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

Susannah Chen
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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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