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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 Master Thread
« Reply #60 on: May 31, 2012, 10:15:27 PM »
Howabout just renting a motorboat etc?
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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #61 on: May 31, 2012, 10:15:44 PM »
AFAIK, the only place thats kosher in SFO is Sabra Grill. Expensive and not very good food
That and a bad attitude IIRC.
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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #62 on: May 31, 2012, 10:42:09 PM »
Oh well. Is it neat fishermans wharf at least?
Not too far

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #63 on: May 31, 2012, 11:24:08 PM »
In Sabra. Pricey but not absolutely retarded. Live review to come.

I am the only guy in the place. It is quite old, but clean.

Dan- how far d'ya live from CLE?
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« Reply #64 on: May 31, 2012, 11:26:03 PM »
Dan- how far d'ya live from CLE?
25 minutes via car, 50 minutes via subway/train (1 transfer).
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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #65 on: May 31, 2012, 11:28:27 PM »
25 minutes via car, 50 minutes via subway/train (1 transfer).
Not likely but not impossible.
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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #66 on: June 03, 2012, 11:45:58 AM »
Via their website, The Kitchen Table  appears to be closing; last meal being served today.

  Are there currently any options besides Sabra Grill and Amba Falfel?

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #67 on: June 14, 2012, 12:40:20 AM »
38 min connection here in SFO on United enroute from EWR to LAX. Flying Biz if makes a difference. Enough time?

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #68 on: June 14, 2012, 03:52:09 AM »
Yes. Just make sure there's another flight later in case of delays etc
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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #69 on: June 14, 2012, 09:16:54 AM »
Yes. Just make sure there's another flight later in case of delays etc
Yes there is one other flight which would work to lax for me.

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Re: SF Bay area
« Reply #70 on: June 14, 2012, 06:07:50 PM »
Sabra Grill, kosher resterant in China town the food is pretty good although its a bit pricey
A bit pricey? When I was there a 2 months ago, I spent $25 On a plate of pastrami and some fries

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Re: SF Bay area
« Reply #71 on: June 14, 2012, 06:10:24 PM »
A bit pricey? When I was there a 2 months ago, I spent $25 On a plate of pastrami and some fries
That was a rather pricey choice. I spent the same on 2 skewers of lamb (something to that effect), and couldn't make it through more than one (was full).
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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #72 on: July 06, 2012, 07:20:22 PM »
Via their website, The Kitchen Table  appears to be closing; last meal being served today.

  Are there currently any options besides Sabra Grill and Amba Falfel?
There's a new place near San Jose, Jerusalem Grill. I haven't been there yet but I've heard both good and bad reports (which is typical of almost any new place)

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Re: Berkeley CA restaurants
« Reply #73 on: July 06, 2012, 07:34:21 PM »
For some reason I was under the impression that they no longer have the seating/restaurant. They do have deli / takeout though. (even if they do still have  the seating, I wouldn't really call it a restaurant, more like deli / takeout with seating)
I was wrong about that, they do still have the seating.
And the food looked really good when I was there the other day.

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #74 on: July 18, 2012, 04:34:19 PM »
Any recommendations for a hotel in SF? Preferably a Hyatt

Planning on flying to SF, staying 1-2 nights, driving down south (will spend 2 nights), ultimately flying out of LA.
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