Menlo Park to Fruitvale takeout for a potluck?
I'm going to a potluck tonight for a large group, and need to pick up something that won't suffer from being at room temperature and would allow people to just grab a small bite.
The potluck is in Fruitvale, so I can pick up something on the Peninsula between Menlo Park and the San Mateo Bridge, or in the East Bay between the Dumbarton Bridge and Fruitvale.
Besides hummus, and ideas?
If it doesn't have to be finger food, the mouth watering chicken would be great. I haven't had the pork with garlic sauce, but if it's similar to the eggplant with garlic sauce, it should be great. Order ahead using the online menu, otherwise it might take 20-25 minutes.
Non-finger-food, the sukah mutton masala from Mumbai Chowk is fantastic, and they're just a couple of blocks off 84. Again probably a good idea to order ahead.
The potluck plans got changed (oops), but I checked out the tofu cubes at Back-A-Yard for lunch last week to follow up on the above tip.
I was expecting a piece of pressed tofu, so was surprised that soft tofu was the base. It's quite good--- even given its softness, the spicing fully permeated the tofu and there was char on the outside.
More for sit-down than takeout, Sha Bistro is at the top of the Fremont queue...