Bring your passion for Bay Area artisan food and wine to North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto for this three-hour walking tour from Edible Excursions. You'll be introduced to the area's history as the birthplace of California cuisine, spearheaded by Alice Waters' Chez Panisse, and as a hub for the local organic food movement. The weekly tours are led by an epicurean concierge and feature conversations with the area's chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouthwatering assortment of tastings and samples both sweet and savory.
All stops are subject to change depending upon availability.
Tours run rain or shine.
Tastes may include: Jewish deli and restaurant, Saul’s, for house made pastrami sandwiches and artisan soda, the Peet’s Coffee flagship location, pizza-of-the-day and gourmet cheese from The Cheese Board Collective, small-batch gelato from Lush, and learn about whole-animal butchery from The Local Butcher Shop.
Thursdays: There is free, unlimited street parking in the following areas: North of Eunice on Walnut and Oxford Streets and North of Berryman on Milvia and Bonita Streets. Please read the parking signs carefully as you will be responsible for any tickets. Please note that it is an approximately 10-minute walk to your meetup location at The Cheese Board. Your Epicurean Concierge will be holding an Edible Excursions sign. Call 415-806-5970 or 415-425-3148 if you are running late or have trouble finding the tour.
Saturdays: There is free parking at the JCC parking lot at 1414 Walnut Street. Print out the parking pass http://www.edibleexcursions.net/pdf/parking-pass.pdf and place on your car’s dashboard to avoid parking tickets. Please note that it is an approximately 10 minute walk to your meet-up location at The Cheese Board where you will check in with your Epicurean Concierge 5 minutes prior to the tour start time. Your Epicurean Concierge will be holding an Edible Excursions sign. Anyone who is running late may call 415-806-5970 to find out where to catch up to the tour.
1504 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709Get Directions