From Michelin-starred dining adventures to mouthwatering burritos, San Francisco has a long-standing tradition of incredible eats. Even during this period of shelter in place, when establishments are closed for onsite dining, the takeout options remain diverse, unique, and thoroughly delicious.
On April 15, the city will celebrate its culinary legacy in a totally new way. The first-ever 415 Day honors San Francisco’s world-class restaurants while inspiring residents to savor delicious food during a challenging time. To mark the holiday, the San Francisco Travel Association partnered with Growth Marketing Firm and the Golden Gate Restaurant Association to create Order415.com, a platform highlighting restaurants currently open for takeout and delivery.
“[We] picked April 15 because it’s 4-15, like the area code,” explained Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association. “This also happens to be the date when San Francisco was incorporated as a city—April 15, 1850.”
Order415.com makes it easier than ever for residents to both support local restaurants during shelter in place and enjoy exceptional food in the process. Through the website, hungry Bay Area eaters can search for restaurants, find special offers, and browse menu options. On the inaugural 415 Day, everyone is encouraged to place an order and share the love on social media with #415Day.
415 Day builds off of the momentum of #CATakeoutTuesday a hashtag shared by those “dining out” at home all across the Golden State. If you don’t reside in California, you can still join in on the fun: Many big-name restaurants are now shipping breakfast, lunch, and dinner nationwide.
For those staying safe at home in San Francisco, here are just a few of the flavorful options available through Order415.com:
Pizzeria Delfina is serving family meals for up to four people, like whole roasted chicken or spaghetti and meatballs, all accompanied by insalata tricolore and panna cotta.
Scoma is offering to-go seafood dishes like its famous clam chowder, cioppino, and local Dungeness crab, as well as libations, including Bloody Marys with house-made mix.
Wayfare Tavern has some of the best fried chicken in the country according to Food & Wine. Good news: It tastes every bit as good when enjoyed on the couch.
Spanish restaurant Canela Bistro & Wine Bar now makes paella kits to go. Get everything you need to make the authentic dish, even the pan that gets the socarrat to crisp up so perfectly.
Matterhorn Restaurant and Bakery offers an alpine experience for enjoying at home. Try the “après all day” box filled with dry-aged meat, imported cheeses, and fresh bread.
Stock your freezer with a few pints of Lush Gelato, the first company to be licensed by California to make this creamy treat from scratch with luscious flavors like Vietnamese Cinnamon and Whiskey Walnut Praline.