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.

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

  • Calamari
  • Scampi
  • Pasta con Pesto
  • Pepper Steak Sandwich
  • Gourmet Sausage Sandwich
  • Garlic Bread
  • Garlic Fries
  • Zesty Fried Garlic Calamari
  • Gilroy Garlic Shrimp

With so many great options, we know it's tough to decide. That's why we offer our "Combo Plate" so you can sample some of the all-time Festival favorites! The Combo Plate includes: Calamari, ½ Pepper Steak Sandwich, Pasta con Pesto, and Garlic Bread.

NEW for 2019: Pick up a half-loaf of Gourmet Alley Garlic Bread for just $10 when you exit the Festival through Gate 3 or Gate 5 and take home some delicious garlicky goodness to go!

For additional food, beverage, and merchandise booths, see Other Food & Merchandise.


The 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival is presented by St. Louise Regional Hospital.