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Any Persian markets in Berkeley/Oakland/SF?

chocolatetartguy Jun 29, 2007 03:46 PM

East Bay is closer, but SF OK too.

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  1. rworange RE: chocolatetartguy Jun 29, 2007 03:52 PM

    Saffron Gourment on Solano off of San Pablo. Techincally in Albany, but on the Berkeley border. Further up on Solano ... also Albany .. .Zand.

    1. foodseek RE: chocolatetartguy Jun 29, 2007 03:56 PM

      I believe there are a few markets in the East Bay. I have been to Zands in Albany. A nice market with both staples(rice,spices,dried and frozen herbs,breads) and a deli and bakery which sells to go or small eat-in area. The UN Market, downtown San Francisco, also has Persian ingredients but not as much variety as Zands. I am sure though there are more markets, I am not familiar with so will be watching the thread for new locations.

      1. Robert Lauriston RE: chocolatetartguy Jun 29, 2007 05:09 PM

        Saffron Gourmet is at 1007 Solano, west of San Pablo, open 10-6 Tuesday-Sunday, 528-8282. Zand's old location, I think.

        Funny that the two Persian stores in the area are so close to each other.

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          rworange RE: Robert Lauriston Jun 29, 2007 05:14 PM

          There's a large local Persian community. It was the old locationh of Nick's, another Persian Market.

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          SanazEbriani RE: chocolatetartguy Dec 10, 2012 05:32 PM

          There's also The Middle East Market on San Pablo in Berkeley. Owned by Iranians. They have some Persian products there too.

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