San Francisco / Bay Area Keto Restaurants


Visting San Francisco or the Bay Area in California? Looking for something delicious and keto? You’re in the right place! If you’re visiting the city and don’t have easy transport most of these restaurants will deliver so you can stay on track. Know of some other keto places? Please share in the comments for all of us!

Aura Tea and Coffee

Location: 121 Spear St Suite B05, San Francisco, CA 94105

The Bay Area is known for having loads of tea shops and there’s finally an option for keto folks with Aura Tea. They have sugar-free tea (including keto boba!) and boast all of their drinks being 5g net carbs or less. Their drinks are made with PureCane (a blend of erythritol and sugarcane fiber) to keep them low carb. Keto Boba pearls are made with agar agar and fruit jelly. Just be sure to opt for their almond milk instead of oat milk.

They also have a large case of different keto pastries, I recently had the chocolate bunt cake and it was a great dessert.

The location is very close to the Ferry Building in downtown SF so it’s a great stop for tourists. You can get a lettuce wrapped burger from Super Duper Burger or Gott’s Roadside and head here for dessert, it’s all pretty close together.

Healthyish Republic

Location: 2990 24th St San Francisco, CA 94110

Healthyish republic has a fairly large keto menu as part of their offerings with things like zoodles, korean bowls, and burrito bowls as well as desserts and keto drinks. They even have some keto options for brunch on weekends.

Note: I found their sweets to be VERY sweet, so just a heads up to people who have been on keto a long time it may be too much for you. 

Some of the Menu:

  • Keto Creamy Garlic Shrimp Alfredo Zoodle Bowl
  • Keto Korean Ground Beef Bowl
  • Keto Bun Egg and Beef Sausage sandwich
  • Keto Bun Burger

Misfits Bakery

Location: 2706 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA 94306

With a focus on keto and paleo baking misfits bakery brings real bread back into the life of keto folks. They’ve got you covered for crusty baguettes, bagels, and soft pillowy hot dog buns. Their primary sweetener is coconut sugar, which can be low carb in small amounts. This is my all-time favorite bakery largely because they nail the texture of the bread. A lot of keto bakeries will end up giving you very cakey bread with no crust. Not the case here. 

They do now have the ability to go inside and sit down to eat, check their site for the hours and check their Instagram if it’s a holiday. However, as of this writing, the walk-up menu is limited. If you want something specific, order ahead. (Currently, 1 day ahead is all that’s needed)

Bonus: Every so often they offer up special limited-time items (usually Fridays or around holidays)

Some of the Menu:

  • Donuts. Proper fried donuts that aren’t the cakey kind you’re probably used to on keto. Just note not all flavors are keto. 
  • Bagels with a proper crust.
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Hotdog buns (reminds me of the texture of Hawaiian bread)
  • Pizza
  • Burritos

Kodiak Keto Cafe

Location:  Concord, CA

This cafe and market is loaded with keto goodies. They offer far more than the usual cafe options with flavors like peppermint mocha freeze, pink tea lattes, and matcha. For their drinks, you can also pick your sweetener, which is amazing for people like me who are sensitive to certain ones (Stevia, Monkfruit, Erythritol).  They carry baked goods from two low-carb bakeries and have many keto treats in the market if you’re looking to try something new. They also serve protein bowls if you’re looking for a more filling lunch. Owned by a couple that is on keto themselves these folks know firsthand what it is our crowd wants. Be sure to check the actual order page for the full options.

Some of the Menu:

  • Teas, Coffees, espresso, freezes with your choice of sweetener
  • Keto Chili
  • Keto Chicken Cordon Bleau bowl
  • Keto Jalapeno Chicken bowl
  • Keto bakery items like cookies and cakes
  • Keto Market of various keto goods


Location: San Francisco & Oakland

This paleo restaurant offers multiple keto options without any of the junk. Build your own bowl with cauliflower rice and your choice of protein and vegetables. We like to get cauliflower rice, grilled chicken, broccoli, and ginger ponzu sauce. They also carry some keto cookies and chocolate for dessert.


Location: Palo Alto & San Carlos

  • Keto Chocolate Gelato made with almond and coconut milk, heavy cream and sweetened with xylitol
  • Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Gelato

Curry Up Now

Location: Chain with multiple

It’s a pretty solid and filling option if you’re in the mood for Indian food. I thought it was all made pretty well.

  • Keto Bowl – riced cauliflower, wok tossed chicken or paneer, saag spinach paneer, pico kachumber, cucumber, & cotija

Papa Johns

  • Papa Bowls. A big box of baked pizza toppings without the crust. It’s a pretty solid deal and there are plenty of locations. (Limited time?)

Rubios Coastal Grill

Location: Chain with multiple

Rubios offers various tacos like shrimp, lobster, fish, steak, and chicken all available on their cheese tortillas. Be sure to avoid the high carb toppings like corn, but they’ve got extensive options for keto folks. One of the best things about these tortillas is they hold together really well so you can eat it like you would a regular taco. That might seem insignificant but as someone used to ordering things that have to be thrown into a bowl if I’m eating out it’s a nice change of pace.

  • Keto style Cheese Tortilla can be substituted for any of their flour or corn tortillas. 2grams carb per tortilla. Look for the Tacos A la carte section to avoid the high carb side of chips.
  • Cauliflower Rice Bowls


Blaze Pizza

Location: Chain with multiple

Blaze pizza is a large chain that offers a keto crust pizza that rings in at 15netcarbs for the entire 11 inch pizza. Be careful to not choose high carb toppings. I personally like to get all of the real meats on my pizza to get the most bang for my buck. It helps to get full too since if you eat the entire pizza that can easily take up most of your daily carbs. Not my favorite keto crust, but it’s an option.

  • Option: 11 Inch Keto Crust


Location: Chain with multiple

BurgerIM is a large chain that offers a keto bun for any of their burgers. Their grain-free gluten-free buns are from Unbun foods and ring in at 5g net carbs. Be careful to avoid carby toppings like ketchup, pineapples, and bbq sauce. 

  • Option: Keto Bun (5g net carb)



Location: Chain with multiple

A keto fan favorite, Chipotle now carries Keto Lifestyle bowls. But Chipotle is build-your-own so you could really modify your bowl to be whatever you’d like. That said in my experience like most fast food they can be very hit or miss on quality.

  • Keto Lifestyle bowl 

Papa Murphy’s

Location: Chain with multiple

Take-N-Bake pizza now caters directly to the keto crowd Papa Murphys now offers what is essentially a bowl of pizza toppings. They make it easier on us by marking which toppings are keto friendly on their menu with a “KF”. It’s cool, but you may want to consider Papa Johns since they actually cook their tray of toppings.

  • Build your own Crustless Pizzas

Fogo de Chão

Location: Chain with multiple. You can also just google Brazillian BBQ to find other brands of similar.

With a San Jose and a San Francisco branch, this Brazillian BBQ is a popular all-you-can-eat-meat fine dining option. If you’ve never had Brazillian BBQ, the simple explanation is that staff brings around different cuts of meat such as ribeye, bacon-wrapped chicken, and pork for you to try. They also have a buffet bar of different sides, often with many kinds of cheese and vegetables. Show up hungry for this one. I suggest telling them you don’t want the bread/starters when you sit down.

  • Meats of all kinds! Be careful to avoid anything with sugary sauces(like bbq).
  • Buffet Bar with cheese and vegetables

 Buckhorn Grill

Location: Small Chain. San Francisco, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, and more.

Not aimed at keto but most of the BBQ places I’ve found are slathered in sauce and you don’t get much meat because the price is with a side. But Buckhorn sells meats by the pound. They don’t list their ingredients but I will say these items didn’t *taste* sweet and are at least not in a heavy/thick BBQ sauce. If there is sugar in the rub I’d guess it’s not much. If you’d like a BBQ sauce I recommend G Hughes Sugar Free BBQ sauce(tastes like real proper southern bbq sauce) or Primal Kitchen Golden BBQ Sauce. (Which reminds me of 57 sauce). 

  • Whole Tri-Tip Sliced Thin (by the lb.)
  • Whole Tri-Tip Sliced Thick (by the lb.)
  • Char-Roasted Tri-Tip Sliced Thin (by the lb.)
  • Char-Roasted Tri-Tip Sliced Thick (by the lb.)
  • Grilled Chicken Breasts (It’s a dry rub for seasoning) (by the lb.) (don’t mix up with BBQ chicken which looks like a sugar sauce)
  • Smoked Sausage (by the lb.)
  • Smokey Garlic Pulled Pork (by the lb.)
  • Tri-tip bites (no sides)
  • Char-broiled Salmon with lemon pepper dill (but requires 2 sides, basically stuck with salad)

Buffalo Wild Wings

Location: Chain with multiple

Although they aren’t focused on keto specifically I want to mention them because they use beef tallow to fry their wings. Most restaurants use unhealthy vegetable oils.


  • Bone-in wings naked and add your own sauce (I love the Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce) 
  • Naked tenders (I like them with mustard or a low carb Primal Kitchen sauce)

Location: Chain with multiple

The Cheesecake Factory themselves told me they don’t consider their low-carb cheesecake to be keto. That said check out my blog post about what they told me–I’d say you could eat half a slice if you’re on Dirty Keto. That aside Cheesecake factory is known for its massive menu so it’s worth considering if you’re looking to go out to eat.

Some of the Menu:

Super Duper Burger

I wouldn’t normally take the time to mention a burger place offering lettuce wraps– that’s actually very common in the Bay area. However, I feel like Super Duper Burger has very meaty and fatty burgers, especially for the price. They also wrap the burgers tightly with a wrapper so you can still eat your burger with your hands.

  •   Ask for your burger in a lettuce wrap. Avoid the Super Sauce because it contains gluten. Mustard is your friend. Help yourself to all the pickles you’d like from their condiments bar.


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