New York diners have a seemingly infinite number of delivery options — but not all restaurants are created equal, where delivery is concerned. Here is a list of 9 tried and true restaurants that offer delivery, with input from Eater readers.
1) Somtum Der, 85 Avenue A
Delivery Zone: Up to 10 blocks in all directions
Hours: 12:00 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.
For those located within Somtum Der’s delivery zone, delicious Thai food is never too far away — and the team keeps the delivery zone fairly small so you know you’re food is going to arrive fresh and pipping hot. Delivery for Somtum Der is available through apps like Seamless and Grub Hub, and it’s known to be courteous and quick.
2) Chirping Chicken, 587 Ninth Avenue
Delivery Zone: 58 to 20 Streets, from Avenue of the Americas to Ninth Ave
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
When you’re not up for making your own roast chicken at home, this poultry mini-chain is a safe bet. Fans of the Chirping Chicken swear by its delivery, noting that the service is always fast, friendly, and easy. Another rare feat: The fried chicken will arrive fresh and crispy after a 45 to 55 minute delivery. One tipster perhaps said it best: "Great staff, amazing customer service, fast delivery." Bonus: There’s no delivery minimum.
3) Gueros Tacos, 605 Prospect Place
Delivery Zone: Does not go past Vanderbilt, Nostrand, Eastern Parkway, or Atlantic Avenues
Hours: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Gueros Tacos is a solid neighborhood Mexican restaurant and the staff members are really nice. Everything from the al pastor tacos to a plate of loaded nachos arrives hot and showing now signs of an arduous trip. Delivery for Gueros on Seamless is free.
4) Kulushkat, 446c Dean St
Delivery Zone: Approximately 1.5 miles in all directions
Hours: 10:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.
A counter-service Kulushkat understands that nearly everything the kitchen cranks out will be traveling first. Even after the 1.5 mile trip, Kulshkat’s vegan and kosher favorites arrive fresh and still hot. Here’s what one tipster had to say: "The best. Always early delivery, amazing staff, fresh food- Kulushkat can do no wrong!"
5) Parm, 248 Mulberry Street
Delivery Zone: Stops at West 10th Street, Canal Street, and Avenue A
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
When the craving for a chicken parm hero settles in, there are fewer options more reliable than this Mulberry Street favorite. Parm’s sandwiches, platters, appetizers, and pastas all travel well and arrive sooner than you’d think. Delivery for the UWS, BPC, and Mulberry Street Parms is available through Postmates and Seamless. Aziz Ansari is a fan, too.
6) Veselka, 144 Second Avenue
Delivery Zone: Does not go past Broadway, East 14 Street, Houston, Avenue C
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
This no-frills Ukrainian diner has been a New York staple since 1954, and the neighborhood rejoiced when Veselka began delivering via options like Seamless, ChowNow, and Delivery.com. Options like Veselka's wonderful little pierogis, cheesy blintzes, and crowd-pleasing borscht fare well amid New York's travel conditions. And though the site quotes a 40 to 50 minute wait, your food usually arrives before then.
7) Corner Bistro, 47-18 Vernon Blvd
Delivery Zone: LIC, Astoria, Greenpoint
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday to Sunday, Late Night: 12:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday
Corner Bistro’s famous burgers have stood the test of time, referred to by many as one of New York’s most iconic burgers nearly 50 years since opening. Currently, only the LIC location delivers but you can expect the same quality you would get at the West Village original. If you’re nursing a hangover, or just need a hot bowl of chili, Corner Bistro is a fun choice.
8) Mighty Quinn's, 1492 Second Avenue
Delivery Zone: Manhattan
Hours: 12:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily
No matter where you are in Manhattan, pitmaster Hugh Mangumʼs barbecued meats are never too far away. The ordering process is easy, and readily available through options like Caviar and Seamless. The team here packs your order to ensure that favorites like brisket, spare ribs, and pulled pork all taste like they would fresh from the smokes. And they never forget the wet-naps.
9) Olive’s, 191 Prince Street
Delivery Zone: 14 Street to Worth Street, from West Street to First Avenue
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
This unassuming Soho storefront is a local favorite for a fast and reliable meal. Breakfast options like an egg sandwich, avocado toast, oatmeal, and bagel sandwiches are delivered fresh and are available as early as 8:00 a.m. What’s nice is that Olive’s takes care of its own ordering and delivery so all orders are placed directly with the restaurant. It’s a user-friendly system that has been pleasing neighbors for years.