Modern Eating

Dining during shelter in place

Takeout and delivery options from your neighborhood restaurants
Delarosa in action

As California’s shelter-in-place rules continue, most of us have developed new routines to cope with the stress of working, exercising, parenting, and especially, cooking at home. This has been a great time to try new recipes (made-from-scratch sourdough bread, anyone?) and get creative with the bounty of our well-stocked pantries. 

But at some point, we need a break. As reported in last month’s issue, plenty of local restaurants are offering meal pickup and/or delivery so we can enjoy everything from pizza to sushi at home. 


Experts, including Don Schaffner, a distinguished professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey whose expertise includes quantitative microbial risk assessment, predictive food microbiology, hand washing and cross contamination, says yes. Quoted by NPR, Schaffner said, “I know people are worried, but from what we know currently about this virus, it’s safe to eat food prepared at restaurants so long as you take proper precautions.” And the FDA states that “there is no evidence to suggest that food produced in the United States can transmit Covid-19.” The virus attaches to surfaces in our respiratory tract, not our gastrointestinal tract, says Schaffner, “Virus that found its way into your GI tract would be killed by the acid in your stomach.” Also, all establishments must follow strict guidelines from the FDA on food safety and Covid-19.

Still, it’s recommended that you remove all food from takeout bags and dispose of them properly. Then, as always, wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, and wipe counters and other surfaces where you unpacked the food. 

The following is a list of Northside eateries that continue to provide takeout and delivery. Please note things are constantly changing, so always call or check online first. Photos by Earl Adkins



Café Boho: 3321 Steiner Street, 415- 602-1182, Takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery, including wine; three-course daily special menu and à la carte items. Tuesday–Saturday 11 a.m.– 8:30 p.m.

Causwells: 2346 Chestnut Street, 415-447-6081, Pickup and delivery, including wine and beer. Sunday–Wednesday 5–8 p.m., Thursday–Saturday 5–9 p.m.

Cultivar: 2379 Chestnut Street, 415-962-4200, Takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery, including wine. Tuesday–Friday 4–8 p.m., Saturday–Sunday noon–8 p.m. 

The Dorian: 2001 Chestnut Street, 415-400-4355, Takeout and delivery, including wine, beer, cocktails, and grocery items. Monday–Friday 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 10:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

Izzy’s: 3345 Steiner Street, 415-563-0487, Curbside pickup and delivery. Daily 4–9 p.m.


Ace Wasabi: 3339 Steiner Street, 415-567-4903, Takeout and curbside pickup. Limited sushi menu and made-fresh sushi boxes. Daily 5–9 p.m. 

Asian Box: 2031 Chestnut Street, 415-288-3688, Pickup and delivery. Daily 11 a.m.–8 p.m. 

Blackwood: 2150 Chestnut Street, 415-931–9663, Pickup and delivery, including cocktails. Daily 11 a.m.–3 p.m., 4–8 p.m.

Dragonwell: 2142 Chestnut Street, 415-474-6888, Pickup and delivery. Wednesday–Monday 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m.

Saiwalks: 3348 Steiner Street, 415-549-7932, Pickup and delivery. Daily 11:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m.


Le Marais: 2066 Chestnut Street, 415-359-9801, Curbside pickup and delivery, including dinner, bakery kits, breakfast, brunch boxes, and more. Daily 8 a.m.–5 p.m.


A16: 2355 Chestnut Street, 415-771-2216, Takeout and delivery, including wine, beer, and nonalcoholic drinks from Urban Remedy, chocolate chip cookie dough, Star Route Farms CSA box, and more. Daily 4–7 p.m.

Amici’s East Coast Pizza: 2200 Lombard Street, 415-885-4500, Curbside pickup and no-contact delivery, including wine, beer, and specials. Sunday–Thursday 10:45 a.m.–10:15 p.m., Friday–Saturday 10:45 a.m.–11:15 p.m.

Delarosa: 2175 Chestnut Street, 415-673-7100, Takeout and delivery, including wine, beer, and cocktails. Daily noon– 8 p.m.

Lucca Delicatessen: 2120 Chestnut Street, 415-921-7873, Pickup and delivery, including sandwiches, salads, sausage, cheese, pastas, and pantry items. Daily 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Paxti’s Pizza: 3318 Fillmore Street, 415-345-3995, Takeout and delivery. Daily noon–8 p.m.

Ristorante Parma: 3314 Steiner Street, 415-567-0500, Takeout and delivery. Monday–Saturday 5:30–10:30 p.m.

Roma Antica: 3242 Scott Street, 415–896-4281, Takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery. Daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m. 


Tacolicious: 2250 Chestnut Street, 415-649-6077, Pickup and delivery, including Margaritas. Daily 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 5–8 p.m.



Balboa Cafe: 3199 Fillmore Street, 415-921-3944, Pickup and delivery, including daily specials. Monday–Friday 11:30 a.m.–2 a.m., Saturday–Sunday 9 a.m.–2 a.m.

The Blue Light: 1979 Union Street, 415-922-5510, Takeout and delivery, including cocktails. Monday–Friday, 4 p.m.–2 a.m., Saturday–Sunday 11 a.m.–2 a.m. 

The Brazen Head: 3166 Buchanan Street, 415-921-7600, Curbside pickup and delivery. Daily 5–10 p.m. 

Mixt: 3130 Fillmore Street, 415-296-8009, Takeaway, touch-free pickup, and delivery. Monday–Friday 10:30 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

Perry’s: 1944 Union Street, 415-922-9022, Takeout and delivery, including family-style dinners, beer, wine, and Manhattans. Daily 4–8 p.m. 

Wildseed: 2000 Union Street, 415-872-7350, Pickup and delivery, including wine, beer, and cocktails. Daily noon–8 p.m. 


Palm House: 2032 Union Street, 415-400-4355, Pickup and delivery, including wine, beer, cocktails, grocery items, and special Mother’s Day package. Wednesday–Friday 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 10:30 a.m.–9 p.m. 


Atelier Crenn: 3127 Fillmore Street, 415-440-0460, Pickup only, including blind wine-tasting kit and vegetarian Crenn Kits. Tuesday–Saturday 5–9 p.m.


The Italian Homemade Company: 1919 Union Street, 415-655-9325, Takeout and no-contact delivery. Daily 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

Pane e Vino: 1715 Union Street, 415-346–2111, Pickup only. Daily 5–8 p.m.


Flores: 2030 Union Street, 415-796-2926, Takeout and delivery, including wine, beer, and margaritas. Daily noon–8 p.m.

La Canasta: 3006 Buchanan Street, 415-474-2637, 415-921-3003, Takeout and delivery. Monday–Saturday 11 a.m.–9 p.m.



Bell Tower: 1900 Polk Street, 415-567-9596, no website. Pickup and delivery, including cocktails. Daily noon–8 p.m.

Lord Stanley: 2065 Polk Street, 415-872-5512, 415-613-9198 (text only), Pickup (delivery Saturday for roast kits only); daily specials, including wine and Lord Jiu’s five-course tasting menu kit in collaboration with Mr. Jiu’s. Tuesday–Saturday 5–6:30 p.m. (order by 3 p.m.) 

Split: 2300 Polk Street, 415-296-8009, Pickup and delivery. Daily 9 a.m.–9 p.m. 


Lemongrass Thai Cuisine: 2348 Polk Street, 415-346-1818, Takeout and delivery. Daily 11 a.m.–10:30 p.m.

Okoze Sushi: 1207 Union Street, 415-567-3397, Takeout and delivery. Tuesday–Sunday 5–8 p.m. 


Amarena: 2162 Larkin Street, 415-447-0441, Takeout and delivery. Sunday–Thursday 5:30–10 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 5:30–10:30 p.m.

Fiorella: 2238 Polk Street, 415-829-7097, Takeout and delivery, including wine and beer. Sunday–Thursday 4:30–9 p.m., Friday–Saturday 4:30–9:30 p.m.

Frascati: 1901 Hyde Street, 415-928-1406, Takeout only, including wine and pints of house-made ice cream. Wednesday–Saturday, 5:30–8:30 p.m. 

Ristorante Milano: 1448 Pacific Avenue, 415-673-2961, Pickup and delivery, including wine. Daily 4:30–8 p.m.

Seven Hills: 1896 Hyde Street, 415–775-1550, Pickup only, including wine. Wednesday–Sunday 5–8 p.m. (orders taken 2–5 p.m.)

Za Pizza: 1919 Hyde Street, 415-771-3100, Pickup and delivery. Monday–Wednesday noon–10 p.m., Thursday–Saturday noon–11 p.m., Sunday noon–10 p.m.


Mezcalito: 2323 Polk Street, 415-441-2323, Pickup and delivery. Monday–Saturday 4–8 p.m. 


Abrazo: 2000 Hyde Street, 415-872-9239, Pickup and delivery, including meal kits and Margaritas. Daily 5:30–8:30 p.m. 



Betty Lou’s Seafood & Grill: 318 Columbus Avenue, 415-757-0569, Takeout only. Monday–Wednesday 4–9:30 p.m., Thursday–Sunday noon–9:30 p.m.

Le Sandwich: 752 Columbus Avenue, 415-269-2098, find them on Facebook. Delivery only, serving three-course dinners Tuesday and Thursday nights. Contact Elias via Facebook messenger or email at [email protected].   


Brandy Ho’s: 217 Broadway, 415-788-7527, No-contact pickup and delivery. Daily 11:45 a.m.–9:30 p.m. 

China Live: 644 Broadway, 415-788-8188, White zone curbside pickup and delivery, including wine, beer, sake, cocktails, and pantry items. Daily 4–8 p.m. 

Sushi on North Beach: 745 Columbus Avenue, 415-788-8050, Takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery, including cocktails, beer, sake, and happy hour menu. Monday–Friday noon–3 p.m. and 5–9 p.m., Saturday 3–9 p.m. 

Yuet Lee Seafood Restaurant: 1300 Stockton Street, 415-982-6020, Pickup and delivery. Wednesday–Monday 11–1 a.m. 


Urban Curry: 523 Broadway, 415-677-9744, Pickup only. Monday–Thursday 10 a.m.–10 p.m., Friday–Sunday 10:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m.


Acquolina: 1600 Stockton Street, 415-781-0331, Takeout and delivery. Daily noon–9 p.m. 

Cafe Zoetrope: 916 Kearny Street, 415-291-1700, Takeout and no-contact delivery, including wine. Monday–Friday 1–7 p.m.

Da Flora: 701 Columbus Avenue, 415-981-4664, Takeout and limited delivery, including wine. Tuesday–Saturday 3:30–7 p.m. 

Golden Boy Pizza: 542 Green Street, 415-982-9738, Pickup and delivery. Daily noon–8 p.m.

Molinari Delicatessen: 373 Columbus Avenue, 415-421-2337, Takeout and no-contact delivery, including take-and-bake pastas. Monday–Tuesday, Thursday–Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Piccolo Forno: 725 Columbus Avenue, 415-757-0087; find the menu on several online platforms and delivery apps. Pickup and delivery. Wednesday–Monday 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

Tomasso’s: 1042 Kearny Street, 415-398-9696, Takeout and no-contact delivery, including special menu and wine. Tuesday–Sunday 4–8:30 p.m.

Tosca Cafe: 242 Columbus Avenue, 415-986-9651,  Pickup and delivery, including wine and pantry items with 100 percent of proceeds to staff. Daily 4–6 p.m.


Maykadeh: 470 Green Street, 415-362-8286, Pickup and free delivery to most neighborhoods. Monday–Thursday 11:45 a.m.–10:30 p.m., Friday–Saturday 11:45 a.m.–11 p.m., Sunday 11:45 a.m.–10 p.m.

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