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Readers' Poll Winners: Food & Drink 

Best Bakery
Arizmendi Bakery
Various locations, ArizmendiBakery.coop
Runner Up
La Farine Bakery
Various locations, LaFarine.com

Best Bar
Starline Social Club
2236 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, 510-593-2109, StarlineSocialClub.com
Runner Up
Mad Oak
135 12th St., Oakland, 510-924-2047, MadOakBar.com

Best Barbecue
Everett & Jones BBQ
Various locations, EandJBBQ.com
Runner Up
Stay Gold Deli
Various locations, StayGoldDeli.com

Best Beer Bar/Taproom
The Trappist
460 8th St., Oakland, 510-238-8900, TheTrappist.com
Runner Up
Beer Revolution
464 3rd St., Oakland, 510-452-2337, Beer-Revolution.com

Best Beer Garden
Drake’s Dealership
2325 Broadway, Oakland, 510-568-2739, DrinkDrakes.com
Runner Up
Lost and Found
2040 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, 510-763-2040, LostandFound510.com

Best Breakfast/Brunch
Brown Sugar Kitchen
2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, 510-839-7685, BrownSugarKitchen.com
Runner Up
Mama’s Royal Cafe
4012 Broadway, Oakland, 510-547-7600, MamasRoyalCafeOakland.com

Best Brewery
Drake’s Brewing Company
1933 Davis St., Ste. 177, San Leandro, 510-568-2739, DrinkDrakes.com
Runner Up
Fieldwork Brewing Co.
1160 Sixth St., Berkeley, 510-898-1203, FieldworkBrewing.com

Best Burger
TrueBurger
Various locations, TrueBurgerOakland.com
Runner Up
Barney’s Gourmet Hamburgers
Various locations, BarneysHamburgers.com

Best Burmese Restaurant
Burma Superstar
Various locations, BurmaSuperstar.com
Runner Up
Royal Rangoon
2826 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, 510-647-9744, RoyalRangoon.com

Best Burritos
Gordo Taqueria
Various locations, GordoTaqueria.co
Runner Up
Cactus Taqueria
Various locations, CactusTaqueria.com

Best Butcher Shop
Clove & Hoof
4001 Broadway, Oakland, 510-547-1446, CloveandHoofOakland.com
Runner Up
The Local Butcher Shop
1600 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 510-845-6328, TheLocalButcherShop.com

Best Cafe
Hasta Muerte Coffee
2701 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland, 510-689-2922, HastaMuerteCoffee.com
Runner Up
Awaken Cafe
1429 Broadway, Oakland, 510-863-1440, AwakenCafe.com

Best Chinese Restaurant
Shan Dong
328 10th St., Ste. 101, Oakland, 510-839-2299, ShanDongRestaurantSF.com
Runner Up
Great China
2190 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, 510-843-7996, GreatChinaBerkeley.com

Best Cocktails
Starline Social Club
2236 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, 510-593-2109, StarlineSocialClub.com
Runner Up
Hotsy Totsy Club
601 San Pablo Ave., Albany, 510-526-5986, HotsyTotsyClub.com

Best Coffee
Peet’s Coffee
Various locations, Peets.com
Runner Up
Red Bay Coffee
Various locations, RedBayCoffee.com

Best Date-Night Restaurant
Mua
2442A Webster St., Oakland, 510-238-1100, MuaOakland.com
Runner Up
Ramen Shop
5812 College Ave., Oakland, 510-640-5034, RamenShopOakland.com

Best Distillery
St. George Spirits
2601 Monarch St., Alameda, 510-769-1601, StGeorgeSpirits.com
Runner Up
Hangar 1 Vodka
2505 Monarch St., Alameda, 510-871-4950, HangarOne.com

Best Ethiopian/Eritrean Restaurant
Enssaro Ethiopian Restaurant
357A, Grand Ave., Oakland, 510-238-9050, Enssaro.com
Runner Up
Cafe Colucci
6427 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, 510-601-7999, CafeColucci.com

Best Filipino Restaurant
Lucky Three Seven
2868 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland, 510-789-6343, Facebook.com/LuckyThreeSevenFilipino
Runner Up
The Lumpia Company
Facebook.com/TheLumpiaCompany

Best Food Truck
Sinaloa
Various locations
Runner Up
Tacos Mi Rancho
1434 1st Ave., Oakland, 510-395-1403

Best Greek Restaurant
Ikaros
3268 Grand Ave., Oakland, 510-899-4400, IkarosGr.com
Runner Up
Simply Greek
4060 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, 510-428-0588, Simply-Greek.com

Best Happy Hour
Luka’s Taproom
2221 Broadway, Oakland, 510-451-4677, LukasOakland.com
Runner Up
Starline Social Club
2236 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, 510-593-2109, StarlineSocialClub.com

Best Ice Cream
Fenton’s Creamery
4226 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, 510-658-7000, FentonsCreamery.com
Runner Up
Ici Ice Cream
2948 College Ave., Berkeley, 510-665-6054, IciIceCream.com

Best Indian/Pakistani Restaurant
Vik’s Chaat
2390 Fourth St., Berkeley, 510-644-4412, ViksChaat.com
Runner Up
DOSA by dosa
2301 Broadway, Oakland, 510-285-6823, DosaSF.com

Best Italian Restaurant
Lo Coco’s Restaurant
4270 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, 510-652-6222, LoCoCosPiedmont.com
Runner Up
Belotti Ristorante e Bottega
5403 College Ave., Oakland, 510-788-7890, BelottiRB.com

Best Juice Bar
Juice Bar Collective
2114 Vine St., Berkeley, 510-548-8473, JuiceBarCollective.com
Runner Up
Main Squeeze
3435 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland, 510-250-9794, MainSqueezeOak.com

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant
Fenton’s Creamery
4226 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, 510-658-7000, FentonsCreamery.com
Runner Up
Cactus Taqueria
Various locations, CactusTaqueria.com

Best Korean Restaurant
Bowl’d
Various locations, BowldBBQ.com
Runner Up
Gogi Time
2600 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, 510-834-5757, GogiTime.com

Best Late-Night Eats
Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe
Various locations, IAmRudy.com
Runner Up
Blind Tiger
2600 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, 510-899-9694, BlindTigerOakland.com

Best Mexican Restaurant
Comal
2020 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 510-926-6300, ComalBerkeley.com
Runner Up
La Penca Azul
Various locations, LaPencaAzul.com

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant
Reem’s
3301 E 12th St., Ste. 133, Oakland, 510-852-9390, ReemsCalifornia.com
Runner Up
Oasis Kitchen
346 Grand Ave., Oakland, 510-832-2240, OasisKitchenOakland.com

Best New Restaurant
Copper Spoon
4031 Broadway, Oakland, 510-879-7061, CopperSpoonOakland.com
Runner Up
Juanita & Maude
825 San Pablo Ave., Albany, 510-526-2233, JuanitaAndMaude.com

Best Pizza
Zachary’s Chicago Pizza
Various locations, Zacharys.com
Runner Up
Cheese Board Pizza
1512 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 510-549-3183, CheeseBoardCollective.coop

Best Place for Wine
Rock Wall Wine Company
2301 Monarch St., Alameda, 510-522-5700, RockWallWines.com
Runner Up
Ordinaire
3354 Grand Ave., Oakland, 510-350-7524, OrdinaireWine.com

Best Pop-Up
Chef Smelly’s Pop-Up
Instagram.com/ChefSmelly
Runner Up
Tacos Oscar
Instagram.com/TacosOscar

Best Ramen
Ramen Shop
5812 College Ave., Oakland, 510-640-5034, RamenShopOakland.com
Runner Up
Sobo Ramen
988 Franklin St., Oakland, 510-832-7626, SoboRamen.com

Best Salad
Burma Superstar
Various locations, BurmaSuperstar.com
Runner Up
Mezzo
2442 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, 510-705-1089, Mezzo-Berkeley.com

Best Sandwiches
Ike’s Place
Various locations, ILikeIkesPlace.com
Runner Up
Bakesale Betty
5098 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, 510-985-1213, BakesaleBetty.com

Best Seafood Restaurant
Chef Smelly’s Pop-Up
Instagram.com/ChefSmelly
Runner Up
Rockin’ Crawfish
211 Foothill Blvd., Oakland, 510-251-1657, TheRockinCrawfish.com

Best Shop for Spirits
Alchemy Bottle Shop
3256 Grand Ave., Oakland, 510-488-3637, AlchemyBottleShop.com
Runner Up
Ledger’s Liquors
1399 University Ave., Berkeley, 510-540-9243, LedgersLiquors.com

Best Small Plates
La Marcha Tapas Bar
2026 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, 510-647-9525, LaMarchaBerkeley.com
Runner Up
Shakewell
3407 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland, 510-251-0329, ShakewellOakland.com

Best Soul Food Restaurant
Brown Sugar Kitchen
2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, 510-839-7685, BrownSugarKitchen.com
Runner Up
Souley Vegan
301 Broadway, Oakland, 510-922-1615, SouleyVegan.com

Best South/Central American Restaurant
Cholita Linda
4923 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, 510-594-7610, CholitaLinda.com
Runner Up
Paulista Brazilian Kitchen & Taproom
4239 Park Blvd., Oakland, 510-866-2133, Paulista510.com

Best Sushi/Japanese Restaurant
Kirala
2100 Ward St., Berkeley, 510-549-3486, KiralaBerkeley.com
Runner Up
Kansai
4345 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, 510-658-7273, KansaiSushi.net

Best Tacos
Sinaloa
Various locations
Runner Up
Cholita Linda
4923 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, 510-594-7610, CholitaLinda.com

Best Thai/Lao Restaurant
Champa Garden
2102 8th Ave., Oakland, 510-238-8819
Runner Up
Daughter Thai Kitchen
6118 Medau Pl., Oakland, 510-823-2354, DaughterThai.com

Best Vegan Restaurant
Souley Vegan
301 Broadway, Oakland, 510-922-1615, SouleyVegan.com
Runner Up
Millennium
5912 College Ave., Oakland, 510-735-9459, MillenniumRestaurant.com

Best Vietnamese Restaurant
Le Cheval
1007 Clay St., Oakland, 510-763-8495, LeCheval.co
Runner Up
Pho Ao Sen
Various locations, PhoAoSen.com

Best Winery
Rock Wall Wine Company
2301 Monarch St., Alameda, 510-522-5700, RockWallWines.com
Runner Up
Donkey & Goat
1340 Fifth St., Berkeley, 510-868-9174, DonkeyandGoat.com

Most Dog-Friendly Restaurant
Drake’s Dealership
2325 Broadway, Oakland, 510-568-2739, DrinkDrakes.com
Runner Up
Telegraph
2318 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, 510-444-8353, TelegraphOakland.com

Category We Didn’t Think Of
Best Cambodian Restaurant
Nyum Bai
3340 E 12th St., Ste. 11, Oakland, 510-500-3338, NyumBai.com
(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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