Gourmet Ghetto Tour

Thursdays 11am - 2:15pm | Saturdays 10am - 1pm 
$105 per person

(+ $2 booking fee)

The birthplace of California Cuisine, North Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto is home to both long-established culinary icons and emerging edible enterprises. Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse made this neighborhood world-famous in the 1970s. Today, this food-focused area is still committed to serving seasonal, organic fare and abides by sustainable business practices.

Our knowledgeable guides will lead you to the neighborhood’s iconic destinations, such as the Jewish deli and restaurant, Saul’s, for house made pastrami sandwiches and artisan soda. You’ll visit the Peet’s Coffee flagship location, sample pizza-of-the-day and gourmet cheese from The Cheese Board Collective, learn about whole-animal butchery from The Local Butcher Shop, and more. Just be sure to clear your dinner plans after this flavor-filled afternoon.


All Edible Excursions stops are subject to change depending upon availability. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice.

“As a food-obsessed, East Bay resident for almost 30 years, I thought I knew all the juicy details of the savory stretch often called the Gourmet Ghetto. On a recent tasting tour of the North Berkeley food scene, served up by Edible Excursions, however, I discovered how much I was missing.”

— Anna Mindess, Oakland Magazine

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