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Feast your eyes on the best San Jose businesses to prep for your Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday is coming up, which means it's time to find your stretchy pants and think about what you're thankful for this year.

Whether you'll be feasting with family and friends or spending a quiet Nov. 28, we've got a roundup of Thanksgiving-themed things to do and get in preparation for the big day. From groceries to beer and wine shops to bakeries, Hoodline crunched the numbers to find San Jose's top go-to spots for the holiday, using both Yelp data and our own methodology to produce a curated list.


Responsible for dessert, but haven't got the time or energy? Head to one of San Jose's top bakeries, all of which are cranking out autumnal-inspired baked goods and sweet treats perfect for Thanksgiving.

1. Shuei-Do Manju Shop

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Topping the list is Shuei-Do Manju Shop. Located at 217 Jackson St. in Downtown, the bakery is the highest-rated bakery in San Jose, boasting 4.5 stars out of 674 reviews on Yelp.

2. Pink Elephant Bakery

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Next up is North Valley's Pink Elephant Bakery, situated at 415 S. King Road. With 4.5 stars out of 214 reviews on Yelp, the bakery has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Sweet Passions Bakery

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North Valley's Sweet Passions Bakery, located at 1512 Alum Rock Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the bakery four stars out of 371 reviews.


As friends and family prepare to gather, head to one of San Jose's best grocery stores to stock up on supplies before it's too late.

1. Zanotto's Family Market

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Topping the list is Zanotto's Family Market. Located at 1970 Naglee Ave. in the Rose Garden, the grocery store is the highest rated grocery store in San Jose, boasting 4.5 stars out of 629 reviews on Yelp.

2. Zanotto's Willow Glen Market

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Next up is Willow Glen South's Zanotto's Willow Glen Market, situated at 1421 Foxworthy Ave. With four stars out of 203 reviews on Yelp, the grocery store has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Trader Joe's

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Calabazas's Trader Joe's, located at 7250 Bollinger Road, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the grocery store four stars out of 142 reviews.


Not everyone can pull off the perfect home-cooked side dish. What you can do — so long as you're 21 or older — is come prepared with a six-pack of quality beer or a fitting bottle of wine. To help you get the goods, here's a roundup of San Jose's top beer and wine shops.

1. Royal Liquors

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Topping the list is Royal Liquors. Located at 3144 Williams Road in Winchester North, the spot to score beer, wine and spirits and more is the highest-rated beer, wine and spirits spot in San Jose, boasting 4.5 stars out of 91 reviews on Yelp.

2. Maplewood Market & Liquors

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Next up is the Cambrian Park's Maplewood Market & Liquors, situated at 2620 Union Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 51 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score beer, wine and spirits has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Kelly's Liquor Store

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Downtown's Kelly's Liquor Store, located at 498 N. Fourth St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the spot to score beer, wine and spirits and more four stars out of 77 reviews.


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