Thai Delight Cuisine 1700 Shattuck Ave./Virginia St., Gourmet Ghetto. Featuring a pleasant atmosphere, this one-room Thai venue provides a wall lined with comfortable booths as well as a sea of tables and chairs. The extensive lunch menu is well priced, with noodle dishes and rice plates plus an entire page of veggie options and an additional several pages of organic choices. Particularly tasty items include pad Thai, green curry, pumpkin curry, basil eggplant, and pra ram tofu (with peanut sauce on top of spinach and broccoli). If you want spicy, do request it.
A few doors south, Sumito’s florist operates out of small shop on the ground floor of a Victorian house, purveying delightful seasonal floral arrangements and potted plants. 1708 Shattuck Ave., (510) 548-2344.