Vital Vittles mills its own flour for its whole wheat "Real Bread," but the pandemic has dried up its suppliers and vendors.
Chef Jose “Cheo” Ortiz and his sons also hope to expand their business, while staying rooted in Oakland.
The West Oakland-based brewery aims to open the Laurel District taproom for takeout sales in February.
Plus: Tony’s Style brings baguette pizzas to Northside; a fundraiser for Pinky & Reds; and what’s cooking at Berkeley’s Hidden Cafe.
Even if the new COVID-19 relief bill is signed into law, some restaurateurs say a new round of loans will only sustain them for a few more months.
Plus: Oakland Restaurant Week returns; Popoca aims for a brick-and-mortar; Square Pie Guys is coming to Oakland; more East Bay food news.
Plus: June Taylor is closing her business at the end of the year; the Elmwood Theater offers popcorn takeout on Sundays and more East Bay food news.
Plus: Blues Chocolates is back with a new name; Bad Walter’s Hanukkah ice creams; brick-and-mortar spots for La Guerrera’s Kitchen, La Santa Torta and Malibu’s Burgers.
Purple potatoes add an earthy flavor to these decadent spiced cupcakes with a rich, velvety frosting.
Nutty soba noodles, crisp romaine lettuce and refreshing cucumber strips are topped with a sweet-spicy vinaigrette for a light, satisfying meal.
While you may not be attending a lot of potlucks these days, this easy fried chicken dish travels well, so pack it up in a picnic basket for a socially distanced hike or outdoor meal.
This simple, customizable bread recipe is a great place to start for new bakers. We got tips from recipe creator Mark Bittman along with other bakers to ensure the perfect loaf.
These Mexican and Central American bakeries offer favorites like conchas, cuellos, elotes, marranitos and — on Jan. 5-6 — roscas de reyes.
Openings include La Guerrera’s Kitchen, Alley & Vine, Shake Shack; among closures are Jules Thin Crust, Cookiebar Alameda, El Gusano — and the 71-year-old Albany Bowl.
Restaurants, caterers and pop-ups offering celebratory meals, meal kits, celebration packages and virtual events to ring in 2021.
For $50, the Berkeley-based sake brewery gives attendees five different sakes and a one-hour live Zoom lesson on drinking and pairing sakes.
Eva Saavedra and her husband Juan Chavez used to sell food out of their garage in Fruitvale. Twenty years later, Eva and her daughter Mayra are keeping the business afloat.
Immigrants often face disadvantages in the food industry. This nonprofit is working to change that.
Our final installment of year-end food reflections focuses on the future — hopefully, the not-so-distant future — when we can safely eat, drink and gather again in restaurants.
We hit up writers, editors and other contributors to share their favorite takeout spots and pandemic comfort foods.
We reflect on the people who made a difference, the places we were sad to see close and what we learned about food during this challenging year.