Oakland may grab the East Bay dining headlines these days thanks to a surge of restaurant and bar openings. But the adjacent residential island, Alameda, reflects the same growth and is equally rewarding for diners.
Mornings are made brighter with top-tier pastries at Crispian. Black Bull has several enticing taco creations. Diners will be satisfied by honest, straightforward cooking at Pappo. The island’s distilleries and breweries alone could fill up your afternoon with beers and craft spirits.
Here are 10 delicious reasons to check out Alameda: