By some miraculous force, we’ve made it to the first week of August. And while we’re sure you’re busy binging Outer Banks or coming to terms with your renewed obsession with Tom Daley, if you’re looking for other ways to fill your time, we’ve got ideas. Five, to be exact.
The Golden Gate Park Band
If you’re looking for a new dessert spot, check out Sweet Glory. The former pop-up is now a dessert cafe/bakery in the Tenderloin where you can get taro crepe cakes, pandan croissants, and fresh fruit toasts, along with coffee and juices to wash it all down.
Snail Bar is a new natural wine bar in Oakland that recently made it onto our East Bay Hit List, which means we wholeheartedly recommend making space on your calendar and getting here, immediately. Aside from wine, they also have a food menu, which changes often, but you’ll probably see things like arepas topped with shrimp and herbs, a platter of oysters and scallop crudo, and, of course, snails.
Fluid Cooperative Cafe
Fluid Cooperative Cafe, open as of August 2nd, is the newest addition to the La Cocina Municipal Marketplace in the Tenderloin. The trans-owned cafe focuses on centering trans and gender non-conforming communities, and currently features coffee by three queer- and trans-owned roasters. They’ll eventually have an expanded menu and more specialty coffee drinks, but for now, you can stop by for a cafe de olla and pastries by other La Cocina vendors.
Fog City Flea
Every Sunday through December 15th, the Ferry Building will once again host local vendors at their flea market from 10am-5pm. Head over to the first floor of the marketplace by the South entrance to check out the merchants - and when you’re done, grab some oysters, fresh bread, or burgers and soft serve from the Ferry Building and eat it all at their spacious outdoor seating area on the back plaza.