Staying home to avoid contracting coronavirus will most likely pass as an excuse to order takeout food or call for a delivery.
And… fall is also around the corner! People are snuggling as employers are on their sweaters during the Zoom call due to the dropping temperature. It’s fall in the Bay Area, and it’s time to make yourself a table space for soups, curries, pumpkins, and squash.
Treat yourself with these foods if you need something cozy while you view the setting sun at 5:00 p.m. from your bedroom window.
Look no further as we prepared these foods you can order takeout right now.
Fall is not truly fall without a steaming and aromatic bowl of ramen. This authentic Hakata-style tonkatsu ramen restaurant has its branches in San Francisco, Oakland, and Redwood City. It prides itself with its authentic servings which feature milky and umami-rich broth made from boiling pork bones for long hours, ultra-thin artisanal noodles, and Cha-su sourced from carefully selected pork.
Marufuku Ramen is located at 1581 Webster St., Ste 235, San Francisco. The store is open from Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. / 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. for takeout and delivery.
Lois the Pie Queen
Under normal circumstances, you may want to enjoy Lois the Pie Queen’s comfort food right inside their restaurant. But during the pandemic, you can also bring Lois the Pie Queen’s warmth and Southern hospitality into your home by ordering take out. Lois the Pie Queen offers chicken and waffles that are perfect for Sunday mornings (and the other 6 mornings too). Don’t forget to try their sweet potato or lemon icebox pie, which tastes like slices of heaven.
Lois the Pie Queen is at 851 60th St., Oakland. They are open for takeout and delivery Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Lois the Pie Queen offers pies available for Thanksgiving pre-order until Nov. 20.
Lion Dance Café
This café brings flavors from the Teochew Family Recipes, Singapore hawker favorite, and the legacy of Chinese American diaspora cooking. The store is currently doing a seasonal pumpkin laksa, with rice noodles, tofu puffs, roasted pumpkin, and pulled yuba in coconut soup. The store serves laksa on Fridays. Pre-orders are open Wednesdays.
Lion Dance Cafe is located at 380 17th St., Oakland. Lion Dance Café is open for dinner pickup Friday-Saturday 5:00 to 8:00 p.m..
Thanksgiving is around the corner, and what’s Thanksgiving without pies? One of the things to be thankful for this year is you can now preorder an apple cranberry, maple pecan, or pumpkin pie from this famous Oakland eatery. Edith’s Pie offers a weekly pop-up every Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. Stay up to date as this store announces their pie of the week through Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages.
Final Thanksgiving orders will be available for preorder on Monday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. at Edith’s Pie located at East Oakland.
Square Pie Guys
This store makes the pizza that would probably be equivalent to fall. Their sought-after rectangular Detroit-style pizza is a squash carbonara pizza, made with crispy cheddar, squash carbonara sauce, bacon, shaved Brussels sprouts, and topped with a runny egg.
Make your way to 1077 Mission St., San Francisco to find this store. They are open Monday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. for takeout and delivery.
Brenda’s French Soul Food
Find your comfort in a bowl of shrimp and grits or chicken and andouille gumbo from Brenda’s French Soul Food. Food from this store tastes magical all year round but the feels are just different in November.
You can find Brenda’s French Soul Food at 652 Polk St., San Francisco. They are open every day 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for takeout and delivery.
Pump up your pumpkin fix with a spicy pumpkin curry from this Laotian and Thai restaurant.
Do not forget to pass by Champa Garden at 613 Faxon Ave., San Francisco (also has an Oakland location).
Pho Ao Sen
You will surely come back for more of Pho Au Sen’s rich and steamy beef pho. This store tops numerous local best Pho lists.
Look no further as Pho Ao Sen is just at 1139 E 12th St., Oakland (also has an Albany location).
Shoo that seasonal blues with a meaty, flavorful red stew from Nopalito. Rush into the Broderick Street location and order your heart out.
Nopalito is located at 306 Broderick St., San Francisco. They are open on Tuesday-Friday 1-9 p.m., Saturday 12-9 p.m., and Sunday 12-8 p.m. for takeout and delivery.
Satisfy your Filipino heart with that sinigang baboy, a perfect explosion of flavors of tamarind and ginger soup with tender pork, long bean, and eggplant. Get it while it’s available. Dig in while it’s hot.
FOB Kitchen, 5179 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. Open Wednesday-Thursday 4-8p.m. and Friday-Sunday 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. for takeout and delivery.