BART Station:12th St. Oakland City Center
Walk Time:10 minutes
Did someone say meatless barbecue? At Oakland’s Souley Vegan, such tasty delights are no joke. Pairing Louisiana-style soul food with occasional live bands, Oakland’s vegan creole experience gets a lot of hype for its barbecue and fried morsels. Southern fried tofu, seitan and veggies hit the hot oil to hit the spot alongside sauteed greens and vegan versions of mac ‘n’ cheese, biscuits and gravy, and more. All in a homey music-loving locale that makes for a dining experience that’s music to many ears and mouths.