Tao Yuen Pastry — Chinatown’s Most Popular Bakery

February 18, 2011 | Filed under: Hot Spots

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Chinatown seems to be the busiest pedestrian area of Oakland, which is probably why the crowd-loving oaktownman enjoys going there so much. And especially if you’re counting your pennies, oaktownman’s favorite bakery Tao Yuen Pastry is where you should go to pick up a snack.

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After waiting in a modest line to get in to this tiny hole-in-the-wall, try their pork buns (steamed or baked), shrimp balls, and potstickers for something savory.

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They also provide some tasty looking noodle dishes.

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And for desert, there’s delicious rice cakes, sesame balls, and more.

As seen in the photo below, a line does form out the door and down the street — an indication of the popularity and hopefully the quality of this cute little bakery.

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Tao Yuen Pastry

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816 Franklin Street, Oakland

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