by Susie Wyshak
Edible Excursions, a Bay Area food tour company has led many a foodie through the Ferry Building, the Mission District, and Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto. Starting in March, 2013, they’ll add Oakland’s new food goldmine — the Temescal district — to their gustatory adventures. On a sneak peak tour, we embarked on nothing less than artisanal food carnage, starting at the Sunday Temescal Farmers’ Market. The $75 tour is like an amazing 8 or so course tasting menu, where you usually get to meet the owner. Your palate journeys from sweet to savory, back and forth, with coffee in between.
While by the end, I felt as if I’d had a Thanksgiving meal, unlike at Thanksgiving, I really was giving thanks for the good people we met, the stories we heard, and the discoveries right there in our back yard of places new in town and ones we might not usually notice. Tour this then tour in person whether through the group or on your own.
Macarthur BART is just a few blocks away.