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Travel the World from Your Kitchen Table

We’re pretty lucky to be calling San Jose home. San Jose’s diverse residents and talented workforce bring not only a culture of innovation, but adventures in culinary experiences. Here’s how you can dine around the globe in a week-long progressive foodie itinerary through San Jose’s takeout and delivery restaurants. Travel the world from your kitchen table, leaving you only stuffed, not jetlagged!

Note: Limiting to just one type of cuisine a day is challenging and we're blessed with so many dining options. As things are changing daily, tag us with your favorite recommendations on social media with #sanjoseeats and keep the #sanjoselove going!

Monday: Latin America & The Caribbean

Luna Mexican Kitchen

The Alameda

Bib gourmand recommended restaurant with a flair for creative and farm-fresh offerings. Offering traditional and new concepts, try their huevos rancheros, breakfast burritos or one of their protein bowls. Have a cup of cafe del la olla to go with your meal. Locals love their handmade tortillas, made fresh all day long.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Maya's Cafe

Almaden Valley

Family-owned local Honduran restaurant serving traditional comfort food and small bites. Located in an unassuming strip mall, this local’s favorite is famous for their entrée platters. Order takeout of their famous specialty, the pollo frito platter with rice, plantains, and a side of beans.

Back A Yard Caribbean Grill

Various San Jose Locations

With the best jerk chicken platter in town, you can also order Jamaican patties, salad “yard” bowls, and dessert. Don’t skip the sweet potato pie or key lime pie. You can even purchase their famous sauces to go.

Taurinus Brazilian Steakhouse

Downtown

Open for delivery and takeout, this local spot’s most famous dishes include the beef sirloin entrée and passion fruit mouse. Order a can of Guarana soda, made from the exotic fruit from the Amazon Rainforest.

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

Santana Row

Although the tableside service is not available, the restaurant is offering up their ready-to-grill-cuts and entrees via pick-up, delivery, and catering options.

Zazil Cocina Mexicana

Santana Row

Nestled in the heart of San Jose’s Santana Row, this newly remodeled restaurant focuses on traditional dishes from various culinary regions of Mexico. Order takeout to go and enjoy their virtual concert series online to bring their lively in-dining environment with you!

Tuesday: United Kingdom & Ireland

Britannia Arms

South San Jose

Britannia Arms of what locals call "The Brit" is San Jose's premier neighborhood British Pub. Bring the excitement home with takeout and delivery from their authentic pub menu including their popular corned beef and cabbage or fish and chips.

Haberdasher

Downtown

Popular bar Haberdasher brings cocktails on the go with their online ordering and curbside pickup. Although their menswear-inspired vibe stays at their bar, they’re offering up their signature cocktails and a variety of snacks to help you bring the mood home.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Wednesday: The Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa

Menara Moroccan Restaurant

Downtown

This family owned business is offering take-out and delivery of their tapa style cuisine. A San Jose favorite for 44 years, locals love the hummus, kebabs, and chicken b-stilla, a spiced meat pie dish.Although their famous belly-dancing entertainment is paused for now, be sure to return for the full dinner and show when the dining room reopens.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Falafel's Drive-In

Santana Row

This family San Jose restaurant offers healthy, affordable, and speedy meals – debunking the stereotypes of “fast food” with a quality, healthy and ethnic menu for the entire Bay Area. Stop in for a classic falafel pita sandwich and their famous banana shake.

Nick the Greek

Various San Jose Locations

Authentic Greek street food transports you the Greek islands. Try the lamb gyro pita, skewers, and salads. A refreshing and light flavors for your hump day meal!

Opa! Authentic Greek Cuisine

Various San Jose Locations

Offering curbside pick-up and app-deliveries, Opa! brings traditional shared orders such as pita with hummus and tzatziki combined with elevated Greek dishes such as lamp chops, steaks, and flatbread variations.

Thursday: Southeast Asia

Pho Ha Noi San Jose

Little Saigon

You can’t be in San Jose without trying pho from Little Saigon. Each Vietnamese restaurant caters to the flavors reflective of the different regions of Vietnam. At Pho Ha Noi in Vietnam Town Plaza in Little Saigon, they serve Northern Vietnam-style noodle soups. Order a bowl of pho bo (beef noodle soup) or pho ga (chicken noodle soup) for the ultimate comfort food.

Must Be Thai

Santana Row

Open for takeout and app-based delivery only right now, you can’t go wrong with the sweet and tangy tastes of their famous pad thai, colorful green curry and mango and sticky rice. For a limited time, patrons can order their “Spice Up Your Life” prix fixe menu with apps, entrees, dessert and a full bottle of wine.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Famous Lao Papaya Restaurant

East San Jose

This family-owned restaurant offers their famous Lao sausages in both entrees and frozen packages. Order noodle soups, rice plates and more for a colorful and flavor addition to your daily meal plan.

Amber India Restaurant

Santana Row

Classic and contemporary Indian cuisine is served in this local hotspot. A favorite of Indian tech workers who miss a taste of home, you will be mesmorized by the fragrant dishes and complex spices. Regulars recommend the butter chicken, tandoori chicken, hyderabadi chicken biryani, and cauliflower and cashew bezule with garlic naan.

Friday: Italy, Germany, France

Teske's Germania Restaurant & Beer Garden

Downtown

Local family-owned and run restaurant offering up authentic German cuisine. Try the baked pork shank the sausage combo, and apple strudel!

Left Bank

Santana Row

Transport to a brasserie in Paris by ordering food from their takeout and delivery menu. Pair your steak frites or salmon entrée meal from a selection of wines to go.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Paesano Ristorante Italiano

Little Italy

Located in the heart of Little Italy, bring the classics home with you. Local favorites include Fritto Di Calamari, fresh pasta dishes like the Pappardelle Alexandra, and cannolis for dessert.

Enoteca La Storia

Little Italy

Benvenuti in Italia as you're transported to a world of soccer sports bar and elegant dining restaurant. Whether looking for a casual snack or a date night worthy meal, this Italian spot serves up fresh pastas, cheeses, and spirits! Our recommendation is the Take & Make Pizza Kits and their 16oz Mason jars of batched Negroni, Manhattan, or Old Fashioned cocktails!

Bertucelli's La Villa Gourmet Italian Delicatessen

Willow Glen

San Jose's favorite Italian deli serves up sandwiches, cured meats, cheeses, Italian groceries, and more to bring the taste of Italy home. Don't sleep on their fresh ravioli and sauces. While you're at it, pick up their rotating daily special and to sample the menu!

Saturday: East Asia

Straits

Santana Row

Singaporean modern classics are served in this trendy restaurant and bar on Santana Row, brought to you by the Chris Yeo Group. Favorites include the coconut fried rice and laksa noodle soup! Bonus: They are offering to-go orders of their signature cocktails on tap! They're currently offering the Lychee Martini and Blood Orange Old Fashioned to make your take out into a elevated night in.

Sino

Santana Row

This modern lounge and restaurant serves an Asian-inspired menu offering everything from dim sum, noodle dishes, and family-style entrees meant to be shared. Try the house-made peking duck or the beef chow fun for authentic flavors! Note: All orders are ready for pick up at their sister restaurant Straits just a few doors down on Santana Row.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Din Tai Fung

Santana Row

Foodie across the Bay know this dumpling favorite. Located inside the Westfield Valley Fair Mall, this famous Taiwanese dumpling house is offering take out and delivery so you can bring their scrumptious XLB dumplings home.

Kumako Ramen

Japantown

San Jose is home to the one of only three remaining Japantowns in the country. Satsify your noodle craving with traditional ramen in their famous pork broth, rice bowls (try the curry!) and karage!

Kazoo

Japantown

More in a sushi mood? Check out this San Jose must try at home! Our favorites are the sushi boats - available online sans the boat or order any of their rice or noodle entrees!

Q Pot Korean BBQ & Hot Pot

Evergreen

Normally AYCE (All-You-Can-Eat) for dine in, you can still take these authentic Korean flavors home in pre-sliced portions either for pick-up or through delivery apps. The restaurant offers raw and marinated meat for at-home hotpot or BBQ. Turn meal time into an interactive activity!

Sunday: California & United States

Bill's Cafe

Various San Jose Locations

This San Jose staple is a go-to for a friendly diner experience. Order a stack of pancakes, waffles or an omelet breakfast with a cup of joe to start your day. Best of all, breakfast is served all day!

Iguana's Burritozilla

Various San Jose Locations

Don't @ us, but burritos are pretty much a California staple, especially when you add french fries. Our favorites include the Best Burrito (with nacho cheese and fries) and the seafood burrito with your choice of shrimp or fish. Remember to grab extra packets of their famous Zilla Sauce to make sure you enjoy the ultimate flavor until the last bite.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Konjoe Burger

South Bay

This San Jose burger joint's San Pedro Square location is temporarily closed but the restaurant is offering delivery and takeout options via their Santa Clara location. Are you at home with family? Order their DIY Burger Kit that feeds eight. Or if you have a smaller party. locals recommend their Konjoe burger with a side of truffle fries.

The City Fish

Downtown

New England flavors is delivered to you via their fish and chips and clam chowder entrees. Other favorites include the lobster roll and the crab cakes.

Still Hungry?

Want to try more restaurants in San Jose? For more #sanjoseeats to keep a San Jose State of Mind, plus ways to support local businesses, check out our #sanjoselove page.