Gather is the type of place that’s mocked on Portlandia: everything is from a local farm (and they make sure you know it), they use a lot of recycled materials, and the building is, according to them, the greenest in Berkeley. All that might make you expect some sort of bland health food, but that’s not what’s going on here at all. The main attraction is actually the pizza, which is more like flatbread topped with fresh vegetables and meats. The space is bright and welcoming, and has an upscale but unpretentious feel. Come for dinner with your parents.
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Las Delicias Salvadoran Restaurant
Las Delicias Salvadoran Restaurant is a Salvadoran spot in Downtown Berkeley that serves pupusas, pastelitos de carne, churrasco plates, and more.
Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen
Angeline’s in Berkeley is an upscale neighborhood spot serving solid New Orleans-style food.
Cheese Board Pizza
Cheese Board Pizza in Berkeley does only one type of pizza every day. It tends to be kind of unusual, but it’s always worth the long wait.
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Boulette's Larder does one thing, and it does it damn well: classy breakfast. Bring your mom for killer eggs and a nice view.
Tosca Cafe has been around forever, serving food and their boozy house “cappuccinos” in a dark, loud space.
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Despite the hit-or-miss menu, Little Gem is an amazingly pleasant place to eat in Hayes Valley.
Blue Barn Gourmet
If you’re looking to be healthy - or at least feel like you’re being healthy - hit up Blue Barn.
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