Food & Drink

7 awesome new East Bay spots (including an ice cream sandwich shop!)

Published On 12/02/2013 Published On 12/02/2013
Cookiebar
Torpedo Sushi
Instagram /Jesse Madsen
James Syhabout
Venga Paella
Mockingbird
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1. Venga Paella 229 Brush St, Oakland, CA 94607 (Oakland)

Located where you would least expect to find a restaurant, Venga Paella is holding down the Oakland Warhouse District and is serving some great Spanish-style tapas and paellas.

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2. Mockingbird 1745 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94612 (Oakland)

Their menu may be a bit on the small side but every dish is by no means small in flavor. Check out Mockingbird if you're looking for a delicious meal!

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3. Torpedo Sushi 25 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612 (Oakland)

If you find yourself at Torpedo Sushi you'll also find yourself holding onto to a mammoth sushi ...err burrito. Built for speed and comfort, try one of their creations today.

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4. Cookie Bar 1606 Webster St, Alameda, CA 94501

If you're up to trying new flavors besides chocolate and vanilla then come to cookie bar to get your hands on flavors like "birthday cake" and "circus animal cookie". Yeah... they just went there.

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5. Trabocco Kitchen and Cocktails 2213 S Shore Ctr, Alameda, CA 94501

Trabocco Kitchen and Cocktails is serving up great wood-fired pizzas and delicious cocktails on Alameda Island, definitely worth the trip across the bay.

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6. Penrose 3311 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610 (Oakland)

Penrose, located in Grand Lake, is serving up some great tapas and other small plates. They also have a fantastic cocktail bar, so make sure to hit that up too.

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7. Box & Bells 5912 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618 (Oakland)

Just looking at their menu will make your mouth start watering. Their "Box Burger" is made with aged beef fat, caramelized onion & gruyere all served up on a sesame pretzel bun.