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Best East Bay Finger Food

student Feb 27, 2007 12:12 PM

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?


  1. grocerytrekker Feb 28, 2007 12:02 PM

    I posted about the "Quickly" chain (I haven't tried their food yet). The menu looks really fun. The cheese sticks and dace balls are the definition of finger foods, don't you think?


    1. grishnackh Feb 27, 2007 12:37 PM


      1. grishnackh Feb 27, 2007 12:35 PM

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

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          soft tofu Feb 27, 2007 12:33 PM

          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
            soft tofu Feb 28, 2007 04:33 PM

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

          2. Morton the Mousse Feb 27, 2007 12:28 PM

            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
              rilkeanheart Feb 28, 2007 09:28 AM

              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
                Morton the Mousse Feb 28, 2007 10:04 AM

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

            2. grishnackh Feb 27, 2007 12:20 PM

              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
                student Feb 27, 2007 12:21 PM

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

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