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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

Written 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

  • 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.

  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Chinatown
  • price 1 of 4

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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  • Restaurants
  • Mexican
  • East Village
  • price 1 of 4

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

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  • Time Out Market
  • DUMBO

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.

  • 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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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Restaurants
  • Pizza
  • Greenpoint
  • price 1 of 4

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Restaurants
  • Pizza
  • East Williamsburg
  • price 1 of 4

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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  • 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.

  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • Flatiron
  • price 2 of 4

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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  • 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.

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  • Restaurants
  • Hamburgers
  • Soho
  • price 2 of 4

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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  • Restaurants
  • Delis
  • Lower East Side
  • price 2 of 4

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. 

  • Restaurants
  • American
  • East Village
  • price 1 of 4

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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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Harlem
  • Restaurants
  • Barbecue
  • Morningside Heights
  • price 2 of 4

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.

  • Restaurants
  • Hamburgers
  • Harlem
  • price 1 of 4

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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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • West Village
  • price 1 of 4

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.

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  • Restaurants
  • Pizza
  • Gravesend
  • price 2 of 4

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.

  • Restaurants
  • Vegan
  • Greenwich Village
  • price 2 of 4

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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  • Restaurants
  • Diners
  • Park Slope
  • price 1 of 4

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.

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  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Upper East Side
  • price 1 of 4

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.

  • Restaurants
  • Hamburgers
  • Woodside
  • price 1 of 4

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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Junior’s Restaurant
  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Park Slope
  • price 2 of 4

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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  • Shopping
  • Chocolate and candy
  • Greenwich Village
  • price 2 of 4

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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