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33 Best family restaurants in NYC doing delivery
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33 Best family restaurants in NYC doing delivery

You might not be able to pop out for a bite at one of the 50 best family restaurants in NYC, or the 25 best fun restaurants in NYC , but don't despair: Some of the best family restaurants in town will deliver right to your door. Browse our list and you'll see the amazing range of food that's delicious and healthy. From Westville (where the hot dogs and side dishes are legendary), to Nom Wah Tea Parlor (dumplings!), to Hometown Bar-be-que (smoked brisket, please), to Sahadi's (maybe the best hummus ever?), to Dos Toros (the nachos are killer) and so many more, you can take full advantage of New York's culinary diversity while staying safe by staying in. Our advice? Make it a kid-friendly dinner party, and end the meal with some ice cream from these delivery services that families need to check out. An treat from Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream is the perfect way to cap off the night.

Ice cream delivery services that families need to check out
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Ice cream delivery services that families need to check out

When faced with an unforeseen amount of time indoors, we recommend stocking up on some sweets.  Grocery store shelves are bare and local businesses are closed, but there is still a way to satisfy that sundae craving. Check out delivery options from your favorite ice cream shops in NYC if a need for cookies 'n cream or rocky road strikes. (Mom and Dad, if you're getting desperate and need to resort to a cocktail, Time Out New York can help with that.)  Vida's Brooklyn Bed Stuy's scoop shop/play center hybrid is offering delivery on Grubhub for those who are dreaming about a creamy dessert.  Melt Bakery Who could say no to an ice cream sammie? Have the best in the city when ordering Melt Bakery from Grubhub, Postmates, Uber Eats or DoorDash.  Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Don't stay inside without a pint of Honeycomb. Get your favorite flavors from Van Leeuwen from Postmates, Uber Eats and Caviar while the shops are closed. Blue Marble Ice Cream
 The tasty organic ice cream can show up right to your door with the help of gold belly. Have family friends stuck inside across the country? No sweat: You can ship the ice cream nationwide.  Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream Options are endless when it comes to flavors from Morgenstern's. Its 88 offerings—from Passion Fruit Strawberry, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and even the eclectic French Fry—are up for grabs on Caviar. Be sure to check each shop/service for delivery times.  Sign up to receive great Time Out New York Kids deals in your inbox e

Treat loved ones (or yourself!) to CandyCare Kits from Economy Candy
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Treat loved ones (or yourself!) to CandyCare Kits from Economy Candy

Economy Candy, the 83-year-old family-owned shop on the Lower East Side known for stocking more than 2,000 different items, including strange and wonderful candy you can't find anywhere else in NYC, just introduced CandyCare, a care package full of treats that will delight your family—and that will help the iconic candy shop weather the economic storm caused by social distancing.  That's right, one of the best candy stores in NYC needs support. As the shop puts it, "Toilet paper is handy but candy is dandy! Help us keep the lights on by purchasing a CandyCare Kit." These days it's better to give and receive.  Photograph: Courtesy Economy Candy Here's the sweet scoop on CandyCare kits:  CandyCare kits, which are offered in a variety of sizes, start at $35 (which includes free shipping)! They come in three configurations: Basic: Gummies, hard candies, chocolates and other sugary sweets Combo: Candies, chocolates, dried fruits and nuts Health Nut: Dried fruits, nuts and other healthy snacks Photograph: Courtesy Economy Candy Besides, ordering a care package for your household is just the kind of indulgence that can lift your spirits. Why not send one to the household of a friend or loved one, and watch the unboxing via a video stream? After all, everything from storytime to public school classes is going online!  If you're looking for more ways to keep busy while indoors, check out what's happening at Time In.  Sign up to receive great Time Out New York Kids deals in your in

Free grab-and-go meals are now available for all New Yorkers
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Free grab-and-go meals are now available for all New Yorkers

The New York City Department of Education is now distributing free grab-and-go meals to all New Yorkers—not just students—at the 400+ Meal Hubs it operates. Playgrounds might be closed and spring break has been canceled, but thanks to the DOE, any person in New York, adult or child, can get three meals a day for free. The meals are available Monday through Friday. Anybody can pick up three meals at a time, and have a full day's worth of nutritious, freshly-prepared food at no cost. No registration or ID is required—all you need to do is go to the Meal Hub closest to you.  Here are the Meal Hubs rules: • Meals are distributed Monday–Friday • Meal Hubs are for children and families only 7:30–11:30am, and for adults 11:30am–1:30pm  • Parents or guardians can pick up meals for children without the children being present • All meals are grab-and-go; you can get three meals at once • No meals may be eaten at the Meal Hubs, as no dining areas are open • Vegetarian and halal options are available  • Nobody will be turned away The NYC DOE transformed its food services in recent years, and the meals it serves are healthy, balanced and tasty. The standard lunch includes options like a PB&J, a sun butter & jelly (made with sunflower seeds), a cheese sandwich or a hummus cup, with additional menu options that change every day. For example, there's a popcorn chicken wrap, chickpea salad and New York chocolate chunk cookie on the menu next week. Not too shabby. Check the breakfast menus an

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The best ways to get your groceries delivered in NYC
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The best ways to get your groceries delivered in NYC

We're all short on time, so why wouldn’t you take advantage of grocery delivery? On the list of things that put New Yorkers on edge, grocery shopping is on par with being anywhere near Times Square. But of course, you can’t live on Seamless forever—that's why we've reviewed the best grocery store and delivery services in the city. Some are free, some arrive in less than an hour, some have late-night delivery and some even offer alcohol delivery in NYC, but all of them will help reduce your daily stress level.  RECOMMENDED: Full guide to shopping in NYC

The best pizza delivery in NYC
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The best pizza delivery in NYC

There are few pleasures greater than New York pizza—except, that is, the ease and convenience of New York pizza delivery. Available by mobile app, desktop ordering or one of the city’s growing number of delivery services, you can get piping-hot za from these delivery restaurants at the push of a literal button. Here is the best pizza delivery in New York City.

The best sandwiches in NYC available for takeout and delivery
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The best sandwiches in NYC available for takeout and delivery

In more normal times, sandwiches are emblematic of our on-the-go New York lifestyles. But even during self-isolation, there is no more perfect and compact food. Whether you’re missing your local BEC (bacon, egg, cheese), a scallion-and-cream-cheese bagel from your bagelry or a funky take on the hero, New York continues to have some of the most experimental and (delicious) sandwiches options around. And lucky for us, many of the city’s best sandwich spots are still available for delivery or takeout.   Thai Diner Egg Sandwich at Thai Diner  Here, instead of an English muffin or bagel, eggs are served inside a chewy roti wrap. Inside there’s a Northern Thai-style Sai Oua herbal sausage with eggs, American Cheese and served with a chili jam nam prik (made with roasted chilis, garlic, onions, lime and fish sauce).    Chicken schnitzel at Marlow & Daughters   When Saltie closed its doors, we wailed and wailed that we might never get the chance to try their "Scuttlebutt" sandwich again. And while we’ve still yet to see the day when we do, owner Caroline Fidanza has brought back Saltie-esque sandwiches at Marlow & Daughters butcher shop, apart of the family of businesses owned by Andrew Tarlow (Achilles Heel, Stranger Wines, Diner, Marlow & Sons and She Wolf Bakery). There are several Italian deli-style options, but our favorite is the chicken schnitzel made on the requisite focaccia bread.  Photograph: Time Out/Ali Garber   Fried chicken sandwich at Cheeky Sandwiches This popular,

The best burgers in NYC still available for delivery
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The best burgers in NYC still available for delivery

Recalling the simple joys of diner food has us salivating for the outside world. Burgers, perhaps the ultimate diner-like comfort food, have long-been a delivery favorite for New Yorkers. But, now, in these especially trying times where news about restaurants is changing daily, you might be down on your luck when it comes to finding that burger near you. Sadly, some favorites such as the burgers at J.G. Melon, Peter Luger Steakhouse, Au Cheval and Bar Sardine are temporarily closed and are spots we'd also normally recommend to help ease some of the pain coming out of the news. But, thankfully, we’ve put together a guide to the best burgers across the city that are still available to be enjoyed in your own home via delivery, and, in some cases, takeout.    Minetta Tavern Yes, it’s really 33 bucks, and yes, it’s cheeseless. But it's still our favorite, what with nine succulent ounces of prime-grade, dry-aged rib eye, skirt steak and brisket from carne king Pat LaFrieda to distract you. If that’s not enough, the caramelized-to-a-melt onions and seeded Balthazar brioche should seal the deal.  Delivery is available here. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Minetta Tavern (@minettatavernny) on Apr 1, 2020 at 1:04pm PDT   Shake Shack One of the city’s best fast casual restaurants has continued to stay open and innovate its options. In addition to their newly-launched steak frites, you can get DIY Shake Shack kits using meat from Time Out Market partner

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Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi hosts free Instagram baking club
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Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi hosts free Instagram baking club

Even the best pastry chefs and bakers are quarantine baking these days. Just like everyone who’s looking up sourdough bread baking tips and other DIY projects at home to self soothe in these uncertain times, Christina Tosi of Milk Bar fame recently launched a free baking club on Instagram. At 2 pm EST every day, the dessert mastermind is sharing baking tips, including riffs on some of her biggest hits like the Compost Cookie and Cereal Milk (her adorable dog Butter also makes cameos).  View this post on Instagram A post shared by christinatosi (@christinatosi) on Mar 26, 2020 at 4:51pm PDT Tosi—who opened a flagship store late last year—has already shared recipes online for Compost pancakes and cereal meringues that would satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth. Her recipes are meant to be approachable for novice bakers and devoted Milk Bar fans: You can easily swap ingredients and Tosi encourages you to “choose your own adventure.” You can check her Instagram the night before for an ingredient list, and Tosi even polls her followers for popular ideas. It’s a perfect activity whether you’re looking to tackle a new project or families with kids. “I’m uncertain of the future, and yet certain about the need to bake,” says Tosi in one of her recent IG posts. “That is where I find myself. That is where you can find us.” Photography: Courtesy of Milk Bar  

Restaurant gift cards and merch to buy during coronavirus shutdown
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Restaurant gift cards and merch to buy during coronavirus shutdown

Our favorite New York restaurants and bars often feel like an extension of our cramped apartments. But the spread of COVID-19 is quickly changing all that as Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered all restaurants and bars to close—except for offering delivery and take-out—starting 8 p.m. March 16.  This still poses a significant challenge, as the profit margins have never been high for business owners feeding our city. The mandate puts pressure on restaurants and bars already struggling to keep their doors open. On top of that, many employees in the hospitality industry will be left with a paycheck (especially those who depend on tips). As critics crisscrossing the five boroughs looking for the best bites to share with our readers, we know it is our duty to help bring you the best of the best even when dining out is facing challenges. Even if you are self-isolating in the coming weeks, there are many ways to still support your favorite food businesses. Buying gift cards and restaurant merch is a great way to support your go-to spots in the meantime, so these businesses can continue to pay their bills and staff. When the public health crisis is under control, we’ll be ready to patronize our favorite establishments (perhaps with a shirt or tote in hand). In the meantime, should you choose delivery, we put together a list of our favorite spots that do that, too. As always, if you have recommendations of spots we missed, please send them to food.ny@timeout.com  Adda (email hello@addanyc.co

These New York restaurants have temporarily become grocery stores
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These New York restaurants have temporarily become grocery stores

Even before the state mandated last week that non-essential workers stay home, New Yorkers were already stocking up for the coronavirus quarantine. It was nearly impossible to find basics like eggs, dry pasta and frozen vegetables, among other things at many supermarkets and bodegas—forget about toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Luckily, delivery and takeout is still an option at many restaurants and bars (including alcohol to go), but there’s still only so much of that our bank accounts can handle. It’s a safe bet to say more of us are cooking (or at least upping our home bar game) than ever before. Now, there’s another option for shopping as some restaurants morph into temporary corner stores selling everything from produce and condiments to noodles and yes, even hard-to-find toilet paper. For these restaurants, however, the new service is another revenue stream at a challenging time for the hospitality industry. You’ll be supporting a store and a restaurant at the same time—just do it six-feet apart from other customers. The Clam Community Fish Market View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Clam (@theclamnyc) on Mar 20, 2020 at 1:38pm PDT From 11am-7pm daily, The Clam is now operating as The Clam Community Fish Market with Early Morning Seafood, which has been a longtime purveyor for the West Village favorite known as a seafood lover’s haven. The quality of the seafood will be better than anything you find at grocery stores across the city and i

Tips for supporting your favorite local restaurant or bar without leaving the house
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Tips for supporting your favorite local restaurant or bar without leaving the house

As many city officials across the country order restaurants and bars to shutter to dine-in guests, local foodies are looking for new ways to support their favorite spots without actually leaving the house. There are plenty of ways to show up for restaurant and bar workers during this uncertain time—from stocking up on gift cards and ordering no-contact delivery to buying merch and writing a review. If you're able, here are five things you can do to ensure that your city's finest eateries and watering holes can weather the storm. And because all cities are operating under different guidelines and restrictions at the moment (and we know how fast those can change), please use your best judgment. Editor's note: We'll continue adding tips and guidance to this story over time. Stay tuned for more creative ways to show your support. 1. Order delivery or curbside pickup When you tire of peanut butter sandwiches and granola bars, shake things up by ordering in from your usual haunts. National services like DoorDash, Grubhub and Caviar offer no-contact delivery so that drivers can leave your feast in a safe place, like a lobby or doorstep. Restauranteurs and bar owners are getting creative, too, like this Los Angeles bar that's delivering cocktail kits, toilet paper and wagyu burgers. Follow your city guidelines for ordering takeout service, and for the love of humanity, tip generously.  2. Stock up on gift cards Many restaurant owners throughout the country are pointing to gift card