Groceries & Shopping


Berkeley Bowl

A Berkeley landmark – this has an amazing fresh produce section, bulk food section, deli, café and more organic goods and ancient grains than you can shake a stick at. There are two branches in Berkeley. 


You can get a loyalty card and get discounts on lots of products every time you shop there

Trader Joe's 

Has lots of own brands and is quite economical.

Whole Foods 

Great stuff here but on the pricey end of the spectrum

Monterey Market 

An economical fresh produce market in North Berkeley

The Natural Grocery Company

Farmer's Markets in Berkeley

There are lots of farmers markets to choose from!

Ferry Building: Embarcadero, San Francisco A permanent market open daily.  There is also an outdoor market on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Temescal Farmer's Market: Oakland  Open Sundays 9am - 1pm, 5300 Claremont Ave.


There are several furniture options within a few miles of Berkeley. IKEA and Target provide affordable furniture options, a lot of which can be found used on Several furniture stores including CB2 and Z Gallerie can be found on Fourth Street.

There are several shopping centers in and around Berkeley:

Bay street in Emeryville

Westfield mall in San Francisco

Broadway Plaza mall in Walnut Creek

College Avenue shops, Solano Avenue shopping, and Telegraph shops in Berkeley