Here’s a (poorly kept) secret: Many of the most exciting restaurant’s aren’t opening in San Francisco anymore. Enter the East Bay. Oakland and Berkeley, stretching as far as Richmond and San Leandro are replete with terrific restaurants — from high-end tasting menus to cash-only taquerias.
We’re once again updating the East Bay 38, our always evolving list of the area’s most excellent restaurants. As with the SF 38, every few months we add newly eligible restaurants (since candidates must be open at least six months to be considered), or restaurants that we’ve newly discovered, or that have recently stepped up their game.
Joining the list for this November 2021 update: Easterly Hunan Cuisine, Boichik Bagels, Wood Tavern, Ming’s Tasty, Funky Elephant, Yimm. Coming off for now: Wojia Hunan Cuisine, Saul’s Restaurant and Delicatessen, Mago, Sichuan Style, Lenas’s Restaurant and Delicatessen, Alem’s Coffee.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More