During these pandemic times, air travel is a fraught endeavor, at best, and the fact that airport terminal restaurant kiosks are mostly all closed at the moment probably ranks pretty far down the list of most travelers’ concerns. Still, a traveler has got to eat. And one of San Francisco’s poorly kept secrets is that the area surrounding SFO — which is to say, the cities of Millbrae, Burlingame, Daly City, and South San Francisco — are a treasure trove of delicious, mostly inexpensive food, much of it highly convenient for a quick post-flight pit stop or to be stowed away in a travel bag for later, in-terminal enjoyment. (This is why burritos were invented, as far as we can tell.)
Even better, this particular area, just south of San Francisco proper, is home to some of the region’s most vibrant immigrant food hubs. If you want the best dim sum or the most down-home Filipino fare, this is where you go. Picking someone up from the airport just makes for a convenient excuse.
A number of Bay Area restaurants have resumed dine-in service both outdoors and, in some cases, indoors. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More