New snack stop in Oakland – Scarecrow Popcorn

Liz Jobst, mom to baby Henry, sent in this note after a pitstop at Scarecrow Popcorn.

Scarecrow Popcorn in Oakland

After some Sunday afternoon shopping on Lakeshore Avenue, this seemingly always ravenous baby mom stopped into the newly opened popcorn shop, Scarecrow, for a snack. That afternoon there were five flavors to choose from – movie butter, jalapeno gold, kettle corn, cheese, and caramel – and they gave me generous samples before my purchase.

The popcorn is sold in three sizes: small $3, medium $6, large $12. A small was more than enough for me and would probably serve two younger kids. The shop is tiny, barely enough room for a few customers and a stroller, but you could easily enjoy your snack with kids at Mandana Plaza at the end of block.

As a caution, the cheese popcorn was well coated and left a mess on my hands. Thankfully my diaper bag is well stocked with baby wipes but you might want to grab some extra napkins.

Scarecrow Popcorn is located at 3435 Lakeshore Avenue.

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    • Liz Jobst says

      Yes, the store owner told my friend that popcorn should not be given to kids until they are around four years old as a guideline. Thanks for adding in that word of caution.

  1. says

    Two things.
    #1Chicago has a well-known popcorn chain made famous in part by its mix of caramel and cheese ‘corn. I’ll bet Scarecrow would do this mix for you, and trust me — it tastes far better than it sounds.
    #2 The parent in me feels compelled to add that popcorn is something like the #1 or #2 choking hazard for kids … especially younger ones ……..

  2. says

    Liz, you are absolutely right…my darling nephew sustained irreparable brain damage after choking on popcorn…..popcorn is a delicious snack, but please, please be aware that it can also be a hazard for small children.

  3. Cara says

    I popped in the other day and got Chicago Mix (caramel and cheese together) and white cheddar dill. Both were delicious. We made the stop before hitting up Fairyland with friends, and the popcorn was a nice mom snack while the kids ran around the Old Town section of Fairyland. I will definitely make this a stop before Fairyland again:)
    And, yes, of course don’t give popcorn to little kids.