Berkeley Bowl

★★★★☆
  • 2020 Oregon St

    Berkeley, CA 94703

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  • 510-843-6929

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Monday To Saturday From 09:00 AM To 08:00 PM Sunday From 10:00 AM To 06:00 PM

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People choose where to live to be near the Berkeley Bowl. Tourist's eyes widen when they see the rows and rows of produce, many different varieties of the same fruits the market purchases directly from farms. With great prices, totally

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People choose where to live to be near the Berkeley Bowl. Tourist's eyes widen when they see the rows and rows of produce, many different varieties of the same fruits the market purchases directly from farms. With great prices, totally

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It's a religion. I go every Sunday, I leave feeling happy and at peace, with renewed faith in my fellow man and community. It's one of the only places where I have civilized, friendly interactions with random strangers, who ask: I knew all

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It's a religion. I go every Sunday, I leave feeling happy and at peace, with renewed faith in my fellow man and community. It's one of the only places where I have civilized, friendly interactions with random strangers, who ask: I knew all

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Since I moved from San Francisco, a year ago, I have been shopping at Berkeley Bowl. Helpful staff, the store is alway's stocked with what I am looking for. The discount produce section is always a must to stop by. The best grocery store

3
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Since I moved from San Francisco, a year ago, I have been shopping at Berkeley Bowl. Helpful staff, the store is alway's stocked with what I am looking for. The discount produce section is always a must to stop by. The best grocery store

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This place is amayzing. they have all the organic and non organic products you are looking for. they have products from all around the world and it is the best experince to shop there.

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This place is amayzing. they have all the organic and non organic products you are looking for. they have products from all around the world and it is the best experince to shop there.

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Excellent store but beware of a male panhandler in the parking area. He might scratch your car roof if not given changes. He is about 5ft. tall, slightly built, probably in his 40's

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★★★★☆

Excellent store but beware of a male panhandler in the parking area. He might scratch your car roof if not given changes. He is about 5ft. tall, slightly built, probably in his 40's

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This is the closest grocery store to where we live, but we now seriously plan our trips there. It's always an hour, and be prepared to deal with parking [The hippies, old folks, and the crazies], and inside it's more of the same. Well...it is Berkeley after all.

The lines are always long, and we haven't been able to find a time when it's less crowded. Perhaps first thing in the morning....

Just so you know...we're part hippy, old and pretty crazy too!

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★★★☆☆

This is the closest grocery store to where we live, but we now seriously plan our trips there. It's always an hour, and be prepared to deal with parking [The hippies, old folks, and the crazies], and inside it's more of the same. Well...it is Berkeley after all.

The lines are always long, and we haven't been able to find a time when it's less crowded. Perhaps first thing in the morning....

Just so you know...we're part hippy, old and pretty crazy too!

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Berkeley Bowl is great. It has any type of produce you could want. the first time I went I spent a couple of hours and saw many things I had never even heard of before. the prices are very reasonable. They also have other food, including a number of gluten-free things. There is a place to get food to eat if you spend to much time shopping. Parking can be awful here, but it is worth it.

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★★★★☆

Berkeley Bowl is great. It has any type of produce you could want. the first time I went I spent a couple of hours and saw many things I had never even heard of before. the prices are very reasonable. They also have other food, including a number of gluten-free things. There is a place to get food to eat if you spend to much time shopping. Parking can be awful here, but it is worth it.

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I simply love the Berkeley Bowl supermarket. They have the best selection of the freshest fruit and vegetables I have ever seen and at substantially lower prices than their closest competition. You can buy all of your groceries here too. They specialize in organic yet do not charge a fortune. Their bulk section is huge too, you can buy as much or as little as you want. You must go!

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★★★★★

I simply love the Berkeley Bowl supermarket. They have the best selection of the freshest fruit and vegetables I have ever seen and at substantially lower prices than their closest competition. You can buy all of your groceries here too. They specialize in organic yet do not charge a fortune. Their bulk section is huge too, you can buy as much or as little as you want. You must go!

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I used to work just a few blocks from Berkeley Bowl which made it very convenient to shop there. I normally just walked there though from work rather than drive because parking is difficult to find. They do carry a large selection and variety of fresh produce at great prices.

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★★★★☆

I used to work just a few blocks from Berkeley Bowl which made it very convenient to shop there. I normally just walked there though from work rather than drive because parking is difficult to find. They do carry a large selection and variety of fresh produce at great prices.

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If you're looking for the freshest produce at the best price, but don't have the energy to look for the farmers' market of the day, head to Berkeley Bowl.

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If you're looking for the freshest produce at the best price, but don't have the energy to look for the farmers' market of the day, head to Berkeley Bowl.

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just last week i did a big grocery shopping tour for the coop that i am living in. berkeley bowl is amazing. they have every produce and those that are in season are incredibly cheap. the best bargains you find on the "packaged for immediate sale table" i got five red pepers for $0.69 and four aubergines for also $0.69.

berkeley bowl makes the sustainable lifestyle affordable.

PROS: mother nature wants you to shop here
CONS: finding parking can be tough

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★★★★★

just last week i did a big grocery shopping tour for the coop that i am living in. berkeley bowl is amazing. they have every produce and those that are in season are incredibly cheap. the best bargains you find on the "packaged for immediate sale table" i got five red pepers for $0.69 and four aubergines for also $0.69.

berkeley bowl makes the sustainable lifestyle affordable.

PROS: mother nature wants you to shop here
CONS: finding parking can be tough

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Berkeley Bowl has the largest produce section in California, so I've heard. I believe it because it's simply amazing!! And cheap prices too. I love how they sell everything in bulk, from shampoo to cereal, and I love how their organic/free range/etc foods are so much cheaper than oth er supermarkets. Their deli and bakery section is tops too.

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★★★★★

Berkeley Bowl has the largest produce section in California, so I've heard. I believe it because it's simply amazing!! And cheap prices too. I love how they sell everything in bulk, from shampoo to cereal, and I love how their organic/free range/etc foods are so much cheaper than oth er supermarkets. Their deli and bakery section is tops too.

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I just moved to Berkeley and i was looking for a place were to go grocery shopping, i tried many places but when a friend told me about the Berkeley bowl i loved the variety of products that they have and the best part is the selection of fruits.

PROS: Fresh products.
CONS: Always busy!

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★★★★☆

I just moved to Berkeley and i was looking for a place were to go grocery shopping, i tried many places but when a friend told me about the Berkeley bowl i loved the variety of products that they have and the best part is the selection of fruits.

PROS: Fresh products.
CONS: Always busy!

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I've heard so many great things about Berkeley Bowl. I was a bit disappointed my first time going there. First of all, I went on a Monday morning. Not the best time to go. The parking was hell and the store was extremely crowded. I will concede that the produce is excellent. They have a wide variety of organic produce and everything looked very fresh, colorful, and smelled great. The rest of the store wasn't all that. I would come here solely for produce.

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★★★☆☆

I've heard so many great things about Berkeley Bowl. I was a bit disappointed my first time going there. First of all, I went on a Monday morning. Not the best time to go. The parking was hell and the store was extremely crowded. I will concede that the produce is excellent. They have a wide variety of organic produce and everything looked very fresh, colorful, and smelled great. The rest of the store wasn't all that. I would come here solely for produce.

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Hands down the best place to shop in the East Bay. No other store has a selection this deep, and the quality of the goods is consistently high. Need 5 choices of house-brand feta? Looking for obscure produce? This is the place to shop. The bulk foods section is amazing, and watch for the occasional produce specials (99 cents for fruits and vegetables that must be used immediately).

One surprising fact: if you comparison-shop, the Bowl is often cheaper than other grocery stores in the area, even on packaged goods.

Parking is terrible, though--for quick trips, take the bus if you can (#43).

PROS: Bulk foods, bulk spices, olives, produce
CONS: Parking, crowds

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★★★★★

Hands down the best place to shop in the East Bay. No other store has a selection this deep, and the quality of the goods is consistently high. Need 5 choices of house-brand feta? Looking for obscure produce? This is the place to shop. The bulk foods section is amazing, and watch for the occasional produce specials (99 cents for fruits and vegetables that must be used immediately).

One surprising fact: if you comparison-shop, the Bowl is often cheaper than other grocery stores in the area, even on packaged goods.

Parking is terrible, though--for quick trips, take the bus if you can (#43).

PROS: Bulk foods, bulk spices, olives, produce
CONS: Parking, crowds

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So, my experiences at Berkeley bowl have always been fun filled. My old roomate and i nick named it hippy costco because they have everything that stereotypical hippy folk would want in bulk. I definately have to give them big props for their extensive produce section! Very impressive and the prices for produce are so cheap! The prices for regular grocery items seem to be on the high end though. I live in Oakland and I almost always got to Bedrkeley Bowl for fruits and veggies! Great!

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So, my experiences at Berkeley bowl have always been fun filled. My old roomate and i nick named it hippy costco because they have everything that stereotypical hippy folk would want in bulk. I definately have to give them big props for their extensive produce section! Very impressive and the prices for produce are so cheap! The prices for regular grocery items seem to be on the high end though. I live in Oakland and I almost always got to Bedrkeley Bowl for fruits and veggies! Great!

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Really, we all know it, the only thing wrong with this place is it's just too dang small. The aisles are narrow, too many people.

But - They have the best produce in all of the bay area. They are full service, and have a deli and take out lunch area. They have most of what you want, unless its really bad junk food!

PROS: Yummy Produce
CONS: Too Small

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★★★★☆

Really, we all know it, the only thing wrong with this place is it's just too dang small. The aisles are narrow, too many people.

But - They have the best produce in all of the bay area. They are full service, and have a deli and take out lunch area. They have most of what you want, unless its really bad junk food!

PROS: Yummy Produce
CONS: Too Small

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Man, I really hate this place. Grocery shopping is a difficult enough endeavor without crowds of crazy people who shouldn't be licensed to drive a shopping cart, let alone attempt to park in a lot designed to encourage road rage and gridlock. Sure, they've got plentiful produce at good prices and maybe there is some good grub in those bulk bins, but ask yourself, is it worth the hype?

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★★☆☆☆

Man, I really hate this place. Grocery shopping is a difficult enough endeavor without crowds of crazy people who shouldn't be licensed to drive a shopping cart, let alone attempt to park in a lot designed to encourage road rage and gridlock. Sure, they've got plentiful produce at good prices and maybe there is some good grub in those bulk bins, but ask yourself, is it worth the hype?

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Oh my god! The best grocery store in the bay area. A Mecca of food. All the produce is fresh and locally grown and priced well. It is somewhat seasonal, but that's what you can expect when a store buys from top notch local suppliers. Sometimes they'll stock four or five kinds of avacados. Did you even know there were four or five kinds of avacados? exactly.

PROS: The best. Fresh. Local. Cheap-ish.
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★★★★★

Oh my god! The best grocery store in the bay area. A Mecca of food. All the produce is fresh and locally grown and priced well. It is somewhat seasonal, but that's what you can expect when a store buys from top notch local suppliers. Sometimes they'll stock four or five kinds of avacados. Did you even know there were four or five kinds of avacados? exactly.

PROS: The best. Fresh. Local. Cheap-ish.
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One of the great things about living in California is the easy availability of fresh, organic produce. The Berkeley Bowl is an alternative to well-stocked but overpriced stores like Andronico's. There's an endless selection of vegetables, cheeses, and other gourmet products. It's definitely possible to spend a fortune there, but it's not mandatory. Get your mass-produced items, cleaning supplies, etc. elsewhere, though.

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★★★★★

One of the great things about living in California is the easy availability of fresh, organic produce. The Berkeley Bowl is an alternative to well-stocked but overpriced stores like Andronico's. There's an endless selection of vegetables, cheeses, and other gourmet products. It's definitely possible to spend a fortune there, but it's not mandatory. Get your mass-produced items, cleaning supplies, etc. elsewhere, though.

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Although the atmosphere is crowded, noisy and one frequently finds themselves stuck in an aisle, the prices are the cheapest in town for organic food items, both fresh and boxed. It is worth the hassle to spend wisely and eat healthy. Their produce selection is vast and yummy.

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★★★★☆

Although the atmosphere is crowded, noisy and one frequently finds themselves stuck in an aisle, the prices are the cheapest in town for organic food items, both fresh and boxed. It is worth the hassle to spend wisely and eat healthy. Their produce selection is vast and yummy.

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I really wouldnt wish this place on anyone it has a some what cult like following. Its a chaotic mess and extremely difficult to get any parking close enough to make it even practical. They are supposed to be opening a new location with alot more parking but it has yet to get planning consent.

Being an independent chain means the prices on your grocerys are actually higher but for some reason its a typical Berkeley thing and people continue to swarm there.

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I really wouldnt wish this place on anyone it has a some what cult like following. Its a chaotic mess and extremely difficult to get any parking close enough to make it even practical. They are supposed to be opening a new location with alot more parking but it has yet to get planning consent.

Being an independent chain means the prices on your grocerys are actually higher but for some reason its a typical Berkeley thing and people continue to swarm there.

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Their produce department is top notch, you can virtually find any vegetables you want here at very reasonable prices. The choices are numberous, since they offer both organic and non-organic products.

Berkeley Bowl is the best grocery store in the Bay Area. Watch out though, it can be pretty crowded on the weekends so it is best to go on a weekday.

PROS: Great produce, great prices, great selection
CONS: Crowded on weekends

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★★★★★

Their produce department is top notch, you can virtually find any vegetables you want here at very reasonable prices. The choices are numberous, since they offer both organic and non-organic products.

Berkeley Bowl is the best grocery store in the Bay Area. Watch out though, it can be pretty crowded on the weekends so it is best to go on a weekday.

PROS: Great produce, great prices, great selection
CONS: Crowded on weekends

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Berkeley Bowl is an independent, full-service supermarket. They have an enormous produce selection with lots of organic choices and great prices. Great fish, meat, cheese, wines, beers. A really fun place to shop, with lots of healthy choices. The store is super crowded on weekends and somewhat frustrating, but worth it for the prices and selection.

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★★★★☆

Berkeley Bowl is an independent, full-service supermarket. They have an enormous produce selection with lots of organic choices and great prices. Great fish, meat, cheese, wines, beers. A really fun place to shop, with lots of healthy choices. The store is super crowded on weekends and somewhat frustrating, but worth it for the prices and selection.

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It's a great store -- best produce section for good prices I've ever seen. Just get ready to spend a solid hour to pick up even a few things. Parking, the aisles, the lines -- everything is a hassle. But you won't find rabbit at $4.99 / lb anywhere else.

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★★★★☆

It's a great store -- best produce section for good prices I've ever seen. Just get ready to spend a solid hour to pick up even a few things. Parking, the aisles, the lines -- everything is a hassle. But you won't find rabbit at $4.99 / lb anywhere else.

Pros: variety, quality, prices

Cons: parking, crowds, lines

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Great tasting fresh variety of fruits/vegitables w/ competitive prices. Although the grocery workers are not top class, the choices of produce is very overwhelming.

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★★★★★

Great tasting fresh variety of fruits/vegitables w/ competitive prices. Although the grocery workers are not top class, the choices of produce is very overwhelming.

Pros: taste, fun

Cons: crowded, shoving, loud

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Ever wonder why you moved to California? The answer is right here in the produce aisles. 20 kinds of oranges, 15 different varieties of plums...the list goes on and on! Not so yuppified as Whole Foods, the BB is an East Bay institution, even in its new spiffed-up incarnation.

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Ever wonder why you moved to California? The answer is right here in the produce aisles. 20 kinds of oranges, 15 different varieties of plums...the list goes on and on! Not so yuppified as Whole Foods, the BB is an East Bay institution, even in its new spiffed-up incarnation.

 

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