Berkeley Bowl Best Buys
It seems lately BB has had some great lettuce buys. This week it is Eartbound Farms 6 heads of organic heirloom lettuce for 99 cents.
Also, there is just so much in the market, I thought I'd start a thread so if anyone finds anything really great, it would be a good place to point it out.
There were ramp bulps in the mushroom section yesterday. I never saw those before and started a thread on home cooking about how to use them.
Also, there have been Daisy tangerines. I boutght some last week and became a fan. They remind me of honey tangerines but also have a nice tang.
I have a flickr photostream about BB.
It started because some friends in Guatemala couldn't believe the variety of produce, groceries ... and beer ... in the Bay Area. I was photographing everything in other contries, but had nothing from home to show. It is starting to evolve for me into a notebook of what Ive tried and whether or not I liked it, though that is in the early stages. Once past the first page, produce is alphabetized. Beer is at the end.
I just shop at the store on Heinz,
2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703
Berkeley Bowl West
920 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA
On Friday at BBW they had bags of beautiful crisp green beans for just 99 cents per pound. Amazing deal and good quality. (Not in the usual spot - in a raised box in the aisle closer to the cukes.)
For cherries, I've been buying the "extra fancy" Rainiers -- they are huge and tasty. $3.59 or thereabouts per pound.
I am a huge fan of the Bowl, love the selection and love the prices!
re: Robert Lauriston
Those looked beautiful with the leaves still attached. There were also some others without leaves for about a buck less.
For regular cherries, they had Skeena cherries. I really liked the solid, crisp texture but they were almost devoid of flavor. Still bought some.
IMO< skip the Concord-style grapes. I love Concord grapes, but these had zero in common with them.. They were much smaller and didn't have much flavor period, let alone Concord flavor.