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Bakery
“Vegetarian bakery co-op serving specialty pizza and soup daily. A local favorite by meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. Authentic and homemade. Must visit.”
  • 139 locals recommend
Bakery
“Amazing Fried Chicken sandwiches eaten on an ironing board. If you are there before 11:30, you might miss the line. And hella good baked goods as well. A Temescal institution ”
  • 131 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“Fentons Creamery and Restaurant is an Oakland landmark, serving the Bay Area community amazing ice cream for over 105 years. It's known as the original birthplace of the Rocky Road and made a recent appearance in PIxar's "Up". Our personal favorite is the Mocha Almond Fudge. If you're sitting down, try the Black & Tan Sundae. And if you're really brave, check out the Fenton's Challenge! ”
  • 89 locals recommend
Bakery
“It is on the way to Ashby BART if you are walking there. They have great pies and pastries.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Intimate and casual with a small outdoor seating are in the front. Try the chilaquiles and french toast.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
“Bagels boiled in honey water, then wood fired. The egg dishes, and sandwiches are so so good. In the news for a reason. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Bakery
“Incredible Berkeley-based bakery for fresh breads and pastries. There's always a small line up outside, but it moves fast (and you can grab a coffee at Bartavelle next door while you wait).”
  • 68 locals recommend
Cafe
“The coffee here is decent, the food options are more extensive than Highwire and it's open earlier. They sometimes have live music in the evenings and often show soccer games on the TVs. ”
  • 52 locals recommend

Shopping malls

Shopping Mall
“Great East Bay shopping and restaurants. Some truly unique stores, including some outlets with great deals. Nice outdoor hang. ”
  • 117 locals recommend
Plaza
“The Square itself is a bit sleepy but has some good restaurants. Park in the garage on Washington and ride the ferry to SF for a cheap tour of the Bay! The ferry validates your parking. ”
  • 116 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“This place has all the large stores: Old Navy, Banana Republic, Uniqlo, Sephora, etc. if you're into that sort of thing. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Market
“Wonderful prepared foods, as well as a wine shop, cheese shop, butcher, fish shop and more. I recommend the rotisserie chicken and kale Caesar salad. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Food Court
“There are about 12-20 eateries in this location, from sushi to ramen, to Italian to Indian food. Walk over the bridge by the train station and you'll find something to eat for sure. Also good coffee at Peets.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Safeway, Trader Joe's, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Kohl's, Pet Co., and plenty of restaurants.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“If you're at the beach in Alameda, this is a great place to stop in for food - Safeway, Panera, Jamba Juice or MacDonalds and more, whatever fits your plan! There are also some great smaller stores, like Modern Mouse, that feature works by local artists. During the summer, there's a free music series, and during the winter, a seasonal outdoor ice rink!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A slightly more eclectic group of shops and dining experiences in Berkeley. ”
  • 9 locals recommend

Markets

Market
“Wonderful prepared foods, as well as a wine shop, cheese shop, butcher, fish shop and more. I recommend the rotisserie chicken and kale Caesar salad. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Fish Market
“This fish market only sells sustainable, fresh fish. A quick walk here and a stop at Monterey market for some veggies and a delicious meal is almost complete. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Market
“A specialty food store that carries pastas, canned items, cheese and cured meats but no produce or fresh dairy.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“Grocery Outlet Bargain Market is a discount chain for groceries is a 5-min walk from the suite. You’ll find a selection of essentials such as foods, gifts, beer, and wine. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Fish Market
“Japanese seafood specialist, also offering a full selection of produce, prepared foods & dry goods. Awesome option for food to prepare, or "to-go" selections. Also has lovely gift shop with treasures from Japan. Really nice staff!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Fish Market
“This place is special. The owner is author of a book on sustainable fishing, and all the offerings are marked as to how and where they were caught. You can get both fancy and plain seafood here. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Cheese Shop
“Best roasted beans in Berkeley, IMO. They also have a worldwide selection of tea, spices, and chocolates, besides the cheeses. The owner is smart and friendly. Love this place.”
  • 1 local recommends