Get dishes from a “Top Chef” alum in Oakland at Brown Sugar Kitchen

West Oakland has a leader in the food world. Chef-owner Tanya Holland you saw on Bravo’s “Top Chef” (Season 15). She’s a culinary diplomat, representing soul food in her appearances around the world. What’s that got to do with your hunger? Get the down-home dishes everyone’s talking about at Brown Sugar Kitchen: buttermilk fried chicken, oyster po-boys, Creole meatloaf, gumbo...how are you not drooling all over your smartphone right now? 

Vibemap Tip: On their website, there’s an option to donate meals to hungry neighbors through Brown Sugar Kitchen’s participation in the Oaklanders Supporting Oaklanders Initiative.


Where to Picnic ⎸Drive to leafy De Fremery Park and afterwards grab a coffee at Kilovolt Coffee.

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