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San Jose

Find the best food in San Jose: Ask Chowhounds about everything from hidden banh mi spots to the ideal restaurant itinerary for a quick visit.

This Hidden San Jose Ice Cream Factory Is a Treat, Literally

For those who live in San Jose, you may have tasted the unassuming Treat ice cream without knowing much about its mission and origin. A scoop of the delicious indulgence is a no-frills dessert experience...
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Love My Buns | West San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

In April William and I hopped off Hwy 85 in Cupertino/San Jose for a dinner break. When our server asked if we had been here before, I told him that I'd eaten at three different restaurants that pr...

Pho Bel Air | San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days ago

Two months ago I pulled off the 101 to stop at Pho Bel Air after 11pm to pick up a take-out order of pho ga (chicken rice noodle soup) on my way south. Packed carefully with noodles, herb garnishes...

Need to Bring a Festive Food for a St. Patrick's Day Dinner

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by katya 3 months ago

This is my first time on Chowhound in 10+ years! I'm going to a friend's house for a St. Patrick's Day dinner. What St. Patrick's-y foodstuff should I bring that I can buy locally? (I'm in Silicon ...

San Jose drop off catering advice?

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by scorebecca 5 months ago

Hi! I'm on the east coast and have been asked to cater a book event in San Jose. My budget is small, so I thought perhaps having somewhere drop off a few trays (cheese and the like) might be good. ...

Powers Gourmet To Go in San Jose/Saratoga? 1980s-1990s

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by lindseyebeth 1 year ago

Extremely long time lurker, first time poster here looking for some help! There was once a small deli/catering establishment called Powers Gourmet To Go on Prospect and Lawrence Expressway in Westg...

San Francisco Not Tourist Friendly

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by richard1941 10 months ago

Due to the ongoing homeless and gang crime problems, San Francisco is NOT tourist friendly. However, for a really fantastic meal, go south to Silicon Valley! My favorite is Original Joe's in...

Gaspachos | Sacramento, San Jose & Special Events

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

After judging duties at last month's BBQ contest in Clayton, I kicked back with a Morelia-style gaspacho mixto from the Gaspachos booth at the festival. This was a chilled mix of diced watermelon, ...

Tlaxiaco's Pizza | San Jose, Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

At last month's Taco Festival in Salinas, the stand I was most excited to discover was Tlaxiaco's Pizza. It's a mobile wood-fired oven offering pizzas with Mexican-inspired toppings. Tlaxiaco's reg...

San Jose, Gilroy, or Salinas -- World Cup on Wednesday 7/11

Dave MP
by Dave MP 12 months ago

I'm looking for a restaurant that has some good lunch food and that will also be showing the World Cup game between England and Croatia on Wednesday AM (11 AM game). If there were a Vietnamese rest...

Demiya Japanese Curry | San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

Last month I had a chance to check out Demiya, a Japanese curry specialist. The top of the menu offers this description: "Demiya's curry sauce is made from whole chicken, tonkotsu, vegetables and...

Little Free Pantry in San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Started by three women who live in the community, every day neighbors make sure a small wooden cabinet is stocked with nonperishable items and toiletries to help other residents in need wit...

Happy Hour @ Roots & Rye | Santana Row - San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Happy Hour at Chris Yeo's Roots & Rye is Tuesday through Friday from 3pm to 6pm, and all night on Wednesdays. Last month I pulled off the freeway to wait out traffic in its industrial-chic lounge. ...

Vintage Wine Bar | Santana Row - San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Last week I met a friend for a glass of wine at Vintage Wine Bar in Santana Row.

Loaded mexi-cali fries

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by sakthi 1 year ago

I visited Glendale few months back and stopped at this nice Mexican spot http://cocinacilantro.blizzfull.com/signature/24960 I had loaded Mexi-Cali fries and veggie burrito. The food was really...

Black tea served at Boiling Point

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by learntocookchinese 1 year ago

The black tea at Boiling Point (San Jose) is delicious. This is the standard black tea you get at lunchtime. Does anyone have any insight to what kind of tea it is? Is there sugar added?

Hmart in San Jose ...anyone been yet?

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by ML8000 2 years ago

Just heard about this, Hmart opened in San Jose on DeAnza. Suppose to be an upscale 99 Ranch of sorts. Anyone been yet? Reviews by/for hounds? http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/05/new-asian-...

Chowdown: Phở Hà Nội in San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

On Wednesday we'd planned a happy hour chowdown at Pho Ha Noi in Vietnam Town on Story Road, https://www.chowhound.com/post/pho-ha-noi-vietnam-town-san-jose-1047150 . However, when I arrived and as...

Pho Ha Noi | Vietnam Town - San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Phở Hà Nội on Capitol Expressway, a specialist in Northern style, was one of the most popular pho places. https://www.chowhound.com/post/pho-ha-noi-san-jose-575995 https://www.chowhound.com/post...

F&W Voices from the Kitchen Oct. 20 San Jose Museum of Art

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by digimaja 1 year ago

If you love storytelling, want to try some delicious food and wine, and also support a great cause, don't miss this event!