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Oak trees and gorgeous Bay views

Across the bridge from San Francisco, Oakland has a enough for a few pleasant days. The city is home to the USS Potomac, alongside the city’s museum, art galleries, and parks. Shopping is fun in Oakland too, especially if you have a passion for hats - there is no men’s hat store quite like The Hat Guys. For gifts, souvenirs, good dining, and other shopping opportunities, follow College Avenue - it’s a local favorite.

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Berkeley Bowl

Berkeley Bowl

Locals' Pick Independent supermarket in Berkeley

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Laura McLively

Dietitian and food writer

There is no place like Berkeley Bowl for discovering extraordinary, exotic fruits and vegetables that will inspire you to cook outside the box. Extra-terrestrial horned melon, salty sea beans, spiky rambutan, and quizzical bitter melon will tempt you to push your culinary boundaries. Be prepared to spend at least an hour roaming the produce section, and to walk out with twice as much food as you intended to by.

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Melanie Kaufman

Yoga Teacher and Health Counselor

This market has the biggest and best selection of fresh organic produce. I also enjoy their prepared food section.

Independent supermarket in Berkeley Editors' Note

Berkeley Bowl has two stores in Berkeley at 920 Heinz Avenue and at 2020 Oregon Street. Both sell organic and natural groceries, specialty foods, cosmetics, bulk foods, beer and wine, and other products, at very reasonable prices.

The Café at Berkeley Bowl West is an excellent choice for lunch, serving affordable meals, mainly American favorites such as house made mac n' cheese, chicken tenders, meatball subs, classic burgers, salads, soups, and vegetarian dishes.

Berkeley Bowl
920 Heinz Ave Berkeley, CA, Oakland
(510) 898-9555
Mon. - Sat. - 9:00 am to 8:00 pm | Sunday - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm