It’s 10pm. You’re hungry, and you don’t feel like making another quesadilla out of a block of funky cheese (seriously, just throw it out already). But you don’t have to drive somewhere - or even put on pants - to eat something good tonight. This guide has everything from burgers and excellent tacos to some of San Francisco and the East Bay’s best pizza, all available for delivery or takeout until at least 10pm - and as late as 2am.
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You had a box of Ritz crackers, string cheese, and two bottles of wine for dinner. And after the wine buzz kicked in, you realized you’re still hungry again. Order from Square Pie Guys. The SoMa spot is selling their excellent Detroit-style pizza Monday to Saturday until 10pm for pick-up and delivery (order online, no walk-ins). They’re also making Nashville-style fried chicken sandwiches (including one that comes stuffed with hot Cheetos - in case your edibles kicked in) through their new side venture Hetchy’s Hots.
One of our favorite Mission pubs is serving excellent burgers and Pliny the Elders until 10:30pm, Thursday to Saturday (9pm on Sunday to Wednesday). They also have pretzel knots, pickle jars, charcuterie, and other snacks if your late-night appetite isn’t hasn’t reached “feed me now or I turn into a monster” status. Place an order online.
The unmarked Cow Hollow restaurant is doing takeout and delivery from 5-10pm nightly. They have burgers, steaks, fish filets, and other dishes that’ll make you want to curl up next to a fireplace - with a martini or a glass of wine in hand, both of which you can also get to-go.
In pre-quarantine days, we hit up Nizarios for a quick slice before going out in the Mission (followed by waking with a missing wallet). Now it’s where we go when we need a reliable cheese and pepperoni pie before midnight (they’re open until 11:30pm). Their Richmond location is also open for delivery-only, so you don’t have to worry about losing your wallet anymore.
There’s only one thing that could make your night playing League of Legends better - meat. And Belcampo has a ton of it. The butcher shop and restaurant has burgers, chicken salads, duck fat fries, and even bone broth, all available for delivery until 12am on Saturday and Sunday.
You’ve been spending your late-night hours watching Money Heist. You need food, and something you can eat without having to pry your eyes away from the subtitles. The Outer Mission spot has tacos, tortas, and burritos available until 12am. Call 415-695-0621 to order.
The longstanding diner in Polk Gulch is open until midnight, so you can get grilled cheese, onion rings, burgers, salads, and sandwiches delivered. They have chocolate shakes and root beer floats, too, because late-night sweet tooth.
This casual spot in the Outer Sunset reminds us of the pizza of our ’90s suburban childhood in the best way possible. If you’re craving a vegan, pesto, or a Hawaiian pie, they’re making them to-go until 10pm on Friday and Saturday. Order online.
It’s a well-known fact that San Franciscans need to eat a burrito a week or they turn into magic dust. Don’t let this happen to you - order from Taqueria Guadalajara. The Excelsior Mexican restaurant is making burritos and tacos until 11pm nightly. Call 415-469-5480 to order.
One of our favorite spots for late-night pad thai after a night of bar-hopping is still open for takeout - until 10pm nightly. The Outer Richmond restaurant has curries, soups, and house specials to-go. Order some before getting sucked into Too Hot To Handle. Call 415-752-5198 to place an order.
Instead of making spaghetti with that can of tomatoes you’ve had since Crazy Town peaked, order at Tsing Tao 2. The Chinese restaurant near Alamo Square has potstickers, pork buns, fried chicken wings and noodles - a.k.a. the essential late-night food groups - until 1am. Call 415-409-8818 to place an order.
You lost track of time playing Animal Crossing for the fourth-straight night, and didn’t make dinner. Chaat Corner to the rescue. The Indian restaurant in SoMa has chaat, biryani, tandori, lamb, and more available for takeout and delivery until 12am every night. It’ll give you the fuel you need to find the money rock.
The Mexican taco truck near Lake Merritt continues to be a late-night spot for al pastor tacos and super burritos that are as long as your forearm (they’re about 15 inches, assuming yours are around 15 inches). The cash-only spot is currently operating on reduced hours, but you can still get your taco fix until 1am every night. Call 510-395-1403 to order.
Our favorite late-night sushi spot in Temescal is open until 1am nightly (2am on weekends). And right now, they have everything you need to satisfy whatever craving you have for fish and fried things - $8.25 dynamite rolls, tempura, and the best gyoza in town.
You forgot the whole-roast chicken in the oven after getting distracted by the drama on Love Island Australia. Now the chicken’s burnt and you need a back-up plan. The Sichuan restaurant in Downtown Oakland is serving kung-pao chicken, mapo tofu, and stir-fried noodles to-go. Call 510-625-8889 to order.
One of our favorite places for noodle soups and curry, the Lao spot on Piedmont Ave. is open for takeout and delivery until 10pm on Friday and Saturday. They also have $10 margaritas and $8 highballs to go, along with their excellent papaya salad and kao piak.
There’s a good chance that whatever you’re craving late at night involves something cheesy. Luckily, the New York pizza chain near the Cal campus is still cranking out their artichoke, crab, and cheese pizzas (with the extra-long slices) until 2am. Call 510-705-1266 to order. The Oakland location on Telegraph Ave. is also open until 11am.
You can still have big portions of kimchi fried rice, mongolian beef chow mein, and dry fried ribs. Perfect for both a late-night dinner and leftovers the next day. They have takeout and delivery available until 11pm Sunday to Thursday, and 11:30pm on Friday and Saturday.