Whether you're calling in for a pick-up, placing your order through grubhub.com, or showing up in person to grab and go, San Francisco offers a wide variety of take out options. The most exciting development in take out food is definitely the food truck craze, which has surged from a few taco trucks in the Mission to a fleet of trucks of all different offerings.
In fact, there are so many food trucks in San Francisco that the city is considering laws to organize this new business and create fair competition with classic "brick and mortar" restaurants. Luckily for tourists, that litigation should be years in the making, so it's still very easy to find a food truck in most San Francisco neighborhoods.
San Francisco is a city that prides itself on its food, so "take-out" is not greasy, messy or rushed - unfortunately, sometimes it's not exactly cheap, either. From the quick and classic Chinese of San Tung Chinese Bakery to the Mexican food of the Mission's infamous La Tacqueria, plus the newer food truck and "pop-up" eateries that have more complex dishes for those foodies out there, 10Best has comprised an extensive list that will get you good food fast.