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33 Best family restaurants in NYC doing delivery

Family restaurants in NYC doing delivery make staying in for dinner more fun for the kids—and easier on you

By Oliver Strand
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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.

Best family restaurants that deliver

Vegan Hot Dog at WestvilleVegans in the know get their soybean dogs at Westville, where the grilled faux franks pack a serious hit of smoke and...
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1. Westville

Restaurants American West Village

We sometimes want to relive our childhoods through food, but we now have adult taste buds to please. Westville resolves the conflict with this brand of designer school-cafeteria food with lots of healthy and vegetarian options. There's a kid's menu, but some young regulars ake a meal out of their favorite side dishes. Westville now has an extended delivery range and contactless transactions—plus booze delivery for adults.

Nom Wah Tea Parlor, Chinatown, food and drink, 2048x1365
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

2. Nom Wah Tea Parlor

Restaurants Chinese Chinatown

After a near-century in business, New York's first dim sum house serves food, too that stands apart: Try the ultra-fluffy oversized roasted-pork bun, the flaky fried crepe egg roll and the tender stuffed eggplant filled with a spiced shrimp-and-squid mixture. Order via Caviar, DoorDashGrubhub or Ritual. Pickup is available, and you can order frozen dumplings for delivery in Manhattan south of 90th St by emailing catering@nomwah.com for more info.

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Dos Toros
Photograph: Andrea Monzo

3. Dos Toros

Restaurants Mexican East Village

Brothers Leo and Oliver Kremer left the Bay Area to teach New Yorkers a thing or two about Cal-Mex cuisine. Their tiny East Village storefront first introduced us to San Francisco–style burritos; now Dos Toros is a mini-chain with locations all over the city, but the commitment to flavor and quality is still there. The burrito is the star, but other menu items make for worthy detours: The nachos, the griddled quesadilla that's a crisp, compact parcel of meat, melted Jack cheese and vibrant guacamole. Locations are all over Manhattan and Brooklyn—order delivery via Dos Toros Direct

 Hometown Bar-B-Que
Photograph: Hometown Bar-B-Que/Ken Goodman

4. Hometown Bar-b-que

Restaurants Barbecue Red Hook

Self-taught pitmaster Billy Durney is one of the deans of New York's barbecue scene: The meats and sides are among the best you'll find anywhere in the country. Order delivery via Toast.

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5. Time Out Market New York

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Although Time Out Market New York remains closed, its vendors are offering delivery services for New Yorkers at home. Check out options from the following: 

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Juliana's: Patsy Grimaldi—the flour-dusted legend behind Grimaldi's, which has since changed hands—busts out of retirement to reclaim his pie shop's first location, along with its original coal oven. Your whole brood is more than welcome—pizza has, after all, been in Patsy's family for eight generations. The menu spotlights iconic red-sauce fare, including classic pies (Margherita, Marinara, Calzone and White Pizza) and meatballs, as well as New York Cheesecake, cannolis and other tasty desserts. Order delivery via Toast.

Sahadi's
Photograph: Time Out/Ali Garber

6. Sahadi's at Industry City

3 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Lebanese Greenwood

Since opening on Atlantic Avenue in 1948, Sahadi’s has become a NYC institution for its hard-to-find spices and Lebanese pantry staples. Now, it’s opening a second Brooklyn location in Industry City, which boasts Sahadi’s first-ever seated café and bar. Expect mezze-style kibbeh and couscous timbale as well as custom pistachio-apricot ice cream. Order delivery via Caviar.

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Paulie Gee's Slice Shop
Photograph: Andrew Tess

7. Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Pizza Greenpoint

Forget politics or religion: There may not be anything as divisive in NYC as one’s allegiance to a specific pizzeria. With its charred-wood–fired pies, Paulie Gee’s quickly became a cult favorite in Greenpoint. While the restaurant remains shuttered, the slice shop a few blocks away is saving the day with deliveries via Caviar.

Photograph: Courtesy Roberta's/Deidre Schoo
Photograph: Courtesy Roberta's/Deidre Schoo

8. Roberta’s

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Pizza East Williamsburg

This Bushwick pizzeria launched the local scene, and the pizza is as delicious as ever. The classic Margherita is perfection, while more adventurous selections like the Nightmare on Moore Street, which has taleggio, marinated radicchio, pickled shallots and habanada peppers will knock your socks off. You ca get pickup at any Roberta's, while the original Bushwick location offers delivery in Brooklyn via Caviar.

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Golden Diner
Photograph: Time Out/Ali Garber

9. Golden Diner

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Diners Two Bridges

The former Momofuku Ko and Torrisi chef opened an unlikely solo project: a diner in Two Bridges. Diner culture is dwindling in New York and Sam Yoo hopes to change that—Golden Diner is decked out in the leather-covered swivel stools, doily-like curtains and stained-glass lamps of yesteryear, and the menu offers all-day eggs, pancakes. But the menu has its fun twists and turns: Yuba club sandwiches, matcha crumb cake, chicken katsu BLTs, a mushroom Reuben quesadilla that's a gooey delight. Order delivery via Grubhub.

Sugarfish's secret Trust Me menu Don't Think Just Eat
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10. Sugarfish

Restaurants Japanese Flatiron

Kazunori Nozawa helped shape Los Angeles sushi culture with his 25-year-old omakase den Sushi Nozawa in Studio City, CA.  His high-quality sushi chain Sugarfish makes a simple proposition: Keep the menu simple and you can keep the prices low. This makes it a great gateway sushi spot for kids—they can try the real deal without breaking the bank. Order delivery via Postmates.

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11. Hanon

Restaurants Japanese Williamsburg

Udon is the thicker, fluffier cousin of ramen—and a hit with the kids, who love the chewy texture and more temperate broth. This is a sophisticated restaurant with elegant food, and it's also a family-friendly spot with plenty on the menu to please young palates. If you want to make a feast of it, start the tamago and the fried chicken before tucking into the udon. Order delivery via Uber Eats.

A bowl of ramen shot from above
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12. Naruto Ramen

Restaurants Japanese Upper East Side

Order a bowl of Naruto or Miso Ramen for the kids, or kick things up a notch with Curry Ramen for yourself. Naruto also has some delicious, classic appetizers to try, including Gyoza (pork dumpling) and Chicken Teryaki. Delivery available via Grubhub from the original Brooklyn and Upper West Side locations only.

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Pacificana
Photograph: Jessica Lin

13. Pacificana

Restaurants Chinese Sunset Park

This massive restaurant serves famously tasty dumplings and other dim sum treats. Order by calling 718-871-2880.

Black Tap
Photograph: Courtesy Black Tap

14. Black Tap: Craft Burgers & Beers

Restaurants Hamburgers Soho

One of the most Instagrammable shake spots in NYC is at Black Tap. Kids’ eyes will bug out of their heads when they catch a glimpse of the U Bet Chocolate Shake or Oreo Cookies and Cream Shake—both of which will require a few tastes from other relatives. Although the burgers and main dishes make for a fun lunch, the main draw to Black Tap is undoubtedly the desserts. Order via the Black Tap website.

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Russ & Daughters Cafe
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15. Russ & Daughters Cafe

Restaurants Delis Lower East Side

The heralded lox emporium—a Lower East Side staple since 1914—serves old-world standbys like borscht, smoked-fish platters and egg creams at this nearby full-service restaurant. Delivery via Caviar is available in Manhattan only for the time being, with Brooklyn to be added soon. 

Comfort food mac 'n' cheese
Photograph: Andy Parsons

16. S’Mac

Restaurants American East Village

Take a tasty walk down memory lane. S’Mac elevates a childhood staple to the gourmet level with a dozen varieties of mac 'n cheese to choose from. The “nosh” size is perfect for kiddie appetites. Or go in the other direction, and order the “mongo” and plan leftovers tomorrow. And the next day. Any variety, from the textbook all-American to the Spanish-accented La Mancha (Manchego cheese yum!), can be made gluten-free or reduced-lactose. Order delivery via DoorDashToast or Uber Eats.

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17. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Harlem

Restaurants Barbecue Morningside Heights

What began in the ‘80s as a mobile concession stand has evolved into a go-to BBQ spot for families. There are plenty of pork, burgers and brisket options, but the typical staples are accompanied by selections with flair—creole deviled eggs, bronzed catfish and the smoked portobello sandwich. Littles will feast on sides such as mac & cheese and creamed corn, though parents will want their kiddos to opt for the simmered greens or broccoli chickpea salad (wishful thinking). Both the Harlem and Gowanus locations deliver via DoorDash.

Harlem Classic burger, red velvet shake and Sonoran hot dog at Harlem Shake
Photograph: Courtesy Kenji Lopez-Alt

18. Harlem Shake

Restaurants Hamburgers Harlem

Although the chrome-plated diner only opened in 2013, Harlem Shake, with its devoted local following and classic retro vibe, feels like the kind of neighborhood joint that has been around forever. The restaurant is already an institution for smashed burgers, made with a technique that defies convention to produce a burger with a crust char-grilled to the max yet retaining the juiciness of a thicker patty. Cool it with one of the restaurant's classic shakes made with organic Blue Marble ice cream. A fitting end to the meal is the signature Harlem Shake, with red velvet cake crumbs nestled in a thick, custardy shake. Order delivery via Toast.

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19. Japan Village

4 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Japanese Greenwood

Japan Village is made up of more than 10 vendors within the sprawling Industry City warehouses along the Brooklyn waterfront. You can get snacks like kakiage, a Japanese-style fritter that comes out as a tangle of julienned vegetables studded with shrimp, plus ramen, sushi, yakitori, soba and more. Delivery available via Seamless and Uber Eats.

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Meatball Shop West Village
Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

21. The Meatball Shop

Restaurants Italian West Village

Meatballs are the main attraction at this restaurant and kids will love mixing and matching their choices. Make your own meatballs by choosing the meat (classic, chicken or veggie), sauce (classic tomato, mushroom gravy or parmesan cream) and what they’re served on. Kids can opt for traditional fare like spaghetti or go for rigatoni, a slider, broccoli or mashed potatoes. Leave room for dessert—chocolate or snickerdoodle cookies and ice cream are delicious options to end the meal. Order delivery via the Meatball Shop's website.

Sausage pie at Denino's Pizzeria Tavern
Photograph: Michael Skigen

22. Denino’s Pizzeria Tavern

Restaurants Pizza Staten Island

This Staten Island institution is delivering its legendary pizza via DoorDash. Connoisseurs should focus on two menu items: The lightly sauced cheese pizza and the distinctive white pie, topped with a layer of onions, fresh garlic and gooey mozzarella.

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L&B Spumoni Gardens
Photograph: Courtesy Melissa Sinclair

23. L&B Spumoni Gardens

Restaurants Pizza Gravesend

Since 1939, this Bensonhurst original—where muscle-bound Brooklynites with deep accents gather in the outdoor patio—has served one of the best Sicilian slices in town. Candy-sweet tomato sauce is generously slathered over tall, doughy rectangles with a crunchy browned bottom. It’s finished with squares of melted mozzarella and zippy strands of Parm. Good news: The delivery zone has been expanded! Call 718-449-1230.

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Photograph: Courtesy by CHLOE.

24. by CHLOE.

Restaurants Vegan Greenwich Village

This entirely plant-based concept offers meat- and dairy-free grab n' go treats, cold-pressed juices and a veggie burger (tempeh-lentil-chia-walnut patty on a potato bun) to add to New York's growing pantheon. You can get matcha kelp noodles in cashew cream sauce, brunch with quinoa hash browns and organic scrambled tofu, and dessert with gluten-free ice creams such as roasted banana bourbon kale cookies. Each location has different hours and delivery options; go to their website for more information. 

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Bareburger
Courtesy: Bareburger

25. Bareburger

Restaurants Hamburgers East Village

The burger mini-chain brings its grass-fed beef patties to Manhattan; get yours topped with organic cheese and vegetables. Go to the Bareburger website for delivery info. 

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Dizzy's on 5th
Courtesy: Dizzy's Diner

27. Dizzy’s

Restaurants Diners Park Slope

This neighborhood "finer diner" is perpetually lively and family-packed: Little ones love the kid's menu, and parents are able to peruse the extensive menu that offers burgers, salads, breakfast sandwiches and soul-warmers like bacon-wrapped meatloaf. Order delivery via DoorDash.

Benihana
Photograph: Courtesy Benihana/Ana Adams

28. Benihana - New York

Restaurants Japanese Midtown West

This Asian chain specializes in teppanyaki, a Japanese griddling technique. You can't get that packaged up and brought to you, but you can get sushi platters, family meals and other tasty fare delivered to your home via the Benihana website.

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Photograph: Andrew Fladeboe

29. Barking Dog Luncheonette

Restaurants American Upper East Side

There’s really something for everyone at this canine-themed mini-chain of luncheonettes: a Philly cheesesteak wrap, po boy sandwiches, burgers, hearty salads, fried chicken and special desserts like the Barking Dog Banana Split, Barking Dog Sundae and Chocolate Brownie Sundae. With such a hearty array of pancakes, waffles, omelets, frittatas and wraps, there might even be enough leftovers for a doggie bag. See what we did there? Order delivery by calling 212-831-1800.

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Wally Gobetz

30. Donovan’s Pub

Restaurants Hamburgers Woodside

Woodside, Queens, bustles on, but Donovan's stays the same. It’s the renowned burger that justifies the trek: loosely formed from freshly ground New York strip, broiled to a perfect char and simply decorated with lettuce and tomato—cheese and raw onion optional. The burger is among the city's best, and well-suited to grownups and children. Order delivery via Grubhub.

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31. Junior’s Restaurant

Restaurants American Park Slope

This New York institution's claim to fame is the rich, fluffy cheesecake, which comes in several varieties like red velvet and devil’s food—but we like to work our way up to the sweet slab of loveliness. Beginning with the perfectly salty-sour pickles and other crunchy bites that are served before every meal, little ones can peruse the appropriately-titled Junior Menu and choose from a selection of kiddie diner favorites like grilled cheese and chicken fingers. Order delivery via Door Dash or GrubHub.

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Max Brenner Holiday Cookies
Photo: Max Brenner

33. Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man

Shopping Chocolate and candy Greenwich Village

With a menu that instructs guests to "Get addicted, be happy," this isn't a place for self-control. Expect chocolate to show up in some unexpected places, like waffle fries dusted with chili and cocoa powder and a dessert pizza made to share. The whimsical kids' menu includes such delicacies as the Chocolate Oatmeal Trophy and the Melting Marshmallow Crepe (with gummy bears, vanilla ice cream and, of course, more chocolate). Sweet tooths, rejoice! Order delivery via DoorDash

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