I'm sure most restaurants are feeling the economic pinch right now, but I *know* Gourmet Express is Milpitas is feeling it. I ate lunch there on Friday and the owner was telling me business had slowed to a pace that has her really worried. Please, I beseech you all to eat the terrific garlicky chicken shawerma, hummus, and lemon garlic potatoes there now (the chicken shawerma platter with 4 sides is $9.50 and totally worth it; the sandwich is $6.75) so I can continue getting my fix. The menu also includes great falafel, baba ganoosh, and house-made baklava).
It's only open weekdays from 11-3 (they're considering opening a few nights a week after the holidays). And they're right near the intersection of Hwy 237 and I-880 so it's a quick drive on Hwy 237 if you work in Silicon Valley (it actually takes me about the same amount of time to drive there than El Camino Real from my work next to Hwy 101).
Bland Name Hides Super Flavorful and Garlicky Middle Eastern Food at Gourmet Express in Milpitas