Food to Warm the Body and Soul

The rain, the cooler temperatures, and the breezy weather have seemed to settle in for the winter season. One of the Bay Area’s favorite antidotes to such conditions is food. Hot, rich, sometimes spicy, delicious dishes from the region’s talented chefs.

For your next comfort food fix, visit Public Market’s Food Hall. Our purveyors offer a variety of homey, house-made menu items to satisfy your appetite and warm your soul. Below are some dishes that visitors have highlighted:

KoJa Kitchen: “Kamikaze Fries” KQED’s Food Blog Bay Area Bites says, “It’s a towering mountain of crunchy-edged waffle fries covered in Japanese mayonnaise, kimchi and enough of spicy, sweet bulgogi to get you through several Econ problem sets.”

Mayo & Mustard: Yelp reviewer Mike H. gave M&M a 5-star review. And the “Mike’s Special,” which isn’t named after him, is his particular favorite. This Yelper wrote, “Mike’s Special is a must-try, pastrami, bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and chipotle garlic on Dutch crunch! Add on the combo with the fresh strawberry lemonade!”

Paradita Eatery: Google reviewer Dan B. says, “This is my favorite restaurant in Emeryville at the moment. Their food is absolutely incredible. Packed with flavor combinations that make me salivate just thinking about it. Everything on the menu is fantastic, and quality is consistent!” Yelper Kimiko Q singles out: “The Lomo Saltado sandwich was so tender and easy to bite into and the juices soaked into the bread. You definitely needed two hands and plenty of napkins to eat it.”

The Periodic Table Bar: For some, the burger is the quintessential comfort food. While Periodic Table is known for its sake, craft beer and Shiba Wings from Shiba Ramen next door, their burger is receiving rave reviews: Yelper Jeffrey Y. says, “Man, is it good! Imagine if you will a deliciously salted, savory beef patty done just right medium, smothered in a yuzu citrus mayo with the obligatory but more sophisticated veggies (tomato with mizuna) on a perfectly toasted sesame seed bun.”

Wazwan Indian Cuisine Chicken Tikka Masala is, perhaps, the ultimate spicy comfort food and Wazwan’s version is a favorite for customers from throughout the Bay Area. Google reviewer Ashkan D. says, “The tikka masala is the best around, in terms of taste, cost, and convenience. I always request extra salad (a cabbage concoction) and a half portion of rice. I’ve also had almost all of their other stews. The naan is top-notch, and so are the samosas.”

Plan your visit to Public Market today and get your fill of delicious, high-quality comfort food and more.