SV Dining: 24 Healthy Restaurants


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.