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The best takeout and delivery restaurants in NYC
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The best takeout and delivery restaurants in NYC

Hungry but can’t manage to put pants on and go outside in search of tonight’s dinner? That’s where New York’s best takeout and delivery restaurants come in—you can get anything from super-crispy fried chicken to top-rate New York pizza delivered straight to your door without having to pause your TV binge or workflow. In fact, some of the city's best new restaurants offer delivery services. So queue up a new movie on Netflix and order whatever your heart desires from our list of the best delivery restaurants in the city, available via individual restaurants's websites, Seamless, Caviar, Postmates and more. Tip well! RECOMMENDED: Find more of the best restaurants in NYC

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

NYC restaurants are offering care packages with games and toilet paper
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NYC restaurants are offering care packages with games and toilet paper

Whether you're ordering in dinner tonight or maybe spending the end of the work week scouting the best to-go cocktails, we know you're hungry for better ways to get through the time of social distancing. Restaurants are getting creative with methods to keep customers coming during this historic time for the hospitality industry. Those restaurants and bars that have made the difficult call of staying open via delivery-only methods—rather than temporarily closing down for the indefinite future—have been experimenting with ways in which they can bring a little added joy to these deliveries for folks who are self-isolating. For those looking for additional ways to support their favorite restaurants, we suggest checking out the way that merch and giftcards  can help. And, likewise, for those of you might be finding themselves recently unemployed, please check out all the restaurants across the city that are offering free meals.    Kopitiam  At this Two Bridges hit, you can get kits to make their kaya toast ($18) or nasi lemak ($25). They ask that you Venmo them a day in advance to give them time to make one for you. Likewise, they are offering complimentary care packages for those in need with items such as dried foods or a breakfast bag with oatmeal and bananas. They are also thoughtfully putting together books for parents to take home and enjoy with their children.  View this post on Instagram Dear Kopitiam Friends and Family, We hope that this note finds you and

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

10 New Yorkers tell us the restaurant meals they're most looking forward to having
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10 New Yorkers tell us the restaurant meals they're most looking forward to having

No one comes to New York to sit in their apartment...the rent is too damn high for that. With a city full of the best bars and restaurants, going out has always been one of the most unifying hobbies for New Yorkers and a point of pride over our friends in other cities (and, now, sadly, we have to find some new ones like squeegeeing our shower or taking isolation walks with iced coffee that we pretend came from a coffee shop). When the time comes for restaurants to safely reopen, we will welcome them with open arms. For us, our first stop will be a global dumpling tour of the city: starting at Dumpling Galaxy in Flushing, Queens, and then heading to have momos at Ridgewood’s While in Kathmandu. Right now, you can get a lot of these dishes via delivery and takeout, but the atmosphere and communal experience just can’t be replicated at home. So we reached out to some of our favorite New Yorkers about where they’re most excited to hit up once this is all over, and where they’ll never take a meal out for granted again. Keep in mind though, without government bailout of small, independently-owned restaurants, many of our favorite spots may never reopen, so keep calling your representatives and supporting your favorites in any way you can. Aidy Bryant, comedian and star of Hulu’s Shrill: Café Altro Paradiso "I can't wait to go back to Cafe Altro Paradiso. For as much pasta that I've been making in quarantine, it doesn't hold a candle to Altro Paradiso's cacio e pepe. Or their citr

The best takeout and delivery in NYC

The best takeout and delivery restaurants in NYC
Restaurants

The best takeout and delivery restaurants in NYC

Hungry but can’t manage to put pants on and go outside in search of tonight’s dinner? That’s where New York’s best takeout and delivery restaurants come in—you can get anything from super-crispy fried chicken to top-rate New York pizza delivered straight to your door without having to pause your TV binge or workflow. In fact, some of the city's best new restaurants offer delivery services. So queue up a new movie on Netflix and order whatever your heart desires from our list of the best delivery restaurants in the city, available via individual restaurants's websites, Seamless, Caviar, Postmates and more. Tip well! RECOMMENDED: Find more of the best restaurants 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 wine delivery in NYC
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The best wine delivery in NYC

If you're like us and you've found yourself spending quite a lot of time inside these days, you might have wine on the brain. And whether you're looking to stock up on a glass you tried at one of the best wine bars in NYC, or one that you keep seeing all over your Instagram, we've got you covered. Some of the coolest wine shops deliver straight to your door—and with options at every price point, no less. What's better than getting uncorked and watching latest videos streaming on Netflix. Now that's a Friday night!

The best options for alcohol delivery in NYC
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The best options for alcohol delivery in NYC

Shopping for groceries is a chore, especially when you're carrying around cases of beer and bottles of wine to your fourth floor walkup. So why bother carrying them all the way from the store to your apartment when there are so many delivery services that can get that done for you? New Yorkers order so many things direct to their homes that 'the city that never sleeps' might as well be renamed 'the city that never schleps'. Seriously, there’s no end to what you can get dropped off at your door: groceries, flowers and even cleaning services in NYC are all readily available at the click of a mouse or tap of an app. You'll still have to show your ID to the delivery person and chill your champagne but the last thing you'll have to worry about is running out of booze.

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

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This pasta subscription service is a carb-lover's dream come true
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This pasta subscription service is a carb-lover's dream come true

We’re cooking more than ever right now and while our favorite comfort foods hit the spot, we're constantly looking for more ways to spice up our routine. But it's a challenge these days when we're stuck with items that need to be shelf stable enough to last us until our next grocery run.  Among those items everyone seems to want a piece of is Rancho Gordo's elusive bean subscription service, which commands a lengthy waitlist for access to its coveted dried, heirloom legumes. Yes, these beans are wonderful, but the club we really want to be a member of right now is the New York-based artisanal pasta brand Sfoglini’s “pasta-of-the-month club.” If you're like us, signing up for all these carbs is like finally making it into that club you always wished to be a part of—whether it was Girl Scouts or that discotheque in deep Brooklyn with a hard-to-find location.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sfoglini (@sfoglini) on Mar 14, 2020 at 6:21am PDT But no club is more perfect to join right now (and accessible for home cooks) than this monthly service that offers customers access to dried pasta—including seasonal pasta shapes and styles not available on store shelves—that’s served at many of the city’s top restaurants. Plus, co-owner and chef Steve Gonzalez (who has worked on pasta menus for well-regarded restaurants such as Hearth, Roberta’s and Frankies Sputino) includes a recipe in each box to give you some inspiration for your next meal. The

These recipe cards from NYC's best restaurants help support hospitality workers
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These recipe cards from NYC's best restaurants help support hospitality workers

New York’s art and design community—made up of thousands of creative folks newly-out of work—has found many ways to band together and tap their collective talents for the greater good. The latest of these efforts is a new project that launched today called Family Meal, a digital project that features a series of collectable, fun and aesthetically-pleasing recipe cards, each crafted by a different local graphic designer or illustrator. The recipes in question are from some of New York’s best restaurants and bars, some of which we recently reviewed. Currently, the site features information about how to recreate the miso buttermilk dressing at Williamsburg’s Five Leaves, bagna cauda (an anchovy-based sauce) from Cobble Hill’s Popina, the “Bell Witch Cocktail” from sister bars Elsa and Ramona, black beans with olive oil and lime from Mina’s at MoMA PS1, lu rou fan at East Williamsburg’s Win Son and the challah from Williamsburg’s Lighthouse restaurant. So far, all restaurants and bars in question are from Brooklyn-based spots (with more to come) and some of which are still offering delivery.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Family Meal (@familymeal.recipes) on Apr 14, 2020 at 3:48pm PDT View this post on Instagram A post shared by Family Meal (@familymeal.recipes) on Apr 14, 2020 at 3:45pm PDT The idea, which comes from Grace Robinson-Leo and Rob Matthews (the team behind a branding studio called Dec

The best cheese delivery in NYC
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The best cheese delivery in NYC

We’ve ordered delivery pizza, wine and groceries. But we miss the days of cocktail parties, where even the bad ones usually had a cheese board to nosh on. We love nothing more than heading to our local larder shop and chatting with a cheesemonger about our flavor preferences, while getting to sample a bunch of options from behind the counter. Though sample stations may now feel like a thing of the past, many of the city’s best options for artisanal cheese are still available today for delivery—just in time to accompany tonight’s glass of wine and a movie. Sahadi's View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sahadis (@sahadis) on Nov 26, 2019 at 5:10am PST Crown Finish Caves View this post on Instagram A post shared by CFC (@crownfinishcaves) on Feb 7, 2020 at 9:24am PST   Saxelby Cheesemongers View this post on Instagram A post shared by Saxelby Cheesemongers (@saxelbycheese) on Mar 27, 2020 at 4:59pm PDT   Ideal Cheese Shop View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ideal Cheese Shop (@idealcheeseshop) on Sep 21, 2019 at 4:56am PDT   Riverdel Vegan Cheese View this post on Instagram A post shared by Riverdel™ (@riverdelcheese) on Mar 16, 2020 at 2:12pm PDT   Bedford Cheese Shop  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bedford Cheese Shop (@bedfordcheeseshop) on Feb 21, 2020 at 3:16pm PST Cowgirl Creamery 

The best brunch options in NYC available for delivery
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The best brunch options in NYC available for delivery

For all the hate brunch might get—long wait times to be seated, a restaurant that just dials it in with less-than-creative offerings, the hullabaloo of getting everyone in your group to chat to agree on the time and place—oh, how we miss it so. Brunch has become synonymous with New York weekends not so much for the food but for the communal experience of getting together with your friends and downloading the gossip from the week before. And while it’s harder than ever to get your group together, many restaurants in NYC are still serving up their griddled brunch-y classics to give you a taste of your best weekend memories. This weekend, we suggest ordering brunch and video chatting with your friends while you eat. It might just feel like you’re getting closer to the real deal.    Soho Diner Your brunch best bet: The disco fries   Dimes Deli Your brunch best bet: The acai bowl   The Butcher’s Daughter Your brunch best bet: the Mexican breakfast bowl    Reunion  Your brunch best bet: Shakshuka with challah bread   Golda Your brunch best bet: egg sando, babka French toast, cold brew Photograph: Time Out/ Ali Garber Russ & Daughters Your brunch best bet: Their New York brunch package   Golden Diner Your brunch best bet: Honey-butter pancakes   Pies ‘n Thighs Your brunch best bet: The fried chicken box with a buttermilk biscuit and choice of sides such as baked beans or collards   Skal Your brunch best bet: The pimento cheese breakfast burrito   Queens Comfort Your brunch best b

All the Michelin-rated NYC restaurants now offering delivery or takeout
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All the Michelin-rated NYC restaurants now offering delivery or takeout

You no longer have to break the bank to eat at some of New York City’s best restaurants. The Michelin Guide, which anonymously critiques restaurants through a famously rigorous process, bestows its top restaurants one to three stars and is often considered by chefs and restaurant owners as one of the most coveted honors. These establishments almost always skew toward the fine dining-end of the spectrum (aka, you’re putting a dent into your credit card when dining out).  But now, more than ever, these restaurants are offering delivery for the time in response to more of us staying home. Time Out New York reached out to all the Michelin-rated spots in the city for the comprehensive list you’ll find below. While no three-starred spots—those weren’t our favorites anyhow—are currently offering takeout (or even alcohol to-go), these are exciting menus that we can finally enjoy in the comforts of our own apartments. Bon appétit! THREE  No New York restaurants with three Michelin stars currently offer delivery or takeout. TWO Gabriel Kreuther View this post on Instagram A post shared by Gabriel Kreuther (@gabrielkreuther) on Mar 23, 2020 at 5:33pm PDT While this elegant, Alsatian-inspired restaurant is temporarily closed, its next door shop Gabriel Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate is taking delivery orders (featuring items you’d find on the dessert menu). Treats like dark chocolate krunchy krispies with caramelized almonds, puffed rice, crystallized orange

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Now’s the time to buy rare wines and spirits from New York restaurants and bars
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Now’s the time to buy rare wines and spirits from New York restaurants and bars

In recent weeks, New Yorkers’ have been able to do something we’ve never been able to do before: ordering cocktails to-go from some of the best bars in the city and downing them like we’re on Bourbon Street. But as we’re in lockdown mode, most of our happy hours are safely taking place in our apartments (we’ve turned to alcohol delivery more than ever and even seek virtual mixology tips from the best bartenders around). The latest game changer? New York restaurants and bars have begun selling off some hard-to-find bottles with heavy discounts or at cost to help keep their businesses afloat.  “The restaurant closures have shifted what’s available now,” says Lewis Kopman, who helps manage the fine and rare collection at Le Du’s Wines in the West Village. “We have access to more rare stock than ever. It’s the best time in 10 to 15 years to be a wine collector.”   So if you’ve had an eye on that delicious bottle of red from your favorite wine bar or you’re looking to stock up on your whiskey collection, there hasn’t been a better time to drink up. Attaboy View this post on Instagram A post shared by Attaboy (@attaboy134) on Mar 24, 2020 at 12:41pm PDT While getting a cocktail to-go, you can also browse rare bottle for sale Tuesdays and Fridays 2-8pm at this Lower East Side speakeasy. There’s also limited delivery if you have your eye on some Japanese whiskey or other Scotch brands for those looking to expand their collection of brown spirits. You can als

The best to-go cocktails available right now at bars and restaurants in NYC
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The best to-go cocktails available right now at bars and restaurants in NYC

As you might’ve read from us, the State Liquor Authority has relaxed liquor laws to allow restaurants and bars to add cocktails to their offerings (provided they also offer food) if they've pivoted toward to-go and and delivery. To-go cocktails, wines, and beers are an exciting new prospect for New Yorkers: a small win in a time that’s immensely bleak for small businesses, particularly those in the hospitality industry. We’ve put together a list of the places selling to-go cocktails and wine that we’re most jazzed about. And, please remember, delivery workers are on the front-lines of this epidemic and do not have the same luxury of taking sick days or working from home. Tip kindly—as always—but especially in crisis.    Maison Premiere View this post on Instagram It has been trying few weeks, but we are excited to announce that we are now offering cocktails from our Pick-up window! Available from 4pm-7pm daily or until sold-out. Please note, all orders must be purchased through the website without exception. www.maisonpremiereaway.com 📸: @ericmedsker ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ #rawbar #scallop #caviar #vision #maisonpremiere #brooklyn #NOLA #seafood #cocktail #nyc #technique #sartorial #absinthe #craft #design #antique #napoleon #oldabsinthehouse #history #cocktailhistory #seafood A post shared by MAISON PREMIERE (@maisonpremiere) on Mar 26, 2020 at 7:44am PDT Dante View this post o

NYC’s best breweries are now delivering beers to your door
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NYC’s best breweries are now delivering beers to your door

Amid government mandates and social distancing, bars and restaurants have had to decide whether to temporarily shutter or shift their business model toward delivery and to-go options while putting their health at risk (let alone the financial stakes). But there may be a silver lining for the city's beer nerds, who might’ve panic-shopped with fears that the only options left to ride out this coronavirus pandemic meant they'd be drinking Budweiser and other mass-market brands (for what it’s worth, we really do love Coronas and have them stocked up in our fridge, never mind the misinformed widespread panic that there is somehow any connection to the virus). Now, some of the city’s best craft breweries have come to the rescue by adding delivery options for beers in packs or, in some cases, loosies (aka individually sold cans).  If you love the craft beer movement and its breweries as much as us, and want to continue supporting (and imbibing) throughout the current crisis, you’ll be excited to learn that some of the city’s most celebrated breweries, such as Grimm Taproom, Other Half Brewing, Threes Brewery, Evil Twin Brewery and Rockaway Brewing Co. have adapted to offer to-go, pick-up and, in some cases, beer via Caviar and Grubhub, among other delivery services.  Our very own Time Out Director of Digital Content for North America (and self-proclaimed “beer nerd,”) is excited about the development: “Special releases and fancy brews should now be more accessible, because you no lo

Learn how to up your home bar game from the country's best bartenders
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Learn how to up your home bar game from the country's best bartenders

Say goodbye to your sad Quarantini. The home bar has taken center stage as New York City’s best bars are off limits these days—except for establishments selling alcohol to-go. But what do you put in the shaker when you have some vodka, a sad lemon and half empty bottles of liqueur guests brought to a dinner party last year? Bartenders in New York and across the country have turned to social media—check Instagram, Twitter and Facebook—for sharing recipes, providing tips on making better cocktails and even taking requests in live time so we can all drink better while social distancing. As you’re “qaurantending” from your apartment, here are some thirst-quenching resources, whether you set up that virtual happy hour or simply want to pour yourself one. Lynnette Marrero and Ryan Chetiyawardana, MasterClass Lynnette Marrero of Llama-San in the West Village joins Ryan Chetiyawardana, winner of the World Best Bartender award in 2018, lead a recently-launched series called Mixology for MasterClass. They share tips and techniques that the best bartenders across the world use every day to keep us hydrated. Derek Brown, owner of the Columbia Room in Washington D.C. Twitter may be the last place you want to troll these days, but for cocktail advice, respected bartender Derek Brown has been sharing recipes and fielding questions. So ahead and tweet before you tipple. Liquor Lab Photography: Courtesy of Liquor Lab Buy your ingredients ahead of time before streaming this hour

World’s best bar Dante launches delivery and takeout during coronavirus shutdown
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World’s best bar Dante launches delivery and takeout during coronavirus shutdown

Like many other New Yorkers, we’re also social distancing these days in our apartments. Everyone is cooking more than ever before, and we’re supporting restaurants by ordering delivery and even purchasing gifts cards and merch.  The state government has also made it easier for all of us, at least temporarily, to drink well at home (and thus supporting restaurants and bars that depend on liquor sales to boost their bottom line). Lucky for us, Dante, the beloved Greenwich Village institution and best bar in the world, is now offering its award-winning cocktails for delivery and takeout. It's available 10am-10pm Sunday-Wednesday and 10am-midnight Thursday-Saturday by phone and online. Photography: Steve Freihon Bottle service at home anyone? For $85, you can get pre-batched martinis: the Olivette (Grey Goose vodka, Bombay Sapphire gin, Noilly Prat, St. Germain and olive bitters), Martinez (Otto’s Athens vermouth, Old Duff Genever, maraschino, Boker’s Bitters) and Rose Petal (Hendrick’s gin, Reyka vodka, martini ambrato, lychee, Peychaud’s, rosewater). Each bottle serves 10—though if you’re quarantining and avoiding crowds, it’ll just mean you willl have to sip a few. Dante's extensive negroni cocktail program is included in the limited-time menu. You can also order a sbagliato (basically a lower ABV negroni sans gin), Americano, gin and tonic, Bloody Mary and even a simple vodka soda, among others. Photography: Steve Freihon On Tuesday, however, the State Liquor Authority cl

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