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The 9 Best Lunch Spots In Oakland

Updated: October 6, 2021

These cafes, food trucks, and restaurants make lunchtime our favorite time in Oakland! We analyzed popular review and ranking sites and assimilated millions of reviews for Oakland’s best lunches. Beat the midday munchies at these fantastic lunch venues!

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Zachary's Chicago Pizza

Pizza, $$, RockridgePizza, $$Oakland, Rockridge
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Belotti Ristorante E Bottega

Italian, $$, ShafterItalian, $$Oakland, Shafter
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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    The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)

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Chop Bar

American, $$, Produce & WaterfrontAmerican, $$Oakland, Produce & Waterfront
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Shakewell

Mediterranean, $$, LakeshoreMediterranean, $$Oakland, Lakeshore
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Kitchen Story

Asian, $$, RockridgeAsian, $$Oakland, Rockridge
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Grand Lake Kitchen - Dimond

American, $$, Upper DimondAmerican, $$Oakland, Upper Dimond
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Obelisco Restaurant

Mexican, $, Fruitvale StationMexican, $Oakland, Fruitvale Station
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Cholita Linda

Latin, $$, TemescalLatin, $$Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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FOB Kitchen

Asian, $$, TemescalAsian, $$Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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How was this list created?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We analyzed 1901 lists and articles from top sources like Eater, Infatuation and Hoodline, 28808 Oakland restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 3104661 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. Yes, we even looked at Eater - The 38 Essential East Bay Restaurants, Infatuation - San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings and Hoodline - Temescal's 5 Most Popular Restaurants to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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