If you’re looking for something cheap, simple, quick, and all around good, Rooster & Rice is a solid go-to. Lunch here will run you about $12, but you'll get twice as much food as pretty much anywhere else around Union Square for the price. All you really need here is the original, which gets you poached chicken, rice, cucumber, and a side of chicken broth. The habanero sauce you can get at the counter is good, but it’s nothing compared to the ginger, garlic, and soybean sauce that comes with your box.
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Oren’s Hummus in SoMa serves Israeli food and is perfect for a casual business lunch with coworkers and clients.
One of the better lunch options in the Financial District, get Heyday into your midday rotation.
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Uno Dos Tacos
A casual taco spot in SoMa with lots of outdoor seating, Uno Dos Tacos doesn’t have amazing food, but it’s perfect for your next work team outing.
The Grubbies serves sushi box lunches from a window on Sacramento Street in the Financial District.
Molinari Delicatessen in North Beach sells delicious Italian sandwiches and other grocery items.
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