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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 #180 on: July 21, 2013, 04:44:16 AM »
does anyone know of a amusement park in the bay area for kids ?? or something to do there with young children?

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #181 on: July 21, 2013, 01:35:32 PM »
does anyone know of a amusement park in the bay area for kids ?? or something to do there with young children?
In what part of the bay area?

There's a Six Flags in Vallejo if that's what you're looking for...

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #182 on: July 22, 2013, 02:56:43 AM »
not as heavy or expensive as six flags ? any other recommendations ?

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #183 on: July 22, 2013, 04:07:16 AM »
There's a place in oakland called fairyland. I've never been there myself but my kids love it.

there's a bunch of rides by the oakland zoo. (you don't need to pay the zoo admission to get to the rides, they're right outside)

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #184 on: July 22, 2013, 02:39:00 PM »
perfect thanks that what I was looking for

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #185 on: July 24, 2013, 07:11:29 PM »
I'm gonna be in the San Fran area for Shabbos. We're a group of 6. Anybody know of a place the stay for Shabbos?

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #186 on: July 29, 2013, 01:12:38 PM »
Gonna be in Yosemite today & want to do the coastal drive tomorrow. Where do I start the coastal drive? Should I sleep in SF tonight and start the drive from there?

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #187 on: July 29, 2013, 01:21:10 PM »
Gonna be in Yosemite today & want to do the coastal drive tomorrow. Where do I start the coastal drive? Should I sleep in SF tonight and start the drive from there?

It's a pretty long drive from Yosemite to the coast (IIRC) and the PCH is pretty long itself. Get as close to the coast as you can tonight (before passing out from exhaustion) to make your day tomorrow more enjoyable!

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #188 on: July 29, 2013, 01:24:23 PM »
So where's the best city to sleep tonight (as in normal hotels at a decent price)?

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #189 on: July 29, 2013, 02:12:31 PM »
So where's the best city to sleep tonight (as in normal hotels at a decent price)?

I stayed for ~$150 incl tax and parking in the Le Meridien SF.  In addition, I stayed during a stay at LM promo and earned an addtl 2k SPG points. 

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #190 on: July 29, 2013, 02:38:03 PM »
I want a city/town btwn SF & LA. I want to do Oxnard tomorrow and I don't want to havta drive 6 hrs in the morning.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #191 on: July 29, 2013, 02:57:16 PM »
Gonna be in Yosemite today & want to do the coastal drive tomorrow.
I want to do Oxnard tomorrow and I don't want to havta drive 6 hrs in the morning.
You can't have your cake and eat it too...

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #192 on: July 29, 2013, 02:58:01 PM »
In Yosemite today. What's not to miss?

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #193 on: July 29, 2013, 08:36:34 PM »
In Yosemite today. What's not to miss?

Redwoods

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #194 on: July 29, 2013, 08:36:47 PM »
You can't have your cake and eat it too...

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #195 on: July 29, 2013, 09:15:28 PM »
Question: In Santa Cruz hood, what is kosher (restos/eateries) ?

I don't eat cholov stam.

PS: I'm not there.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #196 on: July 29, 2013, 09:24:40 PM »
Question: In Santa Cruz hood, what is kosher (restos/eateries) ?

I don't eat cholov stam.

PS: I'm not there.
AFAIK there's nothing there, you would need to go to Palo Alto or San Jose.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #197 on: July 29, 2013, 09:25:17 PM »
AFAIK there's nothing there, you would need to go to Palo Alto or San Jose.

Thanks :-(

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #198 on: July 29, 2013, 11:07:04 PM »
Just wasted $130 at Sabra Grill ,the  food was just inedible and the prices are outrageous. the only decent thing they have is falafel balls and tehina.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #199 on: July 30, 2013, 01:22:05 AM »
As for Amba, the last couple of times I've been there I've been very unimpressed. (I think they changed ownership or management or something.) their food was not as good as it had been in the past. -And that's on top of it being very overpriced to begin with...
I was just at Amba last week, and the food definitely seemed better than it was when I wrote the above post...