Things to Do in Oakland: Bites at the Lake

photo: Diane Bezucha

photo: Diane Bezucha

Last Sunday, I was walking around the lake with my talented photographer friend Diane Bezucha.   We passed by the Lakeview branch of the Oakland Library and discovered Bites at the Lake, a weekly gathering of food trucks in the parking lot.  It’s a good way to have lunch with a group, because everyone can order what they want and still eat together.  Karen Hester is the organizer and the lineup changes every week.  I was happy to see several familiar vendors including Liba Falafel, Go Streatery, Doc’s Classic Comfort Food and Curbside Creamery.  There were also a couple I’d never seen before, so it was cool to try something new.

Pelican Poboys serves sandwiches and burgers out of this psychedelic truck.  It’s crazy-looking, but I kind of love it.

photo: Christina Mitchell

photo: Christina Mitchell

Karen offered us lunch and you already know what happened next.  I mean…when someone asks if you want a Shrimp Poboy, you say YES.

photo: Diane Bezucha

photo: Diane Bezucha

I would use less mayo and a bread that’s less fluffy, but it was loaded with plump, perfectly-cooked shrimp.  Yum!

photo: Diane Bezucha

photo: Diane Bezucha

Then we walked across the parking lot to Kancha’s Kitchen, a mobile vendor that cooks Nepalese food under a canopy.

photo: Diane Bezucha

photo: Diane Bezucha

We tried the Chicken Momos, which were tender, flavorful dumplings served with a spicy curry sauce.  Delicious!

photo: Diane Bezucha

photo: Diane Bezucha

This weekend, Kancha’s Kitchen will be back, along with Bombzies BBQ, Beulah’s Bean Truck, Curbside Creamery, Cassave Restaurant & Taqueria and Sunrise Deli.  Seems like a pretty good way to spend a Sunday, especially when the weather’s nice.  Check it out and let me know what you think!

550 El Embarcadero, Oakland

Sundays, 12-3pm

Christina Mitchell

Christina Mitchell

Christina is the founder of East Bay Dish and a social media marketing consultant. If you want to attract more customers with social media, click on my picture 🙂
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