We questioned a team of nearby writers, restaurant market voices, and other assorted, and uniformly amazing, mates of Eater SF to weigh in on this past calendar year in meals (and what a 12 months it was). We’ll share their answers to this, the yearly “Year in Eater” study, in excess of the system of a number of article content in excess of the next two weeks. To start with up: Their standard, go-to destinations for takeout and shipping in 2020.

Very first and foremost, the stalwart Funky Elephant. If there is any East Bay cafe I was desperate to see survive, which is the a single. The other important players for me were being Vik’s Chaat Dwelling, June’s Pizza, and Prizefighter, the latter for cocktails to-go. I frequently started out my day with 900 Grayson’s fantastic $6 breakfast sandwich. — East Bay-primarily based novelist Robin Sloan, the writer of (amongst many others) Sourdough and The Bizarre Situation of the New Golden Gate

Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack, Maverick Jacks in Burlingame, Coco Ramen, and Palm Town Wines. — San Francisco restauranteur Rica Sunga-Kwan, the operator of Portola District ice product store Churn City Creamery

I requested a large amount of Burma Appreciate due to the fact at some details the only alternative for excitement in my working day was foodstuff that was daring and spicy. And mainly because I could include on a container of the spicy fermented tea leaf dressing and Burmese crunchy combine for “DIY” tea leaf salads. I also requested much too much pizza (Slice Property, Square Pie Fellas, Beretta) for the reason that if not now, when, and because pizza will always be the foodstuff that travels finest? Oh, and Bacon Bacon ongoing to be my hangover savior. It is way way too shut to my apartment. I probably have to have to move. — SF food stuff writer Daisy Barringer

Once shelter in place hit, I most likely stayed within just a five-mile radius of my dwelling in Richmond like 95 percent of the time. That intended lots of dumplings and scallion pancakes from New Dumpling, tofu stews and popcorn rooster from Gangnam Tofu, and whatsoever new thing (chirashi bowls, black curry, fruit sandos, and so on., and many others.) B-Dama’s Chikara Ono was offering out of the Berkeley Bowl West Cafe. Also more El Garage quesabirria than I treatment to admit. — Eater SF food stuff editor Luke Tsai

Effectively, we made a transition at the beginning of the pandemic to dwelling comprehensive-time in Russian River region. So, at initially when we were relocating out of our household in Oakland in May possibly/June we were definitely hitting up quite a few of our fav places in Oakland to stock up. The Prepare dinner and Her Farmer for the burger, Minnie Bell’s fried hen and the Most effective mac ‘n cheese, Cosecha for chicken tinga and carnitas with stacks of fresh produced tortillas and all the yummy salsas and guacamole. Up here our neighborhood favs have been The Yard Forestville, Boon Consume + Drink and most of all Pizza Leah in Windsor. — Chef, activist, and creator Preeti Mistry

I live in the Outer Sunset, and I’ve been fully commited to ordering from my most loved neighborhood places consistently — poke burritos from Hook Fish (at minimum at the time a 7 days), pies from the Pizza Position on Noriega (with ample about-purchasing for days of delicious leftovers), Expresso burritos and pitchers of property margaritas to-go from Celia’s, hen wings and kimchi pancakes from Toyose, enormous spreads from Aged Mandarin Islamic, and human body-and-soul-healing bowls of pho from Yummy Yummy. I’ll go further more afield for lengthy-time favorites — focaccia sandwiches from Mario’s, specially — and specific situations. Nopa, Che Fico, and La Ciccia even now experience damn exclusive, while I pass up people dining rooms so much. — San Francisco food items author Lauren Sloss

Like absolutely everyone else, I gravitated towards what was most comforting, and in my situation, that meant heaps of carbs and fried matters. I ate way too several bagels from Boichik right up until my pants stopped fitting very well and I experienced to cease. I ate a bunch of Correct Burger meals and fried chicken sandwiches from Bakesale Betty, together with types from World Popular Hotboys, Mago and Hawking Hen. Flavorful stews and curries are other dishes I crave, and Annapurna in Old Oakland (which does its have shipping), Vik’s in Berkeley, Teni East Kitchen area and Pyeongchang Tofu Dwelling in Temescal are just a handful of favorites when I will need some warming. Lastly, it is not new, but it is a new go-to for me: Patatas Kitchen area in Emeryville. Anything on the menu is contemporary, flavorful and it is cost-effective much too. My common buy is the chicken plate that comes with two sides and a sauce. — Berkeleyside Nosh editor Sarah Han

Truthfully, I wouldn’t have produced it through 2020 devoid of Bernadette Melvin. I went to Bernie’s (espresso shop) each and every single day the very first number of months of lockdown, and as the neighborhood suggests, it’s not just coffee, it is treatment. Per normal, I will be shocked at the finish of the yr to do my receipts and notice just how several egg sandwiches and grandma-style cake slices I have eaten at Black Jet. And I have taken so considerably consolation from Besharam’s largely veggie Gujarati menu, especially the slow-simmered saags and stuffed rotis. — Eater SF reporter Becky Duffett

Outdated Mandarin Islamic, Hook Fish, White Cap, Toyose, and Aziza have been all repeats. — Resy editorial director (and Eater SF’s founding editor) Paolo Lucchesi

I purchased the bucket of Thomas Keller’s fried chicken from Ad Hoc about when a thirty day period. Also, Bistro Don Giovanni because the hearty Italian dishes give me good ease and comfort! — Napa food author Jess Lander

My two primary go-tos did not modify — Tiny Star and RT Rotisserie remained favorites when I essential to address myself. — SFist editor Jay Barmann

I reside fewer than 50 % a block from Palm Metropolis, so pretty much just about every working day they’re open I likely seize anything from there, be that a salad, a facet, or a beer. Right before it was shuttered by hearth, Underdogs Far too was my weekly breakfast burrito location, and Rosalind Bakery in Pacifica is my unique weekend pastry take care of vacation spot. When they pop up at Speakeasy Brewing, I generally attempt to seize some thing from the Vegan Hood Cooks, and on my way house to take in it I typically seize a margarita from Celia’s by the Seaside. And when I genuinely really want convenience foodstuff, I’m all about the sesame prawns at Tsing Tao #1 with, if it is open up, the tea leaf salad and samusa soup at Pagan, just up the avenue. — Eater SF editor Eve Batey