House of Bagels
Open for breakfast and lunch, House of Bagels serves fresh, New York-style bagels that are boiled and then baked in custom-designed brick ovens. House of Bagels offers catering and delivery services and now offers a gluten-free option.
1712 Miramonte Ave.; houseofbagelsonline.com; 650-694-4888
Popular for its London Fog tea, Alexander's Patisserie serves up coffee drinks and modern versions of classic French desserts from its location in downtown Mountain View. The bakery also crafts custom wedding cakes and confections.
209 Castro St.; alexanderspatisserie.com; 650-864-9999
St. Stephen's Green
St. Stephen's Green, an Irish-themed pub, lists 36 draft beers, from local craft brews to imports like Guinness. The menu also features its popular pub-style chicken curry, served with rice and fries for dipping.
223 Castro St.; ststephensgreen.com; 650-964-9151
Currently in its 32nd year of business, repeat winner Armadillo Willy's offers barbecue plates, sandwiches, burgers and a wide range of craft beers. Its most popular item, the Texas-style barbecue brisket, is cooked fresh every day.
1031 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos; armadillowillys.com; 650-941-2922
Founded in 1948, the coastal fast-food chain In-N-Out Burger serves variations of its hamburger, as well as fries, shakes and beverages. According to the company, all ingredients are delivered fresh to its locations without freezing, microwaving or pre-packaging.
53 W El Camino Real and 1159 N Rengstorff Ave.; in-n-out.com; 800-786-1000
La Costeña, known for its self-serve burrito bar and catering, offers burritos and traditional Mexican staples at affordable prices, including its $7 special of the day. The restaurant is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, except on Christmas Day.
235 E. Middlefield Road; costena.com; 650-967-0507
Dittmer's Gourmet Meats & Wurst-Haus
Dittmer's Gourmet Meats & Wurst-Haus, a fixture of the Mountain View area since its 1978 opening, offers over 40 types of homemade sausages in addition to its deli and smoked meats. It also serves 10 kinds of sandwiches, including its Reuben and turkey pastrami with chipotle pesto, and offers a build-your-own sandwich option.
4540 El Camino Real, Los Altos; dittmers.com; 650-941-3800
Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
Located in downtown Mountain View, Gelato Classico sells traditional Italian ice cream and sorbet. The menu lists over 20 flavors, from Bavarian mint to strawberry fresca and its 93% fat-free banana walnut light.
241 Castro St.; 650-969-2900
Maru Ichi, a Japanese noodle house, is best known for its kuro and tonkotsu ramen. It offers a variety of udon, soba, ramen and cold noodles, and recently added chili curry noodles to its summer menu.
368 Castro St.; 650-564-9931
Tea Era offers over 80 varieties of teas, smoothies and juices, with a company focus on providing more healthy options to its customers. This summer, the cafe introduced "Tendering Lemon," wintermelon chrysanthemum and pu'er milk teas.
273 Castro St.; 650-969-2899
Blue Line Pizza
Blue Line Pizza, the sister restaurant chain of Little Star Pizza in San Francisco, accommodates a wide variety of palates and dietary restrictions, with its thin-crust and deep-dish pizzas, as well as its vegan-, gluten-, dairy-, soy- and nut-free options. This summer, the restaurant added a roasted asparagus pizza and a rotation of craft beers to its menu.
146 Castro St.; bluelinepizza.com; 650-938-7888
Mountain View Farmers Market
Open on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Mountain View Farmers Market is the place to find local produce, meats, bread and prepared foods offered by its many vendors.
650 W Evelyn Ave.; cafarmersmkts.com; 800-806-3276
Small (Non-Chain) Grocery Store
Ava's Downtown Market and Deli
Ava's Downtown Market and Deli offers local produce, deli and grocery items, with a focus on providing organic and sustainable products. Inside the market is the recently opened Hey-O-Eats, a plant-based vegan restaurant.
340 Castro St.; 650-961-5652
At SAJJ Mediterranean, customers can create custom wraps, pita sandwiches, and salad and rice bowls and add hummus, sauces and toppings. The restaurant also offers family meals to feed a group of four, plus student discounts and vegan and gluten-free options.
2580 W. El Camino Real; sajjstreeteats.com; 650-941-7255