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Downtown Oakland - who delivers?

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. 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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    1. re: wolfe

      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!)

      1. re: rccola

        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.

        1. re: wolfe

          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.

      2. re: wolfe

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

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


        They have a catering menu.

          1. 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)

            1. 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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              1. re: ML8000

                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

              2. 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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                1. re: Pius Avocado III

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

                2. 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.


                  1. 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.