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North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto is the cradle of Cali cuisine, the hub of homegrown, and a district with fantastic Berkeley restaurants and more. Food and art cooperatives (so Berkeley!) are present in multiple locations, including the Cheese Board, Juice Bar Collective, and ACCI Gallery. The twice-weekly Edible Excursions Culinary Walking Tour is one of the very best culinary adventures in the SF Bay Area.
Any discussion of California cuisine must include Chez Panisse Restaurant & Cafe, where the movement started at Alice Waters' famed restaurant. The addition of the upstairs cafe expanded options greatly from the restaurant's prix fixe daily menu.
Berkeley is a culinary wonderland, with top chefs and restaurants setting the table for local, sustainable, farm-to-table dining. Gourmet Ghetto's locally sourced inspiration extends to famous farmers' markets and renowned edible enterprises that showcase the flavors of the fresh local harvest.
The Gourmet Ghetto is also known for its high-quality jewelers, artisan shops, and galleries including A.C.C.I. Gallery presenting the works of more than 100 California artists in an historic brick building.