There are several excellent alternatives for vegetarians at the San Pedro Square, a 16 min walk from the Convention Center.
My personal favorite is the Impossible Burger at Konjoe, the first from the right below.
But there are great vegetarian options in both others (Vietnamese in the center, Nepalese in the left). I especially recommend the bryani from Urbon Momo.
And more beer,
Outside seating – with special arrangements for Sharks games, of course:
And there is vegan pizza (with tomato sauce instead of cheese) at the Pizza Bocca Lupo:
And last but not least in my favorites, Robee’s Falafel :
Merit is another place a little farther from WWDC but it’s very close to the Apple’s Visitor Center! Clos to the 101 and a quick drive to the Convention Center
It’s a very plain site (and in front of a MacDonalds ?)
But with good service and great food (no liquor license so no beer/wine). I recommend the “Spicy lemongrass tofu”!
I will return to the San Pedro Square (and street) with more details, but as an appetizer, here is a view of the street, with a glimpse of the 101 (the largest parking lot in the Bay Area) and the San Jose airport (the best way to fly to WWDC).
I will follow up with details on some of the places here, but for now.. Sharks!
Also, the house of the first resident of San Jose
Good Karma is an amazing (small) vegan place in 1st Street, a 12 min walk to the Convention Center. Last year I did bring some (non vegetarians) friends here during WWDC and they still talk to me, so the food is ok for non vegetarians too :).
I just had a delicious Jamaican Je4k with Chana Masala and Kale (with quinoa)
No boring numbers for your food here
But it does get crowded easily (there are some seats outside):