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Berkeley

Home to Chez Panisse, Berkeley has everything from great takeout to awesome Nepalese food. Chowhounds discuss the must-try restaurants plus where to find everything from lunch to dessert.

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Super Duper Berkeley

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by trueblu 24 days ago

First visit to this local burger chain. It seems to get a lot of recs on this board, but very few actual write-ups. We went with out of town guests: most had the mini (quarter pounder) burger. ...

Amphora olive oils and vinegars

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by trueblu 12 days ago

We live close to this store (on Domingo) in the East bay. We had often walked past it last few months: it was open for pick-up only so one couldn't enter to browse. It finally opened for browsing...

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Berkeley's Three Stone Hearth needs its Mason jars back

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 18 days ago

Three Stone Hearth in Berkeley that prides itself on sustainable packaging for its food products has put out another call to try to get its Mason jars back and refund customer deposits. The nationa...

Bao House Grand Opening, July 1, Berkeley MEHKO

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

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 Count...

British bangers in bay area?

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by trueblu 3 months ago

The variety of food and ingredients in the Bay area is truly incredible. But I still haven't come across the humble british banger in my sojourns. We're in the East bay, if that makes a differenc...

Historic Berkeley Chinese restaurant query

eatzalot
by eatzalot 10 years ago

Topic is Berkeley Chinese restaurants that opened before 1970. Some, I think, still operate. This discussion began in the long "Sichuan trend?" thread in General Chowhound Topics, here's a specif...

Online Seed Saving Class, 4/26 - Free

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"Learn how to grow out your vegetables and save seeds for next year’s crop! You will learn how to avoid cross-pollination so your seeds will be true to type (like the parents) and how to gather and...

Orange tier isn’t enough to convince these East Bay bars to reopen

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Not easy to decide when to reopen. I appreciate the thought and care the health and safety of staff and customers that these owners are weighing.

The New York Times Re-Starts The Bagel Wars

patsully
by patsully 5 months ago

It feels like this is going to go over about as well as peas in guacamole... "But no, to be clear: Emily Winston’s bagels are some of the finest New York-style bagels I’ve ever tasted. They just...

Need a sous vide machine? Or electric mixer? Berkeley Public Library to begin lending kitchen tools

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . The city’s popular Tool Lending Library is expanding its offerings to include kitchen appliances, making it one of the few libraries in North America — and the first in California — to lend...

Milk or Water Kefir Grains - Oakland/Berkeley

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by christini 6 months ago

Does anyone know of a place open now (Feb 2021) that is selling live water or milk kefir grains? Ideally in the East Bay

Pastries for the Lunar New Year at Masse's (Berkeley)

daveena
by daveena 9 years ago

I went up to Masse's to find a chocolate cake for a family member's birthday and was blown away by the gorgeous pastries they made for the Lunar New Year - yuzu eclairs with pale green icing and pa...

Saul's Deli Walk Up Window | Berkeley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

"Starting Monday August 10th Saul’s has a WALK UP WINDOW 8-8 8:00-11:30 breakfast!" What a tale . . . a buyer lined up to take over Saul's Delicatessen after a three-year search, only to have t...

Starter Bakery's Panettone

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Last week I was treated to a slice of panettone baked by Starter Bakery, recommended by "foodeye" here, https://www.chowhound.com/post/nightingale-breads-orders-panettone-pick-week-forestville-7539...

12/9 to 13 Halal Fest

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

America's largest Halal restaurant week and Eid festival started yesterday featuring restaurants across the SF Bay Area with dining discounts. Good selection of participating restaurants (see l...

Where to get free Thanksgiving meals in the East Bay

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

"Food pantries, restaurants, churches and community groups giving out Thanksgiving meals, and ways to volunteer or donate to these efforts. . . "' This list includes venues in Oakland, Berkeley ...

Chez Panisse Farm Boxes and Pantry Goods, Berkeley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Chez Panisse has joined the gaggle of restaurants helping consumers get their hands on top quality fresh produce and pantry items. Its online shop opens for orders on Friday at noon (and sells out ...

ISO fresh, shucked clams & clam juice

walkoffdinner
by walkoffdinner 9 months ago

I bought clams at Berkeley Bowl to cook & make the clam juice and it worked, but for the expense it did not provide more than 1/2 cup of clams. Please post if you know of a market that sells fresh ...

Daol Tofu and Pyeongchang Tofu - East Bay

Dave MP
by Dave MP 10 months ago

We've been enjoying takeout food from both of these restaurants during Covid, so much so that I wanted to write about it! Daol is in the spot where Casserole House used to be, on the southern end o...

RIP Lulu Peyraud

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Lulu Peyraud of Domaine Tempier has left this mortal coil. Rest in peace Lulu, 1917–2020, thank you for sharing your wonderful Provençal recipes and Bandol wines with the world. https://www.i...