With velvety buttercream frosting strawberry Pretty in Pink cupcakes will have you swooning at Love at First Bite.
Grégoire. French takeout in perfectly picnic-size boxes. For speedy service, check the website for the October menu and call in your order ahead of time. $$; 2109 Cedar St.; www.gregoirerestaurant.com or 510/883-1893.
The Cheeseboard Collective. Choose from more than 350 cheeses at this worker-owned bakery and cheese shop. Head two doors down to their pizzeria and enjoy live music while you wait for a slice. $; Mon-Sat, pizzeria Tue-Sat; 1504 and 1512 Shattuck Ave.; 510/549-3183.
Love at First Bite Cupcakery. Nearly 20 mouthwatering flavors, including lemon-pistachio, chocolate maltball, and matcha green tea. Tue-Sun; 1510-G Walnut St.; 510/848-5727.