SV Dining: 24 Healthy Restaurants


Green Bites Café

1290 S Bascom Ave, San Jose

Want to start eating healthier at home but boiling water seems too exhausting? Green Bites Café offers a solution. To go along with dine-in service, they also have meal-prep service in either 10-, 15- or 40-meal sets. All one has to do is take them home, heat and serve. Green Bites also has a specialized menu for bodybuilders and other extreme fitness enthusiasts.

Happy Hooligans

1711 Branham Ln, Ste A9, San Jose

This family-owned hole-in-the-wall, located in a random Cambrian Park strip mall, specializes in American and Mexican comfort food. All their dishes are vegan, made-to-order and packed with flavor. The cauliflower buffalo bites ($8) are phenomenal, with a nice, firm texture, and are served with a classic spicy buffalo sauce.

However, the house specialty is young jackfruit carnitas ($12), slow-cooked and seasoned just right with a blend of Mexican herbs and spices. The dish comes as a burrito, taco or enchilada.