Grab & Go Lunch Spots [SF FiDi]

Having a bad lunch ruins my mood for the rest of the afternoon, and I don’t always have 30 minutes to sit down at a restaurant for lunch. These are my favorite grab-and-go spots that make the best of the #desklunch sitch.
Homegrown (222 Battery Street)
Homegrown just opened up in the Financial District and my coworkers and I have been obsessed! To quote their manager, they are “sandwich environmentalists”; all of their ingredients are local and sustainable, which means that their menu changes seasonally. My current favorites are the steak and bleu sandwich, the hatch chili steak grain bowl (which has a great kick to it), and their chicken and avocado grain bowl.
Fresh Roll (220 Bush Street)
I am constantly craving this place because I love the flavor and texture combinations of the pickle daikon and carrots, vermicelli noodles, lettuce, and fish sauce. My favorite combo is half lettuce, half vermicelli with five spice chicken and the standard toppings with fish sauce and sriracha.
Mixt (multiple locations in FiDi)
You can not go wrong with a Mixt salad combo. I just recently eating beets and realized that I am a sucker for them especially in salads! Mixt’s Beetnik salad is healthy and delicious. I like to add in brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and chicken as well. The line at Mixt starts to get long around noon but there seems to be a new Mixt location popping up every month which will hopefully even out the long lines.
Tenmatsu (336 Kearny Street)
One of my coworkers will only ever grab lunch from Tenmatsu or Proper Foods. That’s it. I love the concept of Tenmatsu because there’s so much variety but never any real wait. Everyone in there means serious business and just wants to grab their food and get out (I’m usually the one exception).
Halal Cart (Market Street between Front and 1st, multiple locations)
Get here early because the line gets long the second it hits 12pm. I like it better than The Halal Guys which recently opened up in SF. However, there is a lack of quality assurance with Halal Cart as sometimes it’s super spicy, but it is sooo worth it. I’m tempted to get it every time I smell it on Market Street.

3 thoughts on “Grab & Go Lunch Spots [SF FiDi]”

  • But there’s still hope for a lunch in FiDi you’ll actually enjoy – whether you want to eat on the street, in a swanky Japanese izakaya spot, at a healthy place with a few coworkers, or just chill by yourself and crush a sandwich.

  • Hi Christy,

    I wanted to reach out and introduce myself! My name is Olivia Hernandez and I am the Area Social Media Manager for Loews Regency San Francisco. I absolutely love all of your content!

    I am reaching out specifically for this weekend, we have an exciting new program that we’ve rolled out at Loews Regency SF, called Spirits in the Sky. We would love to have you come out some time this weekend, Thursday through Sunday, to experience it, on me. Our bartender will be mixing up some awesome cocktails, and pouring wines, from 4:30 to 8pm.

    If you are interested, we would love to host you for the event. I will take care of your parking and any drinks you and a guest would like. If you know of any other local bloggers or influencers who might be interested, I would love to invite them as well!
    Please let me know if this is something you would like to join us for, I would be more than happy to set it up.

    Thanks Christy, hope to hear from you soon!

    • Hi Olivia – Thank you for thinking of me! Unfortunately, I’ll be traveling abroad for the next few months. Would love to connect again when I’m back in San Francisco!

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