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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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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #510 on: March 08, 2017, 09:22:09 AM »
Whats the deal with Sabra? Been hearing mixed reviews about it.

Hoping to avoid bringing food with me and relying on Sabra for food but I have been told to avoid.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #511 on: March 08, 2017, 09:22:59 AM »
Whats the deal with Sabra? Been hearing mixed reviews about it.

Hoping to avoid bringing food with me and relying on Sabra for food but I have been told to avoid.
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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #512 on: March 08, 2017, 09:56:09 AM »
lol... I guess I know not to call to see if they are open.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #513 on: March 08, 2017, 10:49:32 AM »
Whats the deal with Sabra? Been hearing mixed reviews about it.
Simple: the food is reasonable but overpriced. (not outrageously, considering the location etc.) The service is atrocious.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #514 on: March 08, 2017, 10:51:21 AM »
Simple: the food is reasonable but overpriced. (not outrageously, considering the location etc.) The service is atrocious.
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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #515 on: March 08, 2017, 04:08:44 PM »
Simple: the food is reasonable but overpriced. (not outrageously, considering the location and lack of competition etc.) The service is atrocious.
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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #516 on: March 15, 2017, 04:35:27 PM »
Izzy's bagels in Palo Alto was good, as was Lechaim sushi take out.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #517 on: March 20, 2017, 11:05:21 AM »
Anyone ever been to Point Reyes National Seashore? Is it worth the 1.5 hour drive from SF? Would go either Sun or Mon of Memorial day weekend.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #518 on: March 20, 2017, 01:27:45 PM »
Anyone ever been to Point Reyes National Seashore? Is it worth the 1.5 hour drive from SF? Would go either Sun or Mon of Memorial day weekend.

Seashore itself is nice, the drive on the 1 to get there is very scenic, we went there through Stinson beach.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #519 on: March 22, 2017, 12:53:21 PM »
wow stunning! will iyh go next trip!

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #520 on: April 02, 2017, 09:25:30 PM »
Considering going with family in summer and going through Yosemite. Kids aged 0-17 with 7 in between so no major hiking, but we do the baby carriers and kids like to walk. I would rent a home in Yosemite West for a few nights. Can someone tell me if 2 nights/3 days is more then sufficient or should I do 3/4? Thank you.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #521 on: April 03, 2017, 09:07:57 AM »
Considering going with family in summer and going through Yosemite. Kids aged 0-17 with 7 in between so no major hiking, but we do the baby carriers and kids like to walk. I would rent a home in Yosemite West for a few nights. Can someone tell me if 2 nights/3 days is more then sufficient or should I do 3/4? Thank you.
I would go for the extra day.  We were there for two days/one night (with young kids), barely scratched the surface.  Definitely enough to do for a longer stay.
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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #522 on: April 15, 2017, 10:05:26 PM »
can anyone advise me as to where to stay in san francisco area over shabbos, walking distance to minyan? points hotel preferred
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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #523 on: April 16, 2017, 04:49:30 PM »
can anyone advise me as to where to stay in san francisco area over shabbos, walking distance to minyan? points hotel preferred

Chabad of SoMa has hotels near by.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #524 on: April 24, 2017, 03:23:01 PM »
I plan on landing in SFO on a Sunday sometime after this summer with my family (9 total including kids) and spending 2 nights in San Francisco area before heading over to Yosemite. I was hoping to find a 4K SPG hotel and take 3 of them a night but cheapest I found is 10K points a night. Was hoping to do same with Hyatt but nothing in cheap range. VRBO for something decent is $400+ a night and they nail you for each additional kid.

Any experience or suggestion where we can stay would be very much appreciated.  Does not have to be in San Francisco proper. Ideally some sort of kitchen is ideal but not a must (would have easily grabbed SPG hotel at 4K even with no kitchen). No set dates yet.

Thank you.