Posts Tagged ‘Food’

Historic deli faces closure from increased rent

The Genova Delicatessen, located at 5095 Telegraph Avenue, has been part of the famous Temescal Plaza since 1926. When it first opened it sold mostly just pastas and sauces but in the late 1960s the deli began to focus on making and selling sandwiches and has since become a staple place for many locals to…

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Sarah Kagan brings vegan Kosher desserts to Oakland

Vegan burgers and soul food and burritos (oy vey!) … This week, Oakland’s plant-based eaters add another nosh to the list. Sarah Kagan, 26, launched Kosher* vegan catering business, Sarah Sunshine, just in time for the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana.* Rosh Hashana, which fell on September 24, 2014, celebrates the start of the Jewish…

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Oakland Veg week offers advice on eating meat-free

Vegetarian and vegan meals can be just as tasty as meals that contain meat and dairy—that’s what the organizers of the second annual Oakland Veg week, a celebration of vegetarian eating, want to prove. The event runs from April 22 to 28, and visitors will get to experience cooking demonstrations and film screenings about vegetarian and vegan cooking and eating.

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Pies with a permit: The California Homemade Food Act heads to the vote

Rozlyn Steele offers a morsel of lemon chess pie to a customer at the Grand Lake farmer’s market in Oakland. She stands proudly behind a neatly checkered table displaying stacks of golden cookies, seasonal pies, and flaky biscuits from Little Ladybug Bakery. But before Steele started renting commercial kitchen space from a catering company, she was one of a number of renegade food entrepreneurs who sold baked goods “illegally” prepared at home.

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