There is a lot to like about living and working in Kensington – amazing people, great local businesses, and more – and perhaps one of the most enjoyable is going out to eat at one of the town’s amazing eateries.
Here are five of our favorites:
You can never go wrong with pizza, and when it comes to artisan pizza made from scratch every time, with fresh ingredients, it doesn't get much better than Benchmark.
They're not just pizza, either. This "Cal-Italian" place has all the traditional dishes you'd expect, plus some eye-openers that could only come from California.
The spicy carrot salad is a winner, and the squash and kale pizza is like nothing you've ever had. Finish things off with some organic ice cream and you've got a great afternoon or night out!
This is right across from our office, and has been a favorite for years. It's not just the convenient location, however. As most people from here know, the Inn Kensington couldn't be more homey and comfortable.
They serve consistently good food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It's always there when you need it, and they always have friendly service. It's pretty much the perfect neighborhood restaurant.
Kensington Fine Foods
There is nothing quite like a local deli that specializes in fresh foods and local produce. That’s what Kensington Fine Foods does. Their deli is located at 285 Arlington Ave, and it’s worth a visit.
Their array of traditional deli sandwiches are great, and vegetarians will love the Vegetarian Club with portobello mushrooms, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, smoked mozzarella, with olive and basil pesto on sourdough.
We all get a sweet tooth sometimes – yes, even us dentists! Semifreddi’s is one of the best places to satisfy that sweet tooth. Since 1984, they have been providing the San Francisco Bay area with amazing breads and pastries that are miles better than anything else you’ll find in the grocery store.
The cookies, the French pastries, the huge array of artisanal breads, plus their café menu of gourmet sandwiches, Paninis, soups and more. Delicious. You’ll see their packaged products in stores throughout the region, but their café at 372 Colusa Ave is where you want to visit.
Every town needs a family-friend neighborhood pub and restaurant, and Kensington is no exception. We’ve got Kensington Circus, and it’s easy to see why people in the area love it.
It’s not just because the place feels warm and cozy and welcoming, or for the live music on Friday and Saturday nights. It’s because the food is great (lots of well done traditional pub food), so is the service, and they have an excellent drink menu.
This is an old school style pub and restaurant, and we can’t imagine it any other way!