This is another long overdue post that I’ve been thinking about for months!
The Bay Area is home to so much great food and Gather’s got to be at the top of the list for anyone interested in sustainable, local, organic, vegetarian, grass-fed, and/or delicious food! Christina (mentioned in previous post) and I tracked this place down after doing a quick yelp search for veg-friendly places in Berkeley. We knew there’d be plenty of choices, but after taking a quick look at this place on our phones, it was a no-brainer. This place was love at first yelp.
From the moment we walked in, I was getting ideas. The look of this place was right up my alley. Simple wood. Clean lines. A visible kitchen. Slate and chalk and brushed metal. Oh my. On the way to our table, after we passed the breastfeeding woman, I noticed that Gather was practically decorated with giant ball jars filled with grains and beans. Seriously… why hadn’t I thought of that? I had been spending so much money on those expensive OXO pop containers for all my dry pantry staples! By now, my canning jar collection has exploded and I’m in love with my cabinets!
But I digress. As we poured over the menu, one thing was abundantly clear: this place rocked!
Stream of consciousness: Yes of course this goes with that. Oh Yum. I want to know how to make that.