New in SF: 5 restaurants you need to try
Getting your hands on takeout favorites like Chinese, pizza, and Indian has never been easier. November’s new crop of Uber Eats restaurants have you covered.
There’s no need to cram inside this pint-sized joint when you can host burger night around your dining table. Select from the basics (bacon cheese, mushroom cheese) or go the next level up with combos such as the teriyaki sauce-smothered Hawaiian or the Challenger stuffed with bacon, avocado, grilled mushrooms and onions. Alternative patties include turkey, grilled chicken, plus a vegetarian option.
The Chinese spot in Lower Haight is a guaranteed hit. Affordable lunch specials mean you can fill up on sesame chicken, kung pao cuttlefish and mapo tofu on a budget during the daytime hours. Come dinnertime, expect all the usual favorites—potstickers, walnut prawn, mu-shu pork—and categories for lighter fare (a variety of steamed vegetables and proteins) and also vegetarian “chicken” done up in all the usual preparations.
Pizza and pasta are the name of the game for the ‘za slinger. Mix-and-match your own favorite toppings or go for one of Trentino’s specialty pies, which include the shellfish-studded Clambake and the Kitchen Sink piled high with five types of meat, mushrooms, peppers and olives. On the pasta side, find crowd-pleasing lasagnas and mac and cheese. There’s also a section for Salad Pizzas—as the name suggests, it tops a crust with a tangle of fresh greens and dressing.
If a steamy bowl of pho is what the day calls for, then look no further than this Vietnamese restaurant located in Chinatown. With more than a dozen beef broth-based combos and another handful of seafood-driven options, there’s truly no shortage of soothing noodle soups to slurp on. There are traditional Vietnamese grilled meats as well, offered up on rice or vermicelli noodles.
Thanks to its extensive menu, don’t be surprised if the Fremont spot becomes your new go-to for soulful Indian cooking. A tandoor clay oven is used to cook tender, spiced meats that are best paired with an order of biryani. As with many Indian restaurants, vegetarian-friendly dishes abound, both as appetizers (samosas, chili paneer) and entrees (malai kofta, dal tadka).