Gourmet Ghetto is a neighborhood located near the University of California, Berkeley, accommodating high-quality dining and commercial boutiques and galleries.
Shattuck Avenue is a highly recommended location for a stroll to explore the numerous delicacies and activities on offer. On the chairs sheltered by trees you'll spot students reading books with coffee, or visitors eating pizza and bread. Dogs and beggars are are also exposed in the sunshine, relaxing or sleeping on the sidewalk.
The Gourmet Ghetto Organization has designed a free printed gourmet guide. The website offers details of the free activities and festivities. They would combine more free recreational and social activities and business in the community.
Ghetto is originally a negative word but european-Americans hoped to build up a European-style food community and use the word in a positive light. Since the 1970's, the area has become well-known for the concentration of high quality food shops and eateries and its European-style ambiance.
Chez Panisse Restaurant is considered as the cradle of Californian cuisine
Tables and chairs on the sidewalk outside Cheese Board Pizza
Cheese Board Pizza sells pizza, cheese and baked goods
Today’s specials and prices on the blackboard
Musicians play piano and bass next to Cheese Board Pizza
A dog on the sidewalk
Gourmet Ghetto has become well-known for its European-style ambiance.
Coffee Museum in Peet's Coffee and Tea