Gourmet Dining in Berkeley

Dining in Berkeley

The restaurants, boutiques, and galleries along Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street in North Berkeley share and emphasis on unique, artisan-products and services.  Sidewalk cafes, flower stands, bakeries and fine food purveyors lend the area a wonderful European ambience.
It covers a mere 10 blocks, but North Berkeley's stretch of Shattuck Avenue from Rose Street to Hearst Street is big on flavor. This is where The Cheese Board Collective (est. 1971) and Peets Coffee & Tea (est. 1966) began a foodie revolution, introducing artisanal alternatives to the mass-produced staples that were the norm. Along with the opening of Alice Waters' slow food wonder Chez Panisse in 1971, the area has since blossomed with an array of dining delights.