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. 


220 Oregon Street Berkeley

Tel 510 843-6929

920 Heinz Avenue Berkeley

Tel 510 898-955




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


Shattuck Place Berkeley

Tel  510 526 3086










Trader Joe's 

Has lots of good own brands and is quite economical – try the legendary 'Two Buck Chuck' i.e. a bottle of Charles Shaw wine for only $2 – not great, but not as bad as you might think!


1885 University Avenue

Tel 510 204 9074





Great stuff here but on the pricey end of the spectrum


3000 Telegraph Avenue

Tel 510 649 1333




Monterey Market 

An economical fresh produce market in North Berkeley


1550 Hopkins Street

Tel 510 526 6042




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 Crate and Barrel Outlet store 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


Cell phone discount

As a UC Berkeley employee,  you are elegible for a discount with several mobile phone providers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile). More information here.