In a world where grocery shopping resembles a virtual Holy Grail quest, the hunger games are real. New Yorkers know it well, wishing to just go out to fight their cravings at beloved, now unreachable spots. Luckily, there’s still hope for Big Apple foodies!
Because, although most of NYC’s most iconic bars and restaurants closed temporarily a month ago to fight the advance of the COVID-19 pandemic, there still are delicious beacons of resistance eager to feed our self-isolated spirits by opening for delivery and pick-up. From Downtown Brooklyn to Manhattan’s Upper West Side, these are some of the places that will gladly help you during these uncertain times. Take it not only as a ray of light but as a perfect opportunity to discover new places and pay them a visit when this dystopian reality’s over. Join us in supporting our local NYC restaurants by ordering take-out or buying a gift certificate!
Please note: This list will be updated regularly with new locations, so be sure to check it out often!
This restaurant offers a good selection of pasta, pizza, wines, and desserts. Lucciola accepts orders over the phone for pick-up and delivers all around NYC. Among its offers, you can find a pack of two items + 1 bottle of wine for $59, or a 25% discount on all orders.
Brado Thin Crust Pizza
Present in five locations throughout the city, this group of ristorantes delivers wine, beer, and, of course, pizza, everyday until 9 pm. Order online to avoid delivery fees!
This vegan sushi place features a family-friendly and solo quarantine plant-based and kosher meal prep menu across the five boroughs. You can order your food or a gift card online, and even donate for a GoFundMe page created to raise funds to feed hospital workers.
Two 8 Two Bar & Burger
Well-known among Atlantic Avenue’s residents, this Brooklyn burger joint brings home a wide range of burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, and appetizers via the delivery app Caviar. Zero delivery fees for first orders!
Few food chains are more cherished across the Big Apple than this iconic Maine seafood staple. Luke’s Lobster delivers its famous shrimp, crab, and lobster rolls with recent additions like fresh scallops and lobster mac and cheese. Apart from enjoying a delicious treat, you can also help our dedicated frontline healthcare workers by making a donation every time you add a DIY Lobster Roll Kit to your cart!
Tacos, anyone? Oaxaca works with fresh, local ingredients to provide convenient catering packages (10 people minimum) that allow you to prepare your own tacos and burritos at home like a pro. Just be sure to make your order at least 24 hours in advance!
Fatoosh Middle Eastern Pitza and Grill
If you’re up for something different, you can’t go wrong with Middle Eastern cuisine. Fatoosh, another Downtown Brooklyn staple, offers delivery options every single day to bring gyros, falafel, hummus, shish kebab, shawarma, and veggie-friendly dishes right to your door.
Specialized in Greek delicacies, Nerai delivers fresh seafood and up to 95 different wines to your place. Just check from 12 pm to 9 pm on Monday – Friday or 5 pm to 9 pm on Saturday – Sunday to take a bite on the Mediterranean islands.
Brooklyn Chop House
This FiDi spot serves everything, from seafood and noodles to 30 – 35 day dry-aged Prime Steaks and Double Thick Cut Chops. If you’re looking to split a fine dining experience with your quarantine crew, splurge on 32oz Dry-Aged Bone in Tomahawk for $110, a 48oz Dry-Aged Porterhouse for two for $149 or a Salt & Pepper Lobster Tails for $145!
One of the most demanded juice chains in the city, Pure Green covers the five boroughs via UberEats and Doordash to bring to your home its selection of power-packed acai bowls, smoothies, and cold-pressed juices with a 40% discount through April.