Located in a little brick building by Strawberry Creek Park in Berkeley, Phoenix Pastificio crafts some of the best fresh-cut pasta, breads, and cookies in Northern California. Their crunchy “Big Dipper” biscotti will become thre true soul-mate of your Macchiato.
Owners Eric and Carole Sartenaer work with a small dedicated staff to craft a variety of prepared pasta sauces from local, seasonal, and organic ingredients. Their Rustic Olive Baguette offers a chewy-textured crust studded throughout with plump kalamata olives as sweet and juicy as cherry tomatoes.
Other spectacular seasonal specialties include Stinging Nettle Pasta (to adorn at home with local chevre and chives) and toothsome almond macaroons available during the holidays.
Phoenix pastas, breads and sauces can be found at various farmers markets throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including the one on Clement st. in San Francisco.