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The 9 Best Lunch Spots In Berkeley

Updated: October 6, 2021

With gourmet sandwiches and homemade soups on every corner, there's no reason to skip lunch in Berkeley. We analyzed popular review and ranking sites and assimilated millions of reviews for Berkeley’s best lunches. Beat the midday munchies at these fantastic lunch venues!

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Creekwood

Italian, $$, BerkeleyItalian, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
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Vik's Chaat

Indian, $$, BerkeleyIndian, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

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  • Spoon University

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Sliver Pizzeria

Pizza, $, BerkeleyPizza, $Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen

American, $$, Downown BerkeleyAmerican, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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  • Eater

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Donato & Co

Italian, $$, BerkeleyItalian, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat

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Fava Restaurant

New American, $13 avg. main dish, BerkeleyNew American, $13 avg. main dishBerkeley
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0
  • Infatuation

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Pollara Pizzeria

Pizza, $$, BerkeleyPizza, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater

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Gypsy's Trattoria Italiana

Italian, $, BerkeleyItalian, $Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist

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La Mission

Mexican, $, BerkeleyMexican, $Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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  • Eater

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What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28808 spots across Berkeley, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1901 lists and articles from the likes of Eater and Infatuation – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Don’t bother looking for Eater - Where to Eat Late in Oakland and Berkeley, Infatuation - Where To Eat In Berkeley and Infatuation - Where To Eat And Drink Near SF’s Music Venueswe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

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