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46 Star Starred
North Berkeley
1504 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709
415-806-5970
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Member Tips

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Casual
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travel

Take public transit
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shirley dudley
The safeway underground parking is less than a block away
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SophiaSchlette
My next trip will be to Saul's.
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Cynthia
A fun date for foodies!
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Goldstar Member
The entrance to the Safewaygarage is on Henry St.
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NANCY ROSE
Comfortably and warm!
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myoma
Wear good walking shoes and a backpack to have hands free for food
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4.7 average rating
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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 06 2011

We really lucked out on this tour! Every stop was a discovery, Saul's, Peet's original coffee shop, Gratitude, Soop's, Lush Ice Cream, Vintage Berkeley... Not that I... continued

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attended Sep 09 2010

The tour area is rich with culinary history. We had the opportunity to meet the proprietors who took the time to interact with our group. Leading a walking tour is an... continued

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4 reviews
7 stars
attended Sep 02 2010

OMG all 6 of us loved it...this fun food tour exceeded all our expectations. Lisa our energetic foodie tour guide fed us interesting facts and delicious food the entire 3 hours. Can't wait to do Lisa's SF food tours!

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Website

http://www.edibleexcursions.net/

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Description

The Gourmet Ghetto Tour in North Berkeley consists of carefully selected stops where business owners and artisans share their stories about passion and commitment to local, organic food. A local epicurean concierge leads the way on this well-paced stroll filled with intriguing history and interesting commentary regarding the special connections between many of the successful establishments included in the tour. 

Tastes may include: house-cured pastrami sandwich on ACME rye with house made celery soda at Saul’s Delicatessen, renowned for redefining Jewish American fare with California sensibility; freshly baked bread at The Cheese Board Collective, an employee-owned Berkeley co-op, the vegetarian Pizza of the Day at the Cheese Board Pizzeria; hot and chilled soups at SOOP — depending on the season — made fresh daily such as Red Thai Lentil, classic Chicken Noodle, Raw Corn and Cashew, and Chicken and Hominy with Lime; and ice cream from LUSH Gelato in deliciously unique flavors such as Straus Yogurt and Orange Zest, Point Reyes Blue Cheese & Cranberries, and McEvoy Ranch Olive Oil. 

All stops are subject to change depending upon availability.

About the Ticket Supplier: Edible Excursions

Edible Excursions offers intimate culinary walking tours in San Francisco, Berkeley, and West Marin for individuals and groups looking to go behind-the-scenes with a local expert for a taste of the remarkable food culture that exists in these regions. If you're looking for an authentic Bay Area food experience and not clam chowder in a sourdough bowl at Fisherman's Wharf, but don't have the time or resources to put it together, Edible Excursions will create the quintessential Bay Area food experience for you!