Gourmet Berkeley walk

Take an East Bay urban hike for tasty treats and views

  • Carved steps on Indian Rock provide easy access to world-class views.

    Indian Rock

    Jenny Pfeiffer

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Indian Rock Park and Path. Popular with rock climbers, the park offers spectacular bay views. Follow the path to the top of Solano Ave. 950 Indian Rock Ave.


Soap Sistahs. A bath boutique packed with soaps, salts, bath bombs, lotions, and other scrub-a-dub supplies. 1797 Solano Ave.; 510/528-0837.

What the Traveller Saw. Journey the world at this shop of exotic gifts and home furnishings. 1880 Solano; 510/527-1775.


North Berkeley Spice of Life Festival. For more than 30 years, the restaurants, cafes, and delis on the north end of Berkeley's Shattuck Avenue have fed the hungry mouths of epicureans. Celebrate the Gourmet Ghetto's culinary history at the fourth annual North Berkeley Spice of Life Festival, a culinary street fair. Listen to live jazz, bluegrass, and world music while you sip wine, watch cooking demonstrations, shop at the all-organic farmers' market, and taste samples from more than 30 gourmet vendors. Kids will love tagging along, thanks to the puppet shows, farm animals, crafts, and pony rides. 10-6 Oct 8; Shattuck between Virginia and Rose Streets.



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