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Santo Market (Est. 1946)

Santo Market (Est. 1946) |

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245 E Taylor St
San Jose, CA 95112
Map of Santo Market (Est. 1946), 245 E Taylor St, San Jose

We’ve been serving San Jose since 1946. We are a full-service grocery store special in Asian foods (Japanese, Chinese, Hawaiian).

We also serve fresh hot coffee and espresso specialty drinks.

We now feature a new line of homemade Japanese pickles and other prepared foods. Serving customers in English, Spanish and Japanese.

Full-service grocery store, Japanese deli & plate lunches, dine-in, take-out, catering, drive-up espresso/coffee.

Santo Market is located near the heart of San Jose’s Japantown. Just one block off Jackson and on the main through fare at 245 E. Taylor Street.

Santo Market Background
Santo Market, established in 1946, is a prominent and historic establishment located in San Jose Japantown, California. It holds a significant place in the local community and has been serving residents and visitors for several decades. Santo Market is a beloved cultural hub that showcases the essence of Japantown and offers a unique shopping experience.

The market is situated in the heart of San Jose Japantown, an area known for its rich Japanese heritage and vibrant atmosphere. Japantown itself holds a deep historical significance, as it was established in the early 20th century and served as a thriving community for Japanese immigrants and their descendants.

Santo Market plays a vital role in preserving the cultural heritage of Japantown. It specializes in providing a wide array of Japanese groceries, products, and culinary delights. Visitors can find a diverse selection of fresh produce, seafood, meats, and specialty items imported from Japan. The market prides itself on offering authentic ingredients that cater to the needs of both Japanese residents and individuals interested in Japanese cuisine.

Beyond its grocery offerings, Santo Market also features a variety of Japanese snacks, sweets, and beverages. Customers can explore shelves filled with an assortment of unique treats, including popular snacks, candies, teas, and sake. The market's selection often includes both traditional favorites and contemporary Japanese food trends, making it an exciting destination for food enthusiasts.

Moreover, Santo Market is more than just a place to shop for groceries; it serves as a gathering spot for the community. It fosters a warm and welcoming atmosphere where customers can connect, exchange stories, and immerse themselves in the local culture. The market often hosts events, workshops, and tastings that celebrate Japanese traditions, further enhancing its role as a community center.

Over the years, Santo Market has adapted to changing times while staying true to its roots. It has witnessed the transformation of Japantown and the broader San Jose area, remaining a steadfast pillar of the community throughout. Whether you are searching for a specific ingredient, exploring Japanese cuisine, or looking to experience the vibrant Japantown atmosphere, Santo Market stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of San Jose Japantown and its cultural heritage.




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