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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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Starter Bakery's Panettone

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month 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 1 month 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...

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Where to get free Thanksgiving meals in the East Bay

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 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 9 months 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 3 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 3 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 4 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...

Where to buy lobster in the East Bay?

Dave MP
by Dave MP 5 months ago

I'm hoping to buy some lobster to make my own lobster rolls at home. Anyone seen good sources of fresh, live lobster lately, particularly in Oakland or Berkeley?

Saul's Deli Walk Up Window | Berkeley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 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...

Pizza of the Day @ Nabolom Bakery | Elmwood - Berkeley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Seeing Nabolom Bakery & Pizzeria on the lists of Bay Area black-owned businesses was a reminder that I'd not yet returned under the new owners. https://www.chowhound.com/post/berkeleys-nabalom-bake...

Monterey Fish Market Curbside | Berkeley, Oakland & San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

The iconic Monterey Fish Market retail store has uploaded its inventory of fresh seafood, pantry items and supplies for easy online ordering for curbside pick-up at the shop in Berkeley. https://m...

Where can I buy Halloumi in the East Bay?

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by highfalutin 7 months ago

Grilled Halloumi cheese is a common, inexpensive fast food item in Berlin due to the large Turkish population there. I love eating it while I'm in Germany, but it's much harder to find in Oakland, ...

May 5 Webinar: Behind the Wines with Elaine Chukan Brown | Ep. 5 – Hardy Wallace, Owner and Winemaker, Dirty and Rowdy Family Winery

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

Catch up with Hardy Wallace, owner and winemaker at Dirty and Rowdy Family Winery and Steve Edmunds, winemaker and owner of Edmunds St. John. Sponsored by the Wine Institute https://discovercali...

Boichik Bagels in Berkeley?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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...

Peet's Coffee: Free shipping until April 14

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

"REE GROUND SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS, NO PROMO CODE NEEDED UNTIL APRIL 14, 2020 With the ever-changing coronavirus (COVID-19) affecting the way we work and play, we know that many are sticking clo...

At a growing number of coffee shops, getting a coffee to go means checking out a cup

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"If you buy a cup of coffee to go at Babette Café in Berkeley, California, later this month, you might not be able to get it in a disposable cup. The owners have one case of compostable cups left, ...

I just discovered Soofoo. They have it at Grocery Outlet too.

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by ltsering 6 years ago

I had a really good salad at the Whole Foods salad bar on Gilman -- kale, something called "Soofoo" (that I had never heard of), and a tangy lemon dressing. It was so tasty that when I saw a bag of...

Ryowa in Berkeley

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by Hiko Ikeda 18 years ago

This week's East Bay Express had the following review. Link: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/issues/2002-09-11/food.html/1/index.html

Looking for restaurant recommendation

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by Sarahhr93 12 months ago

Hi, I'm looking for a recommendation for a great restaurant for a birthday meal. I live in Berkeley but am happy to travel around the SF Bay Area, including to the city, and my maximum budget for 1...

Where can I find French butter in the north bay?

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by Soonyana 1 year ago

Would like to know specifically about where in Berkeley or Santa Rosa/Healdsburg? I know about the wonderful French store in San Rafael.......and the butter by BiValve at the farmers market is gr...