Local Eats: Berkeley Food Finds You Need To Know

Local Eats: Berkeley Food Finds You Need To Know

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Sometimes it seems like the same group of restaurants get all the love. Well, that ends today. If you delve a little deeper into the food scene in Berkeley, you’re bound to unearth plenty of hidden hot spots.

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    Best Dong in the East Bay. Better Dong in San Francisco, but you really can't beat the Dong for the price. -- Erik Anderson via Foursquare
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    Wait in line for up to a half hour. When you get in, try no less than three flavors of ice cream, pick you favorite and get it in a handmade waffle cone. Savor the solid chocolate shot at the bottom. -- Ganesh Kumaraswamy via Foursquare
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    Spot is delicious but can get pricey. So my fave affordable lunch special: a taquito (not the full taco) and sopa del dia. -- Sasha Wisotsky via Foursquare
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    4th Street on a weekend is a scene you can watch for hours. Sit here and enjoy some fresh tortillas; wrap them around eggs with chorizo or huevos divorciados smothered in green and red salsas. -- SFGate via Foursquare
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    BanhMi is great. They're fast and very kind. Two Banhmis and lemonade cost $12. Recommended! -- Marta Tappero via Foursquare
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    Top choices include the taco especial and the soy-gluten-free tamal, which you can order a la carte or as a full plate with beans, rice and salad. -- SFGate via Foursquare
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    Unfortunately, Tony R.'s tip is a bit outdated. A baby scoop with 1 flavor is $2, and the larger your size, the more flavors you can order. Definitely on the pricy side. -- Ashley via Foursquare
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    Best Sushi in the Bay Area...amazing fresh sashimi selection and super fun staff -- dre_ah . via Foursquare
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    Chef Paul is the man...owner/head chef Paul is a people person...shorter older gentleman usually in a chef coat throwing it down...tell em chris mackengel says "hey"!!! Say my name get a S -- Jessica Barrientos via Foursquare
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    Pretty much everything is great here; Al Pastor is 👌🏾, Lengua is 💣 if you are adventurous. -- cnelson ︻╦╤─ via Foursquare
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    The tortas and tacos have some of the finest grilled meat options in town. -- Serious Eats via Foursquare
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    I really want to like the food here, but the food is bland, a taste you can't even enhance by habanero salsa...presentation is beautiful, but there's something missing... -- Luis Gachuz-Meza via Foursquare
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