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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 #360 on: August 20, 2015, 10:32:03 PM »

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #361 on: September 01, 2015, 06:13:16 PM »
I have a few hours in the palo alto/san jose/san Francisco area tomorrow, what would you suggest doing?

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« Reply #362 on: September 01, 2015, 06:19:03 PM »
Alcatraz, pier 39.. If you know of someone that works at Google, they could guest you in there.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #363 on: September 01, 2015, 07:05:31 PM »
I have a few hours in the palo alto/san jose/san Francisco area tomorrow, what would you suggest doing?
Are your few hours in Palo Alto/SJC or in SFO? If you only have a few hours you might not want to spend half of it traveling.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #364 on: September 01, 2015, 07:43:51 PM »
Alcatraz, pier 39.. If you know of someone that works at Google, they could guest you in there.
Thanks been to google.  Will look into your other suggestions, thanks.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #365 on: September 01, 2015, 07:45:50 PM »
Are your few hours in Palo Alto/SJC or in SFO? If you only have a few hours you might not want to spend half of it traveling.
Currently in san jose, have the whole day tomorrow available after 1pm.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #366 on: September 01, 2015, 08:09:25 PM »
Alcatraz is hard to get tickets this late, but just keep  checking the website as something may open up. That's what happened to me.
Pier 39 was fun going in the shops and there were some street performers. If you have spare time you can check out Lombard Street. Very crooked street.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #367 on: September 01, 2015, 08:22:07 PM »

Alcatraz is hard to get tickets this late, but just keep  checking the website as something may open up. That's what happened to me.
Pier 39 was fun going in the shops and there were some street performers. If you have spare time you can check out Lombard Street. Very crooked street.

Thanks will do

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #368 on: September 01, 2015, 08:37:46 PM »

Thanks will do
If u go to pier 39, depending on you level of kashrus, there is a nice ben n jerrys at pier 41 where all their boxes/cans of ice cream have OU (cholov stam though) for a snack. not much kosher in SF.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #369 on: September 01, 2015, 08:54:48 PM »
Theres an Israeli style restaurant in SF i cant remember the name. Decent food-considering theres no competition;)

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #370 on: September 01, 2015, 08:56:59 PM »
Oh. Sabra grill. Its in the wiki.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #372 on: October 25, 2015, 07:20:42 PM »
Whats the story, is Lchaim Sushi kosher?

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #373 on: February 10, 2016, 12:20:25 PM »
anyone uberd recently to one of the restaurants near the airport stated in the wiki?
If yes would remember how much it costed?
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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #374 on: February 24, 2016, 10:51:47 PM »
What's the best way to tour the city? Is the hop on hop off bus a good option? Any recommendations for a good touring company?

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #375 on: March 28, 2016, 09:05:02 PM »
Flying with Rafi UA 747 upstairs to SFO, he's super pumped :)

Suggestions on what to do?

Seems like Sabra Grill is the only place to eat :o
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« Reply #376 on: March 28, 2016, 09:44:50 PM »
Flying with Rafi UA 747 upstairs to SFO, he's super pumped :)

Suggestions on what to do?

Seems like Sabra Grill is the only place to eat :o

Alcatraz.

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Alcatraz.
Any idea on how much time to allocate for that?
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« Reply #378 on: March 28, 2016, 09:47:31 PM »
Any idea on how much time to allocate for that?

On the island itself 2 hours should do it, possibly a little more if you want pictures of the bay. The boat ride itself is about 25 minutes each way too.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #379 on: March 28, 2016, 09:50:32 PM »
So that takes care of a full morning activity.
Afternoon activity?
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