With the Bay Area tech industry booming more than ever, it’s no surprise that San Jose is continuing to flourish right along with it. Nicknamed ‘The Capital of Silicon Valley,’ this South Bay hub has a lot to offer. Though many elements of the city are new, San Jose was founded over 200 years ago, making it rich in history and culture. Encompassing this fusion of old and new is the San Pedro Square Market, a newly developed food and marketplace built in the center of the old city of San Jose.
Including more than 20 venders serving up food, drinks, coffee and dessert, San Pedro Square Market has something for everyone. From Vietnamese to pizza to fresh seafood selections, the culinary choices are endless. The vendors periodically switch out, so you’ll never run out of new and exciting options. The Market also houses two resident bars, a beer store, a wine bar, and a coffee shop – making it a great stop for any time of day regardless of what beverage you’re craving.
Once you grab your food or drink, feel free to walk to any of the first-come, first-serve seating areas sprinkled throughout the market. There are tables and chairs in all the buildings, as well as plenty of outdoor seating in the Peralta Adobe Plaza. You’ll be surrounded by history as you sit alongside the original pueblo and oldest building in San Jose.
In the ‘Garage’ you’ll feel like you’re in an open-concept coffee shop, with long tables and comfortable chairs. The Market offers free Wi-Fi, so this is a perfect place bring your laptop, grab a coffee and get some work done.
The atmosphere of the Market is alive and bustling, yet it’s still laid-back and welcoming for people of all ages (yes, kids are allowed). It also is situated in a setting with beautiful architecture, with rustic brick walls and high ceilings, so the Market feels open, breezy and inviting. Whether your catching a local sports game on the TVs, participating in trivia on Monday or singing your favorite tune at karaoke on Thursday, there is never a shortage of things to do – or eat. Next time you’re in Downtown San Jose, be sure to head over to San Pedro Square Market for a guaranteed good time.