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The 9 Best Lunch Spots In Hayes Valley, San Francisco

Updated: October 6, 2021

Need a quick lunch or a spot to have a fancy business lunch? These Hayes Valley lunch spots have you covered. To bring you only the best Lunch in Hayes Valley we analyzed top review, articles, and ranking sites. You won’t find better midday eats than those offered by these delicious lunch spots!

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Souvla

Greek, $$, Hayes ValleyGreek, $$San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation

    The SF Work From Home Lunch Guide

    Infatuation
  • Eater

    26 of the Best Counter Service Spots in San Francisco

    Eater

a Mano

Italian, $$, Hayes ValleyItalian, $$San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

    32 Great Places to Eat and Drink Outside in San Francisco

    Eater
  • Michelin Guide

    The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)

    Michelin Guide

Paula's Cafe

Hayes ValleySan Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Farmhouse Express

Thai, Hayes ValleyThaiSan Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Walking Fish

Hayes ValleySan Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Falafel Boy

Middle Eastern, Hayes ValleyMiddle EasternSan Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.0

Gioia Pizzeria

Pizza, $4 avg. main dish, Hayes ValleyPizza, $4 avg. main dishSan Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation

    The SF Hit List: The Best New Restaurants In San Francisco

    Infatuation

Papito Hayes

Mexican, $$, Hayes ValleyMexican, $$San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation

    Where To Eat In Hayes Valley

    Infatuation

The Little Chihuahua

Mexican, $$, Hayes ValleyMexican, $$San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • SF Weekly

    The 10 Indispensable Lower Haight Restaurants

    SF Weekly

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Hayes Valley. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 San Francisco restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 1901 top lists and articles from the likes of SF Weekly and Infatuation. For example, we considered SF Weekly - The 10 Indispensable Lower Haight Restaurants, Infatuation - Where To Eat In Hayes Valley and Infatuation - The SF Hit List: The Best New Restaurants In San Francisco as we sourced this ultimate list. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

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