3885 Cesar Chavez Street
Welcome to Omnivore Books on Food featuring new, antiquarian, and collectible books on food and drink.
Omnivore connects the past to the present by offering centuries of knowledge on growing, raising, and cooking food. We offer everything from 19th Century agricultural guides to how to start a kitchen garden in a 21st Century apartment.
While the store is full of books, we also host numerous events featuring chefs and authors talking about their passions. Search the website, sign up for our e-newsletter, but better yet, come in and browse, sit down and read, learn how to catch a hare, or cook a wolf — what could be better?
Chris Hayden has been working at City Book Review since 2012, so that makes him the keeper of knowledge. He manages the office and book reviewers (all 200 of them!), which is no small feat. If you’re looking at the book reviews here, you’re seeing them because he sent the books out for review. Without him, this place would fall apart, because no one else in the office knows how to use the postage machine. Two words: job security.