I love sharing places in San Francisco on my blog, but I've also got a lot of love for the East Bay, so I'm committed to sharing more gems from the other side of the Bay. I'm starting off with a tour of one of my new favorite East Bay spots- Grand Fare Market in Oakland, owned by wife and husband duo Freya and Doug.
The market had its second grand opening at the beginning of August and it's been packed ever since. Through the front doors of the royal blue exterior, the market, complete with a deli and coffee shop, is bright and so inviting to the neighborhood. Tucked in the corner past the coffee shop is Brother and Sisters, the most darling flower shop adorably named after the owners' son and two daughters. It's a tiny little thing and flowers are pouring out from every space possible.
There's so much to love about this place, but my favorite has to be the spacious patio adorned with string lights hanging from every tree top. Every seat cushion is replaced with a faux fur throw and the marble table tops are Instagram gold. During our morning at the market, we saw countless regulars catching up with their friends over a cup of coffee and it's easy to see this has quickly become a neighborhood favorite.
Grand Fare Market / 3265 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610