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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.

« Last edited by ninjaleh on June 11, 2017, 12:06:25 PM »

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #75 on: July 18, 2012, 04:55:31 PM »
Hyatts in SF don't have the best reputation.
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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #76 on: July 19, 2012, 10:35:20 AM »
Are there any SPG hotels in SF that are recommended?

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #77 on: July 25, 2012, 04:10:16 PM »
What are the kosher restaurants AND grocery stores in the SF area?

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #78 on: August 03, 2012, 03:39:41 AM »
What are the kosher restaurants AND grocery stores in the SF area?

Restaurants:
(all under hashgacha of the Sun-K / Vaad Hakashrus of Northern California)
Amba Falafel (Oakland) Cholov Yisroel. Pas Yisroel available by request
Izzy's Bagels (Palo Alto) Pas Yisroel. Some Items Cholov Yisroel, Check the kashrus certificate
Jerusalem Grill (Palo Alto area)
Oakland Kosher (Oakland) Fleishigs
Sabra Grill (San Francisco)

groceries
Oakland Kosher.
I'm pretty sure there's a kosher grocery in SF, I don't remember the name offhand.
I believe Mollie Stone's in Palo Alto has a big Kosher selection. there are probably other options there as well.
Berkeley Bowl in Berkeley has some kosher items.

That's it off the top of my head.
More details on these establishments in the thread above and in this one (which should probably be merged here?)


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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #79 on: September 25, 2012, 02:04:44 PM »

There is also Grand Bakery in Oakland under that same hashgacha, gotta stop by if you are in the area. Can't compete with the likes of more heimishe area, but still very decent.

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: September 28, 2012, 03:26:41 AM »
There is also Grand Bakery in Oakland under that same hashgacha, gotta stop by if you are in the area. Can't compete with the likes of more heimishe area, but still very decent.
Yeah, I guess I missed that somehow...
But beware, the dairy items are not cholov yisroel...

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: November 26, 2012, 03:00:08 AM »
how many hours does the Alcatraz tour take? is there a recommended time to go?
IY"H gonna be there on chanukah and looking for some attractions.

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: November 26, 2012, 07:22:11 AM »
how many hours does the Alcatraz tour take? is there a recommended time to go?
IY"H gonna be there on chanukah and looking for some attractions.

There is no specific amount of time that the tour takes. The earlier u go the more u can stay on the island, cuz u could take back any boat that u want. Probably would stay for 2-3 hours plus duration of the boat ride. For other attraction read the beginning of the thread.

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: December 08, 2012, 11:25:38 PM »
Any reviews on the Le Meridien San Francisco?  Booked a night there for $140 incl parking and internet.

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: December 09, 2012, 12:28:21 PM »
stayed there once. nothing special. nice hotel, and you got a good price.

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: December 19, 2012, 02:06:13 PM »
Purpose > Pleasure

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: December 19, 2012, 02:17:34 PM »
http://www.frumsatire.net/2010/10/24/orthodox-jewish-community-in-san-francisco-is-growing/

Who's in to start a community?
That post is 2 years old.  The Mountain view eatery mentioned is already Kaput.
I don't see the draw of SF.
Mediocre weather, high cost of living, nothing doing on the kosher scene, liberal wackos abound, etc.
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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: December 19, 2012, 02:18:39 PM »
That post is 2 years old.  The Mountain view eatery mentioned is already Kaput.
I don't see the draw of SF.
Mediocre weather, high cost of living, nothing doing on the kosher scene, liberal wackos abound, etc.
Weather sure beats CLE
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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: December 19, 2012, 02:19:36 PM »
Weather sure beats CLE
No offense, but duh.
I'm comparing it to LAX/SAN/MIA, etc.  I.E. Cities people move to for the weather despite the negative factors.
Nobody moves to the east coast or midwest for the weather.
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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: December 19, 2012, 03:01:10 PM »
That post is 2 years old.  The Mountain view eatery mentioned is already Kaput.
I don't see the draw of SF.
Mediocre weather, high cost of living, nothing doing on the kosher scene, liberal wackos abound, etc.

That restaurant is kaput, but every time one goes kaput another opens up and replaces it, like in sf they now have Jerusalem grill. They are still missing a pizza shop though. And like u said not the best weather, it is always super windy all seasons.