Walnut Creek is at the junction of I-680 and State 24. From I-680, exit N. Main St. and follow signs to downtown. Or take BART; a handy free shuttle runs from the station to the shopping district.
Breads of India & Gourmet Curries A menu of regional Indian dishes that changes daily makes this an ideal lunch stop. Don't miss the fresh tandoor-puffed breads. INFO: $; closed Mon; 1358 N. Main St.; 925/256-7684.
Havana Cuban Cuisine Invoke the tropics with mojitos, California-Caribbean plates - from halibut ceviche to a Cuban sandwich - and a beach-shack-gone-smartly-upscale dining room. INFO: $$; 1516 Bonanza St.; 925/939-4555.