Friday, August 21, 2015

Rockridge Food Tour


If you're reading my blog, you know that I love food. I love adventures. And I especially adore any adventure that involves food. 

I became a food tour convert after writing this piece for Edible Monterey Bay years ago - Local Food on Foot: Two Unexpectedly Intriguing and Delicious Adventures. Since then, we've done a Walking Chocolate Tour in San Francisco, the North Beach-Chinatown Food Tour that included a Tea Tasting in Chinatown, and many, many more. Food tours are both tasty and informative. 

So, when the Rockridge Food Tour entered my radar, I scooped up four tickets and looked for a good weekend to head up to the East Bay. This past weekend was it.

Here's my silly crew...


I enjoy how each tour guide infuses his or her own personality and interests into the talk. Claire ran the tour yesterday and shared fun stories about the historical players in the Rockridge area, including architect and first female civil engineer Julia Morgan and competing developers Frank Havens, "Borax" Smith and John Spring who all played a game of checkers with the stakes being the Claremont Hotel property. As legend has it, Havens won.

These are not all of the stops. These are just the highlights. To read my thoughts on the individual businesses, click on their (hyperlinked) names.

We started off with pizza at A16 and learned all about the VPN certification. That's Verace Pizza Napoletana.


A stop at La Farine had us eating morning buns. Those are a family favorite and these didn't disappoint.


We didn't spend nearly enough time in Market Hall. Seriously, I could have wandered around in there for hours.


We tried some Golden State Cider with our pizza at Zachary's Chicago Pizza.


What an enjoyable couple of hours spent exploring the foods of Rockridge! After the tour, we headed to the Elmwood and the Gourmet Ghetto for a few more of our favorites. I miss the culinary diversity of the East Bay. I'm glad it's within easy day-tripping distance.

photo from the Rockridge Food Tour facebook page

1 comment:

  1. LOL for a second i thought its about VPN that use for unblocking purpose but its all about VPN pizza hahahha.

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