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Gourmet Alley: "It's All About the Food"

The founders of the very first Gilroy Garlic Festival in 1979 wanted to share extraordinary garlic food with visitors from across the globe. Since then, Gourmet Alley and the "pyro chefs" have become the heart of America's premier summertime food event.

A trip to the Gilroy Garlic Festival is not complete until you've visited Gourmet Alley and enjoyed an array of delicacies that include:

  • Calamari
  • Scampi
  • Pepper Steak Sandwiches
  • Italian Sausage Sandwiches
  • Pasta con Pesto
  • Stuffed 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 it's easy to try a little of everything.

Be sure to stop by the Gourmet Alley Demonstration Stage and Test Kitchen to watch Alley chefs in action as they share their secrets in hourly cooking seminars.

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.