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Patricia Chang

Eater 38 Restaurants in the East Bay That Are Open for Takeout and Delivery

Though their dining rooms are closed, these spots still serve some of the tastiest food in Oakland, Berkeley, and beyond

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Lumpia at FOB Kitchen
| Patricia Chang

During normal, non-pandemic times, Eater’s East Bay Essential 38 is our ongoing attempt to identify the very best places to eat in Oakland, Berkeley, and the surrounding cities — an always evolving list that covers the entire East Bay dining scene, spanning multiple cuisines and price points. Normally updated every three months, the list is essentially on pause during the coronavirus shutdown.

The good news is that quite a few of the restaurants in the current East Bay 38 — many of them small, family-run operations — are still open for business. These 28 spots, from stylish izakayas to cash-only taquerias, are still serving some of the best food in the East Bay — just tweaked a bit, in some cases, to make it takeout- and delivery-friendly.

Oh, and if you’re looking for the corresponding list for SF, we’ve got you covered.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. La Selva Taqueria

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1049 23rd St
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 237-0913

The specialty at this rainforest-themed taqueria in Richmond’s 23rd Street taco corridor is its pollo al carbonwhole spatchcocked chickens grilled over charcoal in a garage adjacent to the restaurant. The chicken comes out supremely smoky and succulent, and the bright, zippy housemade salsas are a cut above. Order your tacos a la carte, or for the perfect family meal, order the whole chicken plate, which comes with rice, beans, and warm tortillas. Since the COVID-19 crisis, the restaurant has also started offering delivery via DoorDash.

La Selva’s half-chicken plate, with rice and beans, in a to-go container Luke Tsai

2. Mississippi Catfish

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12440 San Pablo Ave
Richmond, CA 94805
(510) 215-2526

Located in a snug space adjoining a smog inspection station, Mississippi Catfish might be the best Southern-style fish fry spot in the East Bay. The catfish and butterflied shrimp are both fried with lightest and crispest of cornmeal batters, courtesy of owner Thomas Wright, and the small, oniony, Mississippi-style hushpuppies are worth a trip all on their own. Even during pre-pandemic times, the restaurant had very limited hours, so that isn’t much of a change: Call in to place your takeout order (or get delivery via DoorDash) Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m.–6:45 p.m. (and until 7:45 p.m. on Fridays).

Fried catfish, fried shrimp, hushpuppies, and sides from Mississippi Catfish Luke Tsai

3. Sichuan Style Restaurant

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1699 Solano Ave
Berkeley, CA 94707
(510) 525-9890
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The East Bay’s new gold standard for classic, tongue-numbingly spicy Sichuan fare like water-boiled fish. Fan favorites like the chile-topped fish fillet soup, the wok-charred cabbage, and the big, puffy, crowd-pleasing round of sesame bread all travel exceptionally well. Call in for takeout, or get delivery via DoorDash or Uber Eats.

Water-boiled fish at Sichuan Style Luke Tsai

4. Juanita & Maude

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825 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA 94706
(510) 526-2233
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This charming neighborhood restaurant reopened for takeout in May, with a short-but-sweet menu that leans into comfort foods: buttermilk fried chicken, lasagna, cheeseburgers, and wood-fired pizza. It’s open for takeout Wednesday through Saturday, 4–8 p.m. and ​Sunday from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Call in to order.

5. The Cheeseboard Pizza

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1512 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 549-3183
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After a long hiatus, Berkeley’s favorite collective-owned pizzeria is back, with its characteristically idiosyncratic sourdough crust and its one, always-vegetarian flavor of the day (plus a plain cheese option) — though for now it’s only selling par-baked pies. You can check the day’s toppings here and, for now, simply order in person at the collective’s cheese shop storefront next door. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

6. Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar

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1603 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 524-2473
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One of Berkeley’s quintessential spots for a leisurely outdoor breakfast (and maker of one of the

Bay Area’s best and most bountiful avocado toasts), Bartavelle is mostly operating as a pantry and grocery store right now, with online ordering available on staples like eggs, flour, and tinned sardines — but also a limited selection of prepared foods (everything you need to assemble a charcuterie board, for instance) and a DIY kit for making the cafe’s popular savory porridge. Pickup is at Bartavelle’s annex space a couple doors down, at 1609 San Pablo Avenue.

7. Kiraku

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2566 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 848-2758
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The East Bay has many izakaya-style Japanese restaurants, but none that are as much rollicking fun as Kiraku, nor any that serve food that’s as consistently delightful and well executed. Now, the bustling downtown Berkeley spot has shifted to a takeout model, offering a daily-changing menu — featuring things like curry, gyudon, sushi bowls, and a DIY shabu shabu kit — from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call in to order, or order online.

8. Vik’s Chaat

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2390 Fourth St
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 644-4412
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The Berkeley chaat institution is open for takeout, with larger family-size portions available on a handful of curries and daily vegetarian specials. Order online, or call (see the menu here) to place an order and arrange for curbside pickup. Delivery is available via Caviar.

9. Standard Fare

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2701 Eighth St #118
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 356-2261
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Chef Kelsie Kerr’s wholesome West Berkeley lunch spot, with its focus on great seasonal ingredients, has always been a to-go operation. It’s currently taking preorders for curbside pickup two days a week — Tuesdays and Fridays between 3:30 and 5 p.m. — for versatile pantry items like chicken stock, hummus, and homemade yogurt, plus a couple of ready-to-reheat dinner options each day (say, braised chicken with baby carrots). Order online.

10. Alem's Coffee

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5353 Claremont Ave
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 655-6003

This cozy, congenial coffee shop across from the Temescal DMV serves some of the tastiest Ethiopian and Eritrean breakfast dishes around — though the shahan ful, a spicy fava bean dip that comes with two warm, crusty French rolls, is one of the most delicious dishes you can eat at any time of day. The cafe is offering its full menu for takeout from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

11. Belotti Ristorante E Bottega

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5403 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 788-7890
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This unassuming Italian spot in Rockridge is the king of fresh pasta in the East Bay, thanks to the talents of chef Michel Belotti, whose rich, egg yolk–intensive pasta dough is the restaurant’s stock in trade. The restaurant is offering its full menu for takeout from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The more casual, takeaway-oriented bottega on Piedmont Avenue is also open for takeout and delivery via Caviar.

12. Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement

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5959 Shellmound St
Emeryville, CA 94608

From its kiosk in the Emeryville Public Market food court, Minnie Bell’s is taking pre-orders for pickup and delivery (within Emeryville, Berkeley, and West Oakland) on Saturdays and Sundays only, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chef Fernay McPherson’s rosemary fried chicken might be the finest in the entire Bay, and the rich oven-baked mac and cheese — with shards of the crisp brown top mixed in — and hefty squares of sweet, cake-y cornbread make for festive, celebratory eating.

Fried chicken, cornbread, and mac and cheese to go, from Minnie Bell’s Luke Tsai

13. FOB Kitchen

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5179 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 817-4169
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Janice and Brandi Dulce’s cheerful, colorful Filipino spot in Temescal is now doing takeout Wednesday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Before 3 each afternoon, the menu is focused on silogs (or egg-topped breakfast rice plates) and lumpia, and there’s a more extensive dinner menu in the evenings. Order online.

14. Pyeong Chang Tofu House Oakland

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4701 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 658-9040
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Among the long stretch of Korean restaurants that line Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, Pyeong Chang is one of the most consistently satisfying, with its small but reliably excellent banchan selection and its namesake tofu stews — bubbling little cauldrons that pack a ton of flavor and chile heat. The restaurant (and its sister location in Berkeley) is open for takeout and offering a number of special deals for the duration of the shelter in place: 20 percent discount on all tofu stew orders, half off on bottles of soju, and an all-day $12 dosirak lunchbox special. Call in to order.

15. Daughter Thai Kitchen

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6118 Medau Pl
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 823-2354
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The team behind the Farmhouse Thai Kitchen mini-chain brings bold Southern Thai flavors to quaint, sleepy Montclair. Daughter Thai’s menu doesn’t shy away from spice or funk — both well represented in the pungent pickled fish stew known as kang tai pla — while the restaurant also serves up crowdpleasers like hat yai fried chicken (served with roti and curry) and slow-braised bone-in beef short rib curry. Shelter-in-place takeout specials include a $25 weekday lunch set (plenty of food for two) and free kids’ meals with orders of $60 or more. Call in or order pickup or delivery via Caviar.

16. Commis

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3859 Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 653-3902
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The East Bay’s only Michelin-starred spot just launched a to-go prix fixe menu. Priced at $90 for a family-style two-person dinner, the menu will change each week, and, at least for now, features Commis classics like the house-baked levain bread and, as a $10 add-on, the crowd favorite slow-poached egg yolk with smoked dates and alliums. Order online.

17. Soba Ichi

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2311A Magnolia St
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 465-1969
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The only restaurant in the Bay Area making its buckwheat soba noodles from scratch, using freshly milled buckwheat flour, is now selling fresh, hand-cut noodles for customers to cook at home: $12 for a two-person portion ($15 with dipping sauce). There are also occasional specials like a soboro-don (group pork and scrambled eggs over rice). They’re open for walk-in orders Thursday through Sunday from noon–3 p.m.

18. Kingston 11 Cuisine

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2270 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 465-2558
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The Uptown Oakland Jamaican mainstay isn’t on any of the delivery apps, but the restaurant is open for takeout and limited delivery (for larger orders) for all your beef patty, sweet plantain, and rice and peas needs, Thursday to Saturday from 2–7 p.m. Perhaps most comforting of all is the oxtail stew, soupy and slightly sweet, the meat slow-cooked to such tenderness that it comes clean off the bone with the slightest nudge. Call in or email orders to takeout@kingston11eats.com.

19. Brown Sugar Kitchen

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2295 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 839-7685
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Tanya Holland’s Uptown Oakland Southern-inspired spot is serving a streamlined takeout menu, Wednesday through Saturday noon–5 p.m., with online orders due by 4 p.m. each day. The fried chicken is probably the headliner, but there’s also gumbo, po’ boys, buttermilk biscuits, and sweet potato pie. Customers who have the means to do so can also opt to subsidize a meal to foster youth, low-income families, and the homeless.

20. Hopscotch

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1915 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 788-6217
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This small but mighty Uptown Oakland restaurant combines a retro diner aesthetic with chef Kyle Itani’s menu of forward-thinking and Japanese-influenced California cuisine. The to-go menu features many of the restaurant’s greatest hits, including its beef tongue-topped burger, its brunchy soba biscuits and gravy, and its always-takeout-friendly buckets of buttermilk fried chicken. Call in for takeout (with curbside pickup available) 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m., or order delivery via Caviar.

Fried chicken at Hopscotch Patricia Chang

21. Cosecha

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907 Washington St
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 452-5900
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Now open for takeout three days a week — Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m.–7 p.m. — Dominica Cisneros-Rice’s casual Cal-Mexican spot is serving a mix of the chef’s greatest hits: fried shrimp tacos, carnitas, pozole verde by the quart, and a boxed lunch combo that comes with rice and beans and two tacos of your choice. Order online.

22. Miss Ollie's

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901 Washington St
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 285-6188
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Everything about this Afro-Caribbean restaurant is wonderfully inviting, from its bright turquoise vintage enamel plates to the smell of its best-in-class skillet-fried chicken wafting out of the kitchen. Dining in isn’t currently an option, but the Swan’s Market restaurant has remained open for takeout since the beginning of the shelter in place. Check its Facebook page for the latest hours and menu.

23. Lucky Three Seven

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2868 Fruitvale Ave
Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 866-2023
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This cash-only Filipino takeout window remains open, Wednesday through Monday 10 a.m.–9 p.m., with its usual rotating menu of home-style Filipino dishes — with an emphasis on meaty, bold-flavored stews. Get the oxtail kare kare if it’s available, along with a few of the restaurant’s jumbo-sized lumpia. Check the Facebook page each morning for the day’s specials.

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24. Vientian Cafe

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3801 Allendale Ave
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 535-2218
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Tucked into a residential neighborhood, Vientian Cafe has the kind of greatest hits menu that spans pho, pad Thai, and every other Southeast Asian standard in between. But it’s a Lao restaurant above all else, and to unlock the restaurant’s true greatness, diners should order exclusively off the separate menu of Lao specialties: nam kao, or crunchy rice ball salad; best-in-class baked Lao sausages; catfish steamed inside banana leaves; and an assortment of delicious noodle soups. Call in for takeout during the restaurant’s regular business hours.

Fermented Lao sausage, soup, and other dishes at Vientian Cafe Thien Pham

25. Taqueria El Paisa@.com

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4610 International Blvd
Oakland, CA 94601
(510) 610-6398
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There’s a strong argument to be made that El Paisa@.com’s tacos are as good as any you can find anywhere in Northern California. The place is a meat lover’s paradise, especially if you like offal cuts like cabeza, sesos (brains), and luxuriously tender slow-cooked tripa (beef tripe). A note for the chile-averse: Even the mildest salsa options pack serious heat. Call in your to-go order.

Tacos at Taqueria El Paisa@.com Noah Cho

26. Lena's Soul Food Restaurant

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6403 Foothill Blvd
Oakland, CA 94547
(510) 957-5663
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The stellar quick-service soul food spot is open for takeout Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Everyone goes wild for the bargain-priced $0.99-a-piece fried chicken, but for maximum comfort, home in on side dishes like the candied yams or anything that comes soaked in the restaurant’s rich brown gray: oxtails, smothered pork chops or turkey wings, or even just a simple side of rice and gravy — a struggle food fit for kings. Call in, or get delivery via apps like Doordash and Grubhub.

27. Bluebird Pizzeria

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496 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 562-1199
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This family-friendly, real-deal New York-style pizzeria in San Leandro serves what many of its fans believe to be the best pizza in the Bay Area, straight-up. Call in or pre-order online; curbside pickup is available if you call the restaurant when you arrive. Hours can vary from day to day, so check the website for the latest updates.

28. DeAfghanan Cuisine

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37395 Fremont Blvd
Fremont, CA 94536
(510) 857-1009
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Probably the most famous Afghan restaurant in America’s most famous Afghan immigrant community, De Afghanan’s various locations — including its Fremont flagship — are still slinging stellar kebabs and bolani (stuffed flatbreads) for takeout. Call in to the location nearest to you, or order delivery through one the third-party apps.

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1. La Selva Taqueria

1049 23rd St, Richmond, CA 94804
La Selva’s half-chicken plate, with rice and beans, in a to-go container Luke Tsai

The specialty at this rainforest-themed taqueria in Richmond’s 23rd Street taco corridor is its pollo al carbonwhole spatchcocked chickens grilled over charcoal in a garage adjacent to the restaurant. The chicken comes out supremely smoky and succulent, and the bright, zippy housemade salsas are a cut above. Order your tacos a la carte, or for the perfect family meal, order the whole chicken plate, which comes with rice, beans, and warm tortillas. Since the COVID-19 crisis, the restaurant has also started offering delivery via DoorDash.

1049 23rd St
Richmond, CA 94804

2. Mississippi Catfish

12440 San Pablo Ave, Richmond, CA 94805
Fried catfish, fried shrimp, hushpuppies, and sides from Mississippi Catfish Luke Tsai

Located in a snug space adjoining a smog inspection station, Mississippi Catfish might be the best Southern-style fish fry spot in the East Bay. The catfish and butterflied shrimp are both fried with lightest and crispest of cornmeal batters, courtesy of owner Thomas Wright, and the small, oniony, Mississippi-style hushpuppies are worth a trip all on their own. Even during pre-pandemic times, the restaurant had very limited hours, so that isn’t much of a change: Call in to place your takeout order (or get delivery via DoorDash) Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m.–6:45 p.m. (and until 7:45 p.m. on Fridays).

12440 San Pablo Ave
Richmond, CA 94805

3. Sichuan Style Restaurant

1699 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707
Water-boiled fish at Sichuan Style Luke Tsai

The East Bay’s new gold standard for classic, tongue-numbingly spicy Sichuan fare like water-boiled fish. Fan favorites like the chile-topped fish fillet soup, the wok-charred cabbage, and the big, puffy, crowd-pleasing round of sesame bread all travel exceptionally well. Call in for takeout, or get delivery via DoorDash or Uber Eats.

1699 Solano Ave
Berkeley, CA 94707

4. Juanita & Maude

825 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706
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This charming neighborhood restaurant reopened for takeout in May, with a short-but-sweet menu that leans into comfort foods: buttermilk fried chicken, lasagna, cheeseburgers, and wood-fired pizza. It’s open for takeout Wednesday through Saturday, 4–8 p.m. and ​Sunday from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Call in to order.

825 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA 94706

5. The Cheeseboard Pizza

1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

After a long hiatus, Berkeley’s favorite collective-owned pizzeria is back, with its characteristically idiosyncratic sourdough crust and its one, always-vegetarian flavor of the day (plus a plain cheese option) — though for now it’s only selling par-baked pies. You can check the day’s toppings here and, for now, simply order in person at the collective’s cheese shop storefront next door. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

1512 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709

6. Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar

1603 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

One of Berkeley’s quintessential spots for a leisurely outdoor breakfast (and maker of one of the

Bay Area’s best and most bountiful avocado toasts), Bartavelle is mostly operating as a pantry and grocery store right now, with online ordering available on staples like eggs, flour, and tinned sardines — but also a limited selection of prepared foods (everything you need to assemble a charcuterie board, for instance) and a DIY kit for making the cafe’s popular savory porridge. Pickup is at Bartavelle’s annex space a couple doors down, at 1609 San Pablo Avenue.

1603 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702

7. Kiraku

2566 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

The East Bay has many izakaya-style Japanese restaurants, but none that are as much rollicking fun as Kiraku, nor any that serve food that’s as consistently delightful and well executed. Now, the bustling downtown Berkeley spot has shifted to a takeout model, offering a daily-changing menu — featuring things like curry, gyudon, sushi bowls, and a DIY shabu shabu kit — from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call in to order, or order online.

2566 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704

8. Vik’s Chaat

2390 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

The Berkeley chaat institution is open for takeout, with larger family-size portions available on a handful of curries and daily vegetarian specials. Order online, or call (see the menu here) to place an order and arrange for curbside pickup. Delivery is available via Caviar.

2390 Fourth St
Berkeley, CA 94710

9. Standard Fare

2701 Eighth St #118, Berkeley, CA 94710

Chef Kelsie Kerr’s wholesome West Berkeley lunch spot, with its focus on great seasonal ingredients, has always been a to-go operation. It’s currently taking preorders for curbside pickup two days a week — Tuesdays and Fridays between 3:30 and 5 p.m. — for versatile pantry items like chicken stock, hummus, and homemade yogurt, plus a couple of ready-to-reheat dinner options each day (say, braised chicken with baby carrots). Order online.

2701 Eighth St #118
Berkeley, CA 94710

10. Alem's Coffee

5353 Claremont Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

This cozy, congenial coffee shop across from the Temescal DMV serves some of the tastiest Ethiopian and Eritrean breakfast dishes around — though the shahan ful, a spicy fava bean dip that comes with two warm, crusty French rolls, is one of the most delicious dishes you can eat at any time of day. The cafe is offering its full menu for takeout from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

5353 Claremont Ave
Oakland, CA 94618

11. Belotti Ristorante E Bottega

5403 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

This unassuming Italian spot in Rockridge is the king of fresh pasta in the East Bay, thanks to the talents of chef Michel Belotti, whose rich, egg yolk–intensive pasta dough is the restaurant’s stock in trade. The restaurant is offering its full menu for takeout from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The more casual, takeaway-oriented bottega on Piedmont Avenue is also open for takeout and delivery via Caviar.

5403 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618

12. Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement

5959 Shellmound St, Emeryville, CA 94608
Fried chicken, cornbread, and mac and cheese to go, from Minnie Bell’s Luke Tsai

From its kiosk in the Emeryville Public Market food court, Minnie Bell’s is taking pre-orders for pickup and delivery (within Emeryville, Berkeley, and West Oakland) on Saturdays and Sundays only, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chef Fernay McPherson’s rosemary fried chicken might be the finest in the entire Bay, and the rich oven-baked mac and cheese — with shards of the crisp brown top mixed in — and hefty squares of sweet, cake-y cornbread make for festive, celebratory eating.

5959 Shellmound St
Emeryville, CA 94608

13. FOB Kitchen

5179 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

Janice and Brandi Dulce’s cheerful, colorful Filipino spot in Temescal is now doing takeout Wednesday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Before 3 each afternoon, the menu is focused on silogs (or egg-topped breakfast rice plates) and lumpia, and there’s a more extensive dinner menu in the evenings. Order online.

5179 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609

14. Pyeong Chang Tofu House Oakland

4701 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

Among the long stretch of Korean restaurants that line Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, Pyeong Chang is one of the most consistently satisfying, with its small but reliably excellent banchan selection and its namesake tofu stews — bubbling little cauldrons that pack a ton of flavor and chile heat. The restaurant (and its sister location in Berkeley) is open for takeout and offering a number of special deals for the duration of the shelter in place: 20 percent discount on all tofu stew orders, half off on bottles of soju, and an all-day $12 dosirak lunchbox special. Call in to order.

4701 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609

15. Daughter Thai Kitchen

6118 Medau Pl, Oakland, CA 94611

The team behind the Farmhouse Thai Kitchen mini-chain brings bold Southern Thai flavors to quaint, sleepy Montclair. Daughter Thai’s menu doesn’t shy away from spice or funk — both well represented in the pungent pickled fish stew known as kang tai pla — while the restaurant also serves up crowdpleasers like hat yai fried chicken (served with roti and curry) and slow-braised bone-in beef short rib curry. Shelter-in-place takeout specials include a $25 weekday lunch set (plenty of food for two) and free kids’ meals with orders of $60 or more. Call in or order pickup or delivery via Caviar.

6118 Medau Pl
Oakland, CA 94611

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16. Commis

3859 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

The East Bay’s only Michelin-starred spot just launched a to-go prix fixe menu. Priced at $90 for a family-style two-person dinner, the menu will change each week, and, at least for now, features Commis classics like the house-baked levain bread and, as a $10 add-on, the crowd favorite slow-poached egg yolk with smoked dates and alliums. Order online.

3859 Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA 94611

17. Soba Ichi

2311A Magnolia St, Oakland, CA 94607

The only restaurant in the Bay Area making its buckwheat soba noodles from scratch, using freshly milled buckwheat flour, is now selling fresh, hand-cut noodles for customers to cook at home: $12 for a two-person portion ($15 with dipping sauce). There are also occasional specials like a soboro-don (group pork and scrambled eggs over rice). They’re open for walk-in orders Thursday through Sunday from noon–3 p.m.

2311A Magnolia St
Oakland, CA 94607

18. Kingston 11 Cuisine

2270 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

The Uptown Oakland Jamaican mainstay isn’t on any of the delivery apps, but the restaurant is open for takeout and limited delivery (for larger orders) for all your beef patty, sweet plantain, and rice and peas needs, Thursday to Saturday from 2–7 p.m. Perhaps most comforting of all is the oxtail stew, soupy and slightly sweet, the meat slow-cooked to such tenderness that it comes clean off the bone with the slightest nudge. Call in or email orders to takeout@kingston11eats.com.

2270 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612

19. Brown Sugar Kitchen

2295 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

Tanya Holland’s Uptown Oakland Southern-inspired spot is serving a streamlined takeout menu, Wednesday through Saturday noon–5 p.m., with online orders due by 4 p.m. each day. The fried chicken is probably the headliner, but there’s also gumbo, po’ boys, buttermilk biscuits, and sweet potato pie. Customers who have the means to do so can also opt to subsidize a meal to foster youth, low-income families, and the homeless.

2295 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

20. Hopscotch

1915 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
Fried chicken at Hopscotch Patricia Chang

This small but mighty Uptown Oakland restaurant combines a retro diner aesthetic with chef Kyle Itani’s menu of forward-thinking and Japanese-influenced California cuisine. The to-go menu features many of the restaurant’s greatest hits, including its beef tongue-topped burger, its brunchy soba biscuits and gravy, and its always-takeout-friendly buckets of buttermilk fried chicken. Call in for takeout (with curbside pickup available) 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m., or order delivery via Caviar.

1915 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA 94612

21. Cosecha

907 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607

Now open for takeout three days a week — Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m.–7 p.m. — Dominica Cisneros-Rice’s casual Cal-Mexican spot is serving a mix of the chef’s greatest hits: fried shrimp tacos, carnitas, pozole verde by the quart, and a boxed lunch combo that comes with rice and beans and two tacos of your choice. Order online.

907 Washington St
Oakland, CA 94607

22. Miss Ollie's

901 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607

Everything about this Afro-Caribbean restaurant is wonderfully inviting, from its bright turquoise vintage enamel plates to the smell of its best-in-class skillet-fried chicken wafting out of the kitchen. Dining in isn’t currently an option, but the Swan’s Market restaurant has remained open for takeout since the beginning of the shelter in place. Check its Facebook page for the latest hours and menu.

901 Washington St
Oakland, CA 94607

23. Lucky Three Seven

2868 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA 94602
Janelle Bitker

This cash-only Filipino takeout window remains open, Wednesday through Monday 10 a.m.–9 p.m., with its usual rotating menu of home-style Filipino dishes — with an emphasis on meaty, bold-flavored stews. Get the oxtail kare kare if it’s available, along with a few of the restaurant’s jumbo-sized lumpia. Check the Facebook page each morning for the day’s specials.

2868 Fruitvale Ave
Oakland, CA 94602

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