Santa Clara

Eat well in Santa Clara with recommendations from Chowhounds for the best lunch spots, donuts, cheap eats, and more.


Krispy Kreme free doughnuts to the vaccinated

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

" . . . The chain says it will offer a free original glazed doughnut to anyone who shows their vaccination card for the rest of 2021, starting today. And the offer is not a one-time deal. Custom...

Din Tai Fung Santa Clara

by trueblu 3 months ago

We wanted to venture to the Peninsula today and since we've not actually eaten at a Chinese restaurant in exactly 18 months (last such meal, for CNY was at Da Dong in Beijing!!), we really wanted a...

Free boba at Santa Clara County vaccination clinics

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

The County of Santa Clara continues to give away free boba for anyone getting vaccinated against COVID-19 at its drop in clinics. Those 12+ years and older are eligible. Here's the schedule for...

"Food from the Margins: Growing, Cooking, and Being in an Uncertain World", Mar 22, 4pm PDT

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Dr. Gabriel Valle, Associate Professor, CSU San Marcos When Mon, March 22, 4pm – 5pm Where Zoom details will be sent to those who RSVP for each seminar (map) Description All welcome! Weekly ...

Hazard Pay for Grocery Store Workers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

" . . . These ordinances are shining one more spotlight on long-standing inequities exposed by the pandemic. While a number of companies provided their employees—who have faced unprecedented risks ...

Malasadas @ Portuguese Bakery, Santa Clara

by Melanie Wong 19 years ago

After lunch in Koreatown, we continued along El Camino Real to Portuguese Bakery in Mervyn’s Plaza to buy malasadas. The style here is heavy, eggy and very chewy, sprinkled with sugar – hit the sp...

CSAs serving Santa Clara County that are accepting sign-ups

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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...

Leichi Japanese Cuisine | Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Leichi opened a few months ago, taking over Hoshi's spot. The neon sign for Hoshi is still up. Inside, the interior is now sleeker and more modern and urban in feeling than Hoshi, and the cooking i...

Where to buy rare cut of steaks?

by beeflover1 1 year ago

I'm looking for specific cuts of beef that are considered rare or uncommonly sold and purchase in grocery stores. The specific cuts I'm looking for are flat iron steak, ribeye cap (Not from Costco ...

Prepared foods @ New India Bazar in Santa Clara?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Recently I did some grocery shopping at the Santa Clara location of New India Bazar. Even at a non-meal time, the counter in the back that makes prepared foods seemed busy. I bought a mango lassi t...

Voyager Craft Coffee | Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Usually my reports about coffeehouses lead with a photo of the coffee product. But for Voyager Craft Coffee, the staff add such an extra special dimension to the experience. So welcoming and joyful...

Malassadas for Christmas @ The Portuguese Bakery, Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

The Portuguese Bakery has announced that it's taking orders for Malassadas for Christmas. "Malassada / Filhos Cinnamon sugar or sugar Available Dates Place Your Order for these dates only!...

Cooking Papa Foster City ownership change disaster

by Thomas Nash 2 years ago

New ownership appears to have killed this place. It had been one of our favorites in the Bay Area. Today, bbq pork belly was tough and nothing like the traditional quality here, shrimp wontons had ...

CA Bay Area. What are you cooking during the blackout?

by seefoo 2 years ago

Trying to have some fun during all of this. I’m drinking all my beer for starters. I see a seafood blitzkrieg in my future. I have lots of tuna and salmon. I’ll be pulling out my two burner Cam...

Looking for Santa Clara Recs

Civil Bear
by Civil Bear 2 years ago

Hi, I'll be in Santa Clara this weekend competing in a BBQ contest, and will have some time for a couple of quick dinners. Does anyone have any "better than SF" Indian or Viet or Korean, etc. sp...

Kami Korean Kitchen | Santa Clara - Silicon Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Late report from a dinner in April 2017 to respond to a request for more intell for Santa Clara . . . Kami Korean Kitchen was memorable for the homestyle cooking. Not so warm and fuzzy a feeling at...

Fugetsu | Santa Clara - Silicon Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

In November, William joined me for a first visit to Osaka-style okonomiyaki specialist, Fugetsu. A branch of a Japanese chain, we'd heard the lines can be long here. I guess we lucked out stopping ...

Paik's Noodle (aka 홍콩반점 산호세 / Hong Kong Banjum), Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Can’t leave Santa Clara without eating Korean food. Quickest, cheap bite can be found this South Korean fast food chain, Paik's Noodle. Jajangmyeon is $7.99 with complimentary buckwheat tea and...