3245 S White Rd, San Jose 408.270.8350
This quaint family-owned restaurant in Evergreen specializes in vegetarian Vietnamese food. A warm, inviting staff helps guide patrons through a terrific feast of Viet favorites—with a veggie twist. Try their Thai lemon leaf chicken pho ($10) for a tangy fusion on a classic dish.
Good Karma Artisan Ales & Café
37 S First St, San Jose 408.294.2694
This vegan alehouse has a menu that spans the globe and features a strong selection of more than 20 craft beers ($4-9) on tap from (mostly) local breweries. If one’s palate craves heat, then get a chana masala and Jamaican jerk combo plate ($9.50) and be prepared for a one-way ticket to Spicy Town.