, medical or beauty supplies, there is a Walgreens next to the Trader Joe's. Again, all within walking distance so a car is not required.”
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