Where to Get Takeout and Delivery in NYC

Add the legendary Rao’s to your dinner routine with Thrillist Ghost Kitchen.

Rao’s signature house salad, meatballs, penne marinara, and double broiled lemon chicken. | Photo by Cole Saladino for Thrillist
Rao’s signature house salad, meatballs, penne marinara, and double broiled lemon chicken. | Photo by Cole Saladino for Thrillist

Since COVID-19 hit this spring, ordering takeout and delivery from our favorite restaurants has become the new norm of dining out. And while limited indoor and outdoor dining options are also now available, with the pandemic still happening (ugh), it looks like we’ve all got a ways to go, making takeout and delivery straight to our apartment doors one of the easiest—and safest—ways to socially distance and enjoy dishes from NYC’s top eateries.
To add to this mode of avoiding our own cooking at all costs, we’re launching a special new program to give New Yorkers exclusive access to iconic NYC restaurants and dishes. Starting on December 9 and running until April of 2021, Thrillist Ghost Kitchen will partner with 10 local restaurants to offer limited-edition takeout and delivery in two-week residencies to downtown Manhattan for dinner on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Friday evenings.

And kicking off this trailblazing series is Rao’s, the legendary East Harlem Italian joint that you’ve most likely heard of, but never tasted. Along with the food, all Thrillist Ghost Kitchen orders will include a kit of custom swag containing a t-shirt inspired by the restaurant, along with an insulated branded bag, eco-friendly reusable cutlery set, and portable wine tumbler.

For your next meal, let the dirty dishes pile up in your sink and order from these spots instead—we’ve rounded up the best places to get takeout and delivery in NYC right now.

East Village, FiDi, LES, SoHo, Tribeca, Union Square, and West Village
Starting on December 9, Thrillist Ghost Kitchen’s lineup of 10 iconic NYC restaurants offering takeout (from 30 Vandam Street) and delivery of their famed dishes launches with Rao's. For two weeks only, on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Friday evenings, get signature items like their house salad, Rao’s meatballs, penne marinara, and double broiled lemon chicken. To assist with the financial hardships restaurants have already endured this year due to COVID-19, Thrillist is covering all costs including food, labor, packaging, and delivery for each eatery. So placing an order doesn’t just get you awesome food and cool swag, but shows your support in helping each small business.

East Village
At the latest spot from the folks who brought us Goodnight Sonny and The Lost Lady, they celebrate “casual anytime fare.” That means you can get cafe classics like avocado toast, a soft scramble topped with chimichurri and sweet chili aioli, and charred chicken sandwiches whenever you please, and it’s especially true with its debut takeout and delivery menu.
How to order: Via website

Upper East Side
This once tough-to-land reservation is now impossible to get for other reasons, but the Michelin-starred sushi counter opened up its menu for takeout and delivery. With a focus on oversized rolls, you can get a top-notch sushi experience for two, plus fine wine and sake all delivered to your door.
How to order: Via website

Don Angie
Photo by Ashley Sears

West Village
Crowd favorites from this West Village mainstay for modern Italian are finally available to take home, thanks to the Don Angie at Home package. Signature lasagna roll-ups, chrysanthemum salad, and black cocoa tiramisu for two make up the package, but you can tack on stuffed garlic flatbread, cocktails, and plenty of wine to round out your meal.
How to order: Call 212-889-8884 or via website

Some of the best Ethiopian food in the city is now available for takeout and delivery. Scoop up curry and vegetable sides with injera, enjoy colorful entrees like gomen with collard greens, ginger, and herbs, and expand your spice rack with spices such as berbere—“the essence of Ethiopia”—that are separately available for order.
How to order: Via Caviar, Doordash

West Village
The wood-burning hearth at 232 Bleecker roasts veggies and other ingredients to perfection, so takeout and delivery from the restaurant will surely upgrade your healthy eating game. You can get bento boxes, bowls, and other main courses, or let the restaurant supplement your trips to the store by ordering pantry staples.
How to order: Via website

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Flatiron District
Get your hands and tastebuds on Italian dishes from Rezdôra like the cacio e pepe salad and bolognese lasagna for two. If you're local, Rezdôra is also offering a pickup option with a selection of fresh pastas and sauces to make at home, and tiramisu and gelato for dessert. 
How to order: Call 646-692-9090 or via website

Financial District
Dumpling-making is an art and Northern Tiger is getting you in on the action. The restaurant's dumpling kits are available for delivery and takeout and include 25 frozen premium dumplings along with housemade jars of chili crisp and dumpling sauce.
How to order: Via websiteCaviar, Seamless/Grubhub, Doordash

East Village
You can now bring The Madame Pho (beef broth, flat rice noodles, brisket, and more Pho goodness) to your kitchen table.
How to order: Call 917-261-2115 or via Caviar, Grubhub


Hell's Kitchen
Gotham West Market is now open, but they're still offering delivery and pickup options so you can satisfy your pasta cravings without leaving your apartment by ordering Italian classics from Dell'Anima.
How to order: Call 212-366-6633 or via Caviar, Doordash

Multiple locations (Union Square, Lincoln Center, Bryant Park)
You can still fill your home with the aroma of the shop’s fresh artisanal and handmade breads, but don’t stop there. This New York bakery staple is also offering popular sandwiches and salads, desserts, and, of course, the shop's iconic babka.
How to order: Call 212-633-2253 or via website, Caviar, Postmates

West Village, Union Square
Both locations of this French bistro have reopened for outdoor seating, but you can still get staple dishes like steak frites, rigatoni bolognese, and coq au vin for lunch or dinner through the restaurant’s takeout and delivery service.
How to order:
Union Square: Call 212-353-0200 for takeout, delivery via Caviar, Grubhub
West Village: Call 212-837-1616 for takeout, delivery via Caviar, Grubhub

Thai Diner
Thai Diner

Thai Diner was one of NYC’s hottest openings when it debuted in February. And though it had to quickly adjust to outdoor dining and takeout only, you can get the restaurant’s signature dishes at home along with favorites from sister spots Uncle Boons Sister and now closed Uncle Boons.
How to order: Call 646-559-4140 for takeout, delivery via Caviar, Doordash, Seamless

Ribs, brisket, BBQ pork, and burgers from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s Brooklyn location are calling your name. Luckily you can cure your craving with takeout and delivery of its full menu.
How to order: Via website

Harlem and Long Island City
Contactless delivery is now the norm, and rice bowl-centered Fieldtrip is no exception. If you live within half a mile of the Harlem restaurant, you have the option to do a contactless delivery. But if you're outside of the local area, you can still pick up your meal from either location.
How to order: Via website

Flatiron District 
For the first time in its history, Cote is offering takeout and delivery service. This Korean steakhouse is offering everything you need to grill up top-notch steaks at home, or order up favorites like the Korean omelette or Butcher's Bowl with three chef-selected cuts and rice, pickles, and kimchi.
How to order: Via website

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You can select from a variety of menu items like Berkshire pork ribs, harissa pork, and a variety of sides, or opt for Atoboy’s family meal which feeds two to three people with rice, kimchi, and a mix of hearty portions of main dishes and sides for sharing.
How to order: Call 646-476-7217 or via website

Brunch, lunch, dinner, cocktails, and happy hour? Concord Hill has everyone covered with their expanded takeout and delivery options. If you call the restaurant directly to place your order instead of using a third-party app, you'll even receive 15% off alcohol beverages. 
How to order: Via website

Vinateria Harlem
Vinateria Harlem

Located just a few blocks from Morningside Park, Vinateria’s takeout and delivery menu is just as expansive as its regular one. You can get prepared dishes or fresh pasta and sauce ready to throw together at home, plus bottles of wine for 20% off and cocktails to-go.
How to order: Call 212-662-8462 or via website

Midtown East
Soccarat is serving five of their signature paella dishes for $35 each through Grubhub, UberEats, and DoorDash. Each one serves two people and includes the namesake paella which has free-range bone-in chicken, chorizo, shrimp, white fish, and squid, and the carne paella, made of short ribs, free-range bone-in chicken, snow peas and chorizo. Take a look at the full takeout menu here.
How to order: 
Chelsea: Call 212-462-1000 for takeout, delivery via Grubhub, UberEats
Midtown East: Call 212-759-0101 for takeout, delivery via Grubhub, UberEats

Photo by Cole Saladino for Thrillist

The Delhi butter chicken from GupShup is calling your name, and luckily for you it is available for pickup and delivery along with other popular dishes like saag paneer and chicken tikka. 
How to order: Via website

Boerum Hill
In the Boerum Hill area and craving Italian? Take a few minutes and check out Rucola’s delivery and takeout menu, which features pastas like fusilli with walnut pesto, pecorino, and and sunchoke and casarecce with tomato, Fresno chili, rock shrimp, and oregano. For dessert, try the Four & Twenty Blackbird’s Pie or chocolate pudding.
How to order: Call 718-576-3209 or email orders@rucolabrooklyn.com

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Kristen Adaway is a staff writer. Follow her on Twitter @kristenadaway
Liz Provencher is an editorial assistant at Thrillist. You can follow her on Twitter or see what she eats on Instagram.