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Oak trees and gorgeous Bay views
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.
Locals' Pick Best chicken sandwich in town
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Bakesale Betty is a lunchtime bakery in the Temescal area. Famous locally for their signature fried chicken sandwiches and homemade desserts, this popular corner shop is a lunchtime hotspot.
Bakesale Betty is the brainchild of chef Alison Barakat and her husband, Michael Camp. Bakarat got the inspiration for her fried chicken sandwich from her days as a chef at Chez Panisse, and she brings her chef’s elegance to the comfort food here. This small neighborhood gem is open at lunchtimes, and is a grab and go kind of joint. The menu here is straightforward but on point: the famous buttermilk fried chicken sandwich with spicy slaw served on a torpedo roll, a chicken salad, an egg-salad sandwich, a tofu sandwich, and a variety of seasonal baked goods. Top tip: if it’s in season, ask for the strawberry shortcake made with homemade scones and whip. Their delicious fried chicken sandwiches are hugely popular, so expect to wait in line with the other eager patrons—but don’t worry, lines move smoothly, and service is super fast.