Best Gourmet Food Court

Swan's Market

The province of airports and shopping plazas, food courts don't normally garner much attention for the quality of their cuisine. But Swan's Market isn't your typical food court. Over the past couple of years, the former home of the historic Housewives Market has quietly reinvented itself into one of Oakland's most exciting dining destinations — especially the building's main food hall, with its bustling communal dining area and diverse food offerings. Will you go for chicken karaage or a steaming bowl of udon from AS B-Dama? An oyster po'boy from The Cook and Her Farmer, or a pork belly taco from Cosecha? Or maybe you're more in the mood for an adult beverage from the Hen House/Deep Roots Oakland wine bar in back. Of course, the best thing about a food court is that it doesn't have to be an either/or.

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