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As a college town, Berkeley has (dare we say it) almost too many pastry places. We decided to, um … take one for the team and check a few of them out for those who are pastry-inclined.


Located on College Avenue, “just as you start getting into the cute part of the neighborhood” quipped Clogger Jillian Wertheim, Nabolom is a co-op bakery which is certified as one of the greenest food-industry business. As their eco-friendly nature suggests, they also have many options that are vegan, read more »

crixa cakes

Tucked away by that part of Shattuck Avenue that splits all weirdly into Adeline Street (you know what we’re talking about — right near Berkeley Bowl), there’s a sweet little bakery with a tricky little name. Crixa Cakes is a seriously understated place that produces some of the most fantastic treats we’ve tasted in a while.

The mainly eastern European menu (think Russia, Hungary and other similarly chilly places) is full of sweet and savory, decadent and simple, old world bites. The glass display shelves are loaded with kolachies, ginger cakes and savory zagoras. They also have “ladylocks,” an ever-elusive, cannoli-like dessert that manages to be sold out every time we stop by. It’s enough to make any foodie read more »