There will be a no-host group dinner out at 6:30 p.m at a GreySheet-friendly restaurant very near the meeting. Rides will be available.
Plan to eat breakfast before the event. Denny’s and Nation’s are very nearby. You can also pick something up at one of the local grocery stores. (see below).
Coffee and tea will be available free of charge throughout the day. It would gratify our eco-friendly hearts if you brought your own mug (if you’re local) or used one the church will make available. We will have bottled water and diet soda for sale.
There will be a 90-minute break for lunch between sessions. We encourage you to pack your lunch rather than going out, so that you can be back in time and enjoy the fellowshipping that can be a highlight of the day. We will have access to the kitchen at Hillside, so there’s plenty of room to store your lunch in the fridge, and a microwave to re-heat it.
There will be a potluck dinner at 6:00 p.m. at Hillside. Full kitchen for storing dishes to share, heating and minimal cooking.
Denny’s and Nation’s are very nearby. You can also pick something up at one of the local grocery stores (see below).
Bring your lunch to eat after the Round Up.
Denny’s 11344 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530, (510) 235-5900
Nation’s Giant Hamburgers 6060 Central Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530, (510) 528-8888
Bring your own fruit to both Denny’s and Nations.
Delhi Diner 1373 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706, T 510.528.5000
Indian food. Lovely abstinent food, accommodating owner and staff.
Barney’s Gourmet Hamburgers 1591 Solano Avenue, Berkeley, CA, (510) 526-8185
Great burgers—truly gourmet—and good sauteed onions and/or mushrooms. Large salads. Accommodating staff.
Cafe Raj 1158 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706, (510) 524-5667
North Indian and Pakistani food at the foot of Solano Avenue in Albany.
Giovanni’s Produce, 1600 Liberty St, El Cerrito, CA 94530, (510) 235-1233
The closest store to the Round Up location. Family-owned. Modest selection, but good quality.
El Cerrito Natural Grocery Company, 10367 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530
The closest place to get organic produce and soy products. Expensive, but convenient. Nice butcher shop.
Safeway, 11450 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530, (510) 233-8400
The nearest large chain supermarket. This is a very large store.
Lucky, 1000 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, CA 94530, (510) 524-7282
Another chain supermarket with reasonable prices and self-checkout.
Trader Joe’s, 225 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, CA 94530, (510) 524-7609
Good prices on pre-washed lettuce, cherry tomatoes, Greek-style yogurt, and cheese, among other things.
Sprouts Farmers Market, 1075 Monroe St, Albany, CA 94706,
High quality and high prices. Online ordering and delivery with Instacart.
Whole Foods, 1025 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA 94710, (510) 809-8293
Decent selection of abstinent prepared foods in the deli. Online ordering and same-day delivery with Instacart and Amazon.
Berkeley Bowl West 920 Heinz Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710, (510) 898-9555
The Mecca of grocery stores, and not just for Grey Sheeters. Fabulous produce (organic and not) and lower prices than almost anywhere else. They do catering if you call 48 hours ahead, but they don’t deliver. It’s worth going just for the experience, but expect crowds evenings and weekends.
Listing here does not imply endorsement by Grey Sheeters Anonymous World Services, Inc. of any of these businesses.