Home of the largest Afghan-American population in the country in addition to a number of Chinese, Indian, and Filipino immigrants, Fremont is a diverse suburban city in California. The cuisine reflects this, so we’ve rounded up the best spots to try.
Known as the best Thai restaurant in the city of Fremont, Sala Thai Restaurant specializes in authentic cuisine that originated from the native country. Though constantly busy, especially during lunch as well as dinner hours, the restaurant never fails in its delivery of delicious dishes. It procures its fresh ingredients from local sources and ensures that they are of the highest quality. One of its most well-known items is the Pad Thai. This is a standard Thai dish that combines stir-fried rice noodles with prawns, tofu, egg, and ground peanut sauce. Another is Kao Pad Kra Pow, which is also known as spicy Thai fried rice that is stirred with onion, basil, bell pepper, and a choice of meat. Also popular is the green curry, which is green curry paste mixed with bamboo shoot, bell pepper, sweet basil, eggplant and coconut milk.
Sala Thai, 39170 State Street, Fremont, CA, USA, +1 818 758 2227
Dedicated to serve some of the authentic Middle Eastern cuisine in the Bay Area, Falafel, Etc. utilizes fresh local ingredients. The place also uses materials such as Shawarma seasoning that are imported directly from Israel to formulate secret family recipes. As its name indicates, the venue is known for its falafels. These are fluffy fritters made from grounded chickpeas and seasonings such as cumin, cilantro and parsley. Just as hamburgers are a staple in America, falafels are common delicacies in Middle Eastern countries such as Israel, Lebanon and Palestine. However, to make its falafels special, Falafel, Etc uses a newly developed family recipe to blend the ingredients freshly every morning. Then, they kettle fry the falafel in front of customers, making it freshly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
Falafel, Etc., 39200 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA, USA, +1 510 795 7170