Food For Thought

One of the very coolest things about the East Bay is that we have serious food folk—growers, makers, bakers, eaters…Seriously, it seems Oakland is all about cuisine these days whether its our amazing farmers markets, restaurants, pop-up food truck pods, canning & jamming parties, crop swaps, eggs from your neighbor’s chickens, urban food foragers…an embarrassment of riches, truly.

If you attended the East Bay Mini Maker Faire last year, you may have been a little frustrated by the dearth of food by mid-afternoon. But fear not—we promise this year the food will be a MAJOR highlight of the day, and while we can’t promise zero lines, there will definitely be a whole lot more to choose from.

The Food Truck Alley at the EBMMF is being curated by Temescal’s own Karen Hester, a community activist and event organizer extraordinaire. Karen started Bites Off Broadway, Oakland’s first recurring food pod in an effort to push forward a mobile food policy for the City of Oakland.

For your dining pleasure Karen has put together a lineup of some of the East Bay’s finest mobile food vendors:

Fist of Flour (wood-fired pizza – pictured left), Tina Tamale (nachos and tamales), Blue  Saigon (Banh Mi sandwich/noodles), Boffo Cart, (pop-up gourmet         sandwiches) Doc’s of the Bay (meat and veggie burger) , Tante’s, (falafel, knishes, garlic fries)  Big Wheel Cookie Company (see pic above), Indie Cakes (breakfast  pastries and cupcakes), and Paul’s Sweet and Mellow Truck (coffee, chai and breakfast pastries).  Also

In addition to these “Bites off Broadway” delectable offerings, there will be multiple stands with grab ‘n-go sandwiches & yogurt & fruit, cookies, kettle corn, fresh fruit popsicles and more courtesy of the Park Day Parents Association, as well as sausages from Studio One Art Center. We highly recommend you come hungry!

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