By Dana Eastland. FLOUR AND CO., the Nob Hill bakery from owner Emily Day, has opened a second location in Berkeley (we mentioned it was coming earlier this year). The menu offers brunch and lunch items every day, including options like an English muffin breakfast sandwich, egg pie, granola and yogurt, and a seasonal, savory oatmeal. For lunch, there are daily changing sandwiches, salads, and soups, plus a combo of half a sandwich with either soup or salad. There is also a selection of pastries, like seasonal muffins and cookies, carrot cake, seasonal pies, and breads. There’s Stumptown coffee too. They are also offering breakfast and lunch catering, with delivery to Oakland and Berkeley. Hours are daily 6:30am-6pm. 1398 University Ave. at Acton, Berkeley, 510-883-3650.
Berkeley’s Epicurious Garden Food Hall is home to the now-open HERBS N’ CHICKEN, a rotisserie chicken spot serving whole birds for takeaway, as well as salads and sides. Peek (and peck) at the menu here. 1511 Shattuck Ave. at Vine, Berkeley, 510-529-4338.
Berkeley vegan deli THE BUTCHER’S SON tried to open a brick-and-mortar location earlier this year, but had to call off plans in June. Now, a liquor license application shows that they’ll be moving to the space on University currently occupied by Athineon. Peter Fikaris, one of the owners of Butcher’s Son, let us know that they are still in the process of securing the space but should have the keys sometime in December. After that, they plan to serve the same vegan dishes that have garnered them quite a following and hope to add dinner service to the lineup as well. Athineon will remain open until December. 1914A University Ave. at MLK, Berkeley.
The new Berkeley location of Flour and Co. Photo courtesy of Flour and Co.