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SF Bay Area Restaurants Giving Back To The Community

The places on this guide are helping the community - and so can you.

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We love the San Francisco Bay Area. You love the San Francisco Bay Area. Which is why it’s so hard to see what’s happening here right now. Restaurant workers are being laid off, healthcare professionals are battling on the frontlines, and people who need a hot meal are having a hard time getting one.

But you should also know about all the amazing ways that local restaurants are supporting people in need right now, and how you can support them as well. Chefs and restaurant teams are delivering pizzas to hospitals and seniors, providing free lunches for school kids and first responders, and making to-go kits with things like smoked meat, toothbrushes, and baby food for those who have been laid off or furloughed.

We’ll be using this guide to highlight restaurant initiatives in the Bay Area that are giving back to the local community. And we’ll be updating the list as we learn about more. For additional resources, information, and Infatuation-hosted fundraising projects visit our page here.

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SAN FRANCISCO

Credo

$$$$ 360 Pine St

Along with happy hour kits and booze, Credo is donating meals (and matching donations) to SF’s Compass Family Services shelter. You can add a $10 donated meal to your order here.

Maven

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American  in  Haight
$$$$ 598 Haight St.

For every $20 meal you order, Maven will donate a meal to a healthcare or service worker on the frontlines. Check their menu for more information.

Palette

$$$$ 816 Folsom St

The restaurant is supporting the Bay Area Arts Worker Relief Funds by contributing 5% of every takeout and delivery order.

Izzy's Steakhouse

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Steaks  in  Marina
$$$$ 3345 Steiner St.

Izzy’s Steakhouse is delivering meals Friday to Sunday evenings to healthcare workers at the California Pacific Medical Center (Van Ness and Davis campuses) and Stanford. The restaurant is also raising money to help support their efforts, which you can contribute to here and here.

The Liberties Bar

$$$$ 998 Guerrero St

The Mission bar is delivering “Service Meals” to those currently impacted. You can contribute to their cause by donating through their website.

Gai

$$$$ 3463 16th St

The Vietnamese restaurant has also partnered with Feed The Line to deliver free meals for healthcare workers around the city. Check out their Facebook to see how you can donate.

Kiss My Seoul

$$$$ 1080 Howard St

The SoMa catering company is raising funds here to deliver warm meals to seniors, healthcare workers, and families throughout the Bay Area.

Home Coffee Roasters

$$$$
$$$$ 1222 Noriega St.

The mini SF coffee chain has partnered with Third Culture Bakery and Jade Leaf Matcha to deliver fresh coffee, mochi muffins, donuts, and matcha shots to healthcare professionals, first responders, and firefighters. Order here.

Señor Sisig

$$$$ 990 Valencia St

The Filipino restaurant is raising money on their website to provide meals to impacted members of the community.

Fiorella

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PizzaPastaItalian  in  Richmond
$$$$ 2339 Clement St

The pizza spot is partnering with Bi-Rite for Pay It Forward Tuesdays, and will offer free meals to healthcare workers and those severely impacted. Meals are available at their Polk and Clement locations. Show a paystub or badge to receive a meal.

Prairie

$$$$
Italian  in  Mission
$$$$ 3431 19th St

You can donate a pantry kit (for pick-up or delivery) to recently laid-off restaurant workers and members of the restaurant community. Order here.

Ace Wasabi Rock-N-Roll Sushi

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Japanese  in  Marina
$$$$ 3339 Steiner St

Ace Wasabi is delivering donated meals to local responders. You can donate a take-out box on their website.

Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen

$$$$
$$$$ 401 Valencia St

The Mission spot is raising money to deliver meals to support healthcare workers, low-income families, and seniors. You can donate via Venmo here

Aziza

$$$$
$$$$ 5800 Geary Blvd

Aziza has partnered with SF New Deal to provide 200 meals a day to sheltered and vulnerable members of the community in San Francisco.

Che Fico

$$$$
AmericanItalian  in  Nopa
$$$$ 834-838 Divisadero St

This Hayes Valley restaurant is giving free meals to families who are severely impacted by the coronavirus (sign-up to receive a meal here). The restaurant is also accepting $50 donations (via Venmo) to fund their family-in-need meals.

Andytown

$$$$
$$$$ 3655 Lawton St

The Outer Sunset coffee roastery is encouraging people to buy pastries, coffee, juice, and granola bars online for delivery to healthcare workers around the city. You can order online, and also drop in suggestions for healthcare facilities Andytown should deliver to here.

Il Casaro Pizzeria & Mozzarella Bar

$$$$
$$$$ 348 Columbus Ave

Il Casaro is partnering with Food Runners SF to make donations every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to shelters across San Francisco. They’re also offering free pizza for pick-up to anyone in need. DM them on Instagram or email ciao@ilcasaropizzeria.com.

Le Marais Bistro + Bakery

$$$$
$$$$ 2066 Chestnut St.

Le Marais is making bi-weekly pastry, granola, and coffee deliveries to hospitals and healthcare workers throughout San Francisco. Funds raised through GoFundMe will directly support the continuation of these deliveries.

The Melt

$$$$ 925 Market St

All of The Melt’s San Francisco locations are offering free meals to-go (up to $15) for all medical staff and first responders working on the frontlines. Check their Instagram for more details.

Mixt

$$$$ 3130 Fillmore St

When you order online at any of The Mixt’s San Francisco and Oakland locations, you’re given the option to “Help Feed 3 Healthcare Workers” for $45 or “Help Feed Someone a Healthy Meal” for $15. Meals are delivered to healthcare workers and those affected.

Escape from New York Pizza

$$$$ 715 Harrison St

Online donations (you can donate here) go directly to pizza delivery to healthcare workers in San Francisco.

Daily Driver

$$$$
$$$$ 2535 3rd Street

Daily Driver in Dogpatch has partnered with Feed The Line to provide meals to healthcare workers. You can head to Feed The Line’s website to see what other San Francisco restaurants are currently receiving donations.

Johnny Doughnuts

$$$$ 392 Fulton St

Donate $15 to Johnny Doughnuts on their website, and they’ll bring donuts and coffee to San Francisco and Marin County healthcare workers.

Early Bird Tacos

$$$$ 6045 Mission St

Early Bird Tacos and Equator Coffee are raising money to send 250 breakfast tacos a day to hospitals, schools, senior centers, and other community organizations.

EAST BAY

Gilman Brewing Company

$$$$ 912 Gilman St

The Berkeley-based brewing company has partnered with Green Leaf Bay Area to deliver produce and pantry staples to local families in need throughout Berkeley and Daly City. Community members are encouraged to nominate a family or person who is currently experiencing difficulty getting groceries (email coviddonations@gilmanbrew.com). You can also donate here.

Nybll

$$$$ 2321 Filbert St.

The Oakland-based catering company is delivering Love Boxes to families in need living in Oakland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Each box is $30 and comes with groceries and three family meals.

Zocalo Coffeehouse

$$$$ 645 Bancroft Ave

The San Leandro coffee shop is delivering coffee carafes and assorted fruits and pastries to local hospitals. You can donate here.

Belotti Ristorante E Bottega

$$$$ 5403 College Ave

The Oakland restaurant has partnered with the East Bay’s Feed ER to raise money to provide meals to healthcare workers and members of the community. Venmo donations to @BelottiRB. You can see what other restaurants Feed ER is working with here or donate here.

Taiwan Bento

$$$$ 412 22nd St

The Taiwanese restaurant in Uptown Oakland is providing 20-30 free meals to frontline healthcare workers every Wednesday. Check their Instagram for the latest updates.

iSlice

$$$$ 1230 Solano Ave

The pizza spot is offering free slices to healthcare works (just show your badge) at their Albany and Concord locations.

Alamar Kitchen & Bar

$$$$ 100 Grand Ave Suite 111

Alamar has created a “Restaurant Workers Relief Program” and will be providing free meals (curbside pick-up) to industry members in need from Wednesday to Sunday, 4-6pm. 250-300 meals will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis (those looking to receive a meal must show identifying paperwork to prove recent employment at a restaurant). If you’d like to donate to the initiative, send a message on their Instagram.

Brown Sugar Kitchen

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Southern  in  Uptown
$$$$ 2295 Broadway

Payment platform company Marqueta has partnered with Brown Sugar Kitchen to provide meals to nonprofits supporting homeless communities, foster youth, and low-income families.

La Santa Torta

$$$$ 333 Broadway

The Oakland-based birria taco and torta truck - which has been parked in Jack London and Richmond - is covering the cost of anyone who can’t afford a meal. Check out their Instagram for current location.

Horn BBQ

$$$$ 1700 Center St

Horn BBQ’s philanthropic effort, Horn Initiative, is offering free meals for government workers, restaurant workers, families, and children within the community. Check out their Instagram for the latest updates.

Lemat

$$$$ 3212 Adeline St

This Ethiopian spot in Berkeley is offering 25% off takeout orders for all healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential workers. Call 510-430-2717 to order for pick-up between 5-8pm, Monday through Saturday.

Pasta Bene

$$$$ 2565 Telegraph Ave

Berkeley’s Pasta Bene is offering 20% off all orders (including catering) for healthcare workers. Pasta specials are also available for lunch and dinner. You can call 510-845-2363 or go online to order.

Revival Bar + Kitchen

$$$$ 2102 Shattuck Ave

Revival is offering a “Double Helping Hands” special - it’s Tex-Mex lasagna that serves four, and $2 from each sale will go towards the Dorothy Day Shelter’s Feed The Homeless program. You can order here for takeout or delivery.

Spin A Yarn Restaurant

$$$$ 45915 Warm Springs Blvd

The Fremont steakhouse is raising funds to provide free meals to local healthcare workers through May 31. Check out their GoFundMe for the latest updates.

Sunrise Bistro

$$$$ 1559 Botelho Dr

The Walnut Creek-based restaurant is delivering fresh, healthy meals to first responders, health care professionals, and those working on the frontlines. Donations will go to Kaiser Hospitals, John Muir Walnut Creek, Highland Hospital Oakland, Martinez County Hospital, Walnut Creek PD & FD, and more. Head here to donate.

PENINSULA

Jollibee

$$$$ 6955 Mission St

The Filipino fast-food chain has partnered with Chow King and Red Ribbon to deliver meals to healthcare workers on the frontline. Jollibee is also accepting your personal messages of appreciation and encouragement, which will get delivered along with the meals. Check out their Instagram for the latest updates.

Starbird

$$$$ 1141 Triton Dr

Starbird is matching every $10 meal donation with an additional meal, and will be delivering to O’Connor Hospital, San Mateo Medical Center, El Camino Health Sunnyvale, and Zuckerberg SF General. You can donate here.

Jing Jing Chinese Restaurant

$$$$ 443 Emerson St

This Chinese restaurant in Palo Alto is delivering Love and Support packages to healthcare professionals, seniors, and those impacted. You can donate to their cause by ordering online.

Taro San

$$$$ 717 Stanford Shopping Ctr

This Palo Alto noodle restaurant is taking $12 donations that will go towards delivering meals to local healthcare workers. Donate here.

Tuba Mediterranean Palo Alto

$$$$ 535 Bryant St

This Mediterranean restaurant in Palo Alto is offering free lunches for those experiencing financial difficulties on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 11am-2pm . Head to their Instagram for the latest updates.

Bird Dog

$$$$ 420 Ramona St.

The Palo Alto restaurant is raising money to deliver free dinners to those working on the frontlines at Stanford Hospital. You can donate and support the effort here.

Wursthall

$$$$ 310 Baldwin Ave

The San Mateo restaurant is delivering “relief boxes” to hospitals and shelters throughout the Bay Area. You can purchase a meal box here

Flea Street Cafe

$$$$ 3607 Alameda de Las Pulgas

The Menlo Park restaurant has co-founded Meals of Gratitude, an organization providing meals to those working on the frontline.

Donato Enoteca

$$$$ 1041 Middlefield Rd

This Italian restaurant in Redwood City is working with Waste No Food to donate meals to healthcare workers at local hospitals.

Red's House

$$$$ 25 Washington St.

The Caribbean restaurant and pop-up is offering free meals to service workers and members of the community who have been severely impacted. Red’s is also accepting donations to support the effort.

Tootsies

$$$$ 700 Welch Rd

Offering an “Adopt a Doc” catering program for healthcare workers at Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health. Email your order to catering@tootsiesbarn.com or text Rocco at 347-633-7132. Lunch and dinner catering menu and details are available here. You can also designate which department you’d like meals delivered.

Kali Greek Kitchen

$$$$ 441 California Avenue

This Palo Alto restaurant is delivering meals to Stanford hospital medical workers. You can donate here.

Taverna

$$$$ 800 Emerson St

The Palo Alto restaurant is donating meals at 2pm every day to those most impacted. More information is available here.

Zareen's

$$$$ 365 California Ave

The restaurant is raising money to deliver meals to those working at the Covid Screening Urgent Care at Santa Clara Valley Medical in San Jose. More information is available here.

NORTH BAY

Single Thread

$$$$ 131 North Street

The Healdsburg restaurant has partnered with the non-profit organization Sonoma Family Meal to produce 200 meals a day for families in need, including seniors, hospitality and agricultural industry workers. You can donate to the fund here.

Heritage Eats

$$$$ 3824 Bel Aire Plz

Donate online to help Heritage Eats deliver meals to first responders and healthcare workers in the area.

My Casa

$$$$ Oxbow Public Market, 610 First St.

The Mexican restaurant in Napa (they also have locations in Emeryville and San Ramon) is delivering daily “Power Thru Bowls” to the healthcare staff at the Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa. You can donate here.

La Toque Restaurant

$$$$ The Westin Verasa Napa

The Napa restaurant has been providing daily warm lunches to those at the South Napa Homeless Shelter. Head here to donate.

Watershed Restaurant

$$$$ 129 Miller Ave

Working in partnership with two other Mill Valley spots - Shoreline Coffee Shop and Boot Jack Tavern - and Feed the Frontlines Marin. Together they’re raising money to provide meal delivery to hospital workers and those on the frontlines.

SOUTH BAY

Go Fish Poke Bar

$$$$ 1183 S De Anza Blvd Ste 40

This South Bay and Peninsula poke restaurant is doing weekly meal drops for healthcare workers on the frontline. You can take part by purchasing a meal through their website (make sure to click Order Online to get to the donation form). You can keep up with the latest updates on their Instagram.

World Wrapps

$$$$ 3125 Mission College Blvd

The wraps and salad spot is offering free meals to first responders and medical workers (through April 30), and is donating meals to hospitals, police and fire stations, and post offices in the South Bay and Marin County. Check their Instagram for the latest updates.

Left Bank Brasserie

$$$$ 377 Santana Row Ste 1100

The San Jose restaurant has partnered with LB Steak, Meso, and Clos LaChance Vineyards to provide 75 meals every Monday to the Bill Wilson Center in Santa Clara.

Pho Hà Noi

$$$$ 10100 S De Anza Blvd

The Vietnamese restaurant in Cupertino is currently providing meals to Kaiser Santa Clara, El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, O’Connor Hospital, and Valley Health Center and Regional.

Flights Restaurant

$$$$ 165 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd

The Los Gatos restaurant has co-founded Meals of Gratitude, an organization providing meals to those working on the frontline.

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