.New Bar Bites at Hawker Fare

Hawker Fare is on a short list of maybe three or four restaurants I bring out-of-town guests to if I want to show them what Oakland’s food scene is all about. I love the casual vibe and the way the food perfectly straddles that line between “elevated” and “down-home.” The restaurant’s only flaw was that the short menu never changed — day in, day out, it was always the same set of rice bowls, the same limited selection of snacky appetizers.

So I was excited when I heard that, to go along with its newly-granted full liquor license, Hawker Fare has very quietly done its first significant menu revamp in the two years since it’s been open. Rest assured, all your favorites are still intact, but the “snack aisle” section has four new items — all available in limited quantities after 5 p.m., all designed to pair well with booze.


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