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Feb 27, 2007 12:12 PM

Best East Bay Finger Food

Hi Everyone,

I really love finger foods like French Fries, Nachos, Onion Rings. Whats your favorite place to get some to go finger food in the east bay?


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  1. There are lots of places with good finger food. Where exactly in the East Bay are you? Berkeley? Lake Merritt?

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    1. re: grishnackh

      I am in Berkeley, but willing to travel (closer to BART the better).

    2. All in Berkeley: potato puffs at Gregoire, fried chickpeas at 900 Grayson, jamon serrano at Cesar, potato chips at Cafe Rouge, potato chips at Cafe Fanny, plantains at Cafe de la Paz.

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      1. re: Morton the Mousse

        Nice list. I have yet to try the fried chickpeas at 900 Grayson, are they similar to the fried chickpeas at Absinthe?

        Yes, the potato puffs at Gregoire.

        At Cesar though, the "fried potatoes with herbs & sea salt".

        1. re: rilkeanheart

          The fried chickpeas at Grayson are zatar crusted, light, crispy, and delicious. I haven't tried the chickpeas at Absinthe.

      2. The french fries at Q-cup (the boba tea place) near Berkeley BART on Shattuck - they're actually "salt and pepper" fries - the same spice often use on Chinese fried squid, fried chicken. It's not really salt and pepper, I'm just lacking in the translation at the moment but it's similar and a little spicy sometimes.

        If anyone knows where to find cheese fries like those served in grade school, please share! Yes, this is more like cheese product fries.

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        1. re: soft tofu

          oops, correction - I think it's a Tapioca Express not Q-Cup

        2. I'd suggest Beckett's on Shattuck, Raleigh's on Telegraph, or Henry's on Durant.