Eat Real Festival returns to the Oakland Waterfront - Orion

Eat Real Festival returns to the Oakland Waterfront

More Oakland waterfront fun is on the way! The annual Eat Real Festival is returning to nearby Jack London Square on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 & 22, only 1.6 miles from Orion. Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. 2019 marks the eleventh year for Eat Real by celebrating good food with a focus on artisan food craft, street food, craft beers, local wines and delicious cocktails—all featuring sustainable local ingredients.

Expect more than 50 food trucks and vendors, as well as free culinary demos and ticketed food classes. Hours are 11am-10pm on Saturday and 11am-6pm on Sunday.

Live Entertainment:​

Watch food demos by local chefs on our outdoor stage, dance to music by local DJs VAMP and Push the Feeling, stop by the kid zone to play lawn games, and sign up for private on-site cooking classes and learn from experts at Farmcurious, Happy Girl Kitchen, Ploughshares Nursery, Preserved and Sea Forager:

Fall and Winter Edible Gardening with Ploughshares Nursery (Sat or Sun). Learn to keep your garden thriving through fall and winter with Ploughshares Nursery.

Butter and Crème Fraîche with FARMcurious (Sat or Sun). Learn to make crème fraîche and cultured butter and completely elevate your home entertaining game!

Ricotta + Chèvre: Two Cheeses in Under 10 Min with FARMcurious (Sat or Sun). Become a cheese whiz with FARMcurious! Get the biggest bang for your cheesemaking buck with these two cheeses that are so easy to make at home and simple to fit into a busy schedule.

Quick Pickling + Canning with Happy Girl Kitchen (Sat or Sun). Learn the secret to quick vinegar pickles and canning with Todd Champagne of Happy Girl Kitchen.

Fermenting Vegetables: Pickles & Krauts with Preserved. Learn to create perfect pickles and the sauer-est kraut’s with Oakland’s own Preserved.

Seafood Butchery Class with Kirk Lombard, the Sea Forager. Sharpen your knowledge about local seafood and break down the basics of butchery with Sea Forager, Kirk Lombard.

Eats: 50+ sustainably sourced menus from food artisans.

Aburaya / Bocadito / Bombzies Bbq / Buckhorn Truck / Cochinita / Cocina Del Corazon / Co Nam Restaurant / Curry Up Now / Fat Face / Forge Pizza / Frozen Kuhsterd / El Meson De Violeta / Gerard’s Paella / Get Low Dumplings / Good To Eat Dumplings / Gussie’s Southern Table And Bar / Happy Girl Kitchen / Helping Food Truck / Humphry Slocombe / Izzy’s Cheesesteaks / Jeepney Guy / Just Date Syrup / Ilava Hawaiian Bbq / Jolloff Kitchen / Jamnation / Kolobok Russian Soul Food Truck / Koolfi Creamery / Licensed 2 Grill / Little Gem Waffles / Lucia’s Berkeley / Lucky Dog Hot Sauce / Me So Hungry Too / Mi Granny’s Kitchen / Mon’s Thai / Old Damascus Fare / Poki Time / Pye / Renewal Mill / Rockos Ice Cream Tacos / Roderick’s Bbq / Samara’s Southern Creations / Shades Of Sugar Bakeshop / Smokin Woods Bbq / Tacothai / Tacos Y Chelas / The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen / The Southern Comfort Kitchen / Ultimate Souvlaki / West Handmade Burgers

Drinks: 30+ craft beers, local wines, delicious cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages

21st Amendment / Almanac Beer Co. / Anchor Beer / Boochcraft / Califia Farms / Crooked City Cider / Drake’s / Electrolit / Faction / Firestone Walker / Forager Project / Fort Point Beer Co. / Ghost Town Brewing / Gt’s / Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. / Harmless Harvest / Henhouse Brewing Co. / Hidden Star Orchards / Kevita / Laughing Monk Brewing / Modern Times / Old Kan Beer & Co. / Original Pattern Brewing Company / Red Branch / The Rare Barrel / Temescal Brewing / Topo Chico / Venus Spirits / Woods Beer Co. / Zico…plus more to come!

Get all the info on vendors, tickets and more at the festival’s website.

Image Credit: Eat Real Festival on Facebook


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