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Downtown Oakland - who delivers?

CarrieWas218 Aug 5, 2011 02:24 PM

I am in the process of opening a new office for my company at 436 14th Street in Oakland.

We have a lot of company meetings that involve catering lunches. In my other office (in Napa), I am usually the one who has to run out and pick-up the food and get it set-up for the meetings, but this may not be possible in Oakland.

I need to figure out what eateries are in the neighborhood for take-out and also that deliver.

This is around City Center.


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  1. wolfe RE: CarrieWas218 Aug 5, 2011 02:35 PM

    I am happy to say the restaurant I have mentioned several times recently does have delivery., Chef Edwards, and it's only 1/2 mile for pick up.

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      rccola RE: wolfe Aug 5, 2011 03:56 PM

      Oh, a bbq place with mac n' cheese1 How is the mac n' cheese? The pulled pork? The ribs? (I will look up your posts as your palate is re-fine!)

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        wolfe RE: rccola Aug 5, 2011 04:25 PM

        I don't think I was wowed by the mac and cheese(been a while), but did like the beans and really liked the cole slaw which perked up the Piggly Wiggly, a large sandwich for $5. The potato salad profited from a helping of chopped pickles. I am working on my second slab. There is so much to eat I have take it in stages.

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          rccola RE: wolfe Aug 5, 2011 04:47 PM

          Really is called the Piggly Wiggly? That's the grocery chain my mother frequented in Chamblee, GA. I thought you were kidding. Must be an homage.

          We used to go to the Pig & Pit in Valdosta for ribs. But no ice cream after. That wouldn't have been kosher.

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        wolfe RE: wolfe Aug 6, 2011 08:51 AM

        In case you didn't follow the lead on my link this might be helpful.

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        peony RE: CarrieWas218 Aug 5, 2011 11:07 PM

        I am not 100% sure they deliver but I think they might, quite nice food and sweets:


        They have a catering menu.

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          Michael Rodriguez RE: CarrieWas218 Aug 6, 2011 07:18 AM

          Shan Dong delivers.

          1. ourswimmer RE: CarrieWas218 Aug 6, 2011 08:03 AM

            We have catered lunches in my office from time to time and I think all these places deliver, in addition to those already mentioned:

            Brown Couch Cafe (14th/Webster) (sandwiches)
            Espresso Gourmet (14th/Franklin) (dolmas, hummus, lentils & rice, tabbouli, etc.)
            Pizza Rustica (pizza, rotisserie chicken, salads)
            Whole Foods
            Fountain Cafe (yuck)
            La Salsa (yuck)

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              ML8000 RE: CarrieWas218 Aug 6, 2011 11:09 AM

              I'd check out Cafe 15 and Ratto's for sandwiches. Not sure about delivery but both are worth a call given the food.

              Cafe 15
              597 15th St, Oakland, CA 94612

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                CarrieWas218 RE: ML8000 Aug 8, 2011 08:43 AM

                This has all been really helpful - thanks. Looks as though you are right, ML8 - neither Cafe 15 nor G.B. Ratto deliver...

                But the leads I've been given here will help me get the office set-up!

                Cafe 15
                597 15th St, Oakland, CA 94612

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                Pius Avocado III RE: CarrieWas218 Aug 8, 2011 09:06 AM

                Caffe 817 is a staple for delivered sandwiches in my office- Hobbs meats, Acme bread & a vegetarian eggplant option. They come with a good green salad w/ balsamic vinaigrette, Italian sodas and biscotti.

                The catch is that they deliver only on orders of 10 or more lunches.


                Cafe 817
                817 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607

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                  CarrieWas218 RE: Pius Avocado III Aug 8, 2011 11:07 AM

                  Thanks, Pius! That is a great menu - and we do often need more than 10 lunches!

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                  betterbeheaven RE: CarrieWas218 Aug 8, 2011 06:58 PM

                  I attended a day long meeting today at 1330 Broadway and they got food catered by Our Cuban Kitchen. Very yummy chicken thighs, black beans & rice, butternut squash entree, and fried plantains. The person who ordered said that the owners were very accommodating of their budget.


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                    darband_gh RE: CarrieWas218 May 5, 2012 07:40 AM

                    As the owner of Cafe 15 in Downtown Oakland I can tell you without a doubt that for large orders/ Catering we do deliver. Orders over $150 are considered large. I am sorry that you were misinformed, I hope that we can cater a lunch for you soon.

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