Interested in getting intel on the newest restaurant and retail additions to Oakland? From a Cajun restaurant to vegan spot, read on for a rundown of the newest destinations to make their debut around town.
Roux And Vine
Roux And Vine is a Cajun/Creole, Southern and caterer spot, that recently opened at 581 Fifth St. in Jack London Square. With a four-star Yelp rating out of 55 reviews, it is off to a positive start with locals.
For breakfast, look for shrimp or fish and grits and a breakfast croissant and burrito. For lunch and dinner, you'll find burgers, salads, po' boy sandwiches and fried chicken, fish and shrimp dinners, which are served with a choice of two-three sides. Make sure to leave room for rum peach cobbler for dessert.
Gay 4 U
Head over to 380 15th St. and you'll find Gay 4 U, a new vegan spot, offering comfort food and more. With a 4.5-star rating out of three reviews on Yelp so far, the new restaurant seems to be a welcome addition to the neighborhood.
On the menu, expect to find a burger, made out of chickpeas, a pepito salad, a bruja bowl, squash and bell peppers nachos and a quinoa and brown rice filled burrito.
A Jack London Square newcomer, Eternal-Oakland is a vegan and breakfast and brunch spot, offering doughnuts and more that's located at 247 Fourth St. A 3.5-star rating out of 43 reviews indicates the eatery is still finding its way, but it's early days.
Look for such vegan options on the menu like Chik'n and Waffle, with southern fried Chik'n on top of an organic waffle, the Oakland omelet, which includes a tofu omelette filled with sautéed onions, green peppers, mushrooms and spinach.
It's open 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.