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Jack’s Urban Eats Coming to Orchards Shopping Center Early Next Year in Walnut Creek


Orchards Shopping Center, Walnut Creek

Jack’s Urban Eats (no relation to Jack’s in Pleasant Hill) is opening their first East Bay location in the Orchards shopping center where Safeway relocated to early next year according to a sign in the window. Check out their menu here and their Walnut Creek Facebook page here.

From their website:

Jacks is an urban cafeteria, serving award winning, farm fresh affordable meals in a hip and laidback atmosphere. The friendly and talented staff has been hand crafting salads, sandwiches, and plates since 1998 and is proudly recognized as an innovator of California’s farm-to-table movement.

Seasonal vegetables and fruits are paired with house-made dressings to create incredibly satisfying salads that have a cult-like following. Certified Angus Beef and fresh poultry are used to create inventive made-to-order sandwiches. Our signature carved meats and comfort food side plates pay homage to the traditional home cooked meal. Artisan breads are sourced locally and delivered daily from the finest bakeries using all-natural ingredients.

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La Chataigne Bakery Opens in La Fiesta Square in Lafayette


La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

A new bakery called La Chataigne has opened in La Fiesta Square in Lafayette where Cake used to be. According to Diablo Dish they plan on expanding “the menu to include both modern and traditional pastries.” The French style pastries will continue to be sold at the Martinez farmers market. I tried the morning bun you see below and the orange zest made this a real stand-out. One of the best morning buns I have ever eaten! I look forward to trying other pastries at this bakery. Yum!

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Chalogy / Cornology Opening Tomorrow in Downtown Walnut Creek


1349 Locust St, Walnut Creek

The tea cafe Chalogy that we learned would be opening back in February in downtown Walnut Creek is planning to open tomorrow, Thursday, December 8th. In addition to hot and iced teas, including boba, they will also be featuring pan rolled ice cream with fresh fruit options, crepes, and of course, Cornology popcorn with flavors such as Jamaican Mojo and Truffle Parmesan. As you can see in the photo at bottom, teas are brewed fresh. I look forward to trying this place out!

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Kurumi Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek

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1552 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Over the summer the Japanese restaurant Izakaya Jun closed in downtown Walnut Creek and now a new Japanese restaurant called Kurumi has opened in its place. They offer various sushi and sashimi dishes, yakitori, rice and noodle dishes including my favorite onigiri (grilled rice balls) with flavors like spicy cod roe, salmon, sour plum (umeboshi) and flaked tuna with mayo.

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