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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 #260 on: September 06, 2014, 09:12:57 PM »
I have a 13 hour layover in SFO tomorrow, 9am to 10pm. Where can I eat?

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #261 on: September 06, 2014, 09:17:21 PM »

I have a 13 hour layover in SFO tomorrow, 9am to 10pm. Where can I eat?
Sabra Grill is pretty much it up there.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #262 on: September 06, 2014, 09:18:12 PM »
I have a 13 hour layover in SFO tomorrow, 9am to 10pm. Where can I eat?
The options are in the wiki. It all depends where you plan on being for those 13 hours.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #263 on: September 06, 2014, 09:22:05 PM »
Sabra Grill is pretty much it up there.
That's if you only stay in SF.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #264 on: September 06, 2014, 09:29:44 PM »
What's with L'chaim Sushi. The website says an address that is 5 min from SFO.  http://www.lchaimsushi.com/

Anyway, I have a looooong time. I have to daven shachris somewhere too.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #265 on: September 06, 2014, 09:42:33 PM »


What's with L'chaim Sushi. The website says an address that is 5 min from SFO.  http://www.lchaimsushi.com/
It's not a restaurant. Pickup or delivery (for big orders?) only.
IINM you need to order in advance and they're not necessarily open every day, though I imagine if your just getting a couple of rolls the advance order shouldn't be an issue if they're open.
I know they do "pop-ups" at Oakland kosher, though I'm not sure how often.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #266 on: September 07, 2014, 05:55:16 PM »
It's located in the cargo area of the airport. In a commercial building. I ordered 2 rolls at 10am (u have till 11 for same day order) and picked it up at 3 on my way out sf for drive back to la. Really easy website. Was really fresh and delicious

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #267 on: September 10, 2014, 02:48:33 AM »
http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/2014/09/08/newcomers-enhance-bay-areas-small-kosher-dining-scene/

According to this article L'chaim Sushi will soon have a sit-down area.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #268 on: October 21, 2014, 12:06:09 AM »
Anyone plan a trip to SF? Looking to do a trip on the west coast. Would like to at least see SF and then head down to LA. Looking for good recommendation for hotel (spg, hyatt, marriott or good deals anywhere else) and different sites to see. Any recommendations welcome. TIA.
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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #269 on: October 21, 2014, 02:09:51 AM »
Anyone plan a trip to SF? Looking to do a trip on the west coast. Would like to at least see SF and then head down to LA. Looking for good recommendation for hotel (spg, hyatt, marriott or good deals anywhere else) and different sites to see. Any recommendations welcome. TIA.

Between this thread and the LAX thread, all the top attractions were probably covered. Do not miss Alcatraz, buy tickets in advance. SFO is a nice city, golden gate bridge, Lombard street, fisherman's wharf, pier 39 and more come to mind.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #270 on: October 21, 2014, 10:58:53 PM »
Between this thread and the LAX thread, all the top attractions were probably covered. Do not miss Alcatraz, buy tickets in advance. SFO is a nice city, golden gate bridge, Lombard street, fisherman's wharf, pier 39 and more come to mind.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #271 on: October 22, 2014, 01:55:37 AM »
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Really? Been to SFO many times, and that is one place that stands out. Thought the tour is so well done, you can go at your own pace, very informative and so interesting. Plus a nice ferry ride, and you have great views of the city from the island.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #272 on: October 23, 2014, 11:12:39 AM »
Has anyone stayed at any Hyatt property in SF and received a kosher breakfast?

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #273 on: October 23, 2014, 11:53:10 AM »
better question would be if anyone ever had any kosher breakfast in SF
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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #274 on: October 23, 2014, 04:16:27 PM »
better question would be if anyone ever had any kosher breakfast in SF
I had a Falafel sandwich from Sabra for breakfast a couple weeks back. At 1PM.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #275 on: October 23, 2014, 04:31:03 PM »
better question would be if anyone ever had any kosher breakfast in SF
Izzy's bagels used to have a location in SF :)

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #276 on: October 23, 2014, 04:31:04 PM »

I had a Falafel sandwich from Sabra for breakfast a couple weeks back. At 1PM.
I don't know about you, but a meal at 1PM is lunch for most people.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #277 on: October 23, 2014, 04:35:52 PM »
Really? Been to SFO many times, and that is one place that stands out. Thought the tour is so well done, you can go at your own pace, very informative and so interesting. Plus a nice ferry ride, and you have great views of the city from the island.
Believe it or not I've never done the Alcatraz tour  :-[
The one time I tried I couldn't get tickets...

If you just want the views/ferry ride consider taking the ferry to Sausalito instead. (I think a lot of people bike over the Golden Gate Bridge then take the ferry back.)

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #278 on: October 23, 2014, 04:37:47 PM »
Believe it or not I've never done the Alcatraz tour  :-[
The one time I tried I couldn't get tickets...

If you just want the views/ferry ride consider taking the ferry to Sausalito instead. (I think a lot of people bike over the Golden Gate Bridge then take the ferry back.)

That is just the plus i.e. the cherry on top, the tour itself is really worth going to, very interesting, and yes you do have to get in advance, we did a week before.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #279 on: October 23, 2014, 04:41:50 PM »
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