Update, Monday, March 16: At 1 p.m. Monday, health officials from Berkeley and six Bay Area counties announced that residents must now “shelter in place” to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Along with other measures, all restaurants and prepared food facilities must operate for takeout and delivery only; bars, nightclubs, wineries and breweries will close. The order is effective Tuesday at 12:01 a.m. through April 7. Nosh will no longer update this post.
Original story: On Sunday, Gov. Gavin Newsom called for — but did not mandate — the shutdown of bars, nightclubs, brewpubs and wineries to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. While the governor did not include restaurants on this list, he did specify that establishments should cut occupancy by 50% to keep with recommended social distancing measures of 6 feet, and that restaurants should “focus on takeout for those isolating.”
As recommendations from federal and local officials become more stringent by the day, and as more people work from home and stock up on groceries to avoid going out, food businesses are finding themselves making the difficult decision — whether it be financial or out of a sense of moral obligation — to close their doors, or dining rooms, with the hopes of reopening when the outbreak has been contained.
Nosh is keeping a running list of coronavirus-related closures of East Bay restaurants. We encourage diners to support local food makers and businesses that are still open by ordering directly from the restaurant or by purchasing gift certificates to use on a future visit.
ASHA TEA HOUSE (2086 University Ave.) Closed March 16 until further notice
AUGIE’S MONTREAL DELI (875 Potter St.) Takeout service, curbside pick-up and delivery only (Augie’s St. Patrick’s Day Brennan’s tribute specials will be available for curbside pickup Tuesday; text the word “order” to (510) 984-0283 for curbside service)
BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE (All locations, including 2118 University Ave.) Closed March 16 until further notice
THE BUTCHER’S SON (1954 University Ave.) Takeout service only (online ordering available)
CHEESE BOARD COLLECTIVE (1512 Shattuck Ave.) Closed March 16-17. Members will be meeting March 16 to determine plans for the week (and weeks) to come
LOS CILANTROS (3105 Shattuck Ave.) Closed March 15 until further notice
COMAL, COMAL NEXT DOOR (2020 Shattuck Ave., 2024 Shattuck Ave.) Closed March 15 until further notice
GREAT CHINA (2190 Bancroft Way) Takeout and delivery only
KC’S BBQ (1235 San Pablo Ave.) Takeout service only
REVIVAL BAR & KITCHEN (2101 Shattuck Ave.) Closed March 16 until further notice; takeout service and pop-ups TBD
RIVA CUCINA (800 Heinz Ave.) Closed March 15 until further notice
SAUL’S RESTAURANT AND DELICATESSEN (1475 Shattuck Ave.) Takeout and curbside pick-up only
SECRET SCOOP (1922 Martin Luther King Jr. Way) Closed March 14 until further notice
SMOKE BERKELEY (Spat’s, 1974 Shattuck Ave.) Pick-up and delivery only.
ARTHUR MAC TAP & SNACK (4006 Martin Luther King Jr. Way) Takeout and delivery only
BENCHMARK OAKLAND (499 Ninth St.) Closed March 17 until further notice
BUFFET FORTUNA (800 Broadway) Closed until further notice
EQUATOR COFFEES (All locations, including 175 Bay Place) Closed March 16 until further notice
THE KEBABERY (4201 Market St.) Takeout and delivery only (Crabby Monday only available for takeout). New hours are 5-8 p.m.
LIBA FALAFEL (380 17th St.) Closed March 14 until further notice
MOCKINGBIRD (416 13th St.) Closed March 14 until further notice
MONSTER PHO (3905 Broadway) Takeout and delivery only
NICK’S PIZZA (6211 Shattuck Ave.) Closed March 14 until further notice
PEONY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT (388 Ninth St.) Closed March 9 until March 30 or until further notice
RAMEN SHOP (5812 College Ave.) Closed March 16 until further notice
R’NOODLES (930 Webster St.) Closed March 10 through March 15 (slated to reopen March 16)
S+M VEGAN (pop-up) Canceled March 17 pop-up at Eli’s Mile High Club; future schedule TBD
STARLINE SOCIAL CLUB (2236 Martin Luther King Jr. Way) Closed starting 9 p.m., March 15 until further notice
TAMARACK (1501 Harrison St.) Closed March 14 until further notice
ZELLA’S KITCHEN (499 14th St., Suite 117) Closed through March 27 or until further notice
CRISPIAN BAKERY (1700 Park St., #120 Alameda) Takeout orders only. Cookies and granola available for shipping
LAO THAI KITCHEN (1406 Solano Ave., Albany) Takeout and curbside pick-up only; hours are now 4-9 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday
MONSTER PHO (3900 Adeline St., Emeryville) Takeout and delivery only
OAKS CARD CLUB & HOFBRAU (4097 San Pablo Ave., Emeryville) Closed until March 30
PAPPO RESTAURANT (2320 Central Ave., Alameda) Closed March 15-24 or until further notice
WALNUT CREEK FARMERS MARKET Closed indefinitely