The Bay Area’s extended shelter-in-place order has everyone hunkered down at home for the long haul, which means that many restaurant-loving folks have already gotten sick of their own cooking. Now that takeout and delivery are the only options, some of the ritziest fine-dining establishments have even adapted tasting menu-worthy dishes to fit a to-go format, offering a welcome distraction.
But for many diners, these troubling, stressful times have left us craving not fancy foods but comfort foods: the heartiest stews, the most slurpable and soul-warming noodle soups, and, of course, all of the carbs. Thankfully, these 11 great East Bay restaurants, from soul food spots to Mexican barbacoa joints, are still open for takeout and delivery, offering a healthy dose of comfort to diners in Oakland, Berkeley, and beyond.
Note: The situation with local restaurants is changing day by day, so please call ahead or check a restaurant’s social media account to confirm that it’s still open.Read More