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Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood has no shortage of restaurant options, and in the last six months, it’s added three more to its roster. Two of them are brand-new locations, and one is reimagined, but all three are worthy of your gastral attention.
Ranked from fastest out the door to least likely to kick you there, here are Temescal’s newest eateries.
The Mixing Bowl (4920 Telegraph)
Formally a large café serving freshly prepared foods as you ordered them, the Mixing Bowl has re-opened as a grab-n-go convenience spot for lunch.
The stars of their former menu have reappeared boxed and wrapped in their display case, including the soba noodle and quinoa salads and turkey club. A small rack of healthy snacks like spicy kale chips and dried fruit are available as accompaniments.
Snag a sidewalk table and get back to work before anyone realized you were gone.
Bonus: The Mixing Bowl’s own bottled vanilla bean sugar, pickled beets, and hot sauces are available for purchase.
Rosamunde Sausage Grill (4659 Telegraph)
Rosamunde’s Temescal branch is its fourth in the Bay Area. This is the spot to get your sausage fix, whether on a grilled French roll with your choice of toppings or on a plate with salad, baked beans, and sauerkraut.
With 15 sausage varieties on the regular menu including three vegan options, boar, and lamb and six different condiments to pile on top, everyone in your party will be satisfied. Rosamunde’s 14 taps of craft beer and the presence of currywurst, a hard-to-find German dish, make it all the more appealing.
Bonus: Happy Hour runs Monday through Friday, 3 pm – 6 pm.
Iron Pan (4307 Telegraph)
Next time you find yourself searching for an outlet and a free square foot at the always bustling Arbor Café, cast your gaze up Telegraph about half a block and head toward the wooden slats and open-air patio.
Outlets abound underneath Iron Pan’s booths, and this order-at-the-bar joint is welcoming to the laptop crowd. And as their name implies, Iron Pan has crepes!
Additionally, they serve breakfast all day, sandwiches, pasta, and gigantic salads—the Mexican Chicken’s lemon-cumin dressing is a real winner.
Bonus: Late hours! Iron Pan is open until 9:30 pm weekdays and 10:30 pm weekends.