Guided tour

North Berkeley: 3-Hour Food Tour

North Berkeley: 3-Hour Food Tour

From US$ 116 per person

Check out the Gourmet Ghetto's iconic destinations with your industry-expert guides. Visit the Jewish deli, Saul’s, Peet’s Coffee flagship location, The Cheese Board Collective, The Local Butcher Shop, and more.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Follow your knowledgable guides to the neighborhood’s most famous destinations
  • Visit the Peet’s Coffee flagship location and sample pizza-of-the-day and gourmet cheese from The Cheese Board Collective
  • Learn about sustainable whole-animal butchery from The Local Butcher Shop
  • Sample small-production local wines from Vintage Berkeley
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The birthplace of California Cuisine and farm-to-table eating, North Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto is home to both long-established culinary icons and emerging edible enterprises. Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse made this neighborhood world famous in the 1970's; the area takes its nickname from all of the eateries and food businesses to have sprouted in its shadow. Today, this food-focused area is still committed to serving some of the nation's best seasonal, organic fare and it continues to abide by sustainable business practices that benefit farmers, restaurant workers, and the food system. Your knowledgeable guides, who are award-winning food writers, chefs, food TV alumni, and restaurant workers, will lead you to the neighborhood’s iconic destinations, such as the Jewish deli and restaurant, Saul’s, for housemade pastrami sandwiches and artisan soda. You’ll visit the Peet’s Coffee flagship location, sample pizza-of-the-day and gourmet cheese from The Cheese Board Collective, learn about sustainable whole-animal butchery from The Local Butcher Shop, and more. You probably won't need a dinner plan after this flavor-filled afternoon.
  • Food industry professional guide
  • Tastings at a variety of local and sustainable vendors
  • Fully-guided walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Tour meets in front of Cheese Board Collective: 1504 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

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  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
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The food offerings were varied and delicious!

What a great way to explore Berkeley, one bite at a time! Our guide, Carrie, was very knowledgeable and well-versed on the Berkeley culinary culture and history. We enjoyed meeting several of the proprietors and had great discussions about the food scene in the Bay Area. It was a nice family activity that lent itself to good conversation and enjoying time together.

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September 23, 2019

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