Grocery stores with delivery
Mon Jan 9 2012
Photograph: David Gettens
31st Stop Deli
You can stock up on pantry staples and household items at this Queens shop, and if a 2am taco craving strikes, you're in luck: The bodega also has a full menu of authentic Mexican dishes, such as a colossal chorizo taco ($2.50). 43-01 31st Ave between 75th and 76th Sts, East Elmhurst, Queens (718-267-8789). Daily 24hrs.
Fifth Avenue Market
The friendly staff at this all-hours joint isn't kidding when they say they never close: Even at the peak of Hurricane Irene in August, they were still behind the counter crafting their signature hoagies. You'll also find fresh produce, frozen goods and an impressive variety of snacks, including British goodies like Lion Bars ($1.75). 185 Fifth Ave between Berkeley and Lincoln Pls, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-230-8050) Daily 24hrs.
Village Farm Grocery
Should a kitchen or home emergency arise, this East Village corner store has you covered: Along with an extensive selection of prepared foods, produce and groceries, it carries household items such as pliers ($6.99), packs of kitchen towels ($7.99) and even fancy Mrs. Meyer's laundry detergent ($19.99 for 64 ounces). Plus, it offers delivery 24/7 in Manhattan, and you can order online. 146 Second Ave at 9th St (212-475-7521, villagefarmgrocery.com). Daily 24hrs.
What further distinguishes this grocery from its slightly pricier peers is its selection of freshly made sandwiches. Try the Marry Me, Omar, a baguette with sliced chicken, bacon, apple, spinach and avocado ($9), named after one of the guys behind the deli counter. 534 Metropolitan Ave between Lorimer St and Union Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-218-7747). Daily 24hrs.
In addition to a wide variety of produce, groceries and other home goods, this delivery service also offers food by beloved local purveyors such as Murray's Cheese, the Pickle Guys and Van Leeuwen Ice Cream—and you can get everything dropped off at your door in less than an hour. The only con: The delivery area is limited to a small swath of lower Manhattan (below 34th Street on the west side, below 26th Street on the east side). For more info, visit maxdelivery.com. Daily 9am--midnight.