Gourmet Alley

Gourmet Alley flame-up

Gourmet Alley:
The Official Food of the Gilroy Garlic Festival

The heart of the Gilroy Garlic Festival is the world-famous Gourmet Alley. In this gigantic outdoor kitchen, the “Pyro Chefs” put on a spectacular flame-up show while preparing garlic-laced calamari and scampi in huge iron skillets.



The Gourmet Alley chefs are introducing a brand new dish this year: the delicious deep-fried Gilroy Garlic Shrimp!

Meanwhile, hundreds of volunteers prepare all the official food of the Gilroy Garlic Festival—including:

  • NEW! Gilroy Garlic Shrimp
  • Calamari
  • Scampi
  • Pepper Steak Sandwiches
  • Italian Sausage Sandwiches
  • Pasta con Pesto
  • Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Marinated Mushrooms
  • Garlic Bread
  • Garlic Fries
  • Zesty Fried Garlic Calamari

With so many great options, we know it's tough to decide. That's why we offer two different "Combo Plates" so you can sample all the famous Festival favorites!

Buy advance tickets online at tickets.gilroygarlicfestival.com and save $2 when you purchase a Gourmet Alley Combo Plate with your online ticket.


Other Food and Beverage Vendors

Booths at the Gilroy Garlic Festival are a hot commodity among vendors. We carefully screen all vendors to offer the best variety available at any festival. Whether you like your salmon, ice cream, or popcorn laced with garlic, you can find it all here — along with a few vampire-friendly (garlic-free) edibles and beverages. Vendor applications are generally available starting in January.