From the iconic delicacies of the cronut and pastrami sandwich, to the historic spots of Nom Wah Tea and Sylvia’s, to the World’s Best Bar serving up renowned cocktails in bottles, here are 9 NYC eateries still open for takeout and delivery to give you a taste of the city’s beautifully varied eats while stuck at home.
- Lucali – PIZZA
Pizza is no doubt an NYC staple for takeout regardless no matter the circumstances. And one of the most touted pizza restaurants in the NYC area is Brooklyn’s emblematic Lucali. Typically known for its no-reservation policy, long waits, and two-item menu (Pizza & Calzone) now is your chance to take advantage of their delivery and takeout option and try what many have deemed The Best Pizza in New York City. This is the place that Beyonce and Jay-Z famously ditched the 2012 Grammy’s for. Enough said. According to updates from Lucali’s social media, takeout is typically offered from 1 PM to 8 PM and can be called in by phone at (718)-858-4086. Be sure to follow them at @lucali_bk on Insta to know exactly when they are offering takeout!
- Nom Wah Tea Parlor – CHINESE
Chinese food is another takeout go-to for city living, conjuring up in the minds of many steaming cartons of various fried fare from noodles to dumplings. One of the oldest and most iconic Chinese dim sum restaurants in NYC is Chinatown’s Nom Wah Tea Parlor, which has roots dating back to 1920. While undoubtedly a large portion of the appeal of this restaurant can be attributed to its vintage/nostalgic atmosphere, given its historic and iconic status in the NYC food canon, it is definitely a place worthy of support through takeout during these times. Both their Chinatown and offshoot Nolita location are available for delivery and pickup through Caviar and Seamless.
- Sylvia’s - AMERICAN COMFORT
Opened in Harlem the 1960s, Sylvia’s has rightfully earned its place as one of the most renowned Southern soul food spots in NYC. This iconic eatery serves up the best American comfort food to soothe some of the tremors of anxiety with crispy home fried chicken and fall-off-the-bone ribs. She’s the Queen of Soul Food for a reason. It is especially important during these times that we seek to extend support to Black-owned restaurants in NYC and everywhere, especially one as historic as Sylvia’s. They are available for delivery through Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Postmates.
- Dominque Ansel Bakery - BAKERY
We all know about the cronut by now: half croissant, half donut, all mouthwateringly delectable. If you still haven’t had a chance to try one of Dominque Ansel’s flaky creations or could never justify waiting in those long morning lines, the bakery is now offering delivery options through Caviar, DoorDash, and Postmates to bring those fresh-baked goodies straight to your door. Whether you have yet to try the cronut or are just craving the classic buttery crumb of their DKA’s (you’re not alone), Dominique Ansel’s delivery option is sure to bring some light into your everyday eating.
- Hanoi House – VIETNAMESE
Typically a quaint, trendy experience found on many a “Best NYC Eats” list, Hanoi House serves up some terrific Vietnamese food from their spot in the East Village. Now, while you may not be able to hunker down at one of their tables and inhale a bowl of their crowd-favorite pho, you can order it via Caviar, Postmates, Seamless, or GrubHub. From flavorful pho to stuffed summer rolls, Hanoi House is sure to hit all the right notes.
- Katz’s Delicatessen – SANDWICHES
We’ll have what she’s having. Katz’s is one of NYC’s most quintessential eats known for its massive pastrami sandwiches and pop culture fame. Although you will be shorted part of the experience hearing that eldery person claim they’ve been patronizing Katz’s since they were younger and the prices were half of what they are today and will not receive a sample while you wait, it is an undeniable truth that sometimes you just crave that melty pastrami that is unparalleled with the same amount of prestige and history as Katz’s. Look at it this way: with delivery you avoid the chaos of those many confused customer unsure of what cutter line to funnel into. Get delivery through their website (katzsdelicatessen.com), Postmates, GrubHub, Seamless, Caviar, Uber Eats, or DoorDash.
- The Butcher’s Daughter– VEGAN/PLANT-BASED
For your plant-based cravings look no further than The Butcher’s Daugher. This “vegetable slaughterhouse” is known at its three NYC locations in the West Village, Williamsburg, and Nolita for its healthy, Instagram-worthy vegetarian dishes. Although its NYC locations are still closed for dine-in, they are still open for delivery through Caviar, Seamless, Uber Eats, and Postmates.
- 12 Chairs Café – MIDDLE EASTERN
12 Chairs is always sure to please any pallet with its wide variety of Israeli and Middle Eastern dishes. From their warm and spicy shakshuka to their crispy schnitzels, each and every eat on their menu will transport you to those days of casual brunch dates with good food and good friends. Their SoHo location is available for delivery through Seamless and GrubHub.
- Dante – ITALIAN/AWARD-WINNING BOOZE
Dante, which was rebuilt upon its 105-year-old predecessor Caffe Dante, has been named World’s Best Bar and Best American Restaurant Bar at the 2019 Spirited Awards. Google deems it “legendary,” which says something in and of itself. While they do serve up dishes like their popular burrata or their handmade pastas, the real winners here are their bottled cocktails. Hey, they’re the World’s Best Bar—might as well treat yourself to a drink in style while stuck at home. They are available for delivery and takeout from 10 AM to 10 PM on Sunday through Wednesday and from 10 AM to midnight on Thursday through Saturday either through phone or through Caviar.