Following a months-long shutdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, many restaurants across the city have reopened for takeout, delivery, and more recently outdoor dining, as the city has largely contained the spread of the virus in recent weeks. The large number of reopenings has also emboldened restaurateurs who were set to open new spots prior to the pandemic to move forward with their plans.
Many have had to rejig their menus and adapt to takeout and delivery, and with so much uncertainty on when indoor dining will return — and when it will be safe to do so — many restaurants are settling into this new reality, and offering stellar dishes to be eaten at home, at outdoor tables, or in a park nearby.
In light of this new reality, Eater is highlighting a mix of new places — and a few old favorites — doing takeout and delivery right now. New bakeries in Park Slope and Bed-Stuy, a buzzy vegan Ethiopian place in Crown Heights, and an all-day cafe in Bushwick serving Vietnamese-style coffee and pastries are among the hottest takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining options in Brooklyn right now.
A number of New York City restaurants have resumed outdoor dining services. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for outdoor dining, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the NYC Health Department’s website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More