Grab and Go! San Francisco Wants To Be Taken Out

Whether you're calling in for a pick-up, placing your order through, 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. 



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Location location, location works for this simple but popular seafood restaurant. If you're looking for fancy atmosphere, The Codmother is not your place, since you might have to fight off hungry seagulls while sitting at their modest patio...  Read More



If you still have savory dreams from childhood of two slices of perfectly buttered toast squeezing out melted cheddar cheese, this restuarant is for you. And, even though the recipe is simple, they take their one product very seriously, with...  Read More



No take out list would be complete without at least one pizzeria. If you're partial to Chicago-style, check out Zachary's in Berkeley, where they specialize in that city's thick, doughy crust. But if you need the slim and simple slice that...  Read More



At La Taqueria, you'll not only get a great Mexican meal, but you'll save a little cash too! The menu specializes in burritos, tacos, and quesadillas served with beef, pork, sausage, or chicken. Carne asada comes highly praised, and chorizo...  Read More

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When you get a half-dozen or more food trucks circled up like the OK corral, takeout food is taken to a whole new level. Why settle on one option when you can get Chinese, Mexican, Italian, and South American in one delectable truck round-up?...  Read More


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