Epicurious Garden

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Often described as Berkeley’s little sibling to San Francisco’s Ferry Plaza, Epicurious Garden is the Gourmet Ghetto’s version of a quick ‘n’ casual food court. But since we’re talking about the Gourmet Ghetto, you can count on it keeping some semblance of being upscale; don’t expect your shopping mall menu of fast food at cheap prices from this purveyor of “gourmet takeout.”  Lunch groups love the choices for everyone in the party: Kirala’s Japanese food, Guacamole 61’s Mexican food, Soop’s soups, Tigerlily Indian fare. Upstairs oriental warm beverages from Imperial Tea Court face the main star of Epicurious — an outdoor patio with Zen-inspired greenery and a rock garden. Grab your food to go and enjoy the Zen getaway for a break from the rest of Shattuck.

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