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Guide to Good Eats Fall 2019

Stop in at Bellanico for brunch, lunch, dinner, or just a glass of wine and you might meet bartender Davaughn Watson (left) or server Kiya Leake.

 

To join this guide, contact niki(at)edibleeastbay.com or call 415.994.6595.

Catering

Cocina del Corazon
510.863.4722
@cocinadelcorazonoakland
cocinadelcorazon.wixsite.com/cocinadelcorazon

Invite us to the party, we’ll bring the authentic food! Seasonal & Organic Mexo-Californio Cuisine. Full service catering for any event. Let us help cross food off your to-do list. Call today!

Venga Paella
510.628.0018 | vengapaella.com

Best Bay Area Paella Catering. Do something different! Have a paella cooked on-site or delivered at your home or office. For small fiestas to large corporate events. “Always bringing people together.”

Alameda

C’era Una Volta
1332 Park St
510.769.4828
ceraunavolta.us

Tuscan cuisine and seafood specialties in a European setting with additional outdoor seating. Recognized by L’Associazione Cuochi Fiorentini. Dinner and weekend brunch. Catering available.

 

Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden
1223 Park St
510.865.2385

juliestea.com
Alameda’s one-of-a-kind spot for coffee, tea, herbal tonics, wholesome eats, and tea parties. Garden patio seating, gifts, loose-leaf tea, herb and coffee dispensary.

 

Berkeley

Babette Cafe
2155 Center St , 2nd Floor
510.684.3046
babettecafe.com

Two seasoned Bay Area chefs creating thoughtful, monthly changing menus for an eclectic café on the second floor of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Incredible pastries, film-to-table dinners, catering, and special events. Open W–F 9–7, Sa–Su 11–7.

 

Cactus Taquería
5642 College Ave
510.658.6180
cactustaqueria.com

It’s all about freshness, sustainability, and the traditional, mouthwatering flavors of Mexico. Everything made from scratch. Meats sourced from partner farms that never ever feed the animals growth hormones, antibiotics, or animal by-products.

 

 

Gather
2200 Oxford St at Allston
510.809.0400
gatherrestaurant.com

Called “the omnivores solution” by the New York Times, since 2009 Gather has showcased organic, “head to tail” and “root to shoot” food, craft cocktails, and sustainable local wines that truly reflect the bounty of Northern California. #gatherberkeley

 

Gaumenkitzel
2121 San Pablo Ave
510-647.5016
gaumenkitzel.net

Tickle your taste buds at the Bay Area’s go-to place for fresh organic German slow food handcrafted from original German recipes. Made with love and 100% clean energy. Guten Appetit und Prost!

 

Standard Fare
2701 Eighth St
510.356.2261
standardfare.com

West Berkeley’s sustainable kitchen featuring organic coffee, whole grain pastries, amazing sandwiches on house focaccia, daily lunch specials, and Saturday brunch with house-cured bacon and sourdough waffles.

 

Oakland

 

Bellanico Restaurant & Wine Bar
4238 Park Blvd
510.336.1180
bellanico.net

Serving innovative Italian cuisine with the finest seasonal ingredients. Our pastas, desserts, and breads are made daily. We cure our own meats and make our own salumi. All can be enjoyed with unique flights of wines or wines by the glass, primarily sourced from Italy.

 

Cactus Taquería
5642 College Ave
510.658.6180
cactustaqueria.com

It’s all about freshness, sustainability, and the traditional, mouthwatering flavors of Mexico. Everything made from scratch. Meats sourced from partner farms that never ever feed the animals growth hormones, antibiotics, or animal by-products.

 

Cafe Umami
2224 MacArthur Blvd
510.646.2394
cafeumami.com

A gem hidden in Oakland’s Dimond district. Serves fresh, flavorful, nutrient-dense food and healthy drinks 7 days a week. Savor the house-made ferments, bone broth, whole-grain bowls, and veg options.

 

Degrees Plato
4251 MacArthur Blvd
510.269.7755
degreesplato.com

Degrees Plato taproom and kitchen located in Oakland’s Laurel District, featuring a curated list of independent beers and Mexican tortas and tacos.

 

Farley’s East
33 Grand Ave
510.835.7898
farleyscoffee.com

Serving fresh, healthy food and house-roasted coffee and espresso, this pulsing café at the heart of Oakland’s thriving Uptown neighborhood is deeply supported by the community who appreciate the Farley’s East mission of making Oakland a better place to live

 

Fentons Restaurant & Creamery
4226 Piedmont Ave
510.658.7000
fentonscreamery.com

Handmade ice cream, quality ingredients, and friendly service. E.S. Fenton founded the Oakland creamery in 1894.

 


Grand Lake Kitchen

576 Grand Ave
510.922.9582
grandlakekitchen.com

May and David Wasem’s neighborhood restaurant serves American and deli fare across from beautiful Lake Merritt. Open continuously 9am–10pm, 7 days a week. Daily brunch and dinner, dine-in, take-out, delivery, catering, full-bar, dog-friendly patio! Reserve and order online.

 

Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden
4316 Telegraph Ave
510.346.5336
juliestea.com

Organic, wholesome products offered in a casual and serene environment. Offering a broad selection of coffee, tea, and herbal tonics with a seasonal, nourishing food menu. Breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch. Outdoor seating.

 

Millennium
5912 College Ave
510.735.9459
millenniumrestaurant.com

Chef Eric Tucker’s globally inspired plant-based fare is served in an inviting fine-dining setting. Fresh, innovative, and organic. Dinner 7 nights and Sunday brunch. Covered/heated (dog friendly) back patio.

 

The Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar
1800 Madison St
510.903.3771
TheTerraceRoom.com

Oakland’s premier lakefront restaurant, set in a 1920s Art Deco supper club with panoramic views of the Oakland hills, Downtown, and Lake Merritt. Serving reinvented American classics with a focus on “Local First,” The Terrace Room is a full-service restaurant, bar, and banquet facility.

 

Port Costa

Bull Valley Roadhouse
14 Canyon Lake Dr
510.787.1135
bullvalleyroadhouse.com

Traditional American fare with a regional touch. The 1883 hotel next door is the Victorian jewel of historic Port Costa.

 

Union City

Niles Pie Co.
32990 Alvarado-Niles Rd
510.324.4743
nilespie.com

Sweet, savory, local, and fresh pies. Eat in, carry out. Available at shops and markets around the East Bay.

 

Mendocino County

Westport Hotel and Old Abalone Pub
Westport, CA
877.964.3688
westporthotel.us

You’ll “get sconed” at breakfast when you spend the night at this elegant little seaside hotel north of Fort Bragg. Come stay or just drop into the Old Abalone Pub for Saturday afternoon tea or dinner any Thrusday, Friday, or Saturday night.

 

West Marin County

Nick’s Cove Restaurant
Oyster Bar | Cottages
23240 Hwy 1
Marshall CA
415.663.1033 x120
nickscove.com

Situated on the shores of Tomales Bay, Nick’s Cove offers award-winning California coastal cuisine with 12 beautifully appointed guest cottages nestled along historic Highway One.

 

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