We’re biased, but we aren’t alone in believing that San Francisco is the best food city in the country right now. Not unlike the microclimates in the Bay Area itself, each neighborhood in the city has its own set of preferences. We were tipped off to this map that the folks at Caviar put together of the most popular dishes ordered for delivery by neighborhood based on the company’s data (please note that the data is constrained based on their service areas). For a city so popularly known for being all things earthy, the results are interesting and pretty unexpected.

Inner Richmond: Burger
Outer Richmond: Cheesesteak
Bernal Heights: Reuben Sandwich
The Mission: Burrito
The Castro: Pizza
Outer Sunset: Fried Chicken
Inner Sunset: Burger
Russian Hill: Rice Bowl
Nob Hill: Taco
Pacific Heights: Garlic Noodles
Western Addition: Burger
Noe Valley / Twin Peaks: Burrito
Mission Dolores (Inner Mission): Grilled Cheese
Glen Park: Reuben Sandwich
Hayes Valley: Burrito
SoMa: Salad
Potrero Hill: Salad
Haight-Ashbury: Pizza
The Presidio: Rice Bowl
North Beach: Pizza
Marina: Garlic Noodles
St. Francis Wood, Miraloma and West Portal: Burger

Most surprising to us is how popular carbs are in San Francisco. With all the gluten allergies, paleo diets and other special dietary requirements we’re known for, we’re surprised to see so much bread on the list. We’re also pleasantly surprised to see East Coast regional foods on the list, like cheesesteak. Is Outer Richmond home to a lot of Philly transplants / Eagles fans?