13 Hits to Order for Lunch Now That You're WFH in South Bay

Susannah Chen
The Chicken Breast Kebab with white rice, Afghan bread, potatoes and chickpeas, and chutney from Madina Market & Grill in San Jose.

Editor’s Note: This list has been updated with new restaurants as of May 19.

While it’s great in theory to have a daily excuse to work in your pajamas, let’s face it: your lunch routine just isn’t the same. Missing your midday lunch breaks around town with co-workers now that you’re working from home? Replace them with one of these popular lunch ideas that you can get sent right to your doorstep (lunch buddy not included).

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Cauliflower Al Pastor

Plaza Garibaldi 

Downtown San Jose

Plaza Garibaldi specializes in a unique taco filling: cauliflower made in the style of al pastor, served with poblano peppers, grilled onion and corn, and fresh cheese and salsa.

Appam & Egg Curry

Indian Street Cafe 

North San Jose

Indian Street Cafe’s lunch buffet is currently unavailable, but thankfully you can still order its Kerala-style dishes, including this Appam, a fermented rice flour crepe, with a stewlike egg curry.

Chicken Breast Kabob

Madina Market & Grill

Cambrian Park

A newcomer on San Jose’s halal scene, Madina Market is already receiving rave reviews for its chicken and beef kebabs as well as bolani, a filled Afghan flatbread. Don’t skip the green sauce!

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