Bacano Bakery offers scrumptious, gluten-free pastries for all. Photo: Linc Chu

This celebratory street-food festival is packed with delicious offerings made from regionally sourced, sustainably produced ingredients. The event is the premier educational program of the nonprofit Food Craft Institute. This year’s wide variety of vendors offer mouth-watering temptations including all the favorites: pizza, bánh mì sandwiches, and crème brûlée, plus surprises like ice cream tacos. Admission is free, and all street food items are $8 or less. Info: here

Eat Real Festival
Friday–Sunday, September 18–20,
Fri 1–9pm, Sat 10:30am–9pm, Sun 10:30am–5pm
Jack London Square, Oakland

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Visitors stroll and sample in the Grass Market thoroughfare. Photo: Linc Chu

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Kids of all ages can find plenty of fun in the Kids’ Zone. Photo: Linc Chu