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
  • Pepper Steak Sandwiches
  • Pasta con Pesto
  • 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!

  • Gourmet Alley Combo Plate: Calamari, ½ Pepper Steak Sandwich, Pasta con Pesto, and Garlic Bread

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.