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Mission delivery for new parents? [San Francisco]

Missmarymm Jul 28, 2013 03:14 PM

Some close friends have just had their first baby. Rather then send flowers, I'd like to send a good meal or two! I'm on the east coast so I'm not sure what's good now.

Key factors:
They live in the mission.
I'd prefer delivery if possible but willing to do take out.
Ideally the restaurant sells gift certificates.
Most cuisines are fine.

Thanks for any recommendations!

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    hyperbowler RE: Missmarymm Jul 28, 2013 03:41 PM

    Mission Chinese, closed on Wednesdays

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      Calvinist RE: hyperbowler Jul 29, 2013 11:53 AM

      Mission Chinese delivers. It's not your standard Chinese cuisine, some people love and some hate it (I really like it myself).

      I think Henry's Hunan (Church St. location) would also deliver to the Mission. There one of our reliable delivery options.

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        hyperbowler RE: Calvinist Jul 29, 2013 12:40 PM

        Nice thing about Mission Chinese is that they deliver outside the Mission too-- I haven't bothered going to the restaurant in years.

        Looking on Yelp, looks like Udupi Palace (South Indian) and Gajalee (seafood / Goan Indian) deliver. Same with Rhea's sandwiches.

        I've been pleased with delivery from Angkor Borei (Cambodian).

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      mlutsky RE: Missmarymm Jul 28, 2013 08:45 PM

      Phat Philly!

      1. Windy RE: Missmarymm Jul 28, 2013 08:55 PM

        I believe Bi-Rite will deliver a custom basket.

        When my cousin had twins, her standbys were Lotus Garden (Vietnamese) and Angkor Borei (Cambodian).

        I highly recommend Evolution Catering which has healthy prepared foods delivery once a week for much of the Bay Area:
        Menu changes weekly.

        You might also consider something like Good Eggs, which can deliver a variety of prepared and fresh foods from multiple vendors.

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          Missmarymm RE: Windy Jul 28, 2013 09:13 PM

          Love the idea of evolution meals! Thank you!

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            Windy RE: Missmarymm Jul 28, 2013 09:20 PM

            They're very nice people, and for $1(?) they'll do concierge service to accommodate any dietary restrictions. Worth an email or a call.

            My favorite dishes: any roasted fish, paleo "rice" made from cauliflower, cherry-quinoa-fig bites, corncakes, and their health nut salad with roasted chicken.

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          absc RE: Missmarymm Jul 29, 2013 06:39 AM

          I haven't used them, but a friend really likes Good Eggs. http://www.goodeggs.com/sfbay

          1. BernalKC RE: Missmarymm Jul 29, 2013 07:58 AM

            Munchery is a service that was mentioned here a while back that piqued my curiosity. Maybe others have opinions about the service? https://munchery.com/

            Spicy Bite is solid Indian food with limited but pretty unique Indo-Chinese offerings - we love their hot and sour soup. I believe they deliver throughout the Mission.

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              pane RE: BernalKC Jul 29, 2013 08:27 AM

              I've used Munchery when I was sick and had a ton of work; I was impressed. I'd think it would be great for this type of gift--the new parents can select an array of cuisines on the day that suits them best.

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                Missmarymm RE: pane Jul 29, 2013 12:14 PM

                Darn! Bought an evolution meals gc this morning but love the idea of the munchery with the variety! Maybe for the next baby...

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