Here’s a (poorly kept) secret: Many of the Bay Area’s most exciting restaurants 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 groundbreaking 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 San Francisco 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 December 2022 update: Good to Eat Dumplings, Shawarmaji, and Jo’s Modern Thai. Coming off for now: Ming’s Tasty, Gaumenkitzel, and El Garage.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More