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Oakland Berkeley Food Tour Recommendations

wanderlust21 | Mar 25, 2008 11:35 AM

East Bay Folks:

A friend and NYC Chowhound will be visiting at the end of this week and we've decided to do a food tour of Berkeley and Oakland on a weekday afternoon. As a SF city dweller, I'm looking for chowish budget-minded suggestions for Oakland or Berkeley -- places to get specific items, as opposed to a sit down lunch. No place is too divey. For example, a good Chinese pastry shop, place to get Taiwanese small dishes, shakes and boba, or one particular taco truck that has good al pastor or tripitas.

I've already searched the boards and reviewed the recommendations and comments about the places listed below. If you have other quick bite recommendations to add particularly, Vietnamese, Taiwanese, Chinese, Mexican -- they would be much appreciated.

Ici - ice cream
Cheeseboard - pizza and cheese
Delicious Food Co. - dim sum
Acme - bread
Bakesale Betty's - just o.k. to me.
Sketch - not my fave.

Sit Down Places
Pizzaiolo - pizza
Battambang - Cambodian
Peony - Vietnamese
Pho Hoa Lao II - Vietnamese
China Village - Szechuan
Sea Salt - out of budget

Thanks in advance!

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