We love to travel, but a new town can feel overwhelming, especially if time is tight. Our Bite-Sized Guides lift the pressure to sort through every recommendation and review, and give you the perfect introduction to a new town, with a walking tour of an area we love.
For Oakland, we chose a BART-to-BART walk, beginning with lunch in the hip Temescal neighborhood and ending with dinner in the swanky Rockridge district. Our illustrated, step-by-step tour and map are written by regular Kitchn contributor and Oakland resident, Dana Velden, who has lived in the neighborhood for five years. Even if you have no plans to travel soon, we encourage you to escape for a five-minute armchair virtual meander with us. There is much delight and inspiration ahead!