GoodDay Interview's Bay Area Vegan Mob Owner Toriano Gordon

The Vegan Mob is an event with plant based soul food & BBQ and the event’s creator was in the studio with a preview of the menu!

Former Rapper's Latest Hit is Serving Vegan BBQ with a Side of Dance Videos

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, Oakland’s Lake Park Avenue vibrates with activity. A neon green structure that used to house the neighborhood’s iconic Kwik Way Drive-In beckons Oaklanders to line up down the block for heaping plates of barbecue brisket, ribs and shrimp.

The East Bay is in the Midst of a New Vegan Renaissance

In case you haven’t noticed, vegan food is having a moment. Again. As of late, it seems like every other restaurant opening in the East Bay has a menu touting plant-based fare, from vegan sushi to Italian food.

Hip-Hop has Become an Influencer in the Bay Area Restaurant Industry

In the last verse of his 2016 Christmas-inspired song “Bad Santa,” Oakland rapper 4rAx said he planned to “pull up on Chef Smelly,” meaning he was going to visit the Oakland pop-up restaurant specializing in Creole food.

Is Super Bowl Sunday a Great Day to Get Into SF’s Hottest Restaurants?

Non-football-fans are wondering if SF’s Super Bowl mania means popular restaurants will be empty.

Vegan Food Ideas for the Big Game

OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — It’s easy to find places serving up typical tailgate food, like burgers and chicken wings.

The Best New Restaurants in the East Bay, January 2020

From hype-worthy taco trucks to Nashville hot chicken, these are the spots where the food-loving crowds are flocking

Dine & Dish: Super Bowl Snacks

OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — Are you ready for Super Bowl Sunday? If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party or heading to one, KRON4’s giving you a chance to be the Super Bowl snack MVP. And remember — anything less than super is a personal foul.

Vegan Mob Re-Opens in Oakland After Selling Out of Food on Opening Day

When chef Toriano Gordon poked his head out of the kitchen of his Oakland restaurant, Vegan Mob, an hour before it began its first day on Saturday morning in Oakland, a line of customers was already stretched around his building.

Vegan Mob Opens Permanent Resturant In Grand Lake, Sells Out Of Food After First Day

Vegan Mob, the Oakland-based meatless BBQ pop-up — which garnered a cult-like following this past spring — now has less temporary roots in the Bay Area, taking over the Grand Lake staple Kwik Way Drive-In, with long lines in tow.

Vegan Mob Is an Overnight Hit in the Former Kwik-Way Building

Oakland's new vegan barbecue and soul food joint sold out on its first day in business.

Vegan Mob Mashes Up Plant-Based Barbecue and Hip-Hop Culture

Chef Toriano Gordon spreads veganism and positivity one plate at a time.

New Oakland Soul Food spot Reminds Us Vegan Food is Part of Black Culture

Oakland’s black-owned Vegan Mob restaurant ran out of food six hours into its first meal service in October. The business, on Lake Park Avenue in Oakland’s Grand Lake neighborhood, was equipped to serve a few hundred that day, not the thousands who arrived.

Oakland Eats: Brenda’s debuts Temescal location, Vegan Mob BBQ Arrives in Grand Lake, more

Here's the latest news from Oakland's food scene. In this edition: a San Francisco-based chef has brought her New Orleans-inspired fare to Temescal, a popular vegan barbecue pop-up has found a space in Grand Lake, and a bistro offering Thai cuisine is set to move into the former KronnerBurger spot on Piedmont Avenue.

Around Lake Merritt, Oakland is Quietly Finding its Culinary Soul

Oakland’s black-owned Vegan Mob restaurant ran out of food six hours into its first meal service in October. The business, on Lake Park Avenue in Oakland’s Grand Lake neighborhood, was equipped to serve a few hundred that day, not the thousands who arrived.

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