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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 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)

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #105 on: January 28, 2013, 10:57:59 AM »
Don't know bout hotels, but this food list from two months ago is accurate.

And stay away from Sabra, right?
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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #106 on: January 28, 2013, 10:59:21 AM »
And stay away from Sabra, right?

Right.

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #107 on: January 28, 2013, 11:03:03 AM »
Not much else in SF itself other than Sabra...

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« Reply #108 on: January 28, 2013, 11:12:22 AM »
Not much else in SF itself other than Sabra...

Whats the deal with Shangri-la is it kosher?

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« Reply #109 on: January 28, 2013, 11:31:26 AM »
Not much else in SF itself other than Sabra...
How far out are the other places?
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« Reply #111 on: January 28, 2013, 11:39:02 AM »
How far out are the other places?

Jerusalem grill is supposedly pretty good, but it's about an hour south. Amba is just 15 minuts from SF.

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« Reply #112 on: January 28, 2013, 11:39:47 AM »
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Their fries ain't that bad, if that's all u want ;)

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« Reply #113 on: January 28, 2013, 11:48:13 AM »
Their fries ain't that bad, if that's all u want ;)
Well I went with a few friends to help the rabbi for Chanuka and we had a bill there so we see there 3 times and the pita wasn't fresh, the food looks like it's being made in a yeshiva, taste like that too. But true the fries were pretty good

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« Reply #114 on: January 28, 2013, 11:49:25 AM »
the food looks like it's being made in a yeshiva, taste like that too.

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So what else for a full day?

I don't think my wife would appreciate Alcatraz. Boat tour of the bridge? Bike riding?
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« Reply #116 on: January 28, 2013, 11:57:13 AM »
So what else for a full day?

I don't think my wife would appreciate Alcatraz. Boat tour of the bridge? Bike riding?

Lombard street, fishermans wharf / pier 39..

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Re: San Francisco Master Thread
« Reply #117 on: January 28, 2013, 11:59:18 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?
Why SFO over anywhere else on the coast?
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« Reply #118 on: January 28, 2013, 11:59:50 AM »
Lombard street, fishermans wharf / pier 39..
So I'm thinking of doing Fisherman's Wharf and a boat ride from there. Anything to do at night?
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« Reply #119 on: January 28, 2013, 12:01:23 PM »
Why SFO over anywhere else on the coast?
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