Visit our new La Cocina Food Court in the park, with vendors dishing up something for every palate. Downtown Berkeley is also filled with fabulous restaurants, cafes and pubs to explore. See downtownberkeley.com for details!
Adjacent to M.L.K. Civic Center Park on Allston Way are delicious food options for all! The women of the innovative San Francisco-based food incubator La Cocina bring mouth-watering entrées to savor while catching performances on the adjacent Word Power Stage or lounging in the park and cracking open new books you just discovered. There will be an eclectic array of palate-tempting cuisine – empanadas, tostadas, ceviche, street tacos, Middle-Eastern flatbreads, falafel, Vietnamese-style kelp noodle salad and much more. Complementing the La Cocina offerings will be a handful of mobile vendors serving snacks and sweets – crepes, kettle corn and more!
If you’re looking for a beer or glass of wine, the lovely Berkeley Repertory courtyard bar – Michael’s Second Act – will be open during the festival from 1:00 – 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday, plus snacks and outdoor seating. The address is 2025 Addison. There is also Eureka, located at 2068 Center Street, featuring an elevated American selection of craft beer, small-batch whiskey, regional wine, and locally sourced ingredients. For more options: www.downtownberkeley.com