Once found mainly in Japan, umeboshi, the sour and savory pickled plum treat, is having a bit of an East Bay moment.
Where to find nigella seeds in the East Bay
When a reader asked if nigella seeds were sold in the East Bay, we went to work.
The Sabaya Company brings a hard-to-find Yemeni dessert to the Bay Area
It can take as long as two hours to make one of these puff pastry desserts, but Sumaya Albgal says “it’s very much worth it.”
Kitchenette 625 opens a beer-friendly micro-kitchen in Albany
A former Berkeley public school teacher has opened a sweet little restaurant in the annex to Ocean View Brew Works.
Batik and Baker’s popular pastry boxes merge European and Malaysian flavors
Audrey Tang crafts unique pastries with influences from Chinese, Malay, Indonesian and Thai cultures.
Mid-Autumn Festival brings light, community and mooncakes to Oakland
The food-focused fall festival is back after a pandemic-lost year.
Mochi and matcha destination Third Culture Bakery will open in Walnut Creek this fall
The popular bakery’s rainbow-filled showroom should open by early October.
Where to find the East Bay’s most comforting congee
Omnivores, vegetarians and vegans have a bounty of satisfying jook options.
Oakland’s newest Korean deli promises farm-fresh banchan for budget-minded diners
Steve Joo’s new restaurant promises affordable Korean dishes made with quality ingredients.
One of the Bay Area’s most promising chefs is opening a cool new East Bay Thai spot
Jo’s Modern Thai promises a menu of drinking snacks and family-style food from across Thailand.
East Bay Tibetan community’s rich history revolves around food
Many Tibetans arrived in the East Bay in the ’90s, finding work in the food industry, including the owners of Cafe Tibet and Nomad in Berkeley.