Monday, June 7, 2021

Gilroy Garlic Festival Gourmet Alley makes its Drive-Thru Debut This July

 For four decades, the Gilroy Garlic Festival’s famous Gourmet Alley has attracted strolling visitors with its pungent aroma, enticing flavors, jaw-dropping pyrotechnics, and community spirit. 

Gilroy, CA, June 08, 2021 - Now imagine the world’s most delicious alleyway as a pre-ordered drive-thru, experiencing the “Taste of the Festival”. 

Planned over two weekends of July 23-25 and July 30-Aug. 1 at Gilroy Presbyterian Church, this summer’s new drive-thru format will allow guests to enjoy the spirit and flavor of Gourmet Alley. Fans will be able to pre-order some of their favorites, from juicy pepper steak sandwiches to succulent scampi, world-renowned garlic bread, and much more. 


“We have all been confronted with so many changes due to COVID-19,” said Tom Cline, current president of the association, which has distributed more than $12 million to community groups since 1979. “There is a great community desire to see some reminders of Festival past that highlight our community, our commitment to our non-profit partners, and, of course, our love of Garlic.” 

The drive-thru Gourmet Alley will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Fridays and from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 

The menu includes the following: 

·  Steak Combo: Pepper Steak Sandwich, Shrimp Scampi,

World-Famous Garlic Bread, $25 

·  Sausage Combo: Sausage Sandwich, Shrimp Scampi,

World-Famous Garlic Bread, $25 

·  Pepper Steak Sandwich, $14 

·  Sausage Sandwich, $14

 ·  World-Famous Garlic Bread: Half Loaf, $10 

·  Garlic Fries, $10 

·  Shrimp Scampi, $10 

·  Bottled Water, Soda, $5 

The Farm-To-Table Dinner dinner at Fortino Winery (4525 Hecker Pass Highway) takes place on the evening of Saturday, July 24. The Garlic Festival Golf Classic will be held Friday, July 30 at Gilroy Golf Course (2695 Hecker Pass Road). Additional details will be posted on the association’s website at

About the association

The Gilroy Garlic FestivalAssociation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has distributed more than $12 million to the community through its annual, family-friendly celebration of the famous bulb since 1979. Local nonprofits participating in the festival have raised millions more. The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association aims to be a chain that links together residents, businesses, nonprofits, faith groups, schools, and other local institutions in a collaborative and supportive expression of “community.”


PO Box 2311

Gilroy, CA 95021 


Phone:  408.842.1625 | Fax: 408.842.7337


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The Buzz PR, LLC.
Salinas, CA
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