Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
Sara Bloomberg is a freelance reporter and photojournalist based in San Francisco. When she's not devouring current events and working, you'll either find her riding a bike around the city or cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Anything less than eggs and potatoes for breakfast is just not acceptable under her roof—bacon is optional but highly recommended. She blames her foodie habit on working in grocery stores for several years, including BiRite Market. ¡Salud!