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Jun 23, 2009 01:00 AM

Food near BART

There are periodically questions about food near BART stations.

Looking for something else, I came across this site which lists business near BART including restaurants.

Unfortunately it isn't very comprehensive, but a start

BART also has maps with restaurants, but again .. not too comprehensive and some of the places are quite a bit away. Here's the Fruitvale Station. Select restaurant from the drop down list and you will see what I mean.

Maybe this would be a good catch all thread for good restaurants and food shops within walking distance of BART Stations.

Since I was hanging around West Oakland recently, I put together this list of food near the West Oakland BART station.

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  1. Places I think of when I want someplace near BART:

    12th St Oakland: Legendary Palace, Shanghai, Spices!3, Trappist

    16th & Mission: Pauline's Pizza, Poc-Chuc

    19th St Oakland: Cafe Van Kleef's, Flora, Franklin Square Wine Bar, Luka's, Vo's

    24th & Mission: Old Jerusalem

    Downtown Berkeley: Anh Hong, Corso, Great China, Jayakarta, Ryowa Ramen, Turkish Kitchen

    Macarthur: Chef Yu's, Dan Sung Sa, Seoul Gom Tang

    Montgomery: Paladar, TWO

    Rockridge: À Côté, Oliveto

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Forgot a new favorite:

      12th St Oakland: B Restaurant, Legendary Palace, Shanghai, Spices!3, Trappist

      1. re: Robert Lauriston


        Food near BART - 12th St City Center Station

        Food near BART - 16th St Mission Station

        Food near BART - 19th St Oakland Station

        Food near BART - Downtown Berkeley Station

        Food mear BART - Montgomery St Station

        Food near BART - Rockridge Station

        I'm still working on the 24th St list

        1. re: rworange

          I can hardly wait to see what makes the El Cerrito Plaza short list.

          1. re: wolfe

            Not really short lists. The good, the bad, the ugly. Depends on what people provide. If the 25 list limit gets reached then I'll start culling off the least worthy ... unless something is really, really despicable ... then it will stay in there as a warning.

            I'll bet you never heard of Annie's Cafe in El Cerrito cuz I never did until I was trying to search for Al's and came across it. In a rock climbing place

            I didn't put it in though because I'm trying to decide if I want to add Pacific East Mall. It is more of a trek than I'm planning for these, but then again

            Food near BART - El Cerrito Plaza Station

            1. re: wolfe

              I'll throw my two cents in on El Cerrito Plaza.
              Al's Big Burger - Their burgers cooked over a small wood-fired pit are pretty tasty

          2. re: Robert Lauriston

            More at 12th St Oakland: Tamarindo Antojeria, Peony, Cock-a-Doodle. A bit further away - La Furia Chalaca.

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          1. Food I like near 24th Street Mission: El Farolito (burritos, quesadilla suiza), Taqueria San Jose (only tried some al pastor tacos there but it was pretty good), Phat Philly (wagyu cheesesteaks!)

            Taqueria San Jose
            2830 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

            Farolito Taqueria
            2779 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

            Phat Philly
            3388 24th St, San Francisco, CA

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              1. re: rworange

                You are barely scratching the surface of good stuff near the 24th and Mission BART Station. I would add Foreign Cinema, Lolos, Boogalos, Zaytoon, Garcon, Big Mouth Burger, B3, Papalote, La Provence, Aslam's

                Foreign Cinema
                2534 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110

                La Provence
                1001 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110

                1136 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

                Big Mouth Burgers
                3392 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

            1. As a frequent Bart rider I love this thread:

              Union City Bart: Mr Kebab, Bakery La Mejor, Gulistan Restaurant, New China, Little Sheep, Little Shen Yang, Jenjon's Cafe, Little Potato, Banyan Tree

              Embarcadero Bart: Osha Thai, La Mar, Ferry Building, Epic Roasthouse, Town's End, Boulevard, One Market Restaurant, Slanted Door, Perbacco

              Montgomery: Ame

              Lafayette Bart: Kopitiam

              Fremont Bart: Shalimar

              24th St Bart: Tortas Los Picudos, Mission Pie, Anthony's Cookies, Spork, Delfina, Dosa on Valencia, La Palma Mexicatessen, Range, Udupi Palace

              Civic Center Bart: Hayes & Kebab, Sebo, Il Borgo, Turtle Tower, Thai House Express, Lers Ros Thai, Larkin Express Burmese Kitchen, Sai Jai Thai, Naan-N-Curry, Sultan, New Delhi Indian Restaurant

              Glen Park Bart: Gialina Pizzeria

              12th St Bart: Battambang

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              1. re: hhc

                Thanks so much. I think I got them all, but I left a few out due to distance.

                Food near BART - Civic Center Station

                Food near BART - Embarcadero Station

                La Mar is too much of a walk, especially with so many other restaurants nearby As much as I like it, ditto for Town’s End.

                For the 24th St station, Delfina and Range was pushing it distance-wise. I left Tacos Los Picudos, Spork Udupi and Dosa, but if closer restaurants show up and room runs out, they will be the first to get bumped.
                Food near BART - Fremont Station

                Food near BART - Glen Park Station

                Food near BART - Lafayette Station

                Food near BART - Union City Station

                Lists will not let me enter Jenjon's Café. I’ll try again later

                1. re: rworange

                  Google map is wrong for La Mar. It's only a block past the Ferry Building and not far at all from the Embarcadero BART station.

                  Delfina is closer to the 16th St station.

                    1. re: rworange

                      Everything in Glen Park is near BART. This means that Le P'tit Laurent and Chenery Park are close as well as Gialiana, which is the only one on the list. Higher Grounds serves brunch and is also there.

                      1. re: realspear

                        I had a wonderful bahn mi at Viking's Giant Submarines which is right across from the Glen Park BART station. I'd also throw Tyger's pancakes into the mix.

                    2. re: hhc

                      New Delhi is closer to Powell St BART. What do you like there? I had a pretty dismal and relatively expensive meal there. It is one of the few Indian restaurants in SF with a full bar.

                      Kopitiam is worth the trip. Great place.

                      1. re: hhc

                        Sultan and the O'Farrel location of N n Curry are much closer to the Powell St station than Civic Center.

                        Gyro King and Heaven's Dog for Civic Center.

                        Lafayette station is close to Lily's House, El Jarro, and Chow.

                        Humphrey Slocombe and Beretta for 24th St.

                      2. Near 16th and Mission, I would add Ti Couz creperie, one of the few places in the Bay Area that has savory buckwheat crepes (galettes in French parlance), and the Breton ciders to go with; and across the street from it, Truly Mediterranean for great falafel and shwarma.

                        Ti Couz Creperie
                        3108 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

                        Truly Mediterranean
                        3109 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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