Soul Food Deals in Oakland
We've always depended on the kindness of strangers. That's why Oakland's Souley Vegan has us swooning like a Southern belle. With today's deal, pay $12 for $25 worth of fried okra, barbecued tofu, and anything else on the down-home menu. Owner Tamearra Dyson prides herself on serving the same food she dishes out to her own family: Southern plates that are hearty. This study in opposites prompted East Bay Express to name Souley Vegan "Best Southern Soul Food" and "Best Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurant" in 2011. We recommend trying the steamed black-eyed peas, sautéed with herbs, tomatoes, and onions. Offering soul food that's health-conscious? This deal is Southern hospitality at its finest. Want more? Check out Souley Vegan on Facebook.
Ringing in the new year with barely-there appetizers is no way to start off a thriving 2012. Put a little soul into your feasting with today's deal from Blackberry Soul Bakery & Café: Spend $10 and get $20 worth of food and drink at the café; or spend $30 and get a take-home bounty of sweet potato cornbread and greens to feed eight to ten people -- perfect for a NYE party spread (a $60 value). Caterer Rene Johnson whips up an achingly addictive smattering of soul food dishes, and her slammin' good sweet potato cornbread and fresh greens are definitely among her most-loved dishes. Or, pull up a chair at this 14th Avenue bakery and café, where the lemon-pepper wings, veggie sandwiches, and fresh red velvet cake will leave you happily buzzed in a soulful stupor. Whatever your other resolutions are, you'll get a head start on saving money and eating well when you score this deal before the calendar turns to 2012. Want more? Check out Blackberry Soul Bakery & Café on Facebook.