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Across the bridge from San Francisco, Oakland has a enough for a few pleasant days. The city is home to the USS Potomac, alongside the city’s museum, art galleries, and parks. Shopping is fun in Oakland too, especially if you have a passion for hats - there is no men’s hat store quite like The Hat Guys. For gifts, souvenirs, good dining, and other shopping opportunities, follow College Avenue - it’s a local favorite.

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Locals' Pick Hearty artisanal sandwiches

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Rebecca Gomez Farrell

Bay Area Food Blogger

My fave spot in all of Oakland because of my deep love for their seasonal $3 crostini. The fried chicken chop salad is always stellar as well.

Hearty artisanal sandwiches Editors' Note

Southie is a casual restaurant located in the heart of Oakland’s Rockridge District. Serving up fresh comfort food made with locally sourced ingredients, it is a cozy local eatery with heart.

Southie is the offshoot of Wood Tavern restaurant. Offering tantalizing artisanal sandwiches, comforting soups and satisfying salads, this eatery is the laid back counterpart to its sister restaurant. The venue is hip but humble, with a few tables, and seating at the marble counter. Open from breakfast until dinner, you can pop by for a breakfast burrito, a soup of the day, or a hearty meatball sandwich. The superb sandwiches are the real draw here, with options like crab roll (when in season), tender pork belly with spicy slaw, and mushroom in rosemary focaccia. The homemade desserts and cakes are a delicious end to the meal. They offer rotating wines on tap, and a choice selection of beers. If you’d like a more relaxed dining experience but still want a quality meal, don’t miss the comforting artisanal grub at this neighborhood gem.

6311 College Ave, Oakland, CA, 94618 Oakland
+1 510-654-0100
Mon-Sun: 09:00-21:00