Palo Alto

Down the peninsula from San Francisco, Palo Alto is bursting with restaurants and bars. Find out which ones to visit from Chowhounds in the area, and discuss your favorite Palo Alto food.


Update on California Farmers' Markets & Call to Action

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

After Governor Newsom’s order last Wednesday banning gatherings of more than 250 to slow down transmission of novel Coronavirus, a number of farmers markets across the state were ordered by their c...

Prolific Oven's Bake at Home Kits (Palo Alto, Sunnyvale)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 22 days ago

During the time of Covid-19, we've had to say good-bye to some beloved restaurants and food purveyors and dread news of the next closing. So it is especially sweet and a welcome relief to learn of ...

Bistro Elan re-opened tonight with curbside pick up in Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 23 days ago

Seeing a plate of Libery duck confit with sugar snap peas and frites on a friend's FB feed tonight was the news of reopening. Bistro Elan has online ordering now for curbside pick up. In addition ...

CSAs serving Santa Clara County that are accepting sign-ups

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

The Santa Clara County Food System Alliance put together this list of Community Supported Agriculture programs that serve Santa Clara County/Silicon Valley. I don't have any personal experience wit...

Tender Greens | Stanford Shopping Center - Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Last month we needed an immediate bite after some shopping and ducked into Tender Greens. This was my first time to the fast-casual chain that promotes itself as chef-driven and using the same ingr...

Salvaje | Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Salvaje is a newish wine bar in Palo Alto specializing in "natural" wines. Anyone tried this spot? I was there in August with a friend. I did ask for advice on choosing one of the orange wines o...

Curry Pizza House | Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

After meeting up for a glass of wine, a friend and I wandered into Curry Pizza House for a bite. The new Palo Alto location had opened softly in August a few days eaerlier. It's the 7th restaurant ...

Local SF Bay Area Supper Club?

by harrydehal 5 months ago

Hey fellow 'hounders! I've searched the discussions and have found very few threads, mostly several years or decades old -- but have there been any attempts or interest in starting a supper or dini...

Su Zhe Eatery | Shanghainese in Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

On Monday William and I stopped by Su Zhe Eatery for lunch. It opened on Thanksgiving Day, taking over the former Su Hong space. The same chef is here and the new owner is a former server at Su Hon...

Stanford Food Pantry

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Students have led a Stanford pop-up food pantry pilot to address hunger on campus. Currently once a month, the next dates will be Oct. 28, Nov. 20 and Dec. 3. Location and times are on this volunte...

Bakeries in Palo Alto or Menlo Park

by IPAforBreakfast 7 years ago

Help! I'm a Cal bear stuck in Stanfordland looking for a good bakery. My friends have graciously invited me to their home for dinner and I offered to bring dessert. I'd love to bring a pie, tart...

Hatch Chile Roasting Events @ Mollie Stone's - 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Mollie Stone's has announced its roasting schedule for Hatch Chiles from New Mexico in partnership with Melissa's Produce. Saturdays and Sundays, August 17 to Sept 15, 10am to 2pm Greenbrae -...

Babka by Ayélet | Palo Alto - Town & Country Village

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

On the Third Day of (Jewish) Christmas, a field trip to the new babka bakery and coffee shop. The Four Barrel coffee logo was displayed but the La Marzocco espresso machine on the counter had not b...

Homemade Frozen Dumpling close to Palo Alto?

by lanelle 6 years ago

I’m looking to buy homemade frozen dumplings, but SF and Oakland are too far of a drive. Does anyone know of Chinese home cooks who can make and sell homemade dumplings that can be cooked at h...

Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum, Palo Alto

by Melanie Wong 18 years ago

After our lunch at Shang Hai Taste Delight, we swung by Little Shanghai a couple blocks away with the intent to do a taste comparison of xiao3 long2 bao1. To our surprise, the building is vacant a...

Ramen Nagi | Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Today's noon hour line for Ramen Nagi wraps all around the building and through the courtyard. Photo forwarded by a shy Chowhound. Ramen Nagi 541 Bryant St Palo Alto, CA 94301 Daily 11am-9:30...

Palo Alto/Menlo Park rant

by macdog 6 years ago

Just got back from a 5 day trip to the peninsula. We moved to Santa Barbara from Menlo Park area 4 years ago and I was struck anew by the difference in the 2 places and my preference for SB food a...

The Chocolate Garage in Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 years ago

Silicon Valley has a long-standing tradition of good things emerging from garages. Last weekend I visited Palo Alto’s The Chocolate Garage and learned that this applies to esoteric chocolates as we...

Protégé Opening in Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

A shy chowhound in Palo Alto reports that Protégé is ready to open. Friends and family event tonight, then the plan is to open to the public on Tuesday, March 20. Not yet accepting reservations, wa...