Take Out, Pick Up and Chow Down: These SF Restaurants Are Open and Hungry For Business

| March 28, 2020 | Food & Drink Feature Food Features

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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 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 4pm or email anytime. Food and front-door drop-off delivery are free for the elderly and the sick. Thurs.-Sat. 5-8pm, 919 Cortland Ave., 415.814.3709, 3rdcousinsf.com

Alexander's Steakhouse and ALX by Alexander's Steakhouse From specials (like a dry-aged steak duo that serves 3-4) 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 is also offering delivery and takeout from the Brannan Street location. Tues.-Sun. 12-9pm, 448 Brannan St., 415.495.1111, alexanderssteakhouse.com

Burma Love, Mission & Burma Club, SoMa 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. Burma Love, 211 Valencia St., 415.861.2100; Burma Club, 8 Mint Plaza, burmainc.com

The Butcher Shop The Butcher Shop by Niko Steakhouse will remain open on Tuesday through Sunday 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 11am- 2pm (while supplies last) on Tuesday through Friday. The number of customers allowed in the store will be limited to 4-5 at a time to ensure a safe distance can be kept between patrons. 415.829.2306, 57 Division St., nikubutchershop.com

Causwells 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. 2346 Chestnut St., 415.447.6081, causwells.com

Che Fico and Che Fico Alimentari Here’s a great way to dine on delicious food and to help your less fortunate neighbor: The Che Fico team is partnering 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 2-3 people and is $50 for purchase, or free to those who can't afford it. Orders for pickup at Che Fico Alimentari are available here 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. 834 Divisadero St., 415.416.6980, cheficoalimentari.com

China Live Call, text, or go online to order take-out from this Chinatown institution. Or, click here to order for delivery. But first, read our story here to whet your appetite. Mon.-Fri. 4-8pm, Sat.-Sun 1-8pm, 644 Broadway, 415.788.8188, chinalivesf.com

Del Popolo: Order online here 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.) Tues.-Thurs 5-8pm, Fri.-Sat. 5-9pm. 855 Bush St., 415.589.7940, delpopolosf.com

The Dorian: Elevated comfort food is on the menu at this neighborhood “supper club,” which is offering pickup or delivery through Postmates. Try a family meal pack, with Includes Caesar salad, two burgers and either roasted Brussel sprouts or mac & cheese, or maybe just some Dorian chicken sliders and truffle fries, and pair with a cocktail, Fentimans soda or bottle of vino. Tues.-Sun., hours vary, 415.814.2671, 2001 Chestnut St., doriansf.com

Fiorella 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. Clement: Mon.-Sun. 5-9:30pm, 2339 Clement St., 415.340.3049; Polk: Mon.-Sun. 5-9:30pm, 2238 Polk St., 415.829.7097, fiorella-sf.com

ONE65 From James Beard Award-winning Michelin Star Chef Claude Le Tohic and the Alexander’s Steakhouse team, this multilevel culinary concept is offering 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; a 40oz Tajima tomahawk steak for two; and, for the home chef, a box brimming with organic fresh vegetables. Mon.-Sat. 10am-8pm, Sun. 9am-3pm; 415.814.8888; one65sf.com

Palette Tea House Get some top-tier dim sum via carry-out from the Ghirardelli Square restaurant or delivery via UberEats, DoorDash and GrubHub. Read our story here to learn more more about the team behind your takeout. Daily (hours vary), 900 North Point St., Ste. B201, 415.347.8888, paletteteahouse.com

Pier 23 Cafe Restaurant & Bar This historic wharf restaurant and bar offers favorites like crab cakes and clam chowder for takeout or delivery via Caviar, Doordash and Grubhub. Daily 12-5pm. 415.362.5125, pier23cafe.com

Prairie Chef/owner Anthony Strong has temporarily transitioned his restaurant into a (very awesome) General Store with prepped meal kits (e.g., rhubarb pie, beef cheek pappardelle), house cocktails to-go, shelf-stable groceries, cleaning supplies (TP! Bulk sanitizer!) and more. Visit the online store to order; store pickup (hours vary; curbside pickup available). 3431 19th St., 415.483.1112, prairiesf.com

ROOH SF Order your favorite progressive Indian dishes (e.g., Masala jackfruit tacos and butter chicken), plus wines and beer, to be delivered to your door via Caviar and DoorDash, or order on the restaurant’s website or call to pick up from the restaurant. Mon.-Sa 4-8:30 pm, 333 Brannan St., Suite 150, roohsf.com

SPQR This Michelin-star rated restaurant from Chef Matthew Accarrino is offering 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 2pm until they’re gone. The daily takeout menu is posted on the website by noon; phones are open daily 2-7:30pm and pickup is 3-8pm. 1911 Fillmore St., 415.771.7779, spqrsf.com

Tosca The reinvention of the North Beach institution from Nancy Oakes, Anna Weinberg and Ken Fulk, which was due to open this spring, is offering its family-style menu via Tock here. Chef Nancy Oakes & Chef de Cuisine Andrew Naffziger have 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 Wed.-Fri. 4:30-6:30pm. Delivery to select neighborhoods 5-7pm. 242 Columbus Ave., 415.986.9651, toscacafesf.com



Photography by: ROOH tacos by Marc Fiorito