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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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Ono Bakehouse | Berkeley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

In July I finally had enough confidence in my schedule to be able to pre-order from Ono Bakehouse in Berkeley for pick-up. With the opening fanfare, the bakery had been selling out most days and or...

Gregoire May Lunch Menu - any reviews?

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by lmnopm 14 years ago

The Montana roasted beef with crispy fried onions in baguette and Grilled chicken breast quesadillas with bacon & poblano have my attention but I haven't had a chance to make it over there yet. I'...

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Tzigane
by Tzigane 1 month ago

Hello all, I have to admit to not even being able to read the site much this past year. We did cook quite a bit at home but after the kitchen, writing about what we did was not what ever happened....

Boichik Bagels in Berkeley?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Boichik Bagels opened its long-awaited brick and mortar on Black Friday in the venue where Noah's got its start. Yesterday morning I stopped by the one-week old shop a little after 10am to find a s...

British bangers in bay area?

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by trueblu 9 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...

Starter Bakery's Panettone

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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...

NYT Cooking: How Samin Nosrat Makes Thanksgiving Less Boring

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Samin demonstrates how to make three flavor-packed condiments to liven up the Thanksgiving meal.

Free pint of Humphry Slocombe Cornflake Crunch ice cream for the vaccinated

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"IT’S BACK. ALL our Bay Area scoop shops are restocked and ready! Where are all my VAXXED people at? Y’all done good. Now we want to return the love. For the entire month of September, any guest w...

Amphora olive oils and vinegars

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by trueblu 6 months 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...

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 ...

Smokehouse (Berkeley)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 5 months ago

I was in the East Bay today and decided to have lunch at the Smokehouse, the burger place that started in 1951. I hadn't been there in maybe 30 years, and was reminded of it recently by an article ...

Super Duper Berkeley

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by trueblu 7 months 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. ...

Berkeley's Three Stone Hearth needs its Mason jars back

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months 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 7 months 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...

Historic Berkeley Chinese restaurant query

eatzalot
by eatzalot 11 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 9 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 10 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 11 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 2 years 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...