Over a dozen new food businesses are headed to Berkeley's Southside neighborhood.
In this week's Bites, news on Berkeley Social Club, a Victory Point Café expansion, a potential new location for Cosecha and much more.
Two new spots promise to liven up Telegraph Avenue, and an SF vegan restaurant is set to open offshoot in the Gourmet Ghetto.
SOURCE MINI Vegans rejoice! San Francisco restaurant Source is opening up a second location in the Gourmet Ghetto’s Epicurious Garden at 1511 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley. Source Mini is taking over the spot formerly occupied by Flavor Mediterranean Food, which closed as it wants to open a sit-down restaurant elsewhere. Source owner Mitchell Fox, who brought the concept of vegan fast food from the Bronx, says he knew San Francisco and Berkeley would be perfect for his original restaurant (which is on Division Street at De Haro) — it just happened he got a better deal on a building in the city. The Berkeley spot will be a smaller, take-out version of the restaurant. “It’s like a Subway or McDonald’s-esque vegan fast food menu,” he said. That means: vegan burgers and sandwiches, gluten-free tacos and quesadillas, dosadillas (as pictured above), and more. Fox said Source’s was the only vegetarian burger to be included in Grub Street’s latest Top 50 San Francisco’s list. Fox hopes to open Source Mini within two weeks. (more…)
A new Peruvian street food restaurant and a café serving Bicycle Coffee coming soon to a street near you...