OAKLAND ●Restaurants●Picnic Pick-Ups
Ratto’s International Market & Deli 821 Washington St./9th St.; downtown. In business since 1897, this deli operates out of a lovely turn-of-the-20th-century brick building stocked with bins of beans, bulk spices, hanging sausages, garlic braids, and fresh breads. There is sauerkraut from Germany, pepper from India, and morel mushrooms from France. A deli counter provides countless sandwich possibilities, and a picnic box can be pre-packed by reservation.