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Order lunch from these five trendy NYC restaurants you didn't know delivered

Not only do these NYC icons deliver to your door, but you can also brighten your day by ordering from them at lunchtime

Written by Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner in association with Grubhub.

Let's face it: not every single day can be an exciting one—even in a city like NYC. But you know what can really turn the mood around? Lunch. The midday meal has the power to completely transform your day... but only if it's a real showstopper. That's where we come in. We've found five much-loved New York restaurants that deliver at lunchtime. Reservations at these iconic places can be tricky to come by, but thanks to home delivery, these restaurants are making their fabulous fare easier than ever to enjoy. 

So whether you're working from home or ordering in from the office, prepare for an instant hit of happiness. Just unpack your takeout bag, plate it up and devour some of the best global cuisines. 

This East Village Italian restaurant is still perpetually packed thanks to its stint on a memorable episode of Sex and the City (Carrie’s failed 35th birthday party took place at a table here), and its top notch Italian fare. Order the fantastic homemade pastas, like pappardelle with hot Italian sausage and peas, plus entrees like a broiled rack of lamb. This is splurgey takeout at its best and a lunch that you'll dream about for days, available Monday through Friday.

A popular West Village spot for celeb sightings and top notch Italian fare, what’s more elite than hiding from the public and just getting your antipasti and caco e pepe pici delivered? Rosemary’s daytime delivery spans the full menu, so you can chow down on sasso chicken with lemons and potatoes with caper salt for a takeout power lunch before settling into a power nap. Dessert is also on the delivery menu, should you want a sweet treat for later (you do).


Good luck scoring a table at this trendy Mediterranean joint before 10pm on a weekday. Indulge your hunger with Shuka’s takeout menu instead (available for lunch from Monday to Friday) which is as extensive and tantalizing as the restaurant itself. Indecisive orderers should opt into the feast option ($56), which includes beet hummus, labne, fava bean, fattoush salad, crudite, falafel, olives, Turkish cigars, your choice of two kebabs, parsley sumac onions, pita, zhoug, white sauce and harissa. Add roasted fingerling sweet potatoes to really go for it!

Let the sushi bar come to you, thanks to delivery from one of Manhattan’s finest sushi counters. And while Blue Ribbon is totally worthwhile for a solo lunch of a few rolls, the more people who can go in on a sushi spread, the better. Choose from maki, sashimi platters and hakozushi, hand-pressed box sushi topped with yellowtail and yuzu pepper or other rich combinations. If you’re feeling extra, indulge in the blue crab California roll, which is a gussied up version of the American sushi staple.


Waiting to be seated at Chinatown’s oldest dim sum spot can take what feels like an eternity (don’t come hungry), but there’s a hack to enjoying some of the best dumplings in town. Reservation-free! Nom Wah’s satellite location in Nolita offers takeout, meaning you can get a dim sum feast delivered at lunchtime every day while you wait in the comfort of your own home or office!

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