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Oakland’s Eat Real Festival

A woman eating a skewer of meat at a busy festival

If you call the luxury apartments in the Jack London District your home, you should be no stranger to amazing festivals and the like rearing their head with regularity. Case in point? The upcoming Eat Real Festival, taking place on September 21st and 22nd, and giving residents of Jack London Square (and Oakland in general) an opportunity to chow down on some tasty good food and drinks. You won’t want to miss it, so here’s what you’ll need to know in advance of the event itself.

Breaking Down the Eat Real Festival

Since we’ve already answered the questions of where and when, let’s tackle the “what” of the matter, shall we? The Eat Real Festival is both an opportunity to eat amazing food and an opportunity to be educated about that where that food comes forom and its unique story:

“Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it.

Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% free of charge, all food is affordable, and incorporates delicious, regionally-sourced, and sustainably-produced ingredients.”

If that all sounds important to you, then you’re in good company, because the organizers of the event agree, and believe in the very real cause of raising awareness about food systems, how they affect us, and how we can all exert some influence for the better.

With some luck, events like this will help expand the role of food entrepreneurs (and inspire new ones to change the system in positive ways. What’s more, the Eat Real Festival also helps support Baykeeper, which, if you weren’t aware, is a non-profit that’s dedicated to helping keep the San Francisco Bay as clean as possible. In attending the event, you’re helping support not one, but two amazing causes.

Now, the specific schedule of events for the Eat Real Festival hasn’t been posted yet (you’ll have to keep checking out the newsletter for that), but you can already start learning about what sort of vendors will be there. The list includes all manner of food truck and food cart, representing such options as tacos, BBQ, falafel, salads, sandwiches, curry, grilled meats and vegetables, noodles, fruit, ice cream, hot dogs, and more.

You can learn more about the specific vendors here, and, if you’re interested, might even apply to be a vendor yourself? Regardless, be sure to save some time in your schedule to attend, and show up ready to chow down.

More to Love About the Luxury Apartments in the Jack London District

Festivals like the Eat Real Fest are great, and just another part of what makes living in this part of Oakland such a joy. There’s even more to experience around the neighborhood, though, and amazing communities like Fourth Street East put you in the perfect position to enjoy it all. Come see what it’s all about for yourself. Learn what Fourth Street East has to offer, then make this your new home within the spectacular East Bay.