Maybe your best friend is celebrating a birthday, and you want to send them a pie. Or they’re going through a rough patch and need a pick-me-up in the form of cured meats and cheeses. Or maybe you just really like the idea of sending someone a box of fresh croissants. Maybe that someone is yourself. Whatever the occasion, here are 21 great restaurants, bakeries, and bars offering pastries, charcuterie, cocktails, and more for delivery in SF.
What to get: Any bottle of wine
There’s no better way to celebrate/commiserate a special/terrible occasion than with a bottle of wine. And if you’re looking for a huge selection, West Coast Wine and Cheese is your place. They have over 350 bottles from California, Oregon, and Washington, all of which are available for free delivery in SF and Marin. Order online here.
Three Babes Bakeshop
What to get: Any pie, or the apple pie class and kit
If you’re sending a gift to someone whose primary love language is sugar, order a pie from the Bayview-based Three Babes Bakeshop. They have everything from key lime and bourbon pecan to blackberry crumble (available both vegan and non-vegan), for delivery in SF. Or if you want to go the interactive route, you can order an apple pie class and kit (it also ships nationally).
What to get: Squash tortelloni kit
If you want to treat a loved one to an excellent pasta dinner, but minus the whole going-out thing, order them a DIY pasta kit from Flour + Water Pasta Shop. The casual spin-off of Flour + Water has packaged their incredible handmade pastas into easy-to-follow kits, so they can enjoy perfectly al dente squash tortelloni without having to put on real pants. Order for delivery here.
Yubu by The Shota
What to get: The “treasure box”
The Shota, the omakase restaurant in FiDi, pivoted to a casual spin-off called Yubu during the pandemic. They focus on donburi and inari sushi (and at one point, an excellent katsu sandwich that’s sadly no longer on the menu). What makes Yubu special is the combination of high-quality fish and presentation. Take the “treasure box,” for example - a colorfully festive, tightly packed box of uni, negi tori, unagi, and salmon roe that you (or your friend) will probably photograph immediately upon arrival and upload to your phone as your lock screen background. You can place an order for lunch or dinner delivery here.
What to get: The cake and flowers combo
Oakland-based bakery Two Chicks In The Mix does wedding cakes and other baked goods - but if you’re looking to send something that’s both thoughtful and delicious, focus on their flowers-and-cake combo. It comes with your choice of cake (lavender and earl grey, lemon olive oil, or red velvet), paired with a seasonal bouquet from Oakland’s Esscents of Flowers. Note that deliveries are only available on Saturday, and you’ll have to pre-order by Wednesday at 5pm.
What to get: The afternoon tea box
The periwinkle tea box from Maison Danel is wrapped in a white bow, and already looks like a special surprise. But it’s always what’s inside that counts, and Maison Danel delivers. After opening the box, you’ll find a treasure trove of petit sandwiches, gingerbread cakes, mini viennoiseries, meringues, and other small treats that’ll make you feel like you’re on some fancy parisian escapade. The Polk Street spot also has other gift options, like a basket filled with an assortment of cookies and a bottle of sparkling wine. Place an order here an hour in advance. Maison Danel is also open for outdoor dining.
San Francisco's Hometown Creamery
What to get: Any pint of ice cream
Whether you’re sending a friend a congratulatory treat for a promotion or need to comfort one who just went through a nasty break-up, ice cream is always, always the answer. This creamery in the Sunset makes all of the mix-ins for their ice creams (we love the fresh mint chip), and you can order pints through the delivery apps here.
What to get: La Cocina gift box
La Cocina, the incubator program for women-of-color-owned food businesses, has gift boxes with products made by La Cocina entrepreneurs. What goes in them depends on the box (they range from The Petite One ($35) to Outrageously Luxurious ($150)), but expect to see things like truffles, shortbread cookies, superfood bars, and beef jerky. Order here for shipping (note that orders take 3-7 business days to ship).
What to get: Mini cupcakes or cake
Noe Valley Bakery is a one-stop shop for all great things that come out of the oven - delicious breads, customizable cakes, tarts, and breakfast pastries. They also make mini cupcakes that are as enjoyable to look at as they are to eat, like red velvet, vanilla, funfetti topped with celebratory sprinkles, and the star of any sugary celebration - the carrot cake cupcake with ultra-light cream cheese frosting. Head here to check out their menu and order for local delivery (note that there’s a $35 minimum).
What to get: Any pie
We’d gladly accept one of Pietisserie’s fantastic pies in place of a “feel better” card any time we’re having a sh*tty day. The Berkeley-based bakery has pecan, pink apple, violet sweet potato, and pumpkin pies that you can get delivered in SF (or the East Bay). Place your order here.
What to get: A truffle gift box
This chocolate shop was opened last year in the Castro by Carol Gancia, who has been making delicious chocolate bars and truffles (and an incredible champorado) ever since. And if you’re gunning for the title of World’s Best Gifter, order one of their truffle boxes, which come in sizes of four, six, nine, and 16 truffles, and mix and match flavors like earl grey, passion fruit, mango lemongrass, kalamansi, coconut pie, and Irish coffee. All the boxes are available for local delivery and national shipping, and you can even request a ribbon and a notecard to go along with them. Place an order for delivery or shipping here.
What to get: Any gift basket
Whether you’re trying to help someone celebrate with booze, caramel corn, or lots and lots of cheese, The Epicurean Trader probably has a basket that fits the bill. They have everything from cocktail kits to one called “Epic Munchies” (it comes with gummies, chocolate, popcorn, and potato chips, naturally). They ship in SF and nationwide - browse baskets in their online store.
What to get: An assortment of cookies
Thanks to, well, the world, we need pick-me-ups and things that make us feel good right now. Thankfully, there are the excellent cookies from Anthony’s. We’ll just say it - they’re the best cookies we’ve ever had. Chewy in the middle, and lightly crispy on the outside. If they have dark chocolate chip or walnut chip on the menu, order them. Actually, get one of everything from the cookie menu and call it a day. Place an order for delivery here or here.
What to get: Cocktail kit or spirits
Casements is currently focusing on no-contact deliveries of their extensive selection of spirits and cocktail kits. You can send the “Perfect G&T Package” (which comes with a glass goblet) to a 32- oz bottle of negroni, both of which are guaranteed to make anyone’s night feel less like, well, every other night, and more like a celebratory bar hop around the Mission. Order here - keep in mind they’re only delivering on Thursdays.
Le Dix-Sept Pâtisserie
What to get: Nougat gift box
The botanical-inspired patisserie opened last year in the Mission, and has shippable boxes of their nougat here. The bars have things like dried figs, pumpkin seeds, chocolate, and hazelnuts inside, and come in packages of three.
Burke & Black
What to get: Any grazing box
Burke & Black specializes in beautiful grazing platters and boxes that can feed between two and 20 people (or, alternatively, your friend, 20 times). They’re offering cheese and charcuterie spreads and fruit and veggie boards, which you can order online for delivery in SF.
What to get: Any pastry box or the savory breakfast box for two
Le Marais makes phenomenal croissants and French pastries, so if you want to start your day with something nice and forget about the sweats you’ve been wearing for three days, place an order here for delivery (they open at 8am). Some options include a decorative box of breakfast pastries (muffins, scones, and a banana loaf), and a breakfast-for-two combo that comes with two savory scones and two cups of coffee. Le Marais has also partnered with Williams Sonoma for national shipping, and the menu includes everything from pastry samplers to care packages with cookies and coffee.
What to get: Salumi set
For the cured meats lover or serial picnicker who needs a serious pick-me-up, Che Fico’s salumi set should do the trick. It’s a massive box of Italian cheeses, house-cured charcuterie, crackers, olives, and jam - if that doesn’t improve their mood by at least 75%, we don’t know what will. They ship in SF and nationwide.
What to get: Any bento box
The bentos at this Mission izakaya are colorful and pretty, and after getting one you’ll realize how a good-looking takeout container can make you feel festive these days. But the bentos at this Mission izakaya aren’t solely for aesthetics - they’re really, really great, too. Case in point is the bento with beautifully grilled yakitori, king trumpet mushrooms, and shoyu tamago. Whichever you choose, make sure to get the hojicha panna cotta for dessert and a bottle of sake. Rintaro is open for takeout and delivery, and outdoor dining.
What to get: The cocktail gift pack
Last year, this Lower Nob Hill cocktail bar launched an extensive online bottle shop called Rye on the Road. And because you’re probably looking to cheers to whatever it is you’re celebrating, we recommend the cocktail gift packs. They come in a set of two, three, or four bottles, and cocktail choices range from manhattans to basil gimlets to a piña picante with tequila, pineapple, habanero, and lime. Rye will even let you customize the box and bottles with your own logo. You can place an order for local delivery here.
What to get: Honey tea cake
There are many reasons to order from Cinderella Bakery in the Richmond - good pierogis, good borsch, and a wide range of delicious baked treats. But one treat you should get is the medovik, a layered honey cake with a light, spongy texture. It’s available by the slice here.