Since the 1970’s, the North Shattuck area of Berkeley has been popularly known as the “Gourmet Ghetto” because of its concentration of innovative restaurateurs and pioneering local businesses.
The North Shattuck Association was incorporated as a non-profit corporation to improve and promote the area and to administrate the property-based business improvement district (PBID) established in 2001. As the authority on things to do in Berkeley – from Boutique Shops, Art Galleries, Farmers Market and the best Gourmet Food Establishments – give the North Shattuck Association a call today at (510)883-3834
The Best Spot for Gourmet Food
The “Gourmet Ghetto” is home to world-renowned Chez Panisse Restaurant, which is considered as the cradle of California cuisine. Other top local businesses include the original Peets Coffee & Tea, the collectively owned Cheeseboard bakery and cheese shop, and Cesar, a lively tapas restaurant and bar. See our website to get a flavor of all that there is to offer in North Berkeley's gourmet food district.
The North Shattuck Association provides an Events Calendar to help you plan your weekends. See the latest details on upcoming events in the North Berkeley area. Our scheduled weekly events such as “Off the Grid” Gourmet Food Trucks, All-Organic Farmers Market, and Culinary Walking and Tasting Tour are extremely popular with the public. We also schedule annual events that people flock to throughout the San Francisco Bay Area like our Taste of North Berkeley event where patrons can sample foods from local eateries.
Community Projects and More
For the latest community projects in the North Berkeley area check out our website. You’ll see improvements around the neighborhood and current community art projects like our Growing Connections “Mural Project,” a special art project celebrating the Slow Food culture of North Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto. The goal of the project is to promote urban sustainable agriculture and to work with the community to provide input and support.
Whatever you’re looking to do in the Berkeley area, let the North Shattuck Association be your community resource.
Visit our website to learn more about the best in Gourmet dining, Farmers Market, local art galleries, boutique shops, jewelry, beauty and wellness, community projects, music, festivals, and events.
The restaurants, boutiques, and galleries along Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street in North Berkeley share an emphasis on unique, artisan-products and services. Sidewalk cafes, flower stands, bakeries and fine food purveyors lend the area a wonderful European ambience.
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