The three new interns have never lived in San Antonio before, but Texas Natives Gabby and Chevy have visited multiple times, while Kerry has never been before until she moved down from Washington State two weeks ago!
The Valero Alamo Bowl office staff wasted no time in sharing their favorite local spots to eat at. And now we have a list of everyone’s favorite lunch spots! And you can more than likely catch us at these more often than not.
Valero Alamo Bowl Office Staff Favorite Lunch Spots
Derrick- Dough Pizzeria Napoletana Colten- Rosario’s
Julie- Bakery Lorraine Sara- Tycoon Flats
Lara- The Station Café Haleigh- Demo’s Greek Food
Rick- Green Vegetarian Cuisine Kerry- Torchy’s Tacos
Bryan- Yard House Chevy- Magnolia Pancake House
Sonya- W D Deli Gabby- Chris Madrids
Dough Pizzeria Napoletana: A local favorite, Dough serves unbelievable pizza that you crave late at night. They offer a variety of toppings and flavors so everyone can find the type of pizza they’re craving, and the dough to toppings to sauce ratio is perfect. At the end of your meal, not only will you walk out full and satisfied, but you can leave with fresh mozzarella, pizza sauce, wine, pizza dough, or merchandise from their store. Dough is a restaurant where everyone is made to feel at home!
Bakery Lorraine: Located at the Pearl, Bakery Lorraine offers not only offering fresh baked goods, and serves breakfast and lunch. They take traditional pastries and turn them put a unique and fun twist on them, serving house-made Strawberry Pop-Tarts and daily flavor changing macarons. They also serve Merit Roasted coffee, the same that’s served at Local Coffee, which is also amazing!
The Station Café: A small café near the King William Park that offers a vast menu at great prices! It has a hip eclectic vibe, in a cozy historic downtown neighborhood. The food will leave you satisfied, no matter what entrée you choose, and you’ll want to return often to try something new from their list of 26 different sandwich options!
Green Vegetarian Cuisine: A 100% vegetarian and kosher restaurant with two San Antonio locations, showcasing a new type of cuisine to everyone. It’s on board with the ‘Fat to Fit’ transition Texas is making by offering farm to table type meals and options on the healthier side, all with meat substitutes. It’s a new spin on being a vegetarian, or at least eating like one.
Yard House: It’s new to downtown, has huge portions and a slew of fresh beers on tap. A favorite is the Lobster Mac N Cheese, which is worth the trip by itself. Also, anything with Ahi Tuna is fantastic.
W D Deli: Since 1990, W D Deli has had the same goal in mind, offering delicious, fresh and healthy portioned food at a reasonable price! Not only do they serve deli sandwiches, soups and salads, but they also offer dessert bars, cookies and cake. A well-round meal waiting to be eaten!
Tycoon Flats: A place for everyone, Tycoon Flats has the best burger in San Antonio that you can enjoy while cooling off in the shade of the beautiful beer garden. Aside from burgers they also serve house specialties from fish tacos and fried pickles, to Paninis, soups and salads.
Rosario’s: Considered a San Antonio “Must-visit”, it offers a wide variety of Mexican cuisine for lunch and dinner. The Queso Flameado is definitely worth the visit alone! You’ll always leave pleased and wanting to come back.
Demo’s Greek Food: Demo’s has a really small but cozy atmosphere. The architecture is very traditional to Greek culture, to give you that feeling of Greece. The menu is authentic, but with an American twist. They have great lunch specials and a fantastic patio.
Torchy’s Tacos: An Austin, Texas original, but has since spread to numerous cities throughout Texas, Oklahoma and even Denver, Colorado. They offer a huge variety of tacos (even breakfast tacos!) so there’s something for everyone, including frozen margaritas!
Magnolia Pancake House: It’s one of those places where you can order anything and it’s going to be tasty! You look around to see what everyone else is having and each person has a different dish. The Biscuits and Sausage Gravy and omelets are top-notch!
Chris Madrids: The menu at Chris Madrids is a small one, but still offers a variety of foods, from burgers to nachos and a full service bar! The restaurant building is an old gas station, and Tex-Mex decorations and old t-shirts adorn the walls, giving customers a unique dining experience.