Shopping and Dining Near The Esplanade

Alameda is home to one major shopping center, two primary business districts, and seven unique neighborhood shopping areas. These retailers offer clothing, office supplies, personal products, gourmet foods, home furnishings and a variety of other products and services.

It is also a town full of good food, from fine dining to casual fare. Choose from an extensive international selection — German, Italian, Indian, Mexican, Vietnamese, Thai — and of course, American cuisine.

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At Harbor Bay

Why Cook provides a refreshing and creative lunch and catering option within the business park offering unique dishes, soups and salads prepared fresh everyday, along with a full espresso bar. Why Cook is located at 1750 North Loop Road.

Also located in Harbor Bay Business Park is Cafe Ya'Sou which offers a wide selection of Mediterranean fare including hummus, spanakopita, dolmas, tzatziki and various soups, salads and sandwiches. Café Ya’Sou is at 1265 Harbor Bay Parkway, Suite 100.

Harbor Bay Landing
Within 1 mile of The Esplanade is the Harbor Bay Landing shopping center that offers a pleasing mix of stores including Safeway, a bank, CVS pharmacy, restaurants, service facilities, and dry cleaner.

5 Minutes Away

Park Street
In the center of Alameda is the Park Street shopping district. Here, you’ll find antique shops, clothing stores, restaurants, and other one-of-a-kind retail establishments.

South Shore Shopping Center
At the South Shore Shopping Center, you can choose from more than 80 stores, restaurants, and services, including the popular Trader Joe’s food store.

Hegenberger Road
Less than 10 minutes away to the south is Hegenberger Road, the main thoroughfare leading to Oakland International Airport from 880. Restaurants include Francesco’s, Café Salsa, the Green Garden Buffet and a variety of fast food options. Business-class hotels in the area also offer convenient meeting venues and accommodations for clients and staff.

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