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Things to do in Laurel, Oakland

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Breakfast Spot
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“Everything on the menu is amazing. Best if you wake up early because it gets busy!”
  • 60 locals recommend
Cambodian Restaurant
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“intimate family-owned restaurant with great food and friendly service. Wine list is limited but the allow byob with very low corkage fee. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Café
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“Great cafe with some great food as well. Wonderful atmosphere to sit and work or just to relax.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“One of our favorite places to eat. Simple, healthy and delicious food and a fair price. The Fried Chicken and Grilled Pork Chop dinner are favorites. However, they change their menu frequently so sometimes they don't serve our favorites. Also, a great kale salad. The hours are short, they are only open from 11 - 8pm. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great vegan and veg choices. Amazing tap selection and plenty of beers, ciders, etc. to take to-go! Great place for meeting locals and hanging out. Mellow scene but can get a bit noisy.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Sometimes you just want to grab a delicious pizza after a long day of travel!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local barbecue and an Oakland institution. Usually taken to go, but they do have limited seating if you prefer to eat in.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Best coffee shop in the neighborhood. Locally roasted coffee, homemade empanadas, not at all pretentious. One of my regular spots. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Yoga Studio
“Just down the street. Love this local studio — amazing, friendly local owners. Some classes are more gentle. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great bbq and burgers one block away. Outdoor seating and dog friendly! My favorite is the salad w/ chicken.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Gym / Fitness Centre
“Good place for a work out, no competitiveness, great selection of machines, clean! Don't leave valuables in the car in plain view when you park there.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“West African cuisine. Some nights have live music and dancing. Walking distance.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Food
“I've tried several flavors and loved each one so far. The popcorn is always fresh, made In-house, and sold with a smile. My personal favorites includes the cheddar+chili lime mix (lovingly called the "Oakland mix" because so many people request that combo), Sea-salt caramel, horchata, as well as regular kettle corn.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“Nearby grocery store, nice selection of organic foods, no alcoholic beverages.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“I'm thinking fluffy pancakes, great frittata's and GRITS!! ... nice local breakfast haunt. On weekends prepare for long lines, but hey ... the people waiting are always interesting and fun!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Wor Wonton Soup pot stickers Green beans General Chicken Crab Butterfly”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Breakfast Spot
“Everything on the menu is amazing. Best if you wake up early because it gets busy!”
  • 60 locals recommend
Cambodian Restaurant
“intimate family-owned restaurant with great food and friendly service. Wine list is limited but the allow byob with very low corkage fee. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“One of our favorite places to eat. Simple, healthy and delicious food and a fair price. The Fried Chicken and Grilled Pork Chop dinner are favorites. However, they change their menu frequently so sometimes they don't serve our favorites. Also, a great kale salad. The hours are short, they are only open from 11 - 8pm. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“Great vegan and veg choices. Amazing tap selection and plenty of beers, ciders, etc. to take to-go! Great place for meeting locals and hanging out. Mellow scene but can get a bit noisy.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Sometimes you just want to grab a delicious pizza after a long day of travel!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local barbecue and an Oakland institution. Usually taken to go, but they do have limited seating if you prefer to eat in.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great bbq and burgers one block away. Outdoor seating and dog friendly! My favorite is the salad w/ chicken.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“West African cuisine. Some nights have live music and dancing. Walking distance.”
  • 7 locals recommend

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