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Baygreens Salads Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek


1653 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek

The restaurant Baygreens Salads, which we learned would be coming to downtown Walnut Creek where Home of Chicken and Waffles used to be, has now opened. In addition to salads they also offer paninis, soups and fresh fruit and veggie drinks. Check out their menu here. To celebrate their first week in business they’re offering 50% all salads, paninis, soup and fresh juice drinks through Saturday, December 15th, making this one of the best deals in Walnut Creek right now. I’ve tried several of their fresh juice drinks and they are outstanding. Check this place out ASAP while this sale is on!

From their website:

We are committed to using only natural and organic produces and meats whenever possible. All of our dishes are prepared with the finest ingredients sourced from local farmers, and are made fresh to order on a daily basis.

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Bagaan Replaces New Delhi Bistro at Rheem Valley Shopping Center in Moraga


Rheem Valley Shopping Center, Moraga

The owners of New Delhi Bistro in the Rheem Valley shopping center in Moraga have decided to switch gears and open a new vegetarian restaurant called Baagan. Check out their menu here. Note that the San Ramon location is a different owner. Although New Delhi Bistro is gone, Baagan will still feature dishes with Indian spices.

From their website:

We’re dedicated to providing scrumptious vegan dishes and drinks that will satisfy your cravings without compromising taste and nutrition. We use local, organic, fresh, seasonal, GMO-free and mostly gluten-free ingredients to make very delicious and healthy recipes. Our chefs cook hot food every morning. We use different spices to flavor food for therapeutic reasons. We focus on eco-friendly and sustainable practices.

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Albatross Opening Very Soon in Danville


312 Railroad Ave, Danville

A new farm to table restaurant called Albatross is expected to open as early as December 8th in a new building at the corner of Railroad Ave. and Church St. in Danville. There will be a raw bar and feature global cuisine . The inside looks great, stay tuned…

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Ginger’s Gelato Opens at Citrus Marketplace in Walnut Creek


Citrus Marketplace, Walnut Creek

A new Italian gelato shop called Ginger’s Gelato opened recently were Tutti Frutti used to be at the Citrus Marketplace in Walnut Creek where Nob Hill Foods is. In addition to gelato they also offer pastries, coffee and espresso with beans roasted by Caffè Umbria. Check out their menu here and updates on their Instagram page here. As a chocolate fan I tried their chocolate and chocolate and peanut butter gelatos which were delicious, especially as it warmed up a bit. This gelateria is spacious and has various games available which makes this a great place to hang out in Walnut Creek. Definitely check this place out the next time you’re in the area!

From their website:

We’re friends who found ourselves sampling gelato at every shop we could find on our Italian vacation. We fell in love with the frozen treat and returned home to California longing for that fresh taste again. Searching high and low, we couldn’t find gelato as good as that in Italy.

​As a child, Erin grew up watching her grandmother make fresh waffle cones each day for her ice cream shop. Sabrina learned to cook from her mother and grandmother in Sicily. With inspiration from our family, we embarked on an adventure to make authentic, handcrafted Italian gelato. And, we honor Erin’s grandmother, Ginger, by serving a piece of her homemade waffle cones with each scoop.

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Torsap Thai Kitchen Coming to Downtown Walnut Creek


1388 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Sunol Ridge closed last summer in downtown Walnut Creek on the corner of Locust St. Cypress St. and thanks to a reader for sending word that a new restaurant called Torsap Thai Kitchen will be opening in this spot. According to this indeed.com job post they are “accepting applications” for bartenders, servers, bussers and a hostess today and tomorrow between 2 and 4pm. Stay tuned…

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Fat Baguette Lounge Opens in Pleasant Hill


548 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill

A new restaurant featuring sandwiches, ramen, and udon dishes with karaoke rooms and pool tables called Fat Baguette Lounge opened last month where Game Zone used to be in Pleasant Hill. The karaoke rooms can be reserved for $29.99/hour  (up to 12 people) and the pool table can be used for $15.99/hour. Check out their menu here.

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