Eat Local This Weekend – National Small Business Week

By SLNext
In Dining Discoveries
May 5th, 2017

In celebration of National Small Business Week, check out a local restaurant this weekend!

Why shop local?  When you shop local at San Leandro businesses more money stays in the community. Local  businesses often purchase from local suppliers, service providers, and farms,  supporting a healthy business and revenue ecosystem in the city. Buying locally helps to grow community businesses as well as the region’s tax base. It is important to remember that local businesses are most often owned by people who: live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s welfare and future. A marketplace of thousands of small businesses is a way to ensure innovation and lower prices over the long-term.  Independent, locally-owned businesses recirculate a far greater percentage of revenue locally compared to absentee-owned businesses. In other words, going local creates more local wealth and jobs.

Make a difference by shopping locally at one of our community’s many small businesses!  Check out the new site San Leandro Eats for some great ideas, or visit one of these restaurants or food and drink spots in your neighborhood that has earned top ratings on Yelp:


Combo Sandwich with Turkey and Ham, Bara’s Grocery & Deli

Donut Design, 14799 Washington Ave # C, San Leandro, CA 94578

Donut Design is run by a husband and wife team, serving a great assortment of fresh donuts and pastries.

Bara’s Grocery & Deli, 14799 Washington Ave, San Leandro, CA 94578

Long-standing market since 1986, with a deli counter for made-to-order sandwiches, prepared foods, and specialty beers.

Rock & Roll Sushi, 579 Floresta Blvd Ste A, San Leandro, CA 94578

Offering great sushi selections and big portions, Rock & Roll is one of the top-rated sushi restaurants in San Leandro.


Harry’s Hofbrau, 14900 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94578

Established in 1954, the cornerstone of Harry’s is, and always has been, its famous whole roasted turkey.  Served in a sandwich, a dinner, or a special dish, Harry’s sells over 1,000,000 pounds of natural, whole-bodied Tom Turkeys a year.

Vallarta, 14366 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94578

Festive Mexican restaurant specializing in seafood dishes since 1993, popular for brunch on the outdoor patio.

Las Pacitas Salvardorian Bakery, 14760 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94578

Bakery offering traditional Salvadorian pastries, as well as savory pupusas filled with meats and cheese, and homemade tamales.



Freshly roasted duck, served hot every day at New Sang Chong Market

Coffee Time, 2105 Doolittle Dr, San Leandro, CA 94577

Coffee Time is a cozy corner coffee shop that opens early to serve fresh bagels of your choice and a variety of breakfast/ lunch items.

New Sang Chong Market, 13756 Doolittle Dr, San Leandro, CA 94577

An anchor grocery store to the Marina Faire neighborhood since 2012. Get anything from live fish to roasted duck!

Mai Thai, 13700 Doolittle Dr, San Leandro, CA 94577

Offering traditional Thai cuisine, including the classic Pad Thai, as well as a variety of curries, soups, and noodle dishes.


New Layout at Cordial Bottle Shop

Cordial Bottle Shop, 1111 MacArthur Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94577

Owned and operated by San Leandro residents, this small business is a new, up and coming specialty bottle shop that hosts free tastings for everything from wine to bourbons.

Boulevard Burger, 1027 MacArthur Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94577

A quest for a better burger led founder Desi Montoya to open his own burger joint after having worked for Paradiso Restaurant for over a decade. After experimenting with a blend of different ground beefs, Desi was finally satisfied with his unique blend of Grass Fed Angus Beef and seasonings.

Rubiano’s Pizzeria600 Dutton Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577

Local pizzeria, offering classic thin-crust pizzas with unique toppings and freshly made sauce, as well as Italian pasta, stromboli, and sandwiches.



Fresh baked Cupcakes@ Sweet Dees!


Sweet Dee Cupcakes & Snow Ice, 109 Pelton Center Way, San Leandro, CA 94577

Opened in downtown San Leandro since 2010, Sweet Dee bakes fresh cupcakes daily and offers shaved snow ice and a variety of candy.

Le Soleil, 1515 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94577

Busy Downtown eatery serving pho, clay pot dishes & an innovative menu of French-Vietnamese fusion cuisine.

East 14th Street Bakery & Cafe, 1780 East 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94577

This small Hong Kong-style bakery and cafe offers a wide variety of light and fresh desserts, such as the Mango Box Puff Pastry, as well as a juice bar and bubble teas.  Visit them after dinner, they are open late!


Gogo Sushi & BBQ, 699 Lewelling Blvd #112, San Leandro, CA 94579

A modern Japanese restaurant with its hand-crafted menu,being the culmination of the head chef’s 20 years of experience in the Bay Area’s renowned sushi scene.

Craw Station, 15040 Farnsworth St, San Leandro CA 94579

Visit Craw Station for fresh seafood with a Cajun spice, including shrimp, crab, and fish, as well as tasty beignets.

Saigon House, 15001 Farnsworth St, San Leandro, CA 94579

Family-owned Vietnamese restaurant serving their popular Bun Rieu dish as well as the tradition Pho.

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