Residents of Glen Eden have access to a variety of restaurants, many located just north of the neighborhood, along Hesperian Boulevard. Take-out establishments greatly outnumber fine dining restaurants, so plan to drive little farther, to Union City or Hayward,
for a nice sit-down meal.
Glen Eden residents know they can have the best Korean-style chicken wings in town at Chicken On Fire. This hole-in-the-wall eatery serves up crispy wings with soy garlic, the locals' favorite sauce. Sweet potato fries, cole slaw topped with fried ramen noodles and homemade pickled jalapeños make the sides just as tasty as the main chicken attraction. Try a Korean sushi roll if you're feeling more adventurous during your visit.
Residents head over to Dairy Belle Freeze and order a burger topped with melted cheese and a basket of garlic fries to satisfy fried-food cravings. On hot days, cool off with a tower of soft serve ice cream perched on a cake cone, or order the riptide, a blend of ice cream and crushed candies. This restaurant provides a nice local alternative to the fast-food chains located around it.
Taqueria la Placita serves some of the best Mexican food in the area. The grilled corn tortillas - piled high with carne asada and served with sides of rice and refried beans - make for a quick, hearty lunch. Try a daily lunch special, or stop in for a snack of carne asada nachos. Crowds tends to pour in around midday, so plan accordingly for your schedule.
Nightlife options can also be found in the vicinity of the neighborhood. At Chaplin's Sports Bistro, locals get together with friends to enjoy a beer while watching the game on the many televisions lining the walls. The restaurant combines a sports bar with a lounge to create a more upscale atmosphere than a typical sports bar. On NFL Sundays, cheer on your team while enjoying a special brunch menu and drink discounts.