Located in the beautiful Piedmont district of Oakland, Ba-Bite is a purveyor of fine Middle Eastern cuisine serving the neighborhood.
Photos by Tamara Albaitis
Ba-Bite comes from the Hebrew word babait, בבית, which means “in the home,” or “at home.” Our goal is to make delicious food like you would get at home. Our starting points are our own homes—here in Oakland, where the produce is bountiful and fresh and our favorite meal is a composed salad; in Mica’s childhood home in the Middle East, where hummus is a staple; and in Robert’s childhood home in Central Oregon, where Deschutes Brewery is the go-to for holiday lunch. As Ba-Bite settles in, the menu will reflect homey food from around the globe inspired by our favorites, by our staff, and by our community. The menu will change frequently, and we aspire to make Ba-Bite a little home away from home for all. However you say home—be it في المنزل, در خانه, evde, u siebie w domu, or any other variation—we hope to fill your belly in a way that would make your grandmother proud.
Mica Talmor and I (Robert Gott) have spent our working years in kitchens. Mica was a chef and pastry chef; I was a baker. For the past 12 years, we have been operating a successful Oakland-based catering company, Savoy Events. After many years feeding our loyal corporate and private clients, we felt that it was time to begin feeding our neighbors. With Ba-Bite, we aim to provide a casual dining environment with a constantly changing menu that reflects the flavors of our community.
The backbone of our operation is our staff. Many have worked with us for over a decade, and they are family to us. Our favorite part of the day is staff meal, when we all sit down to share food and laughter. We love our crew, and we think you will too.
We source locally, organic, and sustainably.
3905 Piedmont Avenue
at Montell Street
Oakland, CA 94611
Fri - Sat - 11a–8:300p
Sun - Thu - 11a–8:00p