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Summary of kosher food options in the bay area:

Restaurants:
(all under hashgacha of the Sunrise Kosher / Vaad Hakashrus of Northern California unless otherwise stated)

San Francisco
Sabra Grill (Chinatown)
L'chaim Foods (not a restaurant, take out / delivery only) currently "Under Orthodox Certification of Rabbi Joel Landau."
Frena Bakery (formerly Taboon)

East Bay
Amba Falafel (Oakland) (Fleishig as of 4/28/14). Pas Yisroel available by request CLOSED
Oakland Kosher (Oakland) Fleishigs. Check for certs on www.restaurant.com.
Cafe 3 at UC Berkeley

South Bay
Izzy's Bagels (Palo Alto) Pas Yisroel. Some Items Cholov Yisroel, Check the kashrus certificate, Open on Shabbos
Jerusalem Grill (Palo Alto area)  not Kosher, no Kashrus certification, not Jewish owned (as of Nov.22, 2015)
Pars Kosher Market in San Jose, certified by the Vaad, now has a small eat in section (4 tables, first come first serve) with a short meat menu and ready made hot food. Also lots of kosher groceries.




Groceries (etc):

San Francisco
CHOUX Bakery - French cream puffs (Haight-Ashbury) Pas yisroel, cholov yisroel. No longer certified kosher / open on Shabbos.

East Bay
Oakland Kosher.
Grand Bakery (Oakland) Pas Yisroel, Dairy items are NOT cholov yisroel. Closing 12/23/16
Berkeley Bowl (Berkeley) has some kosher items.
Costco (Definitely the one in Richmond. I believe this applies to others in the Bay Area, but this is what I know firsthand.) has cholov yisroel cheese and Jack's sausages. (As of August 2014)

South Bay
I believe Mollie Stone's in Palo Alto has a big Kosher selection. there are probably other options there as well.

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San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« on: June 04, 2008, 01:15:48 PM »
I'll be there for a couple of weeks. any ideas?
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Re: SF Bay area
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2008, 01:41:59 PM »
gotta do Alcatraz take the audio tour, take the trolley across the city, of course rent bikes to cross the gg bridge ,check out lombard street in genaral its just a nice city.

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Re: SF Bay area
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2008, 01:44:12 PM »
Visit Palo Alto!
They have a great little bagel shop called Izzy's, and the high-tech community there is really cool... my in-laws are from there.
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Re: SF Bay area
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2008, 01:50:38 PM »
check out lombard street in genaral its just a nice city.
its a really steep and windy street its really cool.

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Re: SF Bay area
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2008, 03:06:18 PM »
run through china town

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Re: SF Bay area
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2008, 03:11:35 PM »
run through china town
Sabra Grill, kosher resterant in China town the food is pretty good although its a bit pricey

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Re: SF Bay area
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2008, 07:14:00 PM »
Great ideas everybody.
To be honest, I come here pretty often and don't really need the advice, but still...

gotta do Alcatraz take the audio tour, take the trolley across the city, of course rent bikes to cross the gg bridge ,check out lombard street in genaral its just a nice city.
Believe it or not in all my times here I have yet to make it to alcatraz!
The cable cars are pretty cool, I'm way too lazy to ride a bike across the bridge.

Visit Palo Alto!
They have a great little bagel shop called Izzy's, and the high-tech community there is really cool... my in-laws are from there.
Yes, Izzy's is a great bagel shop, however, I'm usually in Berkeley and it's quite a shlep down to Palo Alto...

Sabra Grill, kosher resterant in China town the food is pretty good although its a bit pricey
Also, the owner has such a nasty attitude, it's almost not worth going there...

An alternative to Sabra is the SF New York deli. the food and service are both great.

There is a beutiful area called "The Bridle Path", which is east on lawrence ave. Where there are beutiful stunning mansions. Just drive around the area. Different styles too. Italian, french, etcc.. arcitechral designs. A must see!!! Spent hours there.
??? Uh, I think this belongs in the "Toronto" thread...

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Re: SF Bay area
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2008, 10:45:44 AM »
if you cant find anything to do then go to market st.

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Re: SF Bay area
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2008, 11:43:47 AM »
Believe it or not in all my times here I have yet to make it to alcatraz!
Its fun, especially if you've seen the movie "The Rock". I kept reliving scenes in my head when I was there...

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Yes, Izzy's is a great bagel shop, however, I'm usually in Berkeley and it's quite a shlep down to Palo Alto...

Yeah, but Palo Alto/Silicon Valley has such cool stuff to see. I can set you up with people who can give you a tour of Google's campus. REALLY cool stuff out there...
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Re: SF Bay area
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2008, 09:06:22 PM »
Yeah, but Palo Alto/Silicon Valley has such cool stuff to see. I can set you up with people who can give you a tour of Google's campus. REALLY cool stuff out there...
one day I'll have to take you up on the google offer...

What else is there to see in that area?

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2010, 01:15:41 AM »
Anyone know how to get a good deal on hotels in San Fran?

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2010, 01:16:17 AM »
Anyone know how to get a good deal on hotels in San Fran?
Priceline?
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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2010, 01:20:58 AM »
priceline was being a bit annoying and didnt agree to my bid, so i'll have to try again tomorrow. Also, i'm going to pay $400 for a one way rental from SF to LAX from monday to the following tuesday (w/ chabad enterprise corp). Is there anything else you would recommend?

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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2010, 01:22:13 AM »
priceline was being a bit annoying and didnt agree to my bid, so i'll have to try again tomorrow. Also, i'm going to pay $400 for a one way rental from SF to LAX from monday to the following tuesday (w/ chabad enterprise corp). Is there anything else you would recommend?
Send me a PM or email and I'll see what I can do.
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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2010, 02:40:37 AM »
If you make it to the Palo Alto/San Jose area, make sure to check out "The Kitchen Table". I've only hear amazing things about this place:

http://www.thekitchentablerestaurant.com/tkt/