walking distance of Cal (any side)
A while back I did some research here to see what was good within walking distance of Cal, and checked out many of the most recommended places. But today I was walking around at lunchtime and it occurred to me that there are hundreds and hundreds of places that may not regularly appear in people's top five but which are perfectly good places to eat if you're in the area a lot, which I am. So...
...what would you all recommend that's not on this list? (Note: this list includes both good and bad - it's not a list of my favorites.)
Arinell Pizza, Blondie's, Cafe de la Paz, Cafe Durant, Caffe Intermezzo, Caffe Strada, Cancun Taqueria, Cesar, C'est Cafe, Chaat Cafe, Cha-Ya, Cheese Board, Chez Panisse, Chipotle, Crepes a Go Go, Eat a Pita, El Sombrero, Ethiopia Restaurant, Extreme Pizza, Fat Slice, Gelateria Naia, Gelato Milano, Gregoire, High Tech Burrito, House of Curries, I.B.'s, Ici, Juice Appeal, La Burrita, La Cascada, La Mediterranee, La Note, LaVal's, Lo Coco's, Long Life Vegi House, Mario's La Fiesta, Masse's Pastries, Michelle's, Naan N Curry, Noah's Bagels, Pane e Cioccolata, Pie in the Sky, Planet Juice, Ryowa, Soop, Taste, Udupi Palace, Vegi Food, Venus, Yogurt Park
Again, this isn't a "I want one really good lunch on such-and-such a date" type of thing - I'd just like to know where knowledgeable locals eat and where they avoid. Gourmet Ghetto, Shattuck, Telegraph, College - anything that's within reasonable walking distance of campus. Thanks so much!
Brazil Fresh Squeeze and Brazil Cafe. I enjoyed the atmosphere of the shack and the tri-tip sandwich. Haven't tried the sister store.
angeline's louisiana kitchen on shattuck. ici on college is a stretch, but walkable for some. anh hong new on university, Brazil Cafe on university and on shattuck. cafe gratitude. Bobby G's Pizzeria. Sam's Kabob Cafe. Zabu Zabu. Top Dog of course, though they're getting kinda pricey. Orzo. I'll keep thinking...this is fun.
yes, Bongo with the constant dulcet refrain of: "lule kebab, lule kebab, lule kebab, falafel, falafel. looooole kebab"
but yes very good - is 7 Palms still there (corner store) and does Alison still sweep around there (homeless transvestite with issues)? not scary, just at wit's end.
Bongo serves Niman??? say it it ain't so.
Within 5-10 minutes walk from campus --
Jayakarta (can be astonishing if you know what to order, many posts here)
Norikonoko (limited hours)
Sunrise Deli for falafel
Great China, but not for lunch
Healthy Heavenly Foods in the Bear's Lair food court
Hummingbird for the Middle Eastern plate
Espresso Experience for the bulgogi sandwich
Namaste for momos
Platano (very slow)
Triple Rock for burgers
Taiwan (best for weekend brunch)
Berkel Berkel (only for beef)
CU Sushi for the permanent half-price menu
Sort of recommended, in that they're better than many places on your list:
Imperial Tea Court
Da Lian for smoked pork
Tuk Tuk Thai
Bongo Burger for lamb
Smart Alec's except the fries
For reference and/or kicks, this is how I'd break down the places I've been to from the OP's list:
Pie in the Sky
House of Curries
Almare (formerly Milano)
Sort of recommended:
If you must:
Crepes a Go Go
Eat a Pita
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