Downtown San Jose has been steadily increasing its consumer appeal, primarily with the addition of the vivacious and fun San Pedro Square, which has added an incredible assortment of food and drink opportunities to the downtown area within easy walking distance of many downtown residences such as Axis, City Heights, and many others. The SoFA market followed suit and enhanced the attraction of the arts district south of Market Street. It is much smaller than its sister market, but it is also less crowded. Inside you’ll find anything you could ask for from craft cocktails and beers to ramen, poke, grilled burgers, gelato-pops, coffee, and smoothies. Until now the largest complaint surrounding this hub was the parking situation, however, you can now receive parking validation from any of the vendors within the market! The SoFA Market is located at 387 S. 1st street.