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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 Dairy and pareve sambusak, burekas, shakshuka, savory and sweet baked goods
Limonnana Middle Eastern dishes, principally Falafel, Shawarma, and Hummus, and of course, delicious limonnanas.
Hummus Bodega Hummus, Falafel, Middle Eastern in the Richmond district

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
Kosher Food Oasis at the OFJCC (Palo Alto) Neshama Foods, The Ma'lawah Bar and Holy Sushi require ordering in advance. Walk-in orders are accepted for Caffe Mediterraneum. Please check vendor sites for individual holiday hours. All under the Vaad.
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.
Stanford University Cafeteria weekday lunches five days a week and dinners Monday - Thurs. General public can pay at Florence Moore Dorm and enjoy the Kosher section. Fleishig (meat) for both meals each day. Flo-Mo, as it is called, is on Mayfield Ave., across from the parking lot of Tressidor.  Finding the dining hall can be a challenge for outsiders but any student will direct you.




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 #720 on: May 16, 2022, 10:03:43 PM »
Heading to SFO tomorrow. Anyone know if Soma shul run by Chabad is still active? Havenít gotten a response to email.

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« Reply #721 on: May 18, 2022, 09:36:45 AM »
Heading to SFO tomorrow. Anyone know if Soma shul run by Chabad is still active? Havenít gotten a response to email.
Was not open and entire area was like a homeless city. Avoid

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #722 on: May 18, 2022, 11:12:54 AM »
Was not open and entire area was like a homeless city. Avoid
You canít avoid that area if you want Frena or Limonnana..

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #723 on: May 18, 2022, 11:53:56 AM »
Was not open and entire area was like a homeless city. Avoid


I was in sfo 8 years ago and felt the same way. It's on my list of cities I don't care to go back to

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« Reply #724 on: May 18, 2022, 08:25:57 PM »
You canít avoid that area if you want Frena or Limonnana..
Tried to get to Limonnana but theyíre only open 11-3. Ended up with Sabra Grill. Not great but got the job done and much nicer area to walk around.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #725 on: May 18, 2022, 11:04:34 PM »
Limonnana is excellent. Sabra not so much.
But yes, I had favela PTSD there ;)
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