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Melanie Wong | Jun 30, 202110:59 AM     2

We've been tracking the movement to legalize home cooking operations for a number of years. As noted here, Alameda County recently voted to allow permits to sell, following the lead of Solano County and the City of Berkeley in the SF Bay Area. https://www.chowhound.com/post/alamed...

The first permitted microenterprise home kitchen in the Bay Area is slated to open July 1 in Berkeley. Bao House is owned by one of the founders of Foodnome.
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...

Social media is having fun trolling how homely and unattractive Bao House's filled buns appear to be. And expensive too at $4 apiece, however, I've not yet run across any reports of how they taste to see if they are worth the upcharge from other purveyors' pricing. Please do report back if you try them.
https://foodnome.com/menus/przwy?s=NB

I couldn't help be amused that WhatNowSF.com's article linked below chose to feature a photo of misshapen buns supplied by Foodnome that could be a winner in an ugly food competition. I have to wonder if promoting the unprofessional look is a strategic decision by Foodnome to recruit more home cooks to its own online platform by demonstrating how minimal the standards for market entry can be.

Quite a contrast from the stylized, food porn pix in Eater's coverage of the Riverside County home restaurants, the first to launch under California's AB626.
https://la.eater.com/2020/9/2/2141866...

And, remembering the profanity-laced response by Eddie Huang, owner of now closed Baohaus in New York to San Francisco's launch of The Chairman food truck (originally The Chairman Bao), I'll be watching for any reaction from him to the new venture's name as well.
https://ny.eater.com/2011/10/24/66421...

Foodnome Founder Turning Personal Home Into Bao House Restaurant What Now San Fransisco

Founder of Foodnome, Akshay Prabhu has received his permit to operate and is to open a first-of-its-kind legal home restaurant in the SF Bay Area...

whatnowsf.com
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