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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
Touro Kitchen in Vallejo, CA - http://dining.tu.edu/menu.html

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 #570 on: December 26, 2017, 04:47:26 PM »
I have a conference in San Jose that ends too late on Friday to make it home for Shabbat- would you stay in San Francisco or San Jose for Shabbat solo?
I would stay in San Jose, Palo alto

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #571 on: January 14, 2018, 11:25:17 AM »
Friend works at jetblue, got us some standby tix to SF last night. We couldn't book anything until we had confirmed seats. Alcatraz was fully booked for the two days we are here. However....

There exists a standby option for Alcatraz. Line opens 730 and the tickets are for the first boat (8 45 today). We got here 715 and were the last online and still got tickets. In the summer I'd presume it's a bit more hectic. A simple Google search should get you more info for the time of year you are going.

Sat in the Cafe having coffee and our breakfast that we brought until boarding. A great option for those who don't plan far in advance.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #572 on: January 14, 2018, 04:24:25 PM »
Friend works at jetblue, got us some standby tix to SF last night.

Cool!

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #573 on: January 15, 2018, 01:20:18 PM »
Anyone know of any Silicon Valley tours?

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San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #574 on: February 11, 2018, 06:53:13 AM »
Best place (any place?) to buy kosher wine, ideally from Palo Alto northward, into Marin (not SJC or OAK)?  Do Mollie Stones and Safeway have any selection, or just Manischewitz?

Also, are there any kosher wineries to visit in Napa or Sonoma?

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #575 on: February 11, 2018, 07:42:20 AM »
Best place (any place?) to buy kosher wine, ideally from Palo Alto northward, into Marin (not SJC or OAK)?  Do Mollie Stones and Safeway have any selection, or just Manischewitz?

Also, are there any kosher wineries to visit in Napa or Sonoma?
Whole foods

I ran into this during my trip to Napa. We spent the whole day surrounded by the smell of fermenting wine and then had nothing Kosher to drink. Stopped at about 20 stores. Most had manishevitz and the cheapest herzog bottle. Finally found a good bottle (I think Golan) for about $30 at a whole foods.

Covenant is in the area (berkley) but we could not setup a tour by the time we booked. Just went to a non kosher tour.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #576 on: February 11, 2018, 08:29:34 AM »
Best place (any place?) to buy kosher wine, ideally from Palo Alto northward, into Marin (not SJC or OAK)?  Do Mollie Stones and Safeway have any selection, or just Manischewitz?

Also, are there any kosher wineries to visit in Napa or Sonoma?
Bevmo might have a few varieties, as well as Trader Joe's (I know the ones in Berkeley do).
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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #577 on: February 11, 2018, 10:52:42 AM »
Bevmo might have a few varieties, as well as Trader Joe's (I know the ones in Berkeley do).
Whole foods

I ran into this during my trip to Napa. We spent the whole day surrounded by the smell of fermenting wine and then had nothing Kosher to drink. Stopped at about 20 stores. Most had manishevitz and the cheapest herzog bottle. Finally found a good bottle (I think Golan) for about $30 at a whole foods.

Covenant is in the area (berkley) but we could not setup a tour by the time we booked. Just went to a non kosher tour.

Excellent. WFm, BevMo and TJs. Thank you both.
Will inquire about the Covenant tour.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #578 on: February 12, 2018, 04:17:25 PM »
Best place (any place?) to buy kosher wine, ideally from Palo Alto northward, into Marin (not SJC or OAK)?  Do Mollie Stones and Safeway have any selection, or just Manischewitz?

Also, are there any kosher wineries to visit in Napa or Sonoma?

Hagefen is in Napa

Covenant in Berkley


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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #579 on: February 12, 2018, 04:25:25 PM »
Hagefen is in Napa

Covenant in Berkley
Great. thanks. Both seem to be by appointment only, so will try to arrange. Thank you again.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #580 on: February 13, 2018, 11:28:05 AM »
Great. thanks. Both seem to be by appointment only, so will try to arrange. Thank you again.


No, Hagefen just walk in.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #581 on: February 13, 2018, 01:02:39 PM »
We did hagafen for tasting but tour isn't great. They let you taste grapes from vine can which was cool. We did modavi (not kosher) for proper tour.
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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #582 on: February 22, 2018, 12:41:03 AM »
Tried multiple days to reach Covenant by phone, voice mail, and their online form—no response.  Pretty disappointing. 

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #583 on: February 22, 2018, 12:41:47 AM »
The Daly City and Fisherman’s Wharf Krispy Kreme do NOT currently have hashgacha.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #584 on: February 22, 2018, 07:34:59 PM »
After searching most of the Bay Area, found one KKD that still has hashgacha. Mountain View. Worth the effort.  Note also: they take GrubHub for pickup with no minimum.