A Grand Lake Shopping District SOS


The Lakeshore Business Improvement District and the Splash Pad News have joined forces in order to best inform our neighbors as to what resources are currently available while also assisting the locally-owned, Grand Lake businesses we value so highly. Please note that the two lists that are linked below include the following information:

  • Restaurants, cafes, and bakeries that are offering takeout and/or delivery services
  • Retail shops offering online ordering and delivery services
  • Gift cards for friends, family or for yourself that will help individual businesses survive

These lists are being updated regularly. For corrections and additions please email: info@splashpad.org or  kira@lakeshoreavenue.com.

Please also follow us on social media: Lakeshore BID Facebook; Splash Pad Facebook; Lakeshore BID Instagram.

The abbreviated Cliff Notes spreadsheet version created and maintained by Kira is on THIS LINK.  All the nitty-gritty details are HERE.

Support Your Local Eateries:

Aisle 5 – Open from 1:00 to 6:00 PM daily for to-go orders only. Place an online order at their website or call ahead at 519-879-7053.  You may also purchase cans and bottles of beer or take home a growler of their house-brewed craft beer. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Rico Rico Taco – Open for takeout and delivery from 10 am to 10 pm daily, you can call (510) 922-8262, order online for takeout or use DoorDash for delivery.

Holy Land Restaurant – Holy Land Restaurant is open for takeout and delivery. Call (510) 272-0535 or order online with EZ CaterGrubhubUbereatsCaviar or DoorDash for takeout and delivery. They have the usual hours (11 am-9 pm). Also selling gift cards that can be used later or for cooking classes with the owner, Miri Levy, after the COVID-19 crisis. Great to buy for you or as a treat for you and some friends for later! Follow on Facebookand Instagram.

Ikaros Greek Restaurant – Open 11 am to 11 pm Tuesday-Sunday (5-11 pm Mondays). Call (510) 899-4400 for take-out and order delivery with UberEats for the duration of time of the Shelter-in-Place order. They are committed to staying open for the community and especially their employees, many of whom are losing hours or shifts at their second jobs.
Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Shakewell All orders are 10% off! Shakewell is open for pickup & delivery services only, Wednesday-Sunday, 11:30am-7:30pm until further notice. To place an order, call (510) 251-0329 or order through Caviar. Also selling their delicious wines by the bottle 25% off, gift cards, t-shirts, and hoodies if you pick-up. Special menu is on their website. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Lin Jiahas takeout Wednesday-Monday from 11:30 am to 9 pm. Please call (510) 835-8322 or order onlineGift cards are available online and please remember to scroll down to give tips on the “Tipping Wallet” as a way to help support them this immensely difficult time. Follow on Facebook.

Star on Grand  Open 7 days a week from Noon – 9 pm.  Take-out and delivery can be ordered on Caviar.  Gift cards are available. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Proposition Chicken is offering its full restaurant and catering menus for takeout and delivery. Place your online order or call them at (510) 808-5172. Delivery also available from CaviarDoor DashGrub Hub, Post Mates, and Uber Eats. For catering, please call (415) 278-1685. Gift cards are available for purchase in the restaurant. Open daily 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Lynn & Lu’s Escapade Cafe: Open on Saturdays and Sundays only from 8:30am-1:30pm for take-out or delivery by  Grubhub, Ubereats and DoorDash. Phone (510) 835-5705. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Bardo Lounge and Supper Club: Please buy gift cards or book future events by emailing  events@bardooakland.com or by phone (510) 836-8737. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Qi Dumpling Lounge is available for takeout and delivery through Grub HubPost Mates and Caviar. Phone number is (510) 823-2082, Hours are 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Follow on Facebook.

Neecha Thai is open for takeout and delivery 12:00-4:00 and 5:00-9:00 pm. Call them at or order takeout on CaviarUberEats or DoorDash. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Vegan MobDelicious vegan soul food! Open regular hours for now for takeout or delivery. Call (415) 513-5120 or order on Caviar or UberEats. Follow on Facebookand Instagram.

Zachary’s Chicago Pizza  Reduced hours from 11 am – 8:30 pm. Take-Out and delivery are available. For takeout, place orders online or phone (510) 444-1771. When picking up, please practice social distancing. They encourage payment via credit or debit card. Delivery is available through DoorDashUber EatsCaviar. Swag available here. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Top Dog has changed its hours to 12 to 6 PM Daily.  The number to call for take-out only is now 510 419 0333.

Yang Chow Restaurant: Open for takeout and delivery during regular restaurant hours. Open Tuesday-Sunday from 11:00 am-9:15 pm. To order, call (510) 444-1771 or order  on GrubHub,  Postmates.com,   Seamless.com,  Delivery.com,  Eatstreet.com,  Doordash.com.

Shogun Japanese Sushi & Grill:  Open daily from 5 pm – midnight for pick-up or delivery by GrubHubCaviar or UberEats. Phone (510) 499-8639.

Chao Thai Oakland is open everyday except Wednesday from 11 am to 9 pm. Order on GrubHub, Seamless and Postmates.

Quicklyhas regular hours (11 am- 8 pm) and is open for takeout or delivery. Please call (510) 922-1998 or order online through postmates.com,  doordash.com or ubereats.

Grand Lake KitchenGift Cards can be purchased HERE and swagon THIS LINK.  Closed for the foreseeable future.  As for what the future holds, we will update on our website and on social media.  Thank you for all the outpouring of love, the ridiculous tips for our staff and gift card purchases. Love, May, Dave and the GLK family.” Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Connie’s Cantina:  Open for take-out from Noon – 7 pm. Closed Sundays. Please phone (510) 839-4986 to order in advance of takeout.

Modigliani Cafe is now serving sandwiches, salads and milk shakes to go and for delivery by Caviar or GrubHub.

CANA is generally open most weekends 12-8 pm with takeout, curbside and delivery, please call 510 -832-1515 for more details and hours. They also have Gift cards. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

The Cheese Steak Shop is open regular hours for pickup and delivery. Please call (510) 832-6717 or use doordash.comgrubhub.comseamless.com.

Dozo Ramen: Open for pick-up or delivery only Tuesdays through Sundays.  Phone (510) 250-9275 to order on  Grubhub.

Lakeshore Cafe has gift cards that can be delivered or picked up when they reopen. Please email davidjsaidian@gmail.com for details. The physical location is closed for the duration of the Shelter-in-Place order. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

The Coffee Mill: Open 7 days a week from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. Full breakfast and lunch menu + coffee and fresh-baked pastries to go. Pick-up and free delivery ($40 minimum) within a 5-mile radius. $2 surcharge for each additional  5 miles. Phone (510) 465-4224 to place your order. Available on GrubHubPostmates.com,   Doordash.com. Follow on Facebook.

Colonial Donuts is open for takeout only. If you have a big order, call (510) 893-2503 or contact them on Facebook and Instagram.

Sister: Take-out service to commence as early as this Friday, March 20 and by next week, for sure.  Meanwhile gift cards are available at THIS LINK. Follow on Instagram.

Wild Rabbit Bakery: Open Saturday and Sunday, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm for pre-order takeout only. To place orders please visit wildrabbitbakery.com or call 510-766-2253 and leave a message to which they will reply within 24 hours.   New additions to their menu: Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese (serves 4), Brioche Loaf, Soup (changes daily). For families, “Cream Tea To Go” includes vanilla scones, strawberry jam, mascarpone, Earl Grey tea bags, and a selection of desserts. For orders over $75 hand delivery in the Grand Lake District by one of the owners can be arranged. Show some extra love by purchasing a gift card for you or a friend! Follow on Instagram.

Michael Mischer Chocolates is taking orders for shipping or delivery only. Please email orders to info@michaelmischerchocolates.com or place your order by phone at (510) 986-1822. Free delivery within the City of Oakland for orders over $25.00. They will be closed at their physical location until April 8 unless the Shelter-in-Place order is lifted. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Starbucks is open for takeout or delivery through Ubereats. They prefer that you order through their mobile app for takeout. Open daily 5:00 am-8:30 pm

Peet’s Coffee has takeout service and encourages you to use their Mobile Order Ahead app. They have free shipping if you order coffee to make at home on Peets.com through April 14.

Almond and Oak is now selling Gift Cards for use at a later date on THIS LINK.


Grocery stores and the Grand Lake Farmers Market are considered an “essential service” that provides food to the community.

Lakeshore Natural Foodsis open from 10:00 am-6:00 pm Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm on Sunday. They are limiting the number of customers allowed in the store at one time.

Lakeshore Produce is open 9:00 am-7:00 pm Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm Sunday. Please practice social distancing.

Trader Joe’s: They are only letting a limited number of people in at one time to keep social distancing. They have increased the frequency of cleanings and are paying close attention to high touch areas such as restrooms, register areas, grocery carts, and hand baskets. They have suspended all food and beverage sampling in-store.

Grand Lake Certified Farmers Market – Open Saturdays from 9:00 am-2:00 pm. Encouraged to remain in operation as an essential business that provides food in an open-air environment and serves as a critical component of our local food system. The market has implemented additional health and safety procedures to protect their staff, producers, and shoppers in accordance with state and county health orders for COVID-19:

  • Adding additional hand-washing and sanitizing stations
  • Increasing space between booths to maintain social distancing.
  • Requiring all prepared food to be sold to go.
  • Farmers are working to pre-pack produce for easier checkout and to maintain 6 foot social distancing among customers.
  • The CalFresh/EBT program and the $10 market match for free fruits and vegetables continues.
  • All entertainment and non-essential activities are banned.

NOTE to Grand Lake Farmers Market Customers:

  • Please limit your visit to no more than 30 minutes.
  • If at any time AIM Managers believe the market has too many shoppers on-site to maintain social distancing, market entry and exit will be limited and tracked.


Grand Lake Ace Hardware: Deemed as an “essential business”by the Shelter-in-Place order, they are open regular hours until further notice.  Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm.  Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm.  Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm. Please remember to practice social distancing.
Grand Lake Ace Garden Center: Open 6 days a week with very limited staffing.  Current hours are Tuesdays – Saturdays, 9-4. Sundays – 10-4.  Phone (510) 652-1936.

Ordinaire: Now offering wine for local delivery or curb-side pickup only. All orders must be completed remotely via phone or email. Email is preferred. info@ordinairewine.com.  More details on their website. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Walden Pond Books is closed but they gladly accept orders over the phone Mondays – Saturdays from 10 am – 5 pm. For books in stock, they are now providing safe and sanitized book pickup at the door. For special orders, book purchases will be publishers and distributors directly to your door. Phone (510) 832-4438. Follow on Facebook and Instagram

Oaktown Spice Shop: Shops closed. Online orders only with no curb pick-up. Free shipping on orders of $50 or more. Gift Cards available at THIS LINK. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Bay-Made: Currently working on online gift boxes that will be available soon!  Also, now selling digital gift cards that can be purchased for a future class, gift box, or redeemed when they open again. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Silver Moon Kids is offering 20% off your purchase and free local delivery while they are closed. Please see emails silvermoonkids@sbcglobal.net, contact via Facebook or Instagram or call (510) 835-2229 for details.

Adventure Toys and Learning Center is open for free local delivery! Order science kits, craft kits, puzzles, games, legos, activity books and more! Please call 510-452-6470 or email adventure3291@gmail.com for details. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Panorama Framing is closed until further notice but, in the interim, they are encouraging folks to stock up on gift certificates in the following amounts: $20 gift certificate, $60 gift certificate, $100 gift certificate. You can also phone (510) 629-1918 during regular hours.

The Cat House has set up an employee relief fund for their hardworking staff. “We know everyone is hurting right now and our hearts go out to you all! As have many other bars & restaurants, we started an employee relief fund for our wonderful, loving, hardworking staff. If you can afford to drop a dime, they could certainly use it! We love our team so much and we can’t wait for the day that we can reopen and welcome our wonderful community of regulars back in! 100% of donations will go directly to staff. The Cat Crew sends you much love from afar ♥️” Contribute to the relief fund HERE. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Alkali Rye(the reincarnation of Alchemy Bottle Shop) is, out of necessity,   planning the “softest” of “soft openings” with the late April launch of an online shop offering curbside pickup. If you sign up for their mailing list on the Alkali Rye website, you’ll be notified when they’re ready to take orders. In the meantime, Kori and Jessica are “wishing everyone safety and health in these challenging times!”

Urban Furniture & Boutique is closed but tomorrow, April 2 at 6:30pm, they are hosting a virtual happy hour art show featuring photographs by Kevin Mapp. This is their way to carry on their First Thursday art walk tradition, albeit via Instagram and Facebook Live. To contribute to an ongoing GoFundMe campaign that sustains their Single Moms at Work program, please click on THIS LINK

Heart and Dagger Saloon: is opening a Bottle Shop. It will be generally open Thursdays-Sundays, from 3:00-5:00 pm. Come pick up beer, wine, and spirits by the bottle to go! This includes products only found such as Heart & Dagger Saloon Private Select Woodford Reserve Bourbon! Bottle shop hours and offerings will change daily, so keep checking in. NOTE: the bar will NOT be open and we will not be serving individual beverages to go. Please pay via Venmo or cash. You can also contribute to their online fundraiser or buy merchandise on their ETSY shop. Get more details and follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Lee’s Discount Florist : Shop is not open, but delivery orders can be placed online or by phoning (510) 251-0880.

Wind, Chi and Water: Contact through their Facebook page for gift certificates and mail order.

FiveTenBrand‘s website is up and running and everything is priced 50% OFF. The store can also do screen-printing and embroidery in house. To place your specialorder, email details to printshop@510brand.com.   

GymboreeYou can buy packages and e-cards for future classes and play. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

All Things Hemp: Shop is closed until April but merchandise can be ordered online.  FREE SHIPPING  with a minimum $50.00 purchase. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Oak Common: Shop is closed but specialty items along with men’s and women’s clothing can be ordered online. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Brother & Sisters Flower Shop: Please buy gift cards online for use at a later date or to make a small donation. All donations go to support our staff during this time of uncertainty. They will be offering white-gloved, no-touch delivery and timed pickups soon. If you have any questions or requests, feel free to text 323-350-1042. Follow on Instagram.

Collected at Four 32 remains closed for the duration although their google business page does have merchandise that can be purchased by contacting owner, Anthony Bennett via this email address.

Virtual Fitness

Hipline is offering online classes for Shimmy while you Shelter-At-Home with Shimmy Pop, Power Pop and Dance Technique online, see the schedule here. You can also buy a gift card! Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Namaste Yoga and Wellness is helping us stay grounded with their virtual yoga classes. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Bar Method Oakland is offering live streaming classes. Please see their schedule here. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Professional Services

Grand Lake Veterinary Hospital:  We’re recognized in the Shelter-in-Place regulations as an essential service and we are keeping regular office hours. To protect our staff and our clients, we are however asking that you call for an appointment and make arrangements for your pet to be picked up curbside. Phone (510) 350-8538. Follow on Facebook.

Alchemy Restorative Medicine: Dr. Natasha Bernard is a board-certified Doctor of Osteopathy specializing in family medicine – as well as cosmetic and personal care. She is continuing to see patients in her office at 3338 Grand, is currently accepting new patients, and is exploring the possibility of offering virtual consults. For more information, phone (925) 526-5852. Follow on Facebook.

Lakeshore Family Dentistry: We are able to accommodate emergency cases.  Please call the office at 510-444-4331. Cases may be assessed by phone initially and if deemed necessary to be seen at the office, we will set up an appointment. We may also consider virtual consults via FaceTime or Google Duo. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

AVC digital Video: Available for video recording for safety training and for other essential services. They provide video services–either live streaming or video-recorded for quick playback. They have experience working with hospitals and first-responders and can set up the cameras while maintaining safe space and sanitary conditions. This provides a good way to reach out to people during this difficult time. Follow on Facebook.

Galleria Scola:  Owner Elida Scola welcomes virtual appointments using FaceTime. Customers with finished projects should phone first and arrange to pick up outside. Gift cards for yourself or a loved one can be purchased online as a way of showing your support.  Phone (510) 451-3525. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Ruth Stroup Farmers Insurance We are open for service by telephone, email, and zoom meetings. Follow on Facebook and Instagram

Young’s Automotive: Open 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Mondays – Fridays. Phone (510) 444-4185 for an appointment.

Brite Cleaners: 3349 Grand Avenue. Open limited hours: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Closed Sundays.

L & M Launderette: 3411 Grand Avenue.  Open 7 days a week.  Hours reduced through April 7. Now 7:00 am – 7:00 pm.

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26 responses to “A Grand Lake Shopping District SOS”

  1. Update to Walden Pond Books: They are now taking phone orders 7 days a week. They also have some titles available to purchase online through their BookShop page: https://bookshop.org/shop/waldenpondbooks

  2. Hey Ken! Thank you so much for providing this service to the local community. Although Panorama Framing, at 3350 Grand Ave. is closed until April 7, or whenever Alameda County sounds the all-clear, we encourage folks to stock up on gift certificates. Once we swing the door open, we’ll be ready to help everyone frame up all the cool photos and art they created during the zombie apocalypse.

    $20 gift certificate: https://tinyurl.com/yxy7em7a
    $60 gift certificate: https://tinyurl.com/ryecd7k
    $100 gift certificate: https://tinyurl.com/rbknyjp

    Although we’re not physically present, the shop can still be reached during regular hours at (510) 629-1918.

  3. Priscilla Wanerus Avatar
    Priscilla Wanerus

    Starbucks on Lakeshore was closed today (Sun Mar 22). No ETA on reopening.

    1. Ken Katz Avatar

      Priscilla, That’s been in the news the last day or two. They are closing almost their locations in the US for two weeks but they’ve agreed to pay those employees for 30 days. My guess is that they’re unlikely to reopen anytime soon. BTW: The only locations that are remaining open have drive-thru windows and also locations near hospitals where the need is going to be greatest. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-20/starbucks-closes-most-stores-in-u-s-and-canada-for-two-weeks

  4. Thank you, Ken and Kira, for providing a valuable resource. We’ve been sending the link to this article to customers who’ve reached out to us with questions about the survival of neighborhood businesses. This Splashpad Park article is also featured on our website’s “Neighborhood” page and on our Facebook page.
    Well done!
    Best Regards,
    Bob Fisher / Walden Pond Books

  5. Jme McLean Avatar
    Jme McLean

    Thank you so much for compiling this wonderful resource! We would like to also make sure that our neighborhood pizzeria and coffee shop are included in this list of small business resources available in our rich and vibrant neighborhood. Haddon Hill Cafe and Leaning Tower of Haddon Hill on Brooklyn just off of Lakeshore have consolidated into the pizza spot and for the time being, they are serving coffee drinks, fresh croissants, and fresh baked bread every morning — and (delicious) pizzas, of course. We rely on these shops year-round and want to make sure they are still here for us in the weeks and months to come! 510-444-6824

    1. Ken Katz Avatar

      I know that both businesses are huge assets to Haddon Hill but they’re more than a bit beyond our original geographic limits. Since Kira and I are having a hard time keeping up with updates, I’m going to say “No” for the time being but would highly recommend sending your suggestion to the manager of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce at officemanager@oaklandchamber.com. The Chamber’s Spreadsheet is city-wide and very well-done.

  6. Meg St. John Avatar
    Meg St. John

    Thank you so much!

    Any word on Cafe Romanat?

    1. Ken Katz Avatar

      Meg, I’ve tried in vain to reach Cafe Romanat by phone numerous times but just saw this on Grubhub: This restaurant is not taking online orders, but will be soon.

      1. Meg St. John Avatar
        Meg St. John

        Cafe Romanat is open for Take-out!!! Call (510) 444-1800.
        I am so relieved that they are OK. And happier still that I got to have a yummy dinner of Ethiopian scrumptiousness on Saturday!

  7. Patricia Durham Avatar
    Patricia Durham

    Ken, and others, thanks so much for this invaluable list. We will use it and circulate it to family and friends who may not be on your mailing list. Really appreciate knowing how we can help our neighborhood businesses. Really appreciate that they are able to stay open in some form, allowing their businesses to sustain viability and their staffs to remain employed, until some semblance of normality returns. Bravo and thanks to all of you!!

  8. Mittie Igo Avatar
    Mittie Igo

    Well done, Ken and Kira!
    Thank you.

  9. Janet Maughan Avatar
    Janet Maughan

    Thank you for your thoughtfulness and dedication. So appreciated.

  10. Una Stephens-Hardy Avatar
    Una Stephens-Hardy

    Thank you Ken and Kira for taking the time to compile and provide us with this incredibly helpful information. Very much appreciated.

  11. Janis Clark Avatar
    Janis Clark

    Thank you for keeping us updated! Your efforts and work are so much appreciated by so many.

  12. Audrey Robinson Avatar
    Audrey Robinson

    Thanks for the important community information!

  13. Carol Ladewig Avatar
    Carol Ladewig

    Thank you Ken and Kira – good to know

  14. Thank you so much for this! Appreciate your hard work as always.

  15. Thank you so much Ken and Kira for this special edition. Very helpful for the ‘hood.

  16. Thank you for this, Ken and Kira!

  17. Ken Katz Avatar

    Comments, Additions, Corrections – All Welcomed!

    1. Randy & Lucy Glover Avatar
      Randy & Lucy Glover

      Thank you so much for your hard work in compiling this very important information to keep our neighborhood businesses alive!

    2. Georganne Walker Avatar
      Georganne Walker

      Thanks, Ken, for all of this helpful information! We will happily give the neighborhood businesses our dollars.

    3. Doug Chin Avatar
      Doug Chin

      Ken and Kira, Thank you so much for this great info! We plan to support the local businesses as much as possible.

    4. Thanks Kira and Ken,
      The “K” team rides again. Your generous commitment is a gift in this time of crisis. We will get through this together.

    5. Fantastic, thank you.
      Any word on Hunan Village?