Guide to Good Eats

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All Around the Bay

Venga Paella

510.628.0018 |

Do something different! A delicious paella arriving at your doorstep is always a treat! Voted best paella catering company. Serving the entire Bay Area since 2003. For small fiestas to large corporate events.



C’era Una Volta Catering

510.769.4828 |

Events. Specialty Delivery. Online Restaurant. Subscription at Home Meals, too. Your Italian Specialty Caterer. Eat Like an Italian!



Babette Cafe

2155 Center St 2nd Floor

Two seasoned Bay Area chefs creating thoughtful, bi-weekly 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 F–Su 11–5.


Cactus Taquería

5642 College Ave

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. Takeout and delivery!


Gather Kitchen Bar Market

2200 Oxford St

Called “the omnivore’s 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 Restuarant & Takeout with Beer & Wine

2121 San Pablo Ave

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!


Three Stone Hearth

1581 University Ave

Community-based kitchen and retail store offering health-focused, nutrient-dense foods. New menu each week plus
wide range of pantry staples and body care products.
Open W 4–7, Th–F 12:30–5:30, Sa 10–4.



Public Market Emeryville Food Hall al Fresco

5959 Shellmound St

Meet Public Market Emeryville, Food Hall Al Fresco! Grab a bite at your favorite purveyors and head to the great outdoors. Generously socially distanced outdoor seating is available on our patios. Welcome back, and thank you for supporting our eateries.


Summer Summer Thai Eatery

5885 Hollis St #50 | 510.658.3234

It’s always cooking at Summer Summer. We offer a range of options from exotic Thai dishes to creative “Wrap and Roll” sections like fresh summer rolls and crispy tuna tartare. We now offer 50% off bottled beer, wine, and sake for takeout and delivery.



Garré Café

7986 Tesla Rd
925.371.8200 x110#

Enjoy fresh-baked focaccia from the wood-burning oven and other Mediterranean-inspired delights from this café at the Garré Vineyard & Winery vineyard café. Reservations required for outdoor dining, M–Th 11–3:30, F & Sa 11–7:30, Su 11–4:30, or order for takeout.


Retzlaff Vineyards

1356 S Livermore Ave

Seated safely in our picnic area, you’ll get to explore wines on our tasting menu as you enjoy a charcuterie picnic box prepared by one of our preferred catering partners. By appointment only. Friday through Sunday with seatings at noon and 2:30pm.



Cactus Taquería

5642 College Ave

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. Takeout and delivery!


Cafe Umami

25 Grand Ave | 510.350.7277
& 2224 MacArthur Blvd | 510.646.2394

Fresh, nutrient-dense whole grain bowls and salads feature house-made ferments with flavorful veg and non-veg options. Order on website for pickup or delivery, or pay at counter. Avocado toasts, drinks, and Highwire coffee available for on-site orders.


Carbona Pizza

2042 MacArthur Blvd | 510.866.2634

Detroit-style and traditional 14-inch thin crust pizzas from the gals and guys who brought you Grand Lake Kitchen. Also offering keto-friendly pizza bowls, fresh salads, fried ravioli, and more. Available for takeout and delivery!



Grand Lake Kitchen

Grand Lake: 576 Grand Ave | 510.922.9582
Dimond: 2042 MacArthur Blvd
510.866.2639 |

May and David Wasem’s neighborhood restaurant serves American and deli fare across from beautiful Lake Merritt and in the Dimond district. Offering takeout, delivery, and socially distanced outdoor dining! For the most current hours of operation and offerings, please visit our website.


The Kitchen at Rocky’s Market Brooklyn Basin

288 Ninth Ave | 510.496.1191

Dine on the waterfront at Rocky’s 15,000-square-foot covered and heated outdoor patio. Pick up fresh organic produce, dairy, meats, staples, housemade take & bake, and freshly prepared salads and sandwiches from the market.


MudLab Zero-Waste Café

440 Grand Ave |

A cafe and store with a mission: to envision and build a world with a circular economy; to make sustainability accessible, affordable, and convenient to people from all walks of life; and to work with businesses in Oakland to phase out single-use plastics.


Town Fare

Oakland Museum of California | 1000 Oak Sté

New from Executive Chef Tanya Holland.Enjoy a fresh, vegetable-forward, California soul food–inspired menu in a newly renovated, fast-casual dining environment. Bring your friends to gather and make connections over the one thing that brings us all together: a delicious meal.


Port Costa

Bull Valley Roadhouse

14 Canyon Lake Dr | 510.787.1135

Casual American food & libations using fresh ingredients from local farms to be enjoyed in various outdoor seating areas.


Union City

Niles Pie Co.Niles-Pie-Co-Logo

32990 Alvarado-Niles Rd

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


West Marin County

Nick’s Cove Restaurant | Oyster Bar | Cottages

23240 Hwy 1, Marshall
415.663.1033 x120 |

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.