We love to cook on the Big Green Egg and work very hard at cultivating the "Egghead" culture here in the Bay Area. We find it to be fulfilling to help others along the way. We feel our strong following among our loyal customers is our best marketing tool.
-Eggs by the Bay
Read what others have to say about Eggs by the Bay-
Adam C -April 2013
"Smitty has the best customer service in the business. If you are considering buying an egg, or just getting accessories, ONLY SHOP AT EGGS BY THE BAY!"
Jerry G -Mar 2013
"My buddy and I have attended a couple of Big Green Egg classes at Eggs by the Bay. Its a great way to "up your game" on the Egg."
Bob S -Feb 2013
"We bought our Egg before we found out about Eggs by the Bay. We have since we have found this wonderful Big Green Egg store we are thankful to all the staff at your store for the help we get each time we visit. My wife and I have taken 2 classes there and look to do attend more in the future." We simply love the Egg lifestyle that Eggs by the Bay represents."
Robert S. -Oct 2012
"Thank you so much for taking the time to come to our home and help get us started with our new Big Green Egg. Our family loves
the Egg and the great food that comes off of it. Smitty is the best, and Eggs by the Bay is a the spot to start looking for you own Big Green Egg."
Danny V. -Aug 2012
"I am a new LBGE owner (already thinking I need a small, too!) and I could not be more pleased with my egg nor more excited about it. A big part of making this such a positive experience has been my dealer, Smitty at Eggs by the Bay. He has been completely professional, accessible and helpful throughout my purchase process. The fact that he came to deliver my table and my egg, assembled it and walked me through starting my first fire enabled me to hit the ground running with my egg.
I have been in sales and marketing for years, and I know the key to customer satisfaction with any product is providing the service and training they need to be successful; you have a tremendous resource in Smitty as a BGE retailer.
I look forward to years of great cooking and development of new recipes with my egg!"
Christina P July 2012
"If you want to smoke and cook with a Big Green Egg, you probably should go to EBTB. I have a local Egg dealer in San Francisco. They are content to wait for the money to roll in and the eggs to roll out. EBTB, in contrast, is a hardworking savvy bunch that are turning Eggery into a joyful community.
We'd wanted an Egg for some time and spotted EBTB's promotion for EggFest, their annual cookout/exhibition and took them up on a discount offer for a demo Egg (only used for the EggFest). There's a surprise - you NEVER see a discount offer on Eggs.
They make a whole Saturday out of the EggFest. They basically move a lot of their store to a public park and invite other vendors and cooks to come in and show off. Several classes are offered, even including how to select meat. Your entry ticket lets you sample what the versatile Egg can produce, from lo-slo meat to baked goods and pretty much anything between. If you're just getting started, the EBTB staff are very helpful in getting you set up with the kit you need. Great job of showcasing the product and EBTB's commitment.
If you're on the peninsula or South Bay by all means EBTB... even if you are much farther away, you may want to consider working with pros who love their product and are making a community of it."
Bob K-June 2012
"This is the only place in the bay area to go to get the best "winning" barbecue sauces/rubs/supplies used in BBQ competitions. The best competition BBQ stuff can't be found in local markets, only here and most have never tasted true competition quality results. I've been coming here for years to buy my supplies here and also have taken the rib class. I can't say enough about the advise, service and friendliness I always experience. Smitty is a professional competition BBQ chef and knows it all. I love cooking on my BGE and it's worth every penny. These things sell themselves when people taste the food. If you want to cook great BBQ and impress family & friends, this is the place to come to."
Craig U-Dec 2011
"Great buying experience. I'm so glad I went to Eggs by the Bay. I did my initial research that gave me a general idea of what I needed. I looked for the nearest dealer and didn't really like what I saw. It was all hardware stores, kitchen supply, and bbq galore. I think of the BGE as a specialty item and I didn't want to buy this from someone who didn't really know much about the Egg. I did a google search and found Eggs by the Bay and wished they were closer to me. I'm about 45 miles away.
I had decided I was going to the local bbq galore to buy it, but I thought I should at least call Eggs by the Bay and find out how far they'd deliver. Smitty answered the phone and told me he could deliver to me. He suggested I come into the showroom to see all the possible options. I hesitated, but thought I should go. Boy am I glad I did. He had everything in the store and he guided me through the optional accessories and explained why and how they are used. He even recommended against several accessories. He set us up right. He was really patient and answered all our questions.
We ended up buying a large BGE and the basics to get started with. Smitty gave us a great deal and he came out just a couple days later to deliver the Egg. He set up the Egg and helped me get a fire going to show me the way. He spent nearly an hour with me giving me tips as we fired up the Egg.
I cooked a beer can chicken that night, then a meat loaf, apple pie, and chicken thighs in the next couple days. It was all excellent. I can't wait to get the pizza stone and get going with pizzas.
If you're thinking of an getting an Egg, or any bbq, smoker, or grill, you should go check out Eggs by the Bay"
Keith A-Nov 2011
Ricci H -Nov 2011
"Smitty, we really enjoyed the whole cooking event. I especially enjoyed your store. You have captured the essence of providing all that a Big Green Egg enthusiast could want to buy. You have a great display of items, grouped into areas that cooks are seeking. Not only are your products vast, you have a keen eye for very attractive display. Your website is encouraging shoppers to travel to you for filling their cooking needs."
Art T -Oct 2011
"I bought my Egg at Eggs By The Buy The Bay Eggfest this year. I have been grilling for quite some time. I was amazed by the great people I met there and the different food that was cooked on the Egg. I have done ribs for a long time on an off set smoker but they do not compare to the ones I do on my Egg. I have never done a brisket and they were hosting a class on cooking brisket. Well it was well worth the time and money. I just finished my first brisket on the Egg and it was the best thing I have cooked due to the class and help of Smitty. You guys rock. Your customer service is the best. Thank you for being here for us that cook on the Egg. Look forward to many more great cooks. I cook on it almost three times a week, chicken,pork,beef, pizza. You name it. Everything is better on an Egg."Tim M –Oct 2011
"Just went and got some bbq supplies - charcoal, chunks, thermometer, etc. Smitty is the best - he just spent 30 minutes helping me plan for my first pork shoulder extravaganza. I'll be going back, and I haven't even seen the results yet."
Graham H. -Aug 2011
"I love my Egg! I've had years of "hit and miss" BBQed food, until we got an Egg. Now I'm cooking all sorts of things on the Egg perfectly! Cinnamon Raisin Swirl bread, one of my faves! All the foods have so much better flavor and moisture! Smitty sets you up gets you started and then away you go! Seriously, I can't understand why people cook with propane."
Lois R. –June 2011
Great place to get you BGE....but more than anything they hold the Egg Fest!!! It's the greatest thing since sliced bread!! My first egg fest was last year...and when I first heard about it from my bf...I had mixed feelings about it. After I left the egg fest...I couldn't wait for the next one. The egg fest is a place where die hard BGE cooks go. They cook their stuff and as an attendee, you get to sample it. They have everything there...from desserts to appetizers to main courses. I read somewhere that you have to pace yourself...I mean come on...pace yourself...well after my first experience...yes people you have to pace yourself. Otherwise you'll end up like me, after the first hour, I was stuffed! My bf practically rolled me out of that place because I was so full...
Another great thing about the Egg Fest is they have these "classes" where Smitty talks about the "how to's on the BGE." Anyway, I'm going again to it this year...I can't wait!! Thanks Smitty for putting on the Egg Fest!!
Leslie B. -June 2011
"I got a Large BGE from Smitty in February. Since then I have enjoyed a stream of tasty, smoked food coming out of my backyard. Smitty delivered it to my house, set it up, and made sure that I knew how to operate it before he left. He has a great shop in Santa Clara, full of everything you could want to outfit your Egg, and books and BBQ supplies galore. He is also very generous with his time, sharing tips and guidance to help improve my BBQ skills, or anyone that stops by. I feel very fortunate to have stumbled across Eggs by the Bay, and I look forward to doing business with them for years to come. This is by far and away the best BBQ Store in the area."
Chris M. –April 2011
Upon entering the shop: Well laid out. Lots of inventory. Prices seemed in line with other shops in the area. First off, they carry everything you need for your egg. If you already have an egg? They carry more dry rub varieties than any shop I've seen. They carry a vast collection of books on smoking and bbq. They stock a LARGE selection of lump coal and wood for smoking. This shop has most everything you could want to support your bbq/smoking habit. With all this inventory, you'd assume they are all about the quick sale. (read on...)
Staff: The person who helped me was one of the owners. He was EXTREMELY patient and knowledgeable. I must have spat out 100 questions in rapid fire. He answered all of my questions in detail and made sure I was understating the information. The number one thing which earned my repeat business? Smitty made sure I wasn't buying stuff I simply didn't need. The fact that they aren't open 'standard' hours should be witness enough that they aren't in it for the quick buck!
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 1 -4. They are open M-F by appointment. The shop hours seem limited, but they seem open to your schedule, if you call in advance.
How can a business survive in the high cost bay area with such limited hours? It's because they are THAT GOOD.
Ted P. -April 2011
"I bought an XL BGE from Smitty a couple of weeks ago. The only thing more impressive than the Egg itself is the amazing customer service from Eggs by the Bay. I bought the Egg on a Sunday afternoon and Smitty delivered it early the next morning and gave me a quick tutorial on egg cooking before he left. The add ons that he steered me towards when buying the Egg--plate setter, fire starters, and oak lump--were all spot on. Smitty really knows his product and his barbecue. I'm now a huge fan of the Big Green Egg, and of Eggs By The Bay. I can't recommend them more highly."
Kevin S. -Feb 2011
Great prices, Darry is a man you can trust, he wont sell you anything if you don't need it. Very knowledgeable regarding smoking and grilling on the green egg. And his service, its an A+. He does go an extra mile for you.
Check youtube for info on the big green egg.
If your looking to buy a green egg, or just want info, he is the man to see.
Reese D. -Feb 2011
"Eggstraordinary customer service! Not only did Smitty deliver and help me set up my egg, but he loaned me a nest (legs) while I was putting finish on the cedar table (its permanent home)! I am really happy with my BGE, and really happy to have a local resource who is so knowledgeable on BBQ. You can't fake passion, and he has a passion for this stuff. Its like going to go visit your buddy who is an expert at BBQ. Why would you go anywhere else? I don't have a higher recommendation!"
Jerry W. –Feb 2011
"I purchased my Egg about a week ago. Awesome product! Out of this world customer service. Darry provides a wealth of knowledge and answered every single question I had. I would recommend Eggs by the Bay to anyone!"
Gary W –Jan 2011
"I bought my large BGE from Smitty about 5 months ago. What great customer service --- he actually delivered and set it up at my home! Since then he's always been there to answer questions and help me along the way. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!"
Brian C. –Nov 2010
"I bought my Extra Large Egg somewhere else, needed some help, no love from the Furniture/Backyard/BBQ store I bought it at. Found Smitty and Eggs by the Bay, problems all solved. Unmatched customer service along with the experience of a pro. You won't be sorry, check out Eggs by the Bay."
Mike C. –Sept 2010
"We purchased our large BGE at the 2010 Eggs-By-The-Bay Eggfest. A friend from Seattle had been sending me pictures of his cooks and cajoling me for years before I made the purchase. Little did I know that by buying our first egg from Smitty I would not only get a great BBQ and find a well stocked store literally filled to the brim with all the egg-ccessories a person could want but also the wonderful wealth of knowledge and advise that Smitty brings along with it. I couldn't recommend this combination more highly. Thanks, Smitty!"
Donn Mouw –Sept 2010
"I've been an Egghead since attending the annual Eggs by the Bay Eggfest in June of this year. Shortly after the Eggfest, I purchased an XL and a Small Egg from Smitty and then took his Championship Rib class. Since then I have been smoking and grilling like a mad man turning out ribs, brisket, pork, chicken, meatloaf, pizza, veggies, and bread. Not only does Smitty provide excellent customer service, he has a wealth of cooking knowledge and advice gained from years of BBQ competitions as the pitmaster of Smitty's Smoke Patrol. Eggs by the Bay stocks a great assortment of accessories, rubs, sauces, injections, lump charcoal, smoking woods, and cookbooks. I highly recommend Eggs by the Bay!"
John Y. -Sept 2010
"I have purchased Four BGE's from Smitty (so far) and still want a large for myself. Smitty's customer service is great, I literally met him in a parking lot to buy my first egg from him. I was going camping for a week and wanted a small to take along. He went out of his way to accommodate me then and when I purchased one for my sister's wedding gift. There have been a few dealers pop up closer to me since, but because of his service he has all my EGG business. Thanks!"
Brian D. –Jan 2010
"About a year and a half ago I thought it time to buy a Big Green Egg and started researching places in the San Francisco area to pick one up. Though there were other options, I decided to head down to Santa Clara from Oakland to pick one up at Eggs by the Bay -- and I'm SO glad I did. Smitty has a great shop with great advice. Thanks Smitty!"
Ben J. –Dec 2009
"I purchased my large Big Green Egg from Eggs by the Bay on Valentines Day, 2008. Although I live in Lodi, I have made it a point to stop by the store when I am in the San Jose area. Smitty assembled my Egg and gingerly guided me through my first several months of ownership. Jodie and I love attending the Eggs by the Bay Eggfest as well. The personal service Smitty and his crew provide is second to none. I have become and Egghead and I have Smitty to thank for it."
Randy S. –Dec 2009
"Eggs by the Bay is the best spot for the Foodies who like to BBQ. Smitty will take care of you and assist you with both set up and sharing ideas for you to get started. He has a great selection of everything you need to get started. My baby back ribs and pulled pork are requested by all of my friends now! Thanks Smitty!"
Chris G. –Dec 2009
"Eggs by the Bay has to be the best place in the bay area, if not California to purchase a Big Green Egg. Not to mention an outstanding selection of sauces, rubs, lump charcoal, wood chunks and accessories. I haven't even considered looking elsewhere since I met Smitty at Eggs by the bay. It is a true rarity to find the level of customer service, useful information and genuine friendly demeanor that you will experience when you visit Eggs by the Bay."
Ian C. –Dec 2009
"Each time I visit Eggs by the Bay I learn something new from Smitty and have become a much better cook. He's great! The store has EVERYTHING you can think of for your egg grilling needs. I've bought so many eggcessories here and enjoy picking out new rubs and sauces to try whenever I stop by. The Eggfest which is hosted by Eggs by the Bay is a must for those who want to meet other Green Eggers and try out a variety of dishes."
Eric B. –Dec 2009
"I bought my Big Green Egg from Eggs by the Bay. Besides a great smoker/grill I get great advice. I am now smoking brisket that makes my family and friends beg for an invitation! With the advice I got from Smitty, I smoked my first turkey.... Simply fantastic!"
Phillip G. –Dec 2009
"Excellent customer service with honest and passionate delivery of the information about the Big Green Egg! I have never been able to grill BBQ chicken properly. Today, immediately after the delivery of my first Egg. I made the best tasting BBQ chicken ever! Love it Love it Love it!"
Alex N. –Nov 2009
"In my mind, practically all the reasons you’d want to own a house instead of rent an apartment lie in the back yard: a grill, a small garden, and space for a dog to run around during the day. With it being Memorial Day weekend, I couldn’t wait any longer to knock item #1 off my list. I’m from Atlanta, birthplace of the Big Green Egg–and my dad has had one for probably 10 years now. They’re expensive, but they pretty much blow all the other grills I’ve seen out of the water. I was lucky to find a BGE store locally (the aptly named Eggs by the Bay). The BGE corporate website listed a few distributors that were closer to my new house in Redwood City, but for me it was worth it to drive a little further to give a sale to a small business. The extra driving was rewarded, incidentally. The owner had the large Egg I wanted, but but not the large-sized table for it. He was nice enough to loan me a nest (basically metal legs for the grill) until he could get the table in–plus a few days to allow me to paint and lacquer the new table. I sincerely doubt that any large specialty retailer would’ve been willing to do the same. The Eggs by the Bay store is actually having a sale later in the summer for gently used demo eggs (basically used for their one-day barbecue festival), but forgoing any grilling for an entire month+ just to save $100 or so wasn’t quite worth it for me. Besides, my economic stimulus check was burning a hole in my pocket (though that only covered about half of it…).
Will H -May 2008