150 S First St Ste 103, San Jose
This hole-in-the-wall juice joint is tucked away just across from the Fairmont Hotel. They specialize in ready-made fresh, cold-pressed juices ($8) as well as a custom-blend option. Pro tip: the custom-blend options come served in glass bottles while the ready-made is in plastic.
Off The Stick Fresh Grill
927 E Arques Ave #121, Sunnyvale
Inspired by their mother’s dramatic weight loss through a drastic diet change, brothers Chris and Rob LaBouff were inspired to open Off the Stick to help others eat healthier and more naturally.
Their Mediterranean-inspired menu caters to a lot of different diets including vegetarian, paleo and even macro diets. They also offer meal prep services for those who want to eat healthily but don’t have the time.
1109 Lincoln Ave Ste 10, San Jose
A literal one-stop-shop for all things healthy, The Source has all the usual goods like smoothies, cold-pressed juices, salads, and açaí bowls—but that’s where it stops. They’re unique in offering cleanses healing crystals, literature, health workshops and an apothecary of Chinese herbs and medicines administered by their resident practitioner. For those keeping it simple, the avocado toast ($9) served on levain bread makes for a hearty breakfast. The Source also serves up Santa Cruz favorite Verve Coffee, and they have whole beans for sale.
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This national salad chain behaves like anything but that, as they’re proud to cater to locavores—those who make a conscious decision to eat foods grown or harvested within a 100-mile radius of a restaurant’s location. Their small, curated menu offers up high-quality salads as well as “warm bowls” for those looking for a bit more substance. Their curry cauliflower ($12) and guacamole greens ($12) are two of the more popular dishes.
Tofoo Com Chay
388 E Santa Clara St, San Jose
While vegetarian Vietnamese food (hint: look for the words “com chay”) isn’t exactly a new concept, it is rare to find one that is exclusively vegan. Tofoo Com Chay serves up everyone’s favorite Viet soups with a vegan twist. Their bamboo veggie “chicken” soup ($7) has a nice peppery kick and a rich stock that surprisingly tastes like chicken.
And their veggie roti drumsticks ($4) are comprised of a soybean paste and topped with a mushroom glaze that’s strangely addicting. The best part: one can get a soup and app for just over $10. That’s good for the waistline and the wallet.