Being at the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose has transformed itself into a tech-lover’s hotspot. People all around the world flock to the city’s hub to plug themselves into the main lines of innovation and success. But doing that takes a lot of energy. When you’re sitting at a computer designing the next world-changing gadget, there’s perhaps no better way to keep yourself fully charged than to eat the best thing ever invented: a sandwich. Next time you’re running low on power in San Jose, here are 5 sandwich spots that will give you the boost you’re looking for.
Honoring the tradition of big New Orleans flavor, the Poor House Bistro takes the idea of comfort food to a whole new level. From authentic po’ boys to multiple muffaletta options (vegetarian and classic), Poor House brings a Mardi Gras level of showmanship to the local sandwich scene. With locals voting it the best small restaurant, small music venue, and best Cajun food in 2015, you’ll feel like you’re living on Easy St.
2. Extreme Pita
If you’re in need of a quick bite on the go, then Extreme Pita is the place to get it. Both healthy and filling, these perfect pitas are made-to-order and packed with garden fresh ingredients. Extreme Pita mixes all of your selections in any of their tangy sauces before wrapping it like a little gift from heaven. Try the Thai Chicken or Backyard BBQ Steak for a truly divine sandwich experience.
Living up to the name “The Sweet Moon,” La Lune Sucree’s gourmet sandwiches will take you over it and back with every bite. From the classic Croque Monsieur to an interesting twist on chicken salad (with freshly-grated apples and raisins) every sandwich is served on freshly baked bread brimming with unique ingredients. With dessert options ranging from chocolate mousse cups to mini peach tarts, be prepared to try, and fail, to resist your sweet tooth.
4. iJava Café
Transforming the neighborhood of Delmas Park with their introduction in 2012, iJava Café prides itself on serving fresh breakfast and lunch items at affordable prices. One of their signature paninis, like the beef pastrami or caprese, will keep you energized all day with its juicy tomatoes, mixed greens, and homemade pesto. Getting a full meal for under $11 is just a sweet bonus.
With food trucks becoming more and more popular, TasTeeBytes SJ has emerged as one of the premier pit stops for foodies in San Jose. Though they have a simple menu, their creations are far from basic. Their slow roasted pulled pork sandwich with homemade coleslaw is to die for. If meat’s not your thing, then the garlic grilled cheese and cream-filled churro are your go-to options.
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