Local food, organic food, sustainable food - you get what you pay for. It's high-quality and delicious and aesthetically appealing.
This is the first Seller's Market, and the people seem friendly enough. In the busy hours, you get a buzzing thing to tell you your food is ready.
They are supplied by local businesses Niman Ranch, Boulangerie Bay Breads, award-winning cheese providers to include Point Reyes Blue, Cowgirl Creamery, Cypress Grove and Equator Estate Coffee??s & Tea??s. They also have a built-in tax so that their workers can get insurance and other benefits.
Try the veggie wrap with roasted veggies and eggplant. It's not too pricey, but can feed 2. The portions are decently-sized, from what I tried. Fair Trade and Organic beverages. The layout of the cafe is deceiving because there is much more space to sit than the humble storefront suggests. Workers always seemed friendly and attentive- each time I've gone, a couple of different waiters/bussers/people who work there ask me if they can get me anything and how the food tastes.
Very high quality knives, kitchen tools and gardening tools. It's a family-owned business with a small, homey atmosphere and attentive workers to boot. I love my all-purpose/wood-carving knife I bought from there - high-quality Japanese steel at only $15... well worth it.
The Cooperative Grocery in Emeryville is finally open. Members work 2.5 hrs every 4 weeks, and get to access high-quality groceries at an affordable price.
Right now, it functions as an online store, served from a warehouse located in Emeryville, with easy access to communities in Berkeley and Oakland. So check the website for what's available on their website.
I love that there is a CSA that drops produce off there, and that the food at the Cog is for people with all different types of food lifestyles: omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, and raw foodists. My favorite part, though is that they are committed to offering only organic, minimally processed, and/or locally sourced foods and goods.
Check out this place if you want an alternative to pumping money into the bloated, crowded, stressful Berkeley Bowl. Or if you just want good, just food that is at a reasonable price.
Surprise, surprise, my back wheel (bolt-on, not even quick-release!) got stolen at the Ashby BART. I walked on over to Recycles on Sacramento to buy a temporary tire to fit my temporary wheel (borrowed from a roommate).
They have so many used bike parts in here. For the most part, they seem to be organized well. I was able to snag a used tire for my not-as-common wheel size, and not only was the guy I talked to super nice, but because the tire wasn't in that great shape, he let me have it for free. (He was the owner or co-owner).
They're great, and they're doing a great thing in a town just filled with perfectly fine, used bike parts.
Oh, and they sell complete bikes and other parts as well. And offer an apprenticeship program for volunteers that want to work alongside their seasoned bike mechanics. The bike mechs, from my experience, are also down-to-earth and not elitist jerks like some other bike shops.
This place is amazing!
Everyone who works and volunteers here is not only really knowledgeable about bikes, but really cares about sharing their skills and love for bikes. They are a bunch of really great people & are very down-to-earth.
Not only did they hook me up with a sweet used frame and other parts, but they also helped me fix it up and put it together. They have a good collection of parts and used bikes that are ready to sell. It was very affordable, and by putting together a bike, I learned a lot in the process.
Definitely the place to check out if you're interested in learning about bikes, looking to buy one, or just want to get involved in a rad community resource. I love this place.