13 Hits to Order for Lunch Now That You're WFH

Susannah Chen
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The Mezze Sampler from Beit Rima in Cole Valley.

Editor’s Note: This list has been updated with new restaurants as of May 19.

While it’s great in theory to have a daily excuse to work in your pajamas, let’s face it: your lunch routine just isn’t the same. Missing your midday lunch breaks around town with co-workers now that you’re working from home? Replace them with one of these popular lunch ideas that you can get sent right to your doorstep (lunch buddy not included).

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Chef’s Selection Sushi Tasting

Sushi Shio

Mission

While you won’t be able to drop into this spot for its well-loved omakase at the sushi bar, you can still get something similar—for dinner and lunch!—with the eight-piece nigiri sushi tasting.

Make Your Own Wrap

Marina Deli

Marina

Chestnut Street’s most bustling convenience store is also a local favorite for its stellar wraps, breakfast sandwiches, and Italian subs, which you can now get delivered for lunch.

Mezze Sampler

Beit Rima 

Cole Valley

The Mezze Sampler at this Jordanian-Palestinian spot is often ordered as an appetizer for a crowd, but it’d also be a great midday meal for grazers who are prone to palate fatigue.

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Tavuk Shish Kebab

Presidio Kebab

Presidio Heights

This newly opened Turkish restaurant in Presidio Heights specializes in kebabs of all kinds, including Tavuk Shish (grilled chicken and vegetable skewers). Don’t skip the pillowy pita served here.

Mixt Caesar Salad

Mixt

Mission

Sometimes all you’re looking for at lunch is a legitimate Caesar salad, and this one does the trick with its savory herbs, garlicky croutons, and anchovy-based dressing.

The Salad Gai

Gai Chicken Rice

Mission Dolores

To avert midday food coma, try this healthy take on traditional khao mun gai served over cabbage salad in place of steamed chicken fat rice.


Tikka Masala Burrito

Curry Up Now

Mission

If you work in downtown San Francisco and miss midday runs with co-workers to the Curry Up Now truck, get your favorites, like the Tikka Masala Burrito, delivered to you instead.

Chipper’s Fave

Ike’s Love and Sandwiches

Tenderloin

With tuna, American cheese, avocado, and lettuce, this is the popular sandwich shop’s take on a tuna melt.

Sea Urchin Cream Sauce Udon

Udon Mugizo

Japantown

In Japan, udon is a popular choice for lunch. Our favorite bowl from Mugizo is this ultra-luscious bowl with uni cream sauce.

Power Bowl

Kitava

Mission

Boost your superfood intake by ordering this salad bowl packed with mixed greens, quinoa, avocado, carrot, tomato, roasted pepper, and sunflower seeds.  For a protein boost, add grass-fed steak or cumin-spiced beans.


Meat Lovers Bowl

moonbowls

SoMa

At this Korean-inspired spot, the Meat Lovers—which contains antibiotic-free roast chicken and Impossible “beef”—is a great way to witness how Impossible is having a moment.

Tea Leaf Salad

Burma Love

Mission

Laphet, or fermented tea leaf salad, is one of Myanmar’s most beloved exports.

Gyro (Beef) Sandwich

The Halal Guys

Tenderloin

Tender gyro meat, white sauce, hot sauce—all the deliciousness you expect from The Halal Guys wrapped neatly into a handheld meal you can eat at your desk.

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