We also called Oakland's Grand Bakery, the only strictly kosher
bakery in the Bay Area, to ask the same question. Catching owner Bob Jaffe on
his way out the door ― understandably, Passover means he can take a
much-needed vacation ― he confirmed Cohn's research. No local matzoh
to be found anywhere.
Why doesn't he jump into the business? we asked him. Never considered it, he replied: "I'd need a different oven setup. I
think it takes up a big capital expese, with only a one-week demand life. The thing
that [the Bay Area] needs more is a good pita bread bakery to supply the rise of the falafel shops."
We're with Jaffe on the pita thing. Besides, though we love the look of
artisanally produced shmurah matzoh, which you can ask Chabad to send you, sister paper
Village Voice just conducted a matzoh taste test and found that shmurah matzoh was nowhere near as good as Streit's.