Albany Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Albany

April 14, 2018 Toi Mattera

Albany in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Takeout. Discover best restaurants in Albany with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Cheeseboard Pizza

1504 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1517 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 +1 510-549-3183
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 676 reviews

Cheeseboard Pizza

Reviewed By dwisland - Saint Louis, Missouri

Cheeseboard is a happening. Music changes daily as does the pizza. No choosing toppings, no delivery, no worries. What fresh and organic combination of cheeses and veggies they choose is always amazing. Our latest visit offered butternut squash on the pizza, the visits before than had peaches. Don't let the daily toppings or the huge line deter you - this is verifiably one of the most popular pizza places in America. And, always ask for a side of Green Sauce ($4 and worth x

2. La Farine Bakery

6323 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible French Breakfast SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 510-654-0338
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 206 reviews

La Farine Bakery

Reviewed By Ro B

Everything here is of the highest quality but the piece de resistance is the fresh fruit tarts. Fresh ingredients and a nice flaky crust - hard to beat and a must have. If you’re enjoying a treat just for yourself, go for the smaller tartlets which will give you a taste of what I’m talking about.

3. Bowl'd Korean Rice Bar

1479 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-2147 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout Asian, Korean, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 510-526-6223
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

Bowl'd Korean Rice Bar

Reviewed By FarmerRK - Moraga, California

Two of us went for dinner early one week night. The restaurant quickly filled up with lots of families, mainly non-Asian customers. We were hoping for a nice reasonable meal but were totally disappointed. We had Mung Bean Cake -- tasteless, the sauce that came with it tasted like dilute soya sauce. The Jahp Chao (transparent noodles) had no spice at all; did not eat it but took it home and spiced it up with sesame seed, soy sauce, little wine, and then it tasted good. The Korean Miso Stew was just average. The Banchans (small side dishes) were subpar. All in all we were totally unimpressed. We understand that it is a popular restaurant because of its prices and the quantity of food served but the flavoring was not at all truly Korean. The service was efficient; the ambience is fine, but the most important thing is the food and that was not good. One of us is Korean and the other has travelled in Korea a lot.

4. Rivoli Restaurant

1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2119 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner SGD 33 - SGD 52 +1 510-526-2542
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 282 reviews

Rivoli Restaurant

Rivoli strives to be a hands on, moderately priced restaurant with simple and creative food, carefully selected wines and comfortable service in a warm and lively atmosphere. Rivoli’s distinction comes from the heart and soul of its owners and staff. The menu relies on what is seasonal, local and fresh, using mostly organic produce, sustainably caught fish and naturally raised meats and poultry. The wines are selected for their affinity with the food, and offer the best values from the cooler regions of California and the Old World. The dining room staff provides friendly and attentive service and the chefs and cooks are skilled artisans of their craft.

Reviewed By Sylvia L - Berkeley, California

Came to celebrate another family birthday at a favorite local spot.

Wendy Brucker's dishes continue to deliver time after time. Especially liked the lobster souffle and lamb ragu over house made ravioli.

For those who haven't been here, expect delicious food and great service in a cozy dining area facing a lovely outside garden.

5. Royal Cafe

811 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1602 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 510-525-6066
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 54 reviews

Royal Cafe

Reviewed By JayBeeCA - Richmond, California

This is a great breakfast and lunch spot. They've been around for years yet still found a way to remain consistent. The chicken and waffles were great.

6. Acme Bread

1601 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1317 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast +1 510-524-1327
Excellent
84%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 53 reviews

Acme Bread

Reviewed By albebuc - Brenham, Texas

I shopped for all of my breads when I lived in Berkeley and make it a point to stop by when visiting now. Acme has--hands down--the very best breads. I always get their Olive Bread, Foccacia, and Cinnamon Rolls to start with. But everything there is delicious. Expect to wait in line most anytime you go and with the small parking lot, you will probably have to park on the street somewhere close by.

7. Zachary's Chicago Pizza

1853 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2306 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 26 +1 510-525-5950
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 356 reviews

Zachary's Chicago Pizza

Reviewed By Danielle D - Berkeley, California

We ordered a half baked deep dish for take out. We got the Spinach and Mushroom which was a hit. This pie includes spinach, mushrooms, cheese and tomato sauce. This was easy to finish baking in the oven at home. With gentle treatment the crust stayed together and sat on the rack just fine.

8. China Village

1335 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1829 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 510-525-2285
Excellent
38%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 67 reviews

China Village

Reviewed By Philip S - Columbia, Maryland

The dishes are prepared here with an attention to detail and spicing that you won't find too many places outside of Asia. The shrimp and walnuts, Szechuan beef and chicken are all excellent. But so is everything else.

9. Fonda

1501 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707-2130 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Latin, Spanish Dinner, Lunch, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 52 +1 510-559-9006
Excellent
34%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 67 reviews

Reviewed By Romy D

A fantastic casual but chic place for her friendly outings, and couples too. Delicious guacamole and chips, margaritas, and wonderful warm chocolate cake for dessert. Outdoor seating with heaters available, plus a snug loft upstairs takes care of overflow.

10. Chez Panisse

1517 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 33 - SGD 131 +1 510-548-5525
Excellent
69%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Chez Panisse

Reviewed By operalover939 - Toronto, Canada

Chez Panisse is an elegant restaurant, with the interior design reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright interior architecture. The food is simply outstanding. There is but one option, the night‘s four-course prix fixe at $100 (plus taxes and 17% gratuity). The main course tonight was lamb with trimmings: excellent! Everything else was also very tasty. You have the option of bringing your own wine and paying a $35 corkage fee. The service is very good though not impeccable. The food is simply superb.

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