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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 #540 on: August 14, 2017, 12:43:08 PM »
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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #541 on: August 14, 2017, 12:54:35 PM »
I am planning a crazy road trip for a trip with the inlaws. The trip starts in Los Angeles driving to San Francisco then onto Yosemite, Las Vegas, and then either returning via San Diego or straight to Los Angeles. I am currently searching for hotels in San Francisco and they are insanely expensive. Are there cheaper options outside of the actual City? Any recommendations?

the Starwood (Westin) and marriott hotel near the SFO airport were much more reasonably priced, have very nice rooms and bay-views, and are located in a great location. There is no need to actually stay downtown at the 30K+ places.
These airport hotels also have free airport shuttles and a Sixt car rental on site. Palo Alto is nearby, too and priced better.
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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #542 on: August 15, 2017, 02:28:49 AM »
the Starwood (Westin) and marriott hotel near the SFO airport were much more reasonably priced, have very nice rooms and bay-views, and are located in a great location. There is no need to actually stay downtown at the 30K+ places.
These airport hotels also have free airport shuttles and a Sixt car rental on site. Palo Alto is nearby, too and priced better.

Westin is 700+ Cheapest is around 225 by Radisson at Oakland Airport....Does anyone have ideas or a trip report of Yosemite? I can barely find anything on here with information.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #543 on: August 15, 2017, 05:18:55 AM »
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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #544 on: August 15, 2017, 07:38:38 AM »
Does anyone have ideas or a trip report of Yosemite? I can barely find anything on here with information.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #545 on: August 15, 2017, 09:35:04 AM »
Buy some ihg certs

IHG San Fran (not Mark Hopkins) is really nice. -  I used my Chase night there a few months ago. It's also a several minute walk away from Frena (albeit through the same "questionable" neighborhood that Frena is located in). The Mark Hopkins is supposedly equal, and that one is closer to Sabra/Chinatown. Either way, an IHG cert could be a great value depending on the prices for either property.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #546 on: August 15, 2017, 04:40:26 PM »
I stayed in the san fran st. regis was pretty good value too
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