Archive for April, 2006

Please help – Natural Food Stores and Markets

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

We’ve got a listing of natural food stores/markets in the Ultimate Guide. We consider this to be a good place for folks who are new to the area OR new to vegetarianism, and looking for likely places to have good veg specialty foods.

If each of you could take a couple of minutes and scan through the list for your community and let us know if there are any updates needed (i.e. additions or deletions), that would be awesome and very much appreciated.

Here is the list below or you can use this link also.

The most efficient way to make additions or updates is through the Ultimate Guide

See Guide Links to “Add a Business” if it’s missing, or, if an update is needed, just email us an update for the listing (via the website contact page or from the specific listing in the Ultimate Guide if corrections are needed to address, hours, etc)

Here’s the current list of natural food stores and markets in the Ultimate Guide.


Alameda Natural Grocery, 1650 Park St., (510) 865-1500


Aptos Natural Foods, 7506 Soquel Dr, (831) 685-3334


Berkeley Bowl, 2020 Oregon St, (510) 843-6929 (
Berkeley Natural Grocery, 1336 Gilman Street, (510) 526-2456 (

Whole Foods Market, 3000 Telegraph Ave, (510) 649-1333 (

Boulder Creek

New Leaf Market, 13159 Highway 9, (831) 338-7211


Earthbeam Natural Foods, 1399 Broadway, (650) 347-2058 (
Whole Life-Nature’s Cupboard, 1314 Burlingame Ave, (650) 344-6279


Whole Foods Market, 1690 S Bascom Ave, (408) 371-5000 (


New Leaf Market, 1210 41st Ave, (831) 479-7987


Harvest House, 2395 Monument Blvd., (888) 655-0728 (
Trader Joes, 1150 Concord Ave, (925) 689-2990 (


Cupertino Natural Foods, 10255 S De Anza Blvd, (408) 253-1277
Whole Foods Market, 20830 Stevens Creek Blvd, (408) 257-7000 (

Daly City

Trader Joe’s, 303 Lake Merced Blvd, (650) 756-2192 (

El Cerrito

El Cerrito Natural Grocery, 10367 San Pablo Ave, (510) 526-1155


Good Earth Natural Foods, 1966 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, 415-454-0123 (


New Leaf Market, 6240 Highway 9, (831) 335-7322


Food For Humans, 16385 1st St, (707) 869-3612

Half Moon Bay

Oasis Natural Foods, 523 Main Street, (650) 726-7881


Open Sesame Specialty Foods, 983 Moraga Road, (925) 283-2207

Los Gatos

Whole Foods Market, 15980 Los Gatos Blvd, (408) 358-4434


Martinez Natural Foods, 708 Ferry St, (925) 228-4747

Menlo Park

Trader Joe’s, 720 Menlo Ave, (650) 323-2134 (


Sweet Peas Organics, Hwy 1, (650) 728-9944

Mountain View

Bumblebee Health Foods, 601 Escuela Ave, 650-968-3131
Trader Joe’s, 590 Showers Drive, (650) 917-1013 (


Farmer Joe’s Market, 3501 MacArthur Blvd., (510) 482-8178
Food Mill, 3033 Macarthur Blvd, (510) 482-3848
Food Mill, 255 W. MacArthur Blvd, (510) 595-3633
Lakeshore Natural Foods, 3321 Lakeshore Ave, (510) 452-1079
Layonna Vegetarian, 443 8th St, (510) 763.3168 (
Nature’s Best Foods, 1431 Jackson St, (510) 451-4504


Good Health Natural Foods, 80 W Manor Dr, (650) 355-5936

Pacifica Farmers Market, 450 Manor Plz, (650) 355-0668

Palo Alto

Country Sun Natural Foods, 440 S California Ave, (650) 324-9190 (
Whole Foods Market, 774 Emerson St, (650) 326-8676 (

Redwood City

Apple Health Foods, 1011 El Camino Real, (650) 368-3124
Whole Foods Market, 1250 Jefferson Ave, (650) 367-1400 (

Whole Life Natural Foods, 344 Woodside Plz, (650) 364-4946


William’s Natural Foods, 12249 San Pablo Ave, (510) 232-1911


Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op, 1900 Alhambra Blvd, (916) 455-2667 (

San Carlos

Nature’s Cupboard-Whole Life, 744 Laurel St, (650) 593-7927

San Francisco

Buffalo Whole Food & Grain Co, 598 Castro St, (415) 626-7038
Good Life Grocery, 448 Cortland Ave, (415) 648-3221
Green Earth Natural Foods, 860 Divisadero St, (415) 922-6418
Haight Fillmore Whole Foods, 501 Haight St, (415) 552-6077

Haight Natural Foods, 1621 Haight St, (415) 487-1540
Haight Street Market, 1530 Haight, (415) 255-0644
Lucky Store, 622 Broadway St, (415) 772-9183
Other Avenues, 3930 Judah St, (415) 661-7475 (
Rainbow Grocery, 1745 Folsom St, (415) 863-0621 (
Real Food Company, 2141 Polk St., (415) 673-7420
Real Food Company, 3060 Fillmore St, (415) 567-6900
Taravel Produce Market, 1215 Taraval St, (415) 664-7388
Thoms Natural, 5843 Geary Blvd, (415) 387-6367

Trader Joe’s, 3 Masonic Avenue, (415) 346-9964 (
Trader Joe’s, 555 Ninth St., (415) 863-1292 (
Valencia Whole Foods, 999 Valencia St, (415) 285-0231
Village Market, 4555 California St, (415) 221-0445
Whole Foods Market, 1765 California St, (415) 674-0500
Whole Foods Market, 1970 Innes Ave, (415) 206-9380
Whole Foods Market, 399 4th Street, (415) 618-0066 (

San Mateo

Whole Foods Market, 1010 Park Pl, (650) 358-6900 (

San Rafael

NatuRAW, 851 Irwin Street, Suite 304, 415-456-1719 x 125 (

San Ramon

Whole Foods Market, 100 Sunset Dr, (925) 355-9000 (

Santa Cruz

Food Bin, 1130 Mission St, (831) 423-5526
New Leaf Market, 1134 Pacific Ave, (831) 425-5323
New Leaf Market, 2351 Mission St, (831) 426-1306
Staff Of Life, 1305 Water St., (831) 423-8632


Whole Foods Market, 6910 Mckinley Ave, (707) 829-9801

Walnut Creek

Whole Foods Market, 1333 Newell Ave, (925) 274-9700 (


Whole Foods Market, 3 Hangar Way, (831) 722-0545

Animal Place tour and Vegan Food Party

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

Bay Area Vegetarians is organizing a special day trip in the country to meet those lucky animals who call Animal Place home. You will meet some fascinating creatures that really do love visitors of the two-legged variety. Howie, the cow, will demand attention. The turkey clan will greet you enthusiastically. And, Susie the pig, really wants a belly rub. Each comes with a story that will touch your heart and deepen your appreciation for all life. End the tour with a Vegan Food Party (aka potluck).

This is our second year with this very special tour. We’ll get a chance to meet the critters and feed them, and then feed ourselves after with a Vegan Food Party (aka potluck) at Animal Place immediately after our tour.

The tour costs $10 per person, and all proceeds benefit Animal Place.

Our tour this year was originally scheduled and sold out for April 15th. But due to record rain levels in March and April, the tour was postponed due to excessively muddy conditions at Animal Place. Staff were wearing knee high mud boots!

Our new tour date is Saturday, May 27th. Priority registration for the new date is given to individuals who had confirmed space on the first trip. On Tuesday, any available spaces will be made available.

For more information, please see the BAVeg Event Calendar at

If you can’t make this special tour with BAVeg, Animal Place offers other farm tours & events throughout the summer. Visit their website at for further details.

Louise and Joy

Peggy Sue, Eve, Louise and Joy are among the critters that call Animal Place home. Photos courtesy of Animal Place.

Updated BAVeg iPod Restaurant Guide

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

The latest version of our BAVeg iPod Restaurant Guide has just been uploaded. It’s contains a bunch of new entries, including the new Cha-Ya in San Francisco.

Check it out here.

Otsu – San Francisco moving and changing focus

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

Otsu in the mission will be moving soon to a new location on Valencia. With the move they will be changing the focus of the business to concentrate on their book binding business and will be dropping their vegan shoes and belts.

Cha-Ya – San Francisco now open

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

The sister restaurant to the famous Berkeley Cha-Ya is now open. Dinner only right now.

Fog City Pizza and Indian Food – Montara

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

Fog City Pizza and Indian Food in Montara is a small restaurant offering pizza plus Indian food. One pizza can be ordered without cheese and is vegan. There are a few Indian entrees that can be made without dairy. Restaurant said they don’t use ghee. Seating is limited and overlooks ocean. Adjacent to Farallone B&B

Half Moon Bay Inn

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

Half Moon Bay Inn – San Mateo Coast. The inn has a restaurant with a small selection of vegan items clearly marked on the menu.

BayAreaVeg on MySpace

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

Are you a myspace user? Please add us as your friend, and help get the word out about Bay Area Vegetarians!

Here’s our myspace page –


Geranium – SF – closed

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

Geranium in San Francisco closed it’s doors for the last time on 3/31/06. There’s talk that Moki’s Sushi and Pacific Grill will be moving into the location.

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