Exploring Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto

We’re so excited to take you on a virtual tour of the Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley, a place that is near and dear to my heart. During my four harried years as an undergrad at UC Berkeley, I spent many a weekend wandering the streets of Gourmet Ghetto. Whether it was picking a pastry from Cheeseboard or enjoying the sunny weather at Imperial Tea Court, the Gourmet Ghetto always had something for everyone. Come take a look!

Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto Mini Guide

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1. Mission Heirloom: A completely paleo restaurant with a gorgeous greenhouse in the back for dining! The chicken and waffle is definitely a must-try.

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2. Tigerlily: This swanky bar features a robust cocktail menu and small bites with a Northern Indian twist. The Vine. St. Reviver is a favorite!

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3. Imperial Tea Court: Enjoy a fusion dim sum menu at the Imperial Tea Court, a hidden gem that’s right off the main street. Depending on the weather, dine on their delectable assortment of dim sum inside or in their patio.

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4. Cheese Board Pizza and Bakery: A Berkeley favorite! This pizzeria offers a daily menu, where fresh and seasonal ingredients are key. Don’t forget to try their delicious green sauce. I love heading to the bakery to pick up fresh cheese and pastries as well.

What’s your favorite spot in the Gourmet Ghetto? Tell us in the comments below! 

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