The coronavirus crisis has taken a significant toll on America’s Chinatowns, where restaurants and bakeries suffered major financial losses weeks before the rest of the country started hunkering down. Still, in Oakland, many of the staples of the neighborhood — the jook shops, the Hong Kong-style cafes, and the handmade noodle specialists — have powered through the shutdown, staying open to feed the community, even in a limited takeout capacity.
If you’ve been craving Chinese takeout (or perhaps ramen or banh mi), these 21 spots have got you covered.
As of publication time, some 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