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28 Delicious Restaurants For Takeout And Delivery In San Francisco

| December 11, 2020 | Food & Drink Feature Food Features National

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Do you want to support local businesses? Are you hankering for a meal from your favorite neighborhood spot? Take your pick from our evolving, curated list of San Francisco restaurants and food purveyors offering takeout and/or delivery while the city shelters in place. (Check businesses’ websites and social media accounts for the latest offerings and hours.)

3rd Cousin

919 Cortland Ave., 415.814.3709 / Website

Visit this elevated Bernal Heights favorite’s website for its daily menu (which includes options like uni & crab carbonara and family meals for four, plus wine), then order by phone starting at 4 p.m. or email anytime. Food and front-door drop-off delivery are free for the elderly and the sick.

Alexander's Steakhouse and ALX by Alexander's Steakhouse

448 Brannan St., 415.495.1111 / Website

From specials (like a dry-aged steak duo that serves 3 to 4) to mains like sea bass and Hyogo Kobe beef, Alexander's Steakhouse offers myriad choices for delivery (via GrubHub) and takeout, with 20% off all wines (takeout only, email takeout.sf@alexanderssteakhouse.com to order). Casual sibling restaurant ALX also offers delivery and takeout from the Brannan Street location.

Burma Love, Mission & Burma Club, SoMa

Burma Love, 211 Valencia St., 415.861.2100; Burma Club, 8 Mint Plaza / Website

Available for takeout by phone or in person, and delivery via Caviar and Doordash, Burma Love and Burma Club offer the same great dishes as sister restaurant Burma Superstar (also open for takeout and delivery in both Oakland and on Clement St.). Menu highlights include Garlic Noodles with Sous-vide Pork, and Mohinga, Burma’s gluten-free Catfish Chowder Noodle Soup.

The Butcher Shop

57 Division St., 415.829.2306 / Website

The Butcher Shop by Niko Steakhouse remains open for those looking to purchase various meat cuts including Japanese A5 wagyu and dry-aged domestic USDA Prime Beef. The Butcher Burger, made with a 50/50 blend of domestic imperial wagyu and Japanese A5 wagyu, is available for pick up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (while supplies last) Tuesdays through Fridays. The number of customers allowed in the store will be limited to four or five at a time to ensure a safe distance between patrons.

Causwells

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2346 Chestnut St., 415.447.6081 / Website

This stylish neighborhood bistro offers classic American food (including an excellent burger draped with American cheese and topped with Causwells sauce, lettuce, pickle and onion) plus wine and beer for pickup or delivery. Call or order via Caviar, Doordash, Postmates and Ubereats. A limited menu of brunch items and Bloody Mary and mimosa kits are available weekends for preorder and pickup only.

Che Fico and Che Fico Alimentari

834 Divisadero St., 415.416.6980 / Website

Here’s a great way to dine on delicious food and help your less fortunate neighbor: The Che Fico team partnered with investors, supporters and regulars to buy more than 250 dinners every night for those who are struggling financially, such as food & beverage workers whose jobs have been eliminated, hospital workers, students and those without paid leave. The family meal menu is built for 2 to 3 people and is $50 for purchase, or free to those who can't afford it. Orders for pickup at Che Fico Alimentari are available online and over the phone from 5:30-8:30 nightly. Visit the site to donate a meal at any time. Those in need can sign up for a free meal at cheficofamilymeal.com.

China Live

644 Broadway, 415.788.8188 / Website

Call, text or go online to order take-out from this Chinatown institution. Or order delivery online. It's a flavor profile so good, we wrote a whole story about it.

Del Popolo

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855 Bush St., 415.589.7940 / Website

Order oonline for take-out from this popular spot for naturally-leavened, wood-fired pizza. Be patient; high demand may mean temporary suspension of ordering. Browse the well-priced wine selection while you wait.

The Dorian

2001 Chestnut St., 415.814.2671 / Website

Elevated comfort food is on the menu at this neighborhood “supper club” which offers pickup or delivery through Postmates. Try a family meal pack with Caesar salad, two burgers and either roasted Brussel sprouts or mac & cheese, or maybe just some Dorian chicken sliders and truffle fries. Pair with a cocktail, Fentimans soda or bottle of vino.

ONE65

165 O'Farrell St. 415.814.8888 / one65sf.com

From James Beard Award-winning Michelin Star Chef Claude Le Tohic and the Alexander’s Steakhouse team, this multilevel culinary concept offers takeout and delivery (via third party apps) of its creative French fare. Consider a bento box with homemade sourdough bread, lobster bisque, beef cheek with mashed potatoes and a coconut parfait; or a 40oz Tajima tomahawk steak for two. Home chefs will love their box brimming with organic fresh vegetables.

Fiorella

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2339 Clement St., 415.340.3049; 2238 Polk St., 415.829.7097 / Website

Italian offerings of pizza, pasta, salads, desserts and more are available from both of Fiorella’s locations through Caviar, Doordash, UberEats, and Postmates. Guests are also able to order takeout by calling the restaurant directly.

Palette Tea House

900 North Point St., Ste. B201, 415.347.8888 / Website

Get some top-tier dim sum via carry-out from the Ghirardelli Square restaurant or delivery via UberEats, DoorDash and GrubHub. Back in March, we spoke to some of the chefs about their favorite in-house recipes. It's enough to make your mouth water.

Pier 23 Cafe Restaurant & Bar

23 The Embarcadero, 415.362.5125 / Website

This historic wharf restaurant and bar offers favorites like crab cakes and clam chowder for takeout or delivery via Caviar, Doordash and Grubhub. They can't deliver the view, but the flavors make up for it.

ROOH SF

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333 Brannan St., Suite 150 / Website

Order your favorite progressive Indian dishes (e.g., Masala jackfruit tacos and butter chicken), plus wines and beer delivered to your door via Caviar and DoorDash. Youcan also order on the restaurant’s website or call to pick up.

SPQR

1911 Fillmore St., 415.771.7779 / Website

This Michelin-star rated restaurant from Chef Matthew Accarrino offers an abbreviated dinner menu focusing on pasta and simple dishes, plus a few larger-format and family meals for take-away. Each order comes with a ‘house salad’ and focaccia bread, priced at or around $30 and can be paired with a selection of wines to-go. Alyssa’s pizza slices are available for walk-up purchase daily beginning at 2 p.m. until they’re gone. The daily takeout menu is posted on the website by noon. Phones are open daily from 2 to 7:30 p.m. and pickup runs 3 to 8 p.m.

Tosca

242 Columbus Ave., 415.986.9651 / Website

The reinvention of the North Beach institution from Nancy Oakes, Anna Weinberg and Ken Fulk was due to open this spring. It now offers its family-style menu via Tock. Chef Nancy Oakes & Chef de Cuisine Andrew Naffziger created simple, comforting favorites (meatballs, rigatoni and little gem caesar salad), paired with Italian and California wines from its new Wine Shop (also available on Tock). All proceeds go to their staff. Pre-ordered dinners are available for pick-up Wednesday through Friday, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with delivery available to select neighborhoods from 5 to 7 p.m.

alaMar

100 Grand Ave #111, Oakland / Website

Chef Nelson German’s unorthodox culinary style draws from his Dominican heritage, his embrace of Mediterranean cuisine and Asian influence from working under internationally acclaimed Chef Yugi Wakiya. Coupled with his love of local and sustainable California ingredients, alaMar’s seafood-centric menu draws people in with its unique and comforting flavor profiles. Order Ahi Tuna Ceviche, signature rice bowls with braised ox tail or caribbean veggie stew, garlic uson noodles and more, all of which is available for delivery via DoorDash, Grubhub and Caviar.

Alba at River Terrace Inn

1600 Soscol Ave, Napa / Website

If you just can't stay inside any longer, Napa still open for outdoor dining. Alba’s award-winning Executive Chef pays homage to Napa foodways, devoted to the combination of superior cooking, great mixology, and good times. Their menus highlight shareable, seasonal small plates to pair with wine and craft mixology, featuring Napa Valley local products and natural ingredients. Relax and enjoy the Napa river breezes while treating yourself to some of the finest wine country cuisine.

The Berkeley Boathouse

200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley / Website

The Berkeley Boathouse is a bar and restaurant situated along the Berkeley Marina with unparalleled waterfront and skyline views of the San Francisco Bay. While you can't that in right now, the all-day menu features craft cocktails, local draft beers and California wines along with a new, grab-and-go menu featuring salads, sandwiches, healthy snacks and decadent desserts. Open for take-out or delivery through GrubHub & Uber Eats, this is one menu that brings the seaside vibe to you.

Canela

2272 Market St. / Website

Canela Bistro & Wine Bar is a Spanish-inspired restaurant in San Francisco’s Castro District that offers seasonal tapas and paella for takeout and delivery. Chef and owner Mat Schuster expanded his usual offerings in March to include meal kits, cheese tasting kits, baked goods and pantry essentials, as well as gifts, games and party supplies. His make-at-home paella kit with assembly instructions has become a hugely popular takeout item. Find out why!

Chao Pescao

272 McAllister St. / Website

This casual Latin Caribbean restaurant from longtime SF restaurateur Rene Denis is open for take-out or delivery. Denis' Cuban-Colombian heritage speaks through his flavors and combinations, bringing a bit of the islands to our city by the Bay. The name, translating roughly to “see you later alligator,” captures the friendly and fun spirit of the restaurant. Cocktails are inspired by many of the traditional drinks from Latin America, while the food pulls from the comforting Cuban and Colombian home cooking of Denis’s childhood. The menu is rounded out with other Latin American favorites with particular emphasis on dishes designed for delivery.

Curio

775 Valencia St. / Website

Bring the taste of this local favorite to your door with full-flavored satisfying dishes that feature Californian ingredients and flavors from the smoker and grill. Cocktails are available in single servings or growlers, built from fresh ingredients with layered and complex flavors. Special BBQ boxes serving 2 to 4 are also available stuffed with ribs or pulled pork sandwiches, mac ‘n cheese, sauce, pickles and three sides. Come through for take-out or have it delivered via DoorDash and Tock.

E&O Kitchen & Bar

314 Sutter St. / Website

Open for take-out

Modern Asian cuisine is on the menu thanks to Chef Sharon Nahm. Her exciting and bold flavors shine bright on her famous indonesian corn fritter bites, firecracker beef and glazed chinese eggplant, and each dish pairs with expertly-crafted cocktails. This summer, the team adapted their popular menu items and cocktails for takeout and deliver so you can recreate the one-of-a-kind E&O experience at home.

Gott's Roadside

Various locations / Website

Satisfy your craving clean comfort food with Gott's California-inspired dishes and seasonal specials. They use locally sourced ingredients and bring a modern approach to American roadside classics including the California Burger with a fried egg, Ahi Poke Crispy Tacos with sushi grade Ahi tuna, Chicken Kale Caesar Salad and hand-spun organic shakes. Gott’s commitment to local sourcing also extends to the glass with a California-centric list of wines and beers, hand-selected by Joel Gott, featuring regional favorites from Napa to San Diego. Gott's Roadside has expanded from its original St. Helena location to include restaurants at San Francisco’s Ferry Building, Napa’s Oxbow Public Market, Palo Alto’s Town & Country Village, downtown Walnut Creek and Bon Air Center in Marin - so they've definitely got you covered.

Magnolia Brewing Co.

1398 Haight St.; 2505 3rd St. / Website

Magnolia Brewing has been a part of San Francisco’s burgeoning beer scene for more than 20 years, and thanks to their take out menu, you don't have to drink anything but the best. They produce beloved and award-winning ales and lagers in both the original Haight Street brewery and a newer location in the Dogpatch. Chef Freedom Rains has developed new menu items, bringing a lighter touch and some more vegetable focused dishes. Food and drinks are available to-go including Magnolia’s popular brews by 6-pack or 32 oz crowlers.

One Market and Mark ‘n Mike’s

23 Spear St. / Website

Founded 27 years ago by Chef Bradley Ogden and restaurateur and current Managing Partner Michael Dellar, One Market Restaurant is a classic for sophisticated dining in San Francisco. Chef and Partner Mark Dommen has been offering his award-winning farm-to-table cuisine for the past 15 years. The restaurant also boasts a Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence” list, curated by Sommelier and Wine Director Tonya Pitts, with a stellar cocktail program from Bar Manager Jarrod Jones. Desserts are the creation of Pastry Chef Lyndsay Pullem. One Market is open for takeout and delivery with rotating dinner kits, cocktails and half-price wines. If you enjoy the food, try the New York-style deli pop-up called Mark ‘n Mike’s, named for Michael Dellar and Mark Dommen, which debuted at One Market in October.

Pomella

3770 Piedmont Ave Unit B, Oakland / Website

Open for take-out and delivery, Pomella is an Oakland-based Israeli deli, eatery and catering company offering made-to-order wraps, salads and hot meals, as well as prepared foods, fresh-squeezed juices, pastries, beer and wine. Chef-owner Mica Talmor’s approachable menu combines impeccably sourced California produce with the traditional flavors of the Middle East, North Africa, the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe. Take a trip without leaving your home and explore these flavors.

Villlon at The Proper

1100 Market St. / Website

While Villon is offering a limited take-out menu, there's still an overwhelming amount of flavor. Popular dishes include eight-serving lemon and spiced orange cakes, as well as all-day breakfast, cocktail kits, pork banh mi, cheese plates and more.



Photography by: ROOH tacos by Marc Fiorito