First Look at the New Berkeley Bowl West in the Bay Area


Seven years and $30 million in the making, Berkeley Bowl West, a younger sibling of the more than 30-year-old Berkeley Bowl (what some call the independent grocery store Promised Land) in South Berkeley, California, is finally open. According to the blog Scavenging, the deli section "could outfit every picnic in the state, and "its 16 grocery aisles resemble airport runways (for small planes, but still)." Eventually, there will also be an adjoining cafe with made-to-order dishes from the wood-fired oven and rotisserie.

Berkeley Bowl West

920 Heinz Avenue , Berkeley CA 94710 (at Eighth Street; map) 510-898-9555;