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.


Stanford Food Pantry

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 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 6 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 5 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 7 months 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 5 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 1 year 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 5 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 7 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 1 year 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...

Taste Restaurant | Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Intrigued by this mention of a new Chinese restaurant in downtown Palo Alto https://www.paloaltoonline.com/blogs/p/2017/12/19/szechuan-restaurant-replaces-les-bizous-in-palo-alto , my brother and i...

Mayfield Bakery & Cafe, Palo Alto

by meggie t 11 years ago

I was fortunate enough to have lunch at Mayfield Bakery & Cafe last week during a friends and family event (even though I am neither friend nor family!). This is the new restaurant in the Bacchus ...

Palo Alto eats

by macdog 3 years ago

Note: This post was split from a comment to http://www.chowhound.com/post/dinner-recommendation-resevation-als-place-1036702?commentId=9858625 . Going to Palo Alto this weekend (sad food scene)...

Vina Enoteca | Stanford Barn - Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

As a fan of Tootsie's at the Stanford Barn since Day 1, I was delighted to learn from a friend that Rocco and team have opened Vina Enoteca, taking over California Cafe's space. I hope to get in th...

Is Palo Alto all about beer halls?

by time.fly 2 years ago

I have to spend 3 days in Palo Alto in a couple of weeks. Sadly, most of the tourist websites seem to recommend craft beer halls at best. Surely that can't be all? I'm not a steakhouse type either,...

Nobu in Palo Alto

by macdog 4 years ago

Only Nobu I've been to is the Malibu branch and that was more for the view than food. But probably a good addition to Silicon Valley. http://www.paloaltoonline.com/blogs/p/2016/03/04/rumor-has-...

Best scones in South Bay

by frostingfriends 2 years ago

I made homemade blackberry jam and I'm looking for the best scones between San Jose and Palo Alto. Any recommendations on great scones?

Evvia vs Tamarine vs ??

by macdog 2 years ago

Need a spot in Palo Alto for a 6 person birthday celebration. Haven't been to Tamarine in a few years but used to like it a lot back in the day. I like Evvia and have been in the last year or two. ...

Make Authentic San Francisco Sourdough in Palo Alto?

by icecone 9 years ago

The title should read: Authentic San Francisco Sourdough In Palo Alto? I asked this in one of the other sourdough threads but didn't get a reply. Palo Alto is on the bay area peninsula about 30 mi...

Dairy Free in Palo Alto Area

by Chicago711 3 years ago

We are traveling to the Palo Alto area next week. Our daughter has a severe dairy allergy. We are looking for good restaurants that would be particularly mindful of this. Many thanks for any recomm...