When dining in Sao Paulo, you'll have quite an international selection of food to match the diversity of its people. Although some districts have varied cuisine based on their ethnic makeup, there are a few Brazilian staples that are alive and well, making for a diverse range of options to complement your daily adventures.
The churrascaria is a restaurant known for its rodizio-style cuts of grilled meat available in constant rotation; particular favorites in Sao Paulo include Jardineira Grill (Vila Olímpia neighborhood), Barbacoa Itaim (Itaim Bibi neighborhood), and Fogo de Chão (various locations). Then again, any combination of brown beans, rice, and a menagerie of other meats, fruits, and vegetables can be found on nearly any street in urban Sao Paulo. If cheap and fast is your style, there are plenty of Habib's locations (Brazil's answer to fast food) around the city.
The surprising part about Sao Paulo that isn't immediately evident to the every day traveler is the high quality and quantity of Italian eateries, due largely to the size of the immigrant population. Pizza is virtually everywhere, but there are a few places that are at the top of every list; Speranza and Braz, both of which have locations in different neighborhoods. Sao Paulo's pizza has (surprisingly) been noted among some of the best in the world! Other styles of food are present as well, including the gamut of Asian foods, some American-style, and even quick bites to eat at smaller restaurants called botecos, which abound quite frequently.
Although there aren't many streets or districts known particularly for their cuisine, if you are hanging out in popular areas like Vila Olímpia, Pinheiros, Paulista Avenue, Mooca, Moema, and a good handful of others you'll not be far from an establishment that is both within your preference and price range. For more information on individual eateries, filter through or peruse our listings. You'll find a number of unique and interesting places worth your time in and out of the bustle of urban Sao Paulo.