One of Oakland's oldest neighborhoods, Temescal was known as "Little Italy" until the late 1960s, due to a thriving population of Italian-Americans. Now its continuously diversifying population is part of the draw for this neighborhood, whose restaurants boast a mixed bag of cuisines. Diners can choose from a variety of food offerings, from Filipino brunch to simple fried chicken sandwiches, Korean barbecue, and vegan ice cream.
The neighborhood is also supremely walkable, with Telegraph Avenue from 51st Street to 40th Street comprising the main drag; close proximity to the MacArthur BART station makes it an easy access point for East Bay–curious San Franciscans. And, thanks to the burgeoning population of young families, many restaurants are kid-friendly, and offer takeout or delivery as well.
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More