Thanks to a reader for sending word that Taco Bell has finally opened at the Rheem Valley shopping center in Moraga. When I checked it out both the drive-thru and inside area were quite packed. In addition to the regular counter ordering they also have kiosks where you can order as well which is convenient.
It looks like iTea will no longer be the only boba drink spot in Moraga as Squeeze Juice Bar, featuring boba drinks judging from a poster in the window, plans to open where Little Hearty Noodle used to be in the Rheem Valley shopping center. Stay tuned…
Natasha Grasso Jewelry, which opened a showroom three years ago in the Rheem Valley Shopping Center in Moraga, has closed. According to their Instagram page it looks like they’re relocating to Roseville. Check out their online collection here and sign up for their BLING BOX monthly subscription service here.
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.
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.
The annual See’s Candies popup shops opened in Moraga at the Rheem Valley shopping center, next to Starbucks, open until December 24, 10am – 5pm. Another popup is located at the Moraga Center between Loard’s Ice Cream and the Moraga Garden Center.
The Kiwanis Club’s See’s Holiday Shops are an annual, major fund-raising effort that benefits charities in Lamorinda and nearby communities. The club raises and distributes in total approximately $60,000 annually.
Over the past few months Moraga residents have eagerly anticipated the opening of Noodle Theory, the Asian fusion eatery with popular locations in Oakland and Emeryville and they have now opened with packed diners clamoring to get a spot over the weekend. It got so busy on Saturday with outside diners they had to temporarily close the outdoor patio yesterday to give the kitchen a chance to catch up. Check out their Moraga location web page here. (Menus coming soon).
In addition to indoor seating there is a spacious outdoor dining patio in front as well as bar seating. Wine and beer, including several draft choices (Oakland United, Fort Point and more) will go great with these dishes with a kick. My favorites were the beef udon, chicken wings and tofu and veggie garlic noodles. Check out photos of these dishes and more after the jump. It’s great to see an exciting restaurant of this caliber opening in Boraga, I mean Moraga, hopefully setting a trend that will continue going forward…
The salon was founded by Vanessa Schneider, a Miramonte High School parent. Familiarity with the area and love of the Moraga-Orinda community gave her the inspiration and strength to open Olivia Nail Bar. This upscale nail salon will bring friends, neighbors, and families together to pamper themselves, de-stress from the day, and spend quality time with each other.
Exciting news for Moraga as the popular Rockridge and Emeryville Asian fusion eatery Noodle Theory is planning on opening a third location in the Rheem Valley shopping center in Moraga later this year after Graze closes sometime in June. Check out the Rockridge lunch menu here, and Emeryville Provisions menu here. I’ve been to their Rockridge spot several times which was amazing and apparently the chicken wings in Emeryville are the best so I hope they will offer that in Moraga as well.
Why Moraga of all places? According to the Graze owner the Noodle Theory owners live in Moraga so thankfully locals won’t need to head for Lafayette, Walnut Creek and beyond for top-tier cuisine anymore.