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Berkeley's North Shattuck district is the cradle of Cali's famous farm-to-table 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 should start with Chez Panisse Restaurant & Cafe, where the movement was born 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. North Shattuck's locally sourced inspiration extends to famous farmers' markets and renowned edible enterprises that showcase the flavors of the fresh local harvest.
The district is also known for its high-quality jewelers, artisan shops, and artist collectives including ACCI Gallery's where the works of more than 100 California artists are showcased in an historic brick building.