The East Bay may not seem like wings central at first, but the region is actually bursting with delicious options if you’re willing to stray away from the classic, hot sauce–drenched Buffalo variety. Instead, look for wings draped in Korean gochujang, Thai fish sauce, or Indian achar spice. In other words, the East Bay’s Asian wings tend to be its best wings, though there are also compelling options that draw on flavors from, say, Mexico, Afghanistan, and, of course, Nashville. Read on for 16 great wing spots in Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, and beyond.
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A few of these restaurants offer seated, outdoor dining. However, their inclusion should not be taken as endorsement for sit-down dining, as there are still safety concerns. Studies indicate that COVID-19 infection rates are lower for outside activities, but the level of risk involved with outdoor dining is contingent on restaurants and their patrons following strict social distancing, face covering, and other safety guidelines.Read More