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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."
Taboon Bakery

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)



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 #90 on: December 20, 2012, 09:45:53 AM »
I don't see the draw of SF.
Mediocre weather, high cost of living, nothing doing on the kosher scene, liberal wackos abound, etc.

Hard to quantify... I think you have to live there to really appreciate it. Everybody who lives there loves it. Personally some of the areas outside of SF are nicer. Thre is something intangibly awesome about NoCal.

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: December 20, 2012, 10:50:47 AM »
Personally some of the areas outside of SF are nicer. There is something intangibly awesome about NoCal.

Do i hear marin county or napa valley? :)

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: December 24, 2012, 09:58:51 AM »
Do i hear marin county or napa valley? :)

Lol, Napa is a little too quiet for my taste. I haven't spent much time in Marin but Berkeley or Palo Alto are just right for me.

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: December 24, 2012, 10:26:09 AM »
Hard to quantify... I think you have to live there to really appreciate it. Everybody who lives there loves it. Personally some of the areas outside of SF are nicer. Thre is something intangibly awesome about NoCal.
Do you live in the area?
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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: December 24, 2012, 10:58:11 AM »
Lol, Napa is a little too quiet for my taste. I haven't spent much time in Marin but Berkeley or Palo Alto are just right for me.

I never really find berkeley a nice place, much more like a university town.

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: December 24, 2012, 12:29:04 PM »
Do you live in the area?

Lived for a little under a year. I grew very fond of it...
I never really find berkeley a nice place, much more like a university town.

I suppose it depends what you are looking for; now as a married man with a kid, Berkeley would be far from ideal. Single - there was nothing like it!

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: December 24, 2012, 03:03:29 PM »
Lived for a little under a year. I grew very fond of it...

So what made u leave?

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: December 24, 2012, 03:11:39 PM »
So anybody here live in the area?
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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: December 24, 2012, 03:14:25 PM »
So what made u leave?
I guess he got married..
now as a married man with a kid, Berkeley would be far from ideal. Single - there was nothing like it!
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« Reply #99 on: December 24, 2012, 03:16:05 PM »
I guess he got married..

;) - missed that line, although i would live in berkeley anyday over montreal..

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: January 06, 2013, 12:58:54 AM »
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 #101 on: January 06, 2013, 01:10:54 AM »
;) - missed that line, although i would live in berkeley anyday over montreal..
I'm pretty sure YankyDoodle would as well if he didn't need to worry about things like chinuch and other family-related concerns...

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: January 07, 2013, 09:49:07 AM »
So what made u leave?
I lived there for a number of summers
although i would live in berkeley anyday over montreal..
I'm pretty sure YankyDoodle would as well if he didn't need to worry about things like chinuch and other family-related concerns...

Yup, would move there in a heartbeat if there was a larger Jewish community/school/job :)

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: January 28, 2013, 09:32:21 AM »
Heading down for 2 nights/1 day with my wife and baby.
Recommendations?

I'm looking for a nice hotel, preferably SPG for my plat, but primary criteria is price.

Seems like the food scene changes quite often, what's the current situation?
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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: January 28, 2013, 10:38:45 AM »
Heading down for 2 nights/1 day with my wife and baby.
Recommendations?

I'm looking for a nice hotel, preferably SPG for my plat, but primary criteria is price.

Seems like the food scene changes quite often, what's the current situation?

Don't know bout hotels, but this food list from two months ago is accurate.

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)