We haven't been to Berkeley newest (I think) vegetarian restaurant yet. Chick-O-Pea's doesn't have the best seating arrangement for big groups, so we'll probably be at several tables, but the food is delicious. Dinner is a bit earlier this week: The sun sets at 8:10, and they have outdoor seating that may be enjoyable as the sun goes down.
You can see their menu here. From the East Bay Express review (as posted on Chick-O-Pea's website):
Falafel are ostensibly street food, but you wouldn’t want to wolf a Chick-O-Pea's falafel while striding down the street, because you owe it more than that, because each bite bursts juicy-chewy-crunchy-hot, then yields a sneaky slow sophisticated spice charge on the double-take. Packed into a thick soft house-baked pouch, it’s not really street food but the sort of hybrid that could be conceived only in Berkeley: sit-down street food. Worth the trip to this 100-percent vegetarian aerie is Chick-O-Pea’s falafel/salad bar, where nine or more exotic, house-made Lebanese-style toppings can be ladled or pincered into falafels, into falafel burgers, and atop organic baby greens. Shoestring fries come in five flavors, but the “pita fries” — fried strips of leftover bread — are a guilty pleasure that goes well with a serving of cacik, hummus, or baba ghanoush. Organic ingredients are used whenever possible, which is often. Reminder: The $2 covers the cost of running this Meetup group, and does not cover dinner :-)