Hours: Tue.–Fri. 2–9 p.m.
What started as a pop-up, catering, and delivery business has turned into a thriving, takeout-only brick-and-mortar in East Oakland. As the name suggests, Flip N Soul serves a mix of Filipino and soul food, which reflects the owners’ backgrounds and decades of family recipes. Some staples are available every day — lumpia, grilled steak, and chicken adobo among them — but rotating daily specials, such as roasted crab over garlic rice on Thursdays, are a major draw. The Flip team throws quite a few things in the fryer, and the best of them is the fried shrimp, which arrive just-cooked and juicy with an extra crunchy, panko crust.
Payment Type: Cash, all major credit cards