The best restaurants in Palo Alto, San Jose, the Peninsula and South Bay

This essential stretch of the Bay Area includes Silicon Valley and San Jose, California’s third largest city, and offers an equally extensive dining scene. Waves of immigration from the Middle East, South Asia, Latin America, and Southeast Asia have left an indelible mark on the region’s culture, as I saw while on taco crawls through Redwood City; tried snacks from every chaat truck I could find in Sunnyvale; and drank bowl after bowl of hot chicken soup in San Joses Vietnam Town. I wish there was another me who could dedicate their life to this part of the Bay Area, but until then I will remain a frequent visitor. So far these are my favorite spots.

To do more If you’re planning your own food tour, be sure to check out my recommendations for Top Vietnamese Restaurants, Top Marin County Restaurants, and more.

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