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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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Inside UC Berkeley’s Food Pantry

by Melanie Wong 20 days ago

"... Students are three times more likely than the average Alameda County resident to be food insecure: 44 percent ve...


medlar commented 18 days ago

High dining seafood bay area for father's 80th b-day

by Mastove 2 months ago

Need out of this world fresh seafood experience for father's 80th birthday. Need absolutely best of the best. Quality...


Cheesy Oysters commented 1 month ago

Kimchi in East Bay

by Dave MP 3 months ago

I feel like I may have asked this in the past, but I'm asking again. Does anyone have recommendations for kimchi sour...

Dave MP

Dave MP commented 2 months ago

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Mexican Herbs

by amohler 2 months ago

Any recommendations on where to buy fresh herbs such as quintonil or chepil in the Oakland/Berkeley area?

Chengdu Style Restaurant (Berkeley)

by Civil Bear 2 years ago

Chengdu Style Restaurant has been mentioned in Chowhound, but I think it's worthy of its own thread, if for nothing e...

Melanie Wong

Melanie Wong commented 2 months ago

Seeking Lovely Restaurant That's Good for Conversation

by jessinEC 3 months ago

Hi. My Dad is coming to Berkeley for his 80th birthday. We'll be a party of 9, including some kids, a vegetarian and ...


jessinEC commented 3 months ago

Bay Area visit August 2018

by jangita 4 months ago

We are here,in Oakland, for a week and it's been so hard to choose but here's what we've done so far: Dinner at A...


tre2012 commented 3 months ago

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Nice Solo Dinner at Ippuku in Berkeley

Civil Bear
by Civil Bear 3 months ago

Passed by Ippuku after the Cal game today just as they were opening up so I thought I would pop in. Just a 5-minute w...

80th Birthday Celebration

by coonyham 4 months ago

My mom turns 80 next week and we are taking her to the Russian River for a long weekend. Unfortunately, our plans to...


Multifoiled commented 4 months ago

Saha, Berkeley

by Ruth Lafler 9 months ago

It looks like there haven't been any posts about Saha since it moved to Berkeley a year and a half ago. That's partly...


kzukor commented 8 months ago

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Roof Top Social & Indigenous Food, Berkeley, Mar 17

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

Collaborating Chefs: -Crystal Wahpepah (Kickapoo) of Wahpepah's Kitchen -Vincent Medina (Chochenyo Ohlone) of Conte...

Bartavelle - former Cafe Fanny [Berkeley]

by Robert Lauriston 6 years ago

Opened last week. Sightglass coffee, porridge, pastries, Acme toast, brandade, salumi, wine ... Tuesday-Saturday 7...

Melanie Wong

Melanie Wong commented 11 months ago

Quick Stop for Late Dinner SFO to St. Helena

by ahoskins 12 months ago

We will be leaving SFO at about 8:00 p.m. tomorrow night, headed to St. Helena. Looking for a quality place to have ...

Melanie Wong

Melanie Wong commented 11 months ago

Berkeley Bowl - skate wings

by Tom Simonson 1 year ago

I just wanted to share that the fish market at the Bowl has skate wings with some regularity - probably more than hal...


MGBits commented 12 months ago

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Yanni's Sausages starting retail in 2018

by tre2012 12 months ago

One of our very favorite stops in Sonoma County, Yanni's Sausage Grill in Penngrove, has found a retail outlet in the...

Birthday dinner in Berkeley

by yummerz225 1 year ago

My friend's birthday is coming up, and I want to take her to dinner. What are some good spots to hit around Berkeley...


ML8000 commented 1 year ago

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Chick'n Rice (Khao Mun Gai) Downtown Berkeley review w/ PICS

by hhc 1 year ago

I tried out Chick’n Rice in Downtown Berkeley which is next to Sliver Pizza on Center Street close to Downtown Berkel...

Ippudo, Berkeley report w/ PICS

by hhc 1 year ago

I stood in line for 1.5hrs on the 2nd day Sat 7/29/17. It's off Shattuck Ave but the one behind 85C Bakery, next to...


SLRossi commented 1 year ago

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St. Géric triple créme blue cheese

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

A week ago I did a quick grab and run from the pre-cut cheese section at Berkeley's Market Hall Foods on 4th Street. ...