Montclair Village is a charming and vibrant community, nestled in the beautiful, tree-covered Oakland Hills. The Village’s quaint aesthetic is home to a bustling commercial district. Business owners embrace personal service for all clients and customers, and many validate parking in the Montclair garage at the top of La Salle. Make Montclair Village your destination, over 200 retailers, service providers, restaurants, and financial institutions are waiting to serve you! Looking for a gift? Need a convenient place to pick up groceries or prescription drugs? Montclair Village has it all.
And, close access to world-class hiking trails and bike routes, makes Montclair Village is the perfect spot for a sandwich, snack, bike repair, haircut, or massage before or after a day on the trails.
Come, shop, stroll in beautiful Montclair Village; there’s no other place like it in Oakland.
A Taste of Montclair Walking Tour
Beginning this December, in order to personally re-introduce Oakland to locals, and introduce it to travelers, food author Serena Bartlett will lead Food-centric walking tours through Montclair Village.
Tucked in the redwood-dotted hills of Oakland, Montclair is a hidden gem in the East Bay food scene. Along this 2 1/2-hour walking tour you will go in-depth about professional food and drink tasting techniques, learn about coffee — how to taste it, brew it, store it — hear about the early days when the Medau family was perched in this once-logging town, and meet some of the neighborhood’s most vibrant characters.
Even if you think you know Montclair, you’ll get a fresh take on the goodies these storied streets have to offer after going behind the scenes at delicious spots like Amba, Kakui, and Farmstead Cheeses and Wines — get baking tips and try the best almond tea cake in the bay at Someone’s in the Kitchen.
The tour includes lots of food so bring your appetite! Experience the real Montclair with local travel guide author and food writer Serena Bartlett.
Share with your friends and family, or simply join in the fun. Cost per person is $45, including parking at Montclair Parking Garage on La Salle Avenue and a handy map of the locally-owned shops in Montclair.
Make your reservations and get your questions answered by emailing Serena at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, go to http://www.grassroutestravel.com/
We asked residents and businesses what kinds of changes and new businesses are desired in the Village, to make it a better place to shop and work. Click here for the replies we received. Some will give you a chuckle, some are blunt, but all are helpful as we work with property owners and managers to bring change to the Village.
The Village Association, is developing a Master Plan to improve and upgrade the public spaces in the Village. Click here to learn more about this important project.
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