Nearly every restaurant has been forced into delivery because of the pandemic, even though delivery companies can be ethically dicey, but if there’s an upside, it’s that restaurants are reaching a wider audience in the city, unbound by cars sprinting to bring food to your door. But let’s face it, delivery is here to stay — busy people love the convenience of Filipino food at their door. Here for your consideration, then, are San Francisco’s great delivery options, spanning all of the most obvious cuisines (pizza, Chinese, Mexican, etc.) with a few surprises mixed in.Read More
15 Restaurants That Nail Delivery in San Francisco
The best pizza, tacos, and noodles that come straight to you
The Italian Homemade Company
Choose a pasta and a sauce and hit the button for delivery to achieve ultimate Italian comfort in the comfort of your own home. Now with locations in North Beach, Cow Hollow, Hayes Valley, and Berkeley, this local chain also has superb lasagna, piadinis, salads, and desserts — all of which travel particularly well.
Hing Lung Company
This Cantonese barbecue shop’s crackly-skinned roast pig and succulent, honey-brushed char siu make for some of the most luxurious bites in the whole city. For most of Hing Lung’s existence, delivery was never an option, but to add another revenue stream, co-owner Eric Cheung signed onto Uber Eats and DoorDash under the moniker “Go Duck Yourself.” Old-school Cantonese comfort food is the name of the game here: superlative roast duck and other barbecue meats, served either on their own or as part of a rice plate.
Turntable at Lord Stanley
The switch in format to pop-up host at Lord Stanley’s will mean a constantly shifting delivery menu, but that is also part of the fun of ordering food from the Russian Hill favorite: a chance to try food from a visiting, out-of-town chef. Among the concepts, Turntable has hosted is Pecking House, from New York’s Eric Huang, which brought Huang’s chile fried chicken to San Francisco, with other, not-typically-available-in-San-Francisco chef collaborations to come.
One of San Francisco’s oldest and most well-regarded Burmese restaurants, Mandalay also offers its full menu for delivery. The restaurant’s colorful, crunchy Burmese salads — including what’s probably the best-fermented tea leaf salad in the city — are great to-go options, as are the intensely flavorful soups and noodle dishes.
Why wait for a table at Marufuku Ramen’s Japantown outpost when you could also have a bowl of rich tonkotsu ramen delivered to your front door? Place an order on the restaurant website and rest easy knowing that they’ll separate the decadent pork broth from the toppings and noodles so you can assemble everything at your own leisure.
2022 Eater Award winner for Restaurant of the Year, Bodega broke onto the scene with a lunchtime menu of Vietnamese classics including spring rolls, pho, and garlic noodles — plus a dinner menu that veers into deeper and more modern territory. For delivery, which is available via Doordash, you can get most of the standards; an order of the Hoi An chicken rice and nem noung coun spring rolls makes a solid dinner option.
Mamahuhu features Michelin-starred chef Brandon Jew’s take on classic Chinese-American dishes like sweet and sour chicken — and it’s available for delivery, too. Marvel, then, at how crispy that chicken stays, even after traveling all the way to your home, and how difficult it is to stop eating the fiery mushroom-based mapo tofu. Get a couple of orders of jade fried rice to soak up the delicious sauces.
Square Pie Guys (multiple locations)
Detroit-style pies have become a point of obsession in the Bay Area for folks who like their pizzas extra-thick and extra crunchy. Square Pie Guys’s crispy-edged, rectangular pizzas topped with classic pepperoni or elaborate combinations have always been prepared with takeout or delivery in mind, making them perfect for any time.
Filipino food delivery wasn’t always as plentiful as it is today, but Uncle Tito is a standout for bringing its specific brand of Filipino-American food to San Francisco homes. The “wing flight” offers a taste of both garlic adobo- and tocino-flavored wings, for instance, and the bistek chistek offers Filipino bistek, Philly cheesesteak-style. The restaurant also offers a number of classic dishes, and for larger groups, don’t sleep on the baon boxes. The window for delivery is brief — Friday through Sunday, currently — but worth planning for.
Souvla (multiple locations)
Fast-casual Greek mini-chain Souvla has long excelled at takeout friendly food, with favorites like lamb salads, chicken wraps, Greek fries with harissa dip, and Greek frozen yogurt with baklava crumbles. The full menu, from fry-topped salads to mineral-crisp wines, is also available for delivery from all locations.
This rotisserie-focused spinoff of Rich Table from chef-owners Sarah and Evan Rich has seating for diners who want to order their chicken, pork, or roasted cauliflower and linger for indoor dining — but it's also aiming squarely at the growing delivery market (now to Peninsula customers, too, via a new Redwood City virtual kitchen). It is offering a full menu of its rotisserie items plain or in sandwich form, plus salads and even chicken soup.
There’s no shortage of excellent bagels in the Bay Area but NoPa’s Schlok’s get bonus points for making its fat, stacked bagel sandwiches available for delivery. Of course, if you’re more of a purist you can stick to the excellent single bagels — which come in flavors including salt, sesame, everything, plain, and onion — with schmear or go for a full meal like the classic salmon sandwich or an egg and cheese prepared with sweet pepper butter.
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There’s pretty much something for everyone on the Gott’s menu, which makes it a solid choice when ordering delivery for a group. Select a location in San Francisco or throughout the Bay Area and place your delivery order online; the menu spans burgers, of course, but also chicken and fish sandwiches, vegetable sides, French fries, salads, tacos, hot dogs, and shakes.
Gordo has been a westside neighborhood staple since 1977, a reliable destination for big, foil-wrapped burritos, tacos, and quesadillas. For around $10, they’ll stuff a 10 or 12-inch flour tortilla with pretty much whatever you want: meat, cheese, rice, beans, sour cream, and guacamole. For larger groups the Family Meal might be the ticket; it comes with two kinds of meat, tortillas, and pico de gallo.
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WesBurger n' More
For a meaty meal, there’s hardly a better option than WesBurger’s perfectly simple smash burgers, which you can order for delivery on the restaurant’s website. A single Wes burger comes dressed with thinly sliced red onion, pickles, house-made special sauce, and a gooey slice of American cheese — Schlocks though bigger eaters will likely need to double up on patties. Don’t forget a side of tater tots, which thanks to a hole punched in the top of the box, always arrived still hot and crispy.