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.
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.
They also provide some tasty looking noodle dishes.
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.
Tao Yuen Pastry
816 Franklin Street, OaklandTags: Chinatown, Food