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Berkeley Gourmet Ghetto Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Berkeley, California, United States

  • Activities

    Food Tour, Lifestyle, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $88 USD per person
  • Duration

    Approximately 3 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Thursdays 11am-2:15pm; Saturdays 10am-1pm

  • Starting Location

    The Northern entrance (outside the flower and baked goods section) of Andronico's Market (1550 Shattuck Avenue) between Cedar and Vine Streets

  • Price Includes

    All tastings and tour guide. Stops may Include: Alegio Chocolate, Lush Gelato, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Poulet, Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen, Soop, The Cheeseboard Collective, The Local Butcher Shop, Vintage Berkeley, Love at First Bite Cupcakery

  • Notes

    Bring water, a comfortable pair of shoes, and an empty stomach!


  • Lots of delicious food tasting.
  • Meeting renowned chefs and artisan purveyors.
  • Learning about local restaurants' commitment to seasonal and organic fare.
  • Visiting famous places like The Cheeseboard Collective, as well as up-and-coming enterprises like The Local Butcher Shop.

Trip Info

Hankering to sink your teeth into the birthplace of California Cuisine? North Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto Excursion has you covered. Home to long-established culinary icons like The Cheeseboard Collective, as well as emerging edible enterprises like The Local Butcher Shop, this food-focused neighbourhood will satisfy your every craving.

While tasting the likes of house-made pastrami and artisan soda, handcrafted bread and gourmet cheese, and imported chocolate, local cupcakes, and small-batch gelato, this tour through the Gourmet Ghetto will also allow you to hear from artisan purveyors and the chefs themselves about their commitment to seasonal, organic fare and their focus on sustainable business practices.

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