5 SF Restaurants to Satiate Your Palate for Travel

While traveling may be off the table for now, why not let your taste buds do the touring? You can still satiate your palate for world travel by ordering takeout from some of San Francisco’s most celebrated, diverse restaurants — no passport required!

Nopalito | Mexican

Amongst the most acclaimed Mexican restaurants in San Francisco is Nopalito, a vibrant neighborhood kitchen that celebrates the traditional cookery of Mexico with fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from local purveyors. You can’t go wrong with a classic margarita, the Gorditas Campechanas—empanadas filled with brisket and chorizo—and carne asada served with summer beans, grilled cactus and all the vital accoutrements.

Location: 306 Broderick St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Delivery/Pickup: Doordash, 2pm to 7:30pm, Monday–Sunday
Delivery: Caviar, 2pm to 8pm, Monday–Sunday

Flour + Water | Italian

Just moments from your doorstep at The Harrison lies one of the best Italian joints in all of San Francisco. Flour + Water showcases a coveted menu influenced by regional traditionals throughout Italy with Northern California inspirations led by Executive Chef Thomas McNaughton. Here, you can count on incredibly fresh house-made pasta, Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizza and carefully crafted dishes ranging from halibut crudo to veal carne cruda toast. 

Location: 2401 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Pickup: Flour + Water, 5:15pm to 8pm, Wednesday–Sunday

Yank Sing | Chinese

Arguably San Francisco’s most famed dim sum restaurant, Yank Sing is celebrated for its traditional and contemporary dumplings as well as an array of artful dishes and vegetarian options. With winning items, from its Peking Duck with hoisin and steamed buns to the Egg Custard Tart, you’re sure to be happy — and plenty full — from your dish of choice.

Location: 101 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Pickup/Delivery: Yank Sing, 11:30am to 7pm, Wednesday-Sunday

Mourad | Moroccan

Located at 140 Montgomery, and mere steps from The Harrison, is Mourad—a modern interpretation of Moroccan cuisine deeply rooted in the past. The restaurant itself pairs authentic Moroccan design with contemporary details, perfectly harmonizing with the bold cuisine. Their food pays homage to the rich and vibrant flavors of Morocco in new ways that play off fresh, local, artisanal ingredients and the spirit of innovation in California.

Location: 140 New Montgomery St #1, San Francisco, CA 94105
Hours: 11:30am to 10pm, Monday–Friday and 5pm-10pm Saturday-Sunday
How to Order: https://www.mouradsf.com/

ROOH | Indian

Nestled in the heart of San Francisco is ROOH, an urban, Indian-inspired communal restaurant and cocktail bar. The chef draws his inspiration from the vibrancy of Indian culture, art and music, as well as the innovative spirit of modern India. Dinner at ROOH is a truly gastronomical experience with fresh, seasonal dishes that interpret customary Indian sensibilities, offering shared plates like traditional butter chicken, lamb shank nihari, spiced chickpea cake, paneer chili roll and so much more.

Location: 333 Brannan St #150, San Francisco, CA 94107
Hours: 5pm to 9pm, Wednesday-Sunday
How to Order: https://www.roohsf.com/

5 Ways To Bring Your Gym Outdoors

While hitting the weight room or catching a hot yoga class may not be in the cards right now, San Francisco boasts plenty of ways to get your blood pumping in the great outdoors. Explore five of our favorite open-air activities for safe exercise, below. 

Bike the San Francisco Bay Trail

The best reward after a successful sweat session? A spectacular view. Hit the San Francisco Bay Trail for a leisurely spin set to iconic city and bay vistas. The 500-mile trail is nearly completely flat and traverses the entire bay, offering plenty of beaches and viewpoints from which to take your water break. 

Stretch and Flow on SUP

Yoga, meet stand-up paddleboard. Head to Richardson Bay for a full-body workout that’s sure to challenge your balance, focus and core strength. A refreshing take on your usual sweat session, this class boasts a healthy dose of salty air and stunning Sausalito views. 

Take a Hike  

From the breathtaking Land’s End Trail along the bluffs to the iconic Twin Peaks Trail with 360-degree city views that stretch far and wide, San Francisco boasts an array of renowned hiking trails to check off your must-do list. Plus, with rolling hills and with one of the highest walk scores in San Francisco — ranking at 97 — a simple stroll in SoMa will do the trick for leg day. 

Kayak Under the Golden Gate Bridge

Craving an adventure, right at home? Sign up for the Paddle the Gate Kayak Tour. This three hour excursion offers a guided orientation followed by a breathtaking sea kayak route starting from Sausalito’s Horseshoe Cove. Venture down the coast, paddle beneath the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and make your way along the Marin Headlands.

Run it Out 

Whether running along the Embarcadero or amidst San Francisco’s most beloved parks, getting a scenic jog in is as simple as stepping out The Harrison’s front door. Our favorite SoMa running routes tour through the city’s most breathtaking views and iconic streets, offering an array of stunning rest stops and niche coffee shops along the way. 

5 Local Ice Cream Parlors To Support In SF

Nothing says summer like warm evenings with an ice cream cone in hand. And in San Francisco, we enjoy an array of celebrated parlors, from quaint mom-and-pop spots to start ups gone global. So, when you’re craving your favorite flavor, look no further than the local ice cream shops listed below — now offering takeout options. 

Humphry Slocombe

One of San Francisco’s most sought-after ice cream shops, Humphry Slocombe, sits right on Harrison Street in the Mission. The parlor serves up an array of funky flavors and concoctions, from Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee with chicory and sweetened condensed milk to their Secret Breakfast flavor with bourbon and cornflakes.

Location: Ferry Building, One San Francisco Bay Trail #8
Hours: 3:30pm to 10:30pm, Monday–Thursday; 1pm to 10:30pm, Friday-Sunday
How to Order: Order takeout from Seamless, Grubhub, Postmates, Doordash or Ubereats.

Bi-Rite Creamery

If you’re seeking a local favorite, Bi-Rite Creamery is the go-to spot. Bi-Rite makes fresh, handcrafted, artisanal sweets, featuring seasonal flavors like Balsamic Strawberry, Peach Cobbler and Ricanelas made with cinnamon ice cream and snickerdoodle cookies. Whether a weekend outing or midday work break, Bi-Rite Creamery will always satisfy your sweet tooth.

Location: 3692 18th St, San Francisco
Hours: 1pm to 8pm, Monday–Sunday
How to Order: biritecreamery.square.site

The Ice Cream Bar Soda Fountain

Located in Cole Valley, this retro soda fountain is a true blast from the past with some of the city’s most delicious ice cream, to boot. Try out crowd favorites like their Caramelized Honey or Banana Puddin flavors. Pro tip? Top your scooop with a side order of their famed chocolate cookies and brownies.  

Location: 815 Cole St at Carl St, Cole Valley 
Hours: 3pm to 8pm, Monday–Sunday
How to Order: Postmates

Steep Creamery

If you’re looking for ice cream with a twist, Steep Creamery in SoMa features an array of indulgent flavors available for takeout. Their Thai-style ice cream is poured in thin layers, frozen in metal sheet pans and shaved into ice cream rolls that are as artistic as they are delicious. Try the celebrated Cookie Crush flavor, mix it up with a Uji Matcha or order a few pints of your favorite from their website. 

Location: 270 Brannan St, San Francisco 
Hours: 11am to 6pm, Monday–Thursday; 11am-9pm Friday 1pm-9pm Saturday; 1-6pm Sunday. 
How to Order: steepsf.com