• Tuesday, October 20, 2020

best NYC delivery

This Week: Where to Order Delivery in NYC
April 8, 2020
By , Founder

We’ve waited for two hours to get in at brunch or dinner as a walk-in, two months to get a 10:30pm reservation and two years to get any reservation at all (here’s looking at you, Carbone), but with all restaurants currently closed for dining in, we finally have a chance to get a taste of these NYC hot spots at home.  As for Carbone, it’s still a long shot, as it’s only in NYC that you’ll have Caviar couriers lined up so not social distancing for pickup of $30 pasta dishes.  These are our top 4 spots to order from this week, in the greatest city on earth.  Stay safe, stay home, NYC. 


When we said we had waited two months for a 10:30pm reservation, it may have just been at Rezdora.  Now, even the nether regions of the Upper West Side through Caviar can get Rezdora’s homemade pasta delivered.  Standouts include the Anolini de Parma which are fresh egg pasta like-raviolis filled with prosciutto and pork in a creamy parmesan sauce and Grandma Walking Through The Forest, which are impossible to make without a huge mess at home pockets of spinach pasta filled with leeks and roasted mushroom puree.  

Sant Ambroeus 

There’s a reason Sant Ambroeus has been around since 1936, and in NYC, since 1982.  This is a place that will never go out of style, as long as there are fashionable, beautiful people in this world.  Their locations around the city are open for takeout and delivery, so chances are you will zone into one of them.  The food here is just about being simple and straightforward; the classic Cacio e Pepe and the Tagliatelle all Bolognese never disappoint.  The Dover Sole at $69 is a little rich for the pocket, but you’re not going out 5 nights a week anymore so a pleasant treat.  

Red Farm

Even if you’re not so into Chinese food, you will be into Red Farm.  A healthy, modern and inventive take on classic dishes, Red Farm somehow manages to still be authentic Asian cuisine.  While Pac Man dumplings may not be traditional in concept, in execution,  you won’t find dough more on point than in Hong Kong dim sum parlors.  The Katz’s pastrami egg rolls are an homage to NYC and the soft and crunchy vegetable rice always make their way into our orders which are supplemented by  main dishes like grilled sea bass and lobster with chopped pork and egg. 



There’s a reason why Carbone is essentially still a friends and family spot, even after being open for over seven years.  It’s not like the food is the best Italian you’ll ever have, or the atmosphere the most chic, or even the service superlatively attentive.  It’s the combination of all of those factors in the perfect proportion, with the coolest crowd of people you want to be part of, that makes this spot so special.  And also, the spicy rigatoni vodka is not so bad either.  If you can snag a coveted delivery spot on Caviar, it’s still not 100% certain you’ll get your order given the demand, but certainly something to look forward to for just a taste of what normal life used to be like in NYC.  Don’t’ worry, we will all be back.