Just Moved to Hayward -- Please Prove This Isn't A Food Desert
Just moved and now living near Cal State East Bay... from Oakland. Been spoiled w/ all the food choices I had before... Chinatown, Rockridge, Montclair, Downtown, Grand Ave, Lakeshore, etc. Now I've had Favorite Indian (which was decent) twice in 3 weeks. I've been to Buon Apetitio a few times in the past year (prior to my move) and its been ok. The only thing I did enjoy in this city so far is Tomodachi by Southland. But based on the prices, it is more of a "special" meal on my budget. Where are the hole in the walls? Where is the real food at?
I've also been to Val's a few times in the past few years, and will definitely be back. Also, waiting for another opportunity to get the crisp S&P fried eggplant basket from Golden Mountain Chinese...
some rough diamonds:
julian's bbq-22532 foothlll blvd.
-interesting cheaper rendition of bbq, can't pigeonhole style
wakamatsu-22724 foohill bivd
-only japanese owned japanese eatery in area.
han yang-22765 mission blvd
-cheap korean lunches in half chinese decor dining room
sister house-21851 mission blvd
-cheap korean lunch in hole in wall. small place
london fish & chip 18890 hesperian
-best fish in area.
mexican; chavez, mission blvd. is newer, more seating area
united paleteria, 24261 mission,
-mexican ice cream parlor
silva bakery(portugese), cheap 18563 mission
dirty bird lounge, mission blvd
-upsale lounge, HH afternoons, pricey in evenings.
There's a Five Guy's on "A" St. Probably better off at Val's.
There's a Fresh and Easy in that same parking lot/mall. It's like a cross between Trader Joe's and 7-11, from Britain. Good prices, decent quality (similar to Safeway).
I like Chavez Supermarket for burritos & tacos on Tennyson Rd
I want to try Oasis Grill in Hayward for Middle Eastern food
Lots of Mexican taquerias on Tennyson Rd - probably avoid at night
Hayward is close to Union City, Newark, & Fremont. Lots of Asian/Afghan/Indian restaurants in the Tri-City area.
Favorite is QQ Noodle on Thornton Ave, Fremont - best to bring cash, charge available over $25!
Lizhou Seafood, Fremont Blvd, Fremont. Dishes 3 for $18 w/ house soup (before tip/tax) - bring cash or maybe they'll let you charge it 50c extra.
Yum's Bistro, Fremont - chowhound favorite, pricey, credit cards ok.
maybe it was a bad day when i went.
ordered the colorado, etc. - the worst mexican food i've ever had. first the chips were stale everything after that was bland or had a funny color.
el indio, the truck nearby, was great, but it's gone now. not sure if the indio II below pass the freeway is still there.