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Best San Francisco Takeout Restaurants


Getting tired of ordering in from the same old corner Chinese restaurant? As you'll find in our database below, meals to go are no longer limited to Asian food and pizza. Our list of the top takeout restaurants in San Francisco includes everything from sushi to Mexican food to cutting edge contemporary cuisine, so put the pots and pans away and call in an order at one of these great Bay Area take away spots!

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SAN FRANCISCO CITY

The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen Sandwiches
Quick Bite
Dining Room at The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, San Francisco, CA 1 South Park Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94107

Young SoMa start-up employees stand in line for gourmet grilled cheese. More...

Arlequin Cafe & Food To Go French
Quick Bite
384B Hayes St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Casual café with sandwiches, salads and more and a hidden garden patio. More...

Burma Superstar Burmese
13/20
Dining Room at Burma Superstar, San Francisco, CA 309 Clement St.
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Burmese cuisine, as authentic as you can get it stateside, is served up to a mixed crowd including college students and older couples. More...

Delica rf1 Japanese
13/20
Ferry Building Marketplace
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
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The sleek eating area of this Japanese deli includes a fantastic view of the bay. More...

Il Cane Rosso Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Il Cane Rosso, San Francisco, CA San Francisco Ferry Building
One Ferry Building #41
San Francisco, CA 94111

Hearty Southern Italian counter fare at the Ferry Building. More...

Jake's Steaks Philly Steak Sandwiches
Quick Bite
3301 Buchanan St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Die-hards are flocking to fellow Philadelphian Jake Gillis's place for authentic cheesesteak sandwiches that include Cheez Whiz and the Amoroso roll. More...

La Taqueria Mexican
Quick Bite
2889 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Some would argue these are the best tacos in town, and the burritos are famously made without rice. More...

The Little Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant Mexican
Quick Bite
292 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Divisadero taqueria’s devotion to organic, sustainable ingredients means upgraded quality and farm-fresh flavor with plenty of heat. More...

Little Star Pizza Pizza
14/20
846 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Gourmet pizzeria packs in a hip neighborhood crowd with decadent deep dish and thin crust pies. More...

Little Star Pizza Pizza
13/20
400 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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The Mission crowd frequents this gourmet pizza joint, beloved for its deep dish and thin crust pies. More...

Mission Chinese Food Chinese
13/20
Dining Room at Mission Chinese Food, San Francisco, CA 2234 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Be prepared to stand in line at this hip Mission restaurant-within-a-restaurant offering Sichuan-inspired Chinese fare. More...

Pacific Catch California
13/20
2027 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA 94123

Pacific Catch finds its niche with sparkling fresh seafood served up in casual, healthy dishes that span the Pacific Rim from Mexico to Asia. More...

Pakwan Indian
Quick Bite
3182 16th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Inexpensive and rather tasty Pakistani food draws serious crowds to this no-frills restaurant. More...

Saigon Sandwiches Sandwiches
Quick Bite
560 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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This popular, simple sandwich shop in the heart of the 'Loin offers bargain-priced, freshly-made Vietnamese sandwiches. More...

San Francisco Soup Company Soup
Quick Bite
Crocker Galleria
50 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Local chain's flagship storefront for fast, fresh, artisanal soups. More...

Shorty Goldstein's Deli
Quick Bite
126 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Deli favorites in a nook of the Financial District. More...

Spruce American
16/20
Dining Room at Spruce, San Francisco, CA 3640 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Contemporary American cuisine is given an imaginative makeover and complemented by a 2,500-bottle wine list and chic environs. More...

EAST BAY

Bakesale Betty Bakery
Quick Bite
5098 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609

Famous for its fried chicken sandwiches, this bakery also sells cookies, brownies and scones made from the best ingredients. More...

Burma Superstar Burmese
13/20
4721 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609
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Enjoy shorter wait times than those in San Francisco for Burmese favorites such as rich samusa soup. More...

Caffe 817 Café
Quick Bite
817 Washington St.
Oakland, CA 94607
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There's always a line at this home-style caffè. More...

Cheese Board Pizza Pizza
Quick Bite
1512 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709
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Its chewy-crunchy sourdough crust topped with gourmet cheese, this pizza is an East Bay favorite. More...

Everett & Jones Barbeque #2 Barbecue
Quick Bite
1955 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
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This local barbecue institution dishes up some of the best ribs, chicken, barbecued beef and links this side of Memphis. More...

Everett & Jones Barbeque Barbecue
13/20
Dining Room at Everett & Jones Barbeque, Oakland, CA 126 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
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If you could have one last soul food dinner, you should choose to eat at E&J for its tender brisket. More...

Gioia Pizzeria Pizza
Quick Bite
1586 Hopkins St.
Berkeley, CA 94707
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Foldable, thin-crust pies and slices with seasonal toppings. More...

Grand Lake Kitchen Deli
13/20
576 Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610
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More than a simple deli at the eastern tip of Lake Merritt. More...

Gregoire California
Quick Bite
2109 Cedar St.
Berkeley, CA 94709
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The East Bay revels in the local and seasonal take-out at this spot in the middle of Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto. More...

San Francisco Soup Company Soup
Quick Bite
1300 Clay St.
Oakland, CA 94612
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Local lunchtime favorite for fast, fresh, seasonal soups. More...

San Francisco Soup Company Soup
Quick Bite
2512 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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A favorite for fast, fresh, seasonal soups just across the street from UC Berkeley. More...

Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen Deli
12/20
1475 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709
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A New York style deli that feels like the real thing. More...

Wally's Cafe Lebanese
Quick Bite
3900 San Pablo Ave.
Emeryville, CA 94608
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Tucked away Mediterranean diner frequented by Pixar workers on Emeryville's brief stretch of San Pablo. More...

Zachary's Chicago Pizza Pizza
13/20
1853 Solano Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94706
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Excellent Chicago-style pizza. More...



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