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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 days 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, ...

Looking for restaurant recommendation

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by Sarahhr93 14 days 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...

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Where can I find French butter in the north bay?

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by Soonyana 1 month 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...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months 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...

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

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by daveena 8 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...

Catering an East Bay engagement party at home with Chinese takeout

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by tummyache 1 month ago

Hi, Looking for advice in throwing an engagement party at home (Piedmont) for about 40 guests. We were thinking of Peking Duck and supplementing with other dishes that would be good without having...

Local SF Bay Area Supper Club?

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by harrydehal 2 months ago

Hey fellow 'hounders! I've searched the discussions and have found very few threads, mostly several years or decades old -- but have there been any attempts or interest in starting a supper or dini...

Boichik Bagels in Berkeley?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months 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...

2017 Edmunds St John Bone-Jolly rose, $99 per case

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

An incredible offer from my friend Steve Edmunds of Edmunds St. John to raise money for Sonoma County wildfire relief. He is offering his 2017 Edmunds St. John Bone-Jolly rosé for $99 per case (12 ...

Ramen - house-made noodles

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by luvwine4 3 months ago

Is there a Ramen restaurant in the East Bay that makes their own noodles? Fresh made noodles - if they're made right - have a nice, chewy texture. I like Hiroshi's in Walnut Creek okay, but they do...

Dungeness Crab with Egg Yolk in Steamed "Mantou" Bun Sandwich - Is this a real "authentic" thing?

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by jhleung 5 months ago

Querying your wisdom --- is this a real "Chinese-cuisine-thing" or is it something that the restaurant made up? .... does anyone know? Anyways, what you have is a huge pile of picked dungeness ...

CA Bay Area. What are you cooking during the blackout?

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by seefoo 4 months ago

Trying to have some fun during all of this. I’m drinking all my beer for starters. I see a seafood blitzkrieg in my future. I have lots of tuna and salmon. I’ll be pulling out my two burner Cam...

Aug 1, Dine out to raise $40K for Planned Parenthood

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

The Bay Area is joining communities across the country to raise funds for Planned Parenthood on August 1. Drink and dine TONIGHT at participating restaurants that are donating a portion of their pr...

Guanciale in Oakland/berkeley

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by craeg 8 months ago

Does anyone know of a butcher/meat market which has guanciale in oakland or berkeley? Discussions on this are all > 5 years old and most locations suggested are long gone.

Vegetarian High Dining Restaurant

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by Mastove 10 months ago

My mother's birthday is coming up and she's a vegetarian. Due to her diet she sort of eats the same thing all the time (some variation of salad). How she lives with this diet I don't know. It would...

Looking for a specific mexican restaurant

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by Glendalough 10 months ago

I'm looking for a mexican restaurant in Berkeley. It had the best food, cheap, haven't been there in over 20 years, have no idea if it's still there. It was/is in a yellow building, in the wareho...

New pie bakery on upper University Ave, Berkeley [A Dora Pie]

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by chocolatetartguy 5 years ago

Next door to Brazil Cafe. I believe it's called A Dora Pie and today they had lemon meringue, pecan, chocolate dream along with several varieties of cookies. I was on my way to a meeting so no ti...

Good Oakland/Berkeley Dim Sum?

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by ricepad 1 year ago

I'm picking my son up at Oakland International later this week and I thought he'd appreciate some dim sum before we headed for home. Can anybody recommend any dim sum in either Oakland or Berkeley?...

Inside UC Berkeley’s Food Pantry

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"... Students are three times more likely than the average Alameda County resident to be food insecure: 44 percent versus 13 percent of residents at large. And 57 percent of UC students who are foo...

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

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by Mastove 1 year ago

Need out of this world fresh seafood experience for father's 80th birthday. Need absolutely best of the best. Quality is more important than ambiance (fisherman's wharf). However fine dining would ...