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What to eat in the South Bay (San Jose, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, etc)?

Hi, I'm Nagaraj Annaiah and I'm a realtor in the Bay Area. I've lived here for over 10 years and I know the best places to eat in the South Bay. Here's a list of the top 10 favorite foods of residents in this region: San Jose, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, etc. The list includes local Japanese bakeries, okonomiyaki, hand-pulled noodles, Hong Kong mango desserts, Vietnamese coffee, banh mi sandwiches, pandan waffles, coconut pudding, sushi & more!

📍Punjab Cafe

322 E Santa Clara St San Jose, CA 95113

📍Karimi Restaurant

1086 N 1st St San Jose, CA 95112

📍The Table

1110 Willow St San Jose, CA 95125

📍Clover Bakery & Cafe

4342 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95129


4342 Moorpark Ave Ste. 20, San Jose, CA 95129

📍Orbit Coffee (multiple locations)

1520 The Alameda Ste 105, San Jose, CA 95126

📍QQ Noodle (multiple locations)

10889 S Blaney Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014

📍Hui Lau Shan (multiple locations)

19620 Stevens Creek Blvd Ste 190, Cupertino, CA 95014

📍Duc Huong Sandwiches

1020 Story Rd Suite C, San Jose, CA 95122

📍Tong Sui

927 E Arques Ave Suite 151, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

📍Rantei Japanese Cuisine

1271 Franklin Mall, Santa Clara, CA 95050


History of Santa Clara


First, it was famous for being one of the most successful floriculture regions in the world. That's right—they grew flowers there! And they did it so well that they had to start importing plants from other countries because they couldn't keep up with demand.


Next, Santa Clara became famous for its technology companies. In particular, The Santa Clara Valley is home to AMD, Nvidia, Chegg, and Intel Corporation that has been named as one of the top employers in the United States by Forbes magazine for many years.


Finally, if you want to get away from Silicon Valley and experience something different in California, consider visiting Santa Clara instead!


Santa Clara Weather

Santa Clara is in the middle of California and has a Mediterranean climate. It's sunny, dry, and hot all year round! In Santa Clara, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is windy and partly cloudy, and it's hot and oppressive year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 74°F to 88°F and is rarely below 72°F or above 91°F.


Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Santa Clara for hot-weather activities is from mid December to late March.


Santa Clara Population


Here are some facts about Santa Clara:


-With 127,151 people, Santa Clara is the 46th most populated city in the state of California out of 1,578 cities. But watch out, Santa Clara, because Simi Valley with 125,975 people and Thousand Oaks with 125,754 people are right behind you.


-The largest racial/ethnic groups in Santa Clara are Asian (44.6%), White (30.9%), and Hispanic (16.3%).


-In 2020, the median household income of Santa Clara households was $136,870. Santa Clara households made slightly more than Calabasas households ($136,138) and Stevenson Ranch households ($136,262). However, 0% of Santa Clara families live in poverty.


-The median age for residents of Santa Clara is 34 years old.


7 best neighbourhoods of Santa Clara

When you're looking to buy a home in the bay area and are on a budget, the city of Santa Clara has many good neighborhoods to choose from. But before you buy a home in one of those good neighborhoods, make sure to get in touch with me first. With my help, we can find your dream neighborhood in no time.


The best neighborhoods in Santa Clara are: Central Santa Clara, Kentfield, Lawrence and El Camino, Oakmead, Ponderosa Park, Rivermark and Westwood.


Santa Clara landmarks


I'm going to start with a few of my favorite things to do in Santa Clara that are really close to home. First up is the Santa Clara University campus. It's beautiful and has so much history behind it, from Mission Santa Clara and its mission bells to the university's beautiful architecture and the garden where they host their annual spring concerts!


Another great place near my home is Levi's Stadium. It hosts major events like concerts, football games and even soccer games! Lastly, there is Mission Santa Clara de Asis church in downtown Santa Clara. This beautiful church was built by Franciscan missionaries back in 1777 and has been standing ever since. Its architecture is really unique because it has a mix between Mission-style architecture (the building itself) and Spanish Colonial Revival.


Another landmark is the Santa Clara Convention Center, which hosts events year-round—from weddings and conventions to concerts and sporting events. The center has been around since 1878; it was originally built as an opera house.


Our next landmark is the Santa Clara County Hall of Justice that houses courtrooms, offices, and even jail cells!


Next up is The Tech Museum of Innovation. This museum features hands-on exhibits that explore how technology affects our everyday lives—from history lessons about computers to robots that can play Jeopardy! It's fun for kids (and adults!) of all ages!


The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is another great spot if you want to learn more about ancient Egypt—it has everything from mummies to hieroglyphs on display here. 


Travel Guide: Santa Clara, California 

The city of Santa Clara is home to more than 130,000 people. It boasts beautiful parks and art museums; ancient history (that's right: Egyptians lived here too) alongside 21st-century thrill rides.

Tuck into the aromatic cooking of Korea and whiff the fragrant scent of flower gardens. And if you want to hang out with a younger crowd, check out one of America's top universities: it’s in town! Here are the top attractions in Santa Clara, California. What are yours? Let me know in the comments.  

  1. Esha Yoga

  2. Nrithyamanasa Performing Arts Centre

  3. Municipal Rose Garden

  4. Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

  5. Santana Row

  6. 49ers Museum

  7. Central Park

  8. Koreatown Dinner

  9. Santa Clara University Gallery

  10. California’s Great America Theme Park

  11. Ulistac Natural Area

  12. Triton Museum of Art Sculpture Garden


Top 10 rides at California’s Great America 

Here are the top 10 rides at California’s Great America. Let me know your favourite rides in the comments, so the entire YouTube community can benefit.


Psycho Mouse

The Grizzly




Drop Tower

Flight Deck

Gold Striker