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8 local food gems in Oakland’s Chinatown

Eight is said to be the number of prosperity, so here are my top eight locally owned eateries in Oakland’s Chinatown. Hopefully, this list gives you the best luck in satisfying your cravings. A mere 30-minute bus ride away, Oakland’s Chinatown is both an accessible and wonderful place to explore a quintessential landmark of Chinese American culture in the East Bay. Try to arrive early in the day if you can! The most popular delicacies are the first to sell out each day.
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The stars have spoken

Head in the Cloud

In my pursuit for “the best,” I found myself seduced by the rhetoric of convenience and forgetting the fulfillment in authentically discovering something new on my own.
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Productive, sustainable food system requires equitability

Every day, at least twice a day, I walk the strip of Shattuck Avenue that connects the UC Berkeley campus to my apartment, which is conveniently located behind the Safeway Community Markets. Most of this stretch is known to locals as the “Gourmet Ghetto”, although the restaurants that give the
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