Eat Real Festival Rolling Into Oakland September 19th-21st


A sample of street food items from Eat Real Festival 2012. Photo from Facebook.

Oakland’s sixth annual ~EAT REAL FESTIVAL~ returns to Jack London Square Friday September 19th to Sunday September 21st. The festival, from the Food Craft Institute, is free to attend and features street food from local purveyors and restaurants, all for $8 or less. Joining the party on Friday night are chefs doing demos, including Preeti Mistry (Juhu Beach Club), Rico Rivera (Flora), and Charlie Parker (Haven). Street food vendors include Baia Pasta, KoJa Kitchen, and Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement. Check out all the vendors here.

The festival will be divided into seven pavilions, with themes like fermentation, butchery, and confections. Of course, one of the pavilions is called the Watering Hole and offers plenty of beer, wine, and spirits. The pavilions will offer workshops, demonstrations, and activities for all ages (well, except that boozy one—that’s just for grown-ups). Some events include a Bloody Brunch on Sunday, and a Kimchee-a-Thon with Happy Girl Kitchen and Farmhouse Culture. For more details on specific events and times, check out the website. Festival hours are Fri 1pm-9pm, Sat 10:30am-9pm, Sun 10:30am-5pm. Free to attend. Jack London Square, Broadway and 1st St., Oakland.

Event Info

Friday Sep 19, 2014 – Sunday Sep 21, 2014
Fri 1pm–9pm, Sat 10:30am–9pm, Sun 10:30am–5pm
Admission is free, food is all $8 or less per serving
Jack London Square
Broadway and 1st St., Oakland