For more than a decade, the Bay Area has been home to one of the country's most vibrant restaurant scenes. Many establishments are small businesses that owners have built from the ground up, bringing quality of life and jobs that invigorate neighborhoods. In the current environment, owners are pivoting their business plans in a variety of ways to stay afloat, and they need your support. Look for your favorite nearby eatery among Edible East Bay's partner businesses on this page, and make sure to check their Instagram pages, where many of them give daily updates.

Babette Cafe

2155 Center St 2nd Floor, Berkeley

Two seasoned Bay Area chefs creating thoughtful, bi-weekly changing menus for an eclectic café on the second floor of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Incredible pastries, film-to-table dinners, catering, and special events. Open W–Su 11–7.



Bellanico Restaurant & Wine Bar

4238 Park Blvd | Oakland | 510.336.1180
@bellanicorestaurant_oakland |

Serving innovative Italian cuisine with the finest seasonal ingredients. Pastas and breads are made fresh daily, and we cure our own salumi. Wine program focused on unique indigenous varieties from Italy and the Old World. Currently open for takeout and outdoor dining Tu–Su evenings.

Bull Valley Roadhouse

Port Costa | @bullvalleyroadhouse |

Casual American food & libations using fresh ingredients from local farms.



C’era Una Volta Virtual Restaurant & Catering

800 West Tower Ave at Bladium Fitness & Sports and Downtown at Flavor Island, 2534 Santa Clara Ave | 510.769.4828 | @ceraunavoltaalameda |

Events. Specialty Delivery. Online Restaurant. Subscriptions for At-Home Meals, too. Your Italian Specialty Caterer. Eat Like an Italian!


Cactus Taquería

5642 College Ave | Oakland | 510.658.6180
1881 Solano Ave | Berkeley | 510 | 510.528.1881 

Freshness, sustainability, and the traditional mouthwatering flavors of Mexico. Everything made from scratch. Meats sourced from partner farms that never ever feed the animals growth hormones, antibiotics, or animal by-products. Takeout and delivery!


Cafe Umami

25 Grand Ave | Oakland | 510.350.7277
2224 MacArthur Blvd | Oakland | 510.646.2394
@umamioakland |

Fresh, nutrient-dense whole grain bowls and salads feature house-made ferments with flavorful veg and non-veg options. Order on website for pickup or delivery, or pay at counter. Avocado toasts, drinks, and Highwire coffee available for on-site orders.



Carbona Pizza

2042 MacArthur Blvd | 510.866.2634

Detroit-style and traditional 14-inch thin crust pizzas from the gals and guys who brought you Grand Lake Kitchen. Also offering keto-friendly pizza bowls, fresh salads, fried ravioli, and more. Available for takeout and delivery!


Daughter's Diner

326 23rd St, Oakland

Modern take on a classic diner. New, chef-owned, family friendly, local favorite restaurant offering high quality, locally sourced food experience accessible to everyone. Big outdoor parklet. Delivery & pickup. Open W-Su 9am - 9pm.



Farley’s East

33 Grand Ave | Oakland | 510.835.7898
@farleyseast |

Open and serving the community with a commitment to staff and public safety! Enjoy a latte, salad, or featured sandwich on our outdoor parklet. We look forward to feeding and caffeinating the community! Café open 8am–2pm daily. 


Garré Cafe

7986 Tesla Rd | Livermore | 925.371.8200

Enjoy fresh-baked focaccia from the wood-burning oven and other Mediterranean-inspired delights from this café at the Garré Vineyard & Winery vineyard café. Reservations required. Open M–Th 11–2, F & Sa 11–8, Su 11–4, or order for takeout.




2200 Oxford St  | Berkeley | 510.809.0400

Called “the omnivore’s solution” by the New York Times, since 2009 Gather has showcased organic, “head to tail” and “root to shoot” food, craft cocktails, and sustainable local wines that truly reflect the bounty of Northern California. #gatherberkeley



Gaumenkitzel Restaurant Bier & Wein Bar

2121 San Pablo Ave| Berkeley | 510.647.5016

Tickle your taste buds at the Bay Area’s go-to place for fresh organic German slow food handcrafted from original German recipes. Made with love and 100% clean energy. Guten Appetit und Prost! 

Photo by Suzanna Manion

Grand Lake Kitchen

576 Grand Ave | Oakland | 510.922.9582
2042 MacArthur Blvd Oakland | 510.866.2639
@grandlakekitchen |

May and David Wasem’s neighborhood restaurant serves American and deli fare across from beautiful Lake Merritt and in the Dimond district. Offering takeout, delivery, and socially distanced outdoor dining! Most current hours and offerings on website.


MudLab Zero-Waste Café

440 Grand Ave|

A cafe and store with a mission: to envision and build a world with a circular economy;  to make sustainability accessible, affordable, and convenient to people from all walks of life; and to work with businesses in Oakland to phase out single-use plastics.


Nick’s Cove Restaurant | Oyster Bar | Cottages

23240 Hwy 1 | Marshall | 415.663.1033 x120
@nickscove |

Situated on the shores of Tomales Bay, Nick’s Cove offers award-winning California coastal cuisine with 12 beautifully appointed guest cottages nestled along historic Highway One.

Niles Pie Co.

32990 Alvarado-Niles Rd | Union City | 510.324.4743
@nilespieco |

Sweet, savory, local, and fresh pies. Eat in, carry out. Now delivering all over the Bay Area and available at shops and markets around the East Bay.


Public Market Emeryville

5959 Shellmound St | Emeryville

Enjoy artisan eats from around the globe. The Food Hall is open for on-site dining (following Covid safety protocols), plus takeout + delivery.


Retzlaff Vineyards

1356 S Livermore Ave | |

Offering outdoor wine tastings and picnic tables by reservation only. Caterers provide food for purchase on weekends. Live music on Sundays when permitted by the county.


Rocky’s Market Brooklyn Basin

288 Ninth Ave | 510.496.1191

Dine on the waterfront at Rocky’s 15,000-square-foot covered and heated outdoor patio. Pick up fresh organic produce, dairy, meats, staples, house-made take & bake, and freshly prepared salads and sandwiches from the market.


Summer Summer Thai Eatery

5885 Hollis St #50 | 510.658.3234

It’s always cooking at Summer Summer. We offer a range of options from exotic Thai dishes to creative “Wrap and Roll” sections like fresh summer rolls and crispy tuna tartare. We now offer 50% off bottled beer, wine, and sake for takeout and delivery.



Three Stone Hearth

1581 University Ave, Berkeley

Community-based kitchen and retail store offering health-focused, nutrient-dense foods. New menu each week plus
wide range of pantry staples and body care products. Open W 4–7, Th–F 12:30–5:30, Sa 10–4.


Town Fare

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St, Oaklandé

New from Executive Chef Tanya Holland.Enjoy a fresh, vegetable-forward, California soul food–inspired menu in a newly renovated, fast-casual dining environment. Bring your friends to gather and make connections over the one thing that brings us all together: a delicious meal.

Venga Paella

510.628.0018 |

Do something different. A delicious paella arriving at your doorstep is always a treat! Voted best paella catering company. Serving the entire Bay Area since 2003. For small fiestas to large corporate events.