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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 (formerly Taboon) Two locations, One downtown and one in the Richmond district, which just opened Jan 2019.

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
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 #700 on: February 19, 2020, 10:00:46 AM »
5 hours stop in SF.
Anything to do besides for run around the airport?
Time wise any thing close enough to do near the airport?
Lombardi street, Golden Gate bridge, etc.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #701 on: February 19, 2020, 11:05:53 AM »
Lombardi street, Golden Gate bridge, etc.
5 hours is tight considering SF traffic can be tough. If you do make it to SF, you'd have to come and go. Stay close to airport

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #702 on: February 19, 2020, 11:46:11 AM »
whats my best chance at landing 2 Saver award J tickets lie flat seats one way JFK-SFO in mid Jan?

noting seems available
should i wait
any other options?
There's generally only 1 per flight. When I did it, I booked 1 J and 1 F since saver F was less than anytime J.

The service is the same in F. The only difference is a slighly wider seat, and not having to worry about a seat mate (which I suppose is worse when travelling with a companion). Food was identical (Borenstein breakfast served on China).

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #703 on: February 19, 2020, 12:41:26 PM »
There's generally only 1 per flight. When I did it, I booked 1 J and 1 F since saver F was less than anytime J.

The service is the same in F. The only difference is a slighly wider seat, and not having to worry about a seat mate (which I suppose is worse when travelling with a companion). Food was identical (Borenstein breakfast served on China).

so you mean generally 1 SAVER J seat available?  If travelling with DW though not sure about sitting apart

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #704 on: February 24, 2020, 07:39:38 PM »
so you mean generally 1 SAVER J seat available?  If travelling with DW though not sure about sitting apart
You could always book saver F and trade with the person she's sitting next to. Though apparently AA sometimes calls that a security risk...

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #706 on: August 03, 2020, 11:03:16 PM »
I need to stay there for Three weeks, can anyone suggest options where to stay for a good price. Walking distance to minyan.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #707 on: August 03, 2020, 11:23:23 PM »
I need to stay there for Three weeks, can anyone suggest options where to stay for a good price. Walking distance to minyan.
I’m not sure there is anywhere in SF that has a daily minyan.
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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #708 on: August 31, 2020, 08:18:14 PM »
Just went to a new place in SF called Hummus Bodega. Was pretty good.
SF now has 4 kosher places to eat:
Sabra grill
Frena
Hummus Bodega
Limonana
All under the Va'ad

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #709 on: December 09, 2020, 03:32:36 PM »
Limonnana is a excellent, good to see SFO finally get some good food.
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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #710 on: May 11, 2021, 01:04:00 AM »
The JCC in Palo Alto just opened a space with different vendors offering different style foods. Yemeni, Fleishig, Sushi and a coffee place coming soon! All under the Vaad.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #711 on: May 11, 2021, 08:04:09 AM »
The JCC in Palo Alto just opened a space with different vendors offering different style foods. Yemeni, Fleishig, Sushi and a coffee place coming soon! All under the Vaad.

Feel free to PM with questions as I don't check the forums often enough
Cool, thanks for the information.

General info pages:
https://yeahthatskosher.com/2021/03/kosher-food-court-brings-4-new-restaurants-to-bay-area/
https://www.jweekly.com/2021/03/26/all-kosher-food-oasis-on-the-horizon-at-palo-alto-jcc/

Links to the 3 food places (all say online ordering only). Can’t find anything about the Cafe yet.
https://www.holysushi.org/
https://www.themalawahbar.com/
https://www.thematriarchcafe.com/

Link to the Vaad website showing all 3 are certified.
https://www.sunrisekosher.org/restaurants

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #712 on: May 11, 2021, 10:59:43 AM »
The JCC in Palo Alto just opened a space with different vendors offering different style foods. Yemeni, Fleishig, Sushi and a coffee place coming soon! All under the Vaad.

Feel free to PM with questions as I don't check the forums often enough
Wow. Any reviews/pics?
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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #713 on: May 13, 2021, 04:34:27 PM »
Bay Area for dinneror Oakland kosher/abbas hummus or limmonana? Will have a review of the Palo Alto sushi place later, really excellent better than most ny sushi places but u MUST order in advance or it will take a half hour

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« Reply #714 on: May 13, 2021, 04:37:28 PM »
Bay Area for dinneror Oakland kosher/abbas hummus or limmonana? Will have a review of the Palo Alto sushi place later, really excellent better than most ny sushi places but u MUST order in advance or it will take a half hour
Limonnana is a excellent, good to see SFO finally get some good food.
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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #715 on: May 13, 2021, 04:45:12 PM »
Limonnana is a excellent, good to see SFO finally get some good food.
. Thx Dan I saw your post but have u been to Oakland kosher? Saw good reviews for that too.

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Re: San Francisco/No Cal Master Thread
« Reply #717 on: May 19, 2021, 10:20:13 PM »
Wow. Any reviews/pics?
Will have a review of the Palo Alto sushi place later, really excellent better than most ny sushi places but u MUST order in advance or it will take a half hour
Agreed, got the sushi for lunch today and it was all really flavorful and tasty. Much better then most of the regular “sushi store / supermarket” sushi found around Brooklyn.
DW wasn’t a fan of the Golden Gate roll. It’s served hot, seemed like they baked the salmon topping directly onto the roll (so put that whole roll in the oven?, notice the foil it’s sitting in).

There are a few small tables for outdoor seating available right by the cafe.

Also got the Limonana from Malawach Bar that was delicious (ordered it while waiting for them to finish making our sushi).