downtown oakland
Downtown Oakland circa 1910

Food shopping guide

April 24, 2007 today posted an excellent grocery-shopping guide for downtown. It focused on Chinatown’s markets, which are concentrated around eight and ninth streets between Broadway and Webster, immediately across from Old Oakland. Old Oakland also has more mainstream grocery shopping options, as well as often-ample parking. Is the lower DTO a gourmet destination, as NovoMetro food writer Kevin Cook suggests? There’s certainly adequate grocery shopping, despite what downtown naysayers claim.