Truly an oasis in an area sorely in need of some food and grocery options, Oasis has been open for just about a year now. Located in a part of Oakland with a large Middle Eastern population, Oasis caters not only to that community with traditional foods and supplies, but also to the general public with staple food items such as canned goods, rice, and dairy products. Sizable food plates of shawarma and kebabs range from $6 to $12, and the pastries in the bakery are to die for. The grocery section has items such as onions and tomatoes at affordable prices, as well as bulk bins for spices and grains. Also selling traditional clothing, a wide selection of teas and sweets, and even hookahs and smoking supplies, Oasis has a friendly marketplace vibe, and is a great one-stop shop for cooking your favorite Middle Eastern dishes.