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Berkeley Bowl

Berkeley Bowl

Supermarket and Grocery Store · South Berkeley
2020 Oregon St (at Adeline St), Berkeley, CA 94703, United States
Hours:
Open until 8:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
8.8/10

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    Danika L.
    "Great selection of produce, meats, dairy and more."(2 Tips)
    Marie S.
    "Wouldn't sample from bulk bins."(2 Tips)
    George K.
    "Treat fellow shoppers with slightly more care and reticence."(2 Tips)
    Dorothy D.
    "Parking lot is crazy and the city now charges for street parking."(3 Tips)
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  • organic food
  • great selection of produce
  • burritos
  • sushi
  • bowling alley
  • wine
  • kombucha
  • groceries
  • orange juice
  • fruit
  • discounts
  • coffee
  • beer
  • vegetables
  • bulk section
  • fish
  • parking
  • cheese
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  • dinner
  • Erin K.

    Parking lot is usually insane.

    Erin K · January 13
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  • Mark M.

    Produce, chilies, beer.

    Mark Munro · January 8
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  • Ryan L.

    The best grocery store anywhere. Buy all the produce and don't miss their honey roasted peanut butter.

    Ryan Leggett · January 3
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  • Ellen M.

    The selection of bottled drinks is really nice. More local coffee than I've ever seen.

    Ellen McGrody · December 15, 2015
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  • Jennifer N.

    Crazy long lines. But it's worth it for the bulk bins and heavy produce

    Jennifer Ng · November 27, 2015
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  • Lenny

    Check out the mushroom and bulk sections.

    Lenny · November 17, 2015
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  • Lenny

    Go at a time when its not busy. The aisles are too small and the carts are too big.

    Lenny · November 17, 2015
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  • Tiago F.

    It's like the local version of Whole Foods but cheaper. Loved the prepared food there.

    Tiago Ferreira · November 9, 2015
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  • Marissa C.

    Great selection of produce and bulk goods. Don't forget to BYOB (bring your own bags)

    Marissa Chacko · October 5, 2015
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  • Ally M.

    Amazing array of produce and snacks.

    Ally M · September 12, 2015
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  • Zoe W.

    Produce heaven!! Make sure to stop by the bargain section to see what discounted produce you can buy ;)

    Zoe Wong · April 6, 2015
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  • joel r.

    yes the original Berkeley bowl was in a converted bowling alley , I do have what is most likely the last pin from that bowling alley , an example of good business

    joel rambaud · March 5, 2015
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  • Brian S.

    It's really hard to beat the produce, meat, fish, and cheese selections. Excellent ethnic staples and bulk sections too. Good prices. Heavily trafficked by the patchouli set.

    Brian Strauss · December 22, 2014
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  • Rebecca W.

    Produce here is amazeballs. They were selling melons for 39¢ a pound! What!?

    Rebecca Wang · October 13, 2014
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  • Ken O.

    Go to the bulk section and find some great deals on dried fruit, grains, and so much more.

    Ken Orvick · September 25, 2014
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  • Noelle M.

    The fact that there has never been a mass murder in this parking lot is nothing short of a miracle

    Noelle McReynolds · September 22, 2014
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  • Andrew W.

    This grocery store is so good, it has ruined grocery shopping for me ... everywhere else ... forever.

    Andrew Wilson · September 11, 2014
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  • Aaron B.

    Avoid this place on Sundays!! The vultures come out. Don't forget to take a number when ordering at the counters or else you will be shunned by all of the wannabe hipsters. Cheap with lots of options.

    Aaron Bobo · August 19, 2014
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  • Nino E.

    Avoid the parking lot unless you want to get into a knife fight. Walk here or ride a bike. Great selection of Onigiri and japanese foods, I'd steer clear of the Chinese options if I we're you though

    Nino E · August 17, 2014
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  • Taka T.

    The best grocery store in the bay. Even non organic stuff is fresh and can be much cheaper than other stores. Look for good deals.

    Taka T · August 8, 2014
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  • Katherine M.

    My favorite grocery store in the Bay. I miss it constantly. Predates Whole Foods; so named because it's located in an old bowling alley. Insanely cheap, plentiful produce. Other items are $$ though.

    Katherine M. · July 16, 2014
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  • Lynn W.

    Try the sushi burrito

    Lynn Wang · April 30, 2014
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  • TraX A.

    Go early as it gets hectic there, cheese samples and made to order burritos!

    TraX Actions · March 16, 2014
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  • Jim F.

    Park on the street if you can. The lot is brutal. Also, be polite to your fellow aisle-mates - it's close quarters here.

    Jim Fazzone · February 4, 2014
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  • Ira S.

    Why is it called Berkeley Bowl? When I first shopped at Berkeley Bowl, they were at 2777 Shattuck Avenue ... a converted Bowling Alley! That's now Any Mountain sporting goods (nice deco facade too!)

    Ira Serkes · December 28, 2013
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  • Marie S.

    The ugly side of hippie. So dirty. Wouldn't sample from bulk bins.

    Marie Shin · December 24, 2013
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  • Greg G.

    This is the significantly better of the two stores, but it is easier to park and move around at the new West store. You'll find more stuff and better quality produce here

    Greg Gioia · December 22, 2013
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  • scott m.

    Street parking is often easier than navigating the parking lot.

    scott m · December 10, 2013
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  • Jennifer O.

    Flight the urge to park at Walgreens unless you have a receipt from there (if you do, put it on the dash). There is a security officer patrolling the area for infringers.

    Jennifer Orr · November 4, 2013
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  • Lindsey J.

    They have a great, large organic section.

    Lindsey Johnson · October 28, 2013
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  • Why-L W.

    So much kosher goodness!!!yummerz!!

    Why-L Welton · September 4, 2013
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  • Tori S.

    The best selection of kombucha I've ever seen.

    Tori Steffan · August 11, 2013
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  • Amanda W.

    Cheapest produce in the east bay! I refuse to go anywhere else.

    Amanda Walker · June 28, 2013
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  • Merry R.

    Great sushi that's reasonably priced!

    Merry Richter · June 8, 2013
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  • Joshua R.

    Pretty much always packed and parking sucks

    Joshua Rosenzweig · April 20, 2013
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  • Rosemarie M.

    Just Squeezed 100% FRESH Blood Orange Juice - delicious!

    Rosemarie McKeon · April 5, 2013
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  • Ashley F.

    If your in the mood to get a instant headache and deal with the most ass nine parking, you found your place. People everywhere and parking lot is the size of my pinky. Have fun.

    Ashley Fuller · March 28, 2013
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  • Mercy

    You're first stop should always be the bargain bin, located in the conventional produce section. 7 mangos for $1.39=#winning!

    Mercy · March 26, 2013
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  • D@n S.

    don't drive angry

    D@n S. · March 24, 2013
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  • Truman B.

    Get here before 5 on a week day and fugghetaboutit on the weekends.

    Truman Burke · March 4, 2013
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  • Kelsey M.

    Afternoon on Saturday, it is super packed

    Kelsey Moty · February 2, 2013
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  • Meredith H.

    For displaced NYers: they have half-sour pickles!!!

    Meredith Holmes · December 28, 2012
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  • Verlasso Salmon

    Not only is the Verlasso Salmon sustainable, but it also has better texture, flavor, and fat content than regular farm raised salmon. Give it a try! Read more

    Verlasso Salmon · November 7, 2012
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  • Dominic T.

    The selection of fruit here is unparalleled!

    Dominic T. · October 14, 2012
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  • Joy G.

    Best selection of produce at any grocery store I've been to.

    Joy Ghanekar · July 29, 2012
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  • Andy F.

    The largest, most diverse selection of produce I have ever seen. There were at least 12 different types of citrus fruit, 10 different plums, etc.

    Andy Fong · June 24, 2012
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  • George S.

    More freaks and people on drugs here than even Phoenix airport

    George Sylvain · June 13, 2012
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  • Grace B.

    The new configuration is awesome! I never even realized that they had bulk dried herbs and spices.

    Grace Bartlett · May 30, 2012
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  • Cameron W.

    This is the best place to buy groceries in the Bay area. BB 4 life.

    Cameron Woodward · May 16, 2012
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  • Danika L.

    Great selection of produce, meats, dairy and more. I'd say this is on my list of top grocery stores I've been too. I just wish I lived closer!

    Danika Landers · May 7, 2012
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