It wouldn’t be Friday at the lower Broadway farmers market without the “Classic” flatbread rolled sandwich at Reem’s pop-up for lunch: Gently sweet Arab bread griddled on a man’oushe, which is like a comal that cooks tortillas,
then dusted with za’atar spices, and filled with mint, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Simple and fresh. But now, beginning next week, most every day can be Friday, since Reem’s Bakery will now be open in the Fruitvale, in the village near the BART station. Reem’s pre-grand opening is this Friday, complete with tunes by DJ Emancipation, the debut of a new mural, plus snacks and drinks. And then, on Tuesday, Reem’s opens for good; hours are Mondays through Fridays, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. I’m pretty stoked.
The pre-grand opening party is Friday, May 12, 6-8pm, and the grand opening is Tuesday, May 16, 7am-3pm. 3301 E. 12th St, Ste. 133, Oakland. ReemsCalifornia.com.
The East Bay’s alt weekly. Published since 1978 on the east shores of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Express features original local news reporting and coverage of events, music, arts and restaurants in Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda and other parts of the vibrant East Bay, a cultural epicenter of Northern California.