Who needs fireworks when you can eat barbecue?
Ramp up your festivities this year with take-home grill boxes, Creole eats paired with bottles of vino from Black winemakers, or eat sausage and drink beer on a Mission patio. Stay safe, have fun, eat up!
This local steakhouse is putting together multiple premium grilling kits: skirt steak or New York Strips for two and filets for four, along with salad and a side dish such as caesar salad, creamed spinach, or potatoes. Craft cocktails and wine pairings are also on offer. // Pre-order for pickup 4pm to 9pm daily at 3345 Steiner St. (Marina) and 525 Skyway Rd. (San Carlos); izzyssteaks.com.
Decant SF x VooDoo Love
Decant SF is collaborating with VooDoo Love for your Fourth of July drinks and dishes. The wine shop is curating a pack of three wines (a red, white, and rose) from Black winemakers to pair with a Creole Nouveaux menu from VooDoo Love ($75 per person). Each main dish—choose from baby back ribs, buttermilk fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and crawfish étouffée—comes with honey cornbread muffins and sides including cayenne & brown sugar yams, black-eyed peas, collard greens, potato salad, kale salad, and baked beans. // Reserve via at exploretock.com for pickup or deliveries on July 3rd; 1168 Folsom St. (SoMa), decantsf.com.
Missing summer pastimes like baseball? Channel the spirit of being in the outfield bleachers with a ballgame-themed to-go meal from Palette. You'll get two housemade hot dogs with condiments, potato salad, Abita Root Beer floats, and a six-pack of beer ($40). They've also got picnic boxes and DIY burger boxes. // Order via UberEats; 816 Folsom St. (SoMa), palette-sf.com.
The summer menu specials at Gott's are July Fourth–ready.(Courtesy of Gott's Roadside)
For those exploring Marin, Napa, or St. Helena this holiday, we suggest heading to this classic California-style diner for some of their new summer menu specials—think juicy lobster rolls and Mexican street corn with cotija cheese. For St. Helena diners, plan a totally retro evening and enjoy your to-go Gott's at the drive-in movie theater, Cameo Cinema. // Open on July 4th at locations Bay Area–wide. Order ahead for pickup at gotts.com.
Cook out with Bayview Bistro's pre-prepped box packed with the essentials: Cajun potato salad, watermelon mint salad, baked beans, fire kettle spaghetti, their signature barbecue ribs, mixed berry salad, and cheesecake for dessert ($65/two, or $140/four). Vegetarians can swap the ribs for smoked barbecue jackfruit. // Order by 3pm, Wednesday July 1st for pickup on Friday, July 3rd from 3pm to 5pm; 4101 3rd St. (Bayview), bayviewbistrosf.com.
Keep your celebrations outdoor supported by divine picnic fare from One Market. Their Fourth of July picnic package is primo with Angus beef brisket, a quarter slab of St. Louis–style ribs, potato salad, elote, barbecue sauce, and bread-and-butter pickles ($29). // Order for pickup or delivery Wednesday through Friday, 3pm to 7pm; 1 Market St. (Embarcadero), onemarket.com.
If the usual burgers feel boring, look to Pizzeria Delfina for a unique taste of liberty… Liberty duck that is. Cooked into a tasty ragu and poured over fresh rosemary tagliatelle pasta, it is best paired with a bottle of Raft Wine's Weed Farm Syrah. Sounds patriotic to us. // Available for delivery or pickup at the Mission, Burlingame, and Palo Alto locations starting Friday, July 3; 3611 18th St. (Mission), pizzeriadelfina.com.
If you're looking for the outdoor dining experience rather than a to-go meal, Rosamunde's will do in a pinch. Enjoy next-level sausages and all the beer you can handle on the expanded outdoor terrace and sidewalk tables at their Mission Street location. Or, take home their family grill pack of four uncooked sausages, French rolls, sauerkraut, German potato salad, sweet & hot peppers, curry ketchup, and honey wasabi mustard ($29). //Walk-ins welcome, reservations are available for dining in. For takeaway orders, visit ChowNow; 2832 Mission St. (Mission), rosamundesausagegrill.com.
The Morris' Fourth of July barbecue kit, available or pickup on Friday or Saturday after 1pm, feeds two people with a half-pound of brisket, half-pound rack of ribs, two hot links, potato salad, slaw, sauce, and watermelon ($80). Wine and cocktails are available as well. // Pre-order by e-mailing email@example.com; 2501 Mariposa St. (SoMa), themorris-sf.com.
Cream Co. Meats
If you're usually more of a prep-your-own meats person, consider getting your steaks, ground beef, and sausages from local meat purveyor Cream Co. Meats. You can mix and match your meat cuts a la carte, order a "burgers with benefits" box (eight burgers, six beef hot dogs, four sausages, and buns for $49), or go really big with the Bunker Box—bacon, a whole chicken, steaks, pork chops, ground beef, ground pork, beef fajita strips, salumi, and sausage ($149). // Orders due by Wednesday at noon for San Francisco pickup and delivery, Tuesday at noon for Oakland, East Bay, and Marin, and by Monday at noon for shipping via the mail. Order at eatcream.co.