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My impression of Berkeley Bowl -first time there

Wendy Lai | Sep 3, 200210:55 PM

I was totally impressed and overwhelmed by the choices of fruits and vegetable at Berkeley Bowl.
We wanted to buy lots of stuff, but knew at the higher than normal prices, we need to choose wisely.
We saw some tiny watermelon labeled yellow doll something, which led us to assume these are a different varity of watermeleon which has yellow meat and is small. Excited, we bought three. We were toally ripped off! When I cut them open at home, I found pale pink watermelon, barely edible, tasted like really tough cucumber than watermelon. At close to three dollars each, we were not happy.
However, Berkeley Bowl redeemed itself with us with the Maui Gold pineapple. I couldn't resist the heavnly frangrance and bought one, even at the price of $4.99 each. At home when cut, we were rewarded with very sweet flesh and very heady scent of pinapple. I think the price was worth it.
The varity of scoop-you-own bins was also awsome. They seem to have everything from wild rice to sesame seeds to soy flour. I picked up some quinoa, hoping to experiment with this exotic grain at home some times.
The meat and seafood department also looked excellent though we didn't partake.
The parking was hell, the lines were very long.
If I visit Berkeley again, I'll definitly go back.

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