Join us as we celebrate the rich, vibrant cultural history and developing landscape of the Fruitvale district in Oakland, California in our Un-Cinco de Mayo taco tour.
Why? Because we can enjoy ourselves, eat, turn up AND uplift the truth for the people who experience it...and Oakland and the Fruitvale have gotten such a bad wrap that we are going to turn that around here!
In this tour, we will explore some of Oakland’s rich and complex history through food and drank, political, cultural, racial, economic and governance perspectives. In the same way Cinco de Mayo has been co-opted for commercial use, Oakland, too has been misunderstood and misrepresented, so we bout to learn today!
Be sure to book your spot on one of our upcoming tours. Book here
Want to do the self-guided tour on your own time? Check out our piece in Visit Oakland
We'll peruse a 6-block radius in the heart of the Fruitvale neighborhood, you'll have the opportunity to appreciate locals and businesses and the food, art, sights and relationships they have built over decades in partnership with community members, local government and developers.
Along the way we'll visit the best taquerias in the Fruitvale neighborhood - arguably the best tacos in the Bay Area. If you're a taco lover then this is a local mecca with over 17 taquerias in one square mile - it's taco heaven!
By the end of this walking tour you'll be able to sample different styles and types of tacos (depending on your preference), develop a palate for different salsas and toppings, get to know the culture and history of the Fruitvale District, and finally have the best taco of your life (in our opinion) .
What's included when you book a spot on the tour:
Learn more about the history of the Fruitvale and it's development with the Unity Council here
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Acacia is your proud guide and is excited to show the world the local places she has called home for a lifetime. After having been displaced from Oakland in childhood, she returned to the town and began working with local communities to support the cultural, social and economic empowerment of the people.
Having been a teacher at Castlemont High School gave her much insight into community development through education, and she is taking her experience in economic and community development and cultural tourism to share with you the incomparable and unique gems her city has to offer the world!