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22 Restaurants Still Offering NYC’s Most Iconic Dishes

From classic restaurants like Sylvia’s and Barney Greengrass to game-changing items like the Cronut and the Levain cookie, here are quintessentially NYC foods available right now

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There are restaurants that reach legend status for a particularly iconic dish, and then there are those whose remarkable longstanding legacies make them New York classics. Each of the restaurants on this list falls under one of those categories. These include a few of New York’s most prolific success stories — like a certain Coney Island hot dog stand gone global and halal food truck that’s evolved into a chain of restaurants across the country.

All of these establishments have helped make New York’s dining scene what it is today. From one of the city’s last old-school fried chicken shops to a cult-favorite cookie bakery, here are 22 classically New York City restaurants whose kitchens are still up and running.

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1. Charles' Country Pan Fried Chicken

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2461 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10027
(212) 281-1800

The fried chicken at this Harlem institution has a sizable following. Diners can still get their hands on a soul food platter from this old-school fried chicken shop via Uber Eats. Charles’ Country Pan Fried Chicken is also offering takeout for orders placed in-person at the restaurant. Hours are noon to 10:30 p.m. daily.

Fried chicken, mac and cheese, and collard greens in a styrofoam container Khushbu Shah/Eater

2. Sylvia's

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328 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10027
(212) 996-0660
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Heartwarming soul food is still available at Sylvia’s, a Harlem fixture known for bringing Southern comfort to the neighborhood. The beloved restaurant is offering delivery via Postmates, DoorDash, and UberEats. For takeout, the restaurant asks diners to call in ahead of time at 212-996-0660. In addition to classics like fried chicken and cornbread, family-style orders and drinks like sweet tea are also available.

3. Patsy's Pizzeria

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2287 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10035
(212) 534-9783
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Although Patsy’s has several franchise locations throughout the city, nothing beats getting a slice from the original. Patsy’s East Harlem location continues to fire up the perfect plain slice from an ancient oven. It’s now open for takeout. Other franchise locations are also open for takeout and delivery.

Patsy’s in East Harlem has a dark exterior with a red “Patsy’s” neon sign Nick Solares/Eater

4. Barney Greengrass

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541 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10024
(212) 724-4707
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The Upper West Side Jewish deli that famously served the late Anthony Bourdain’s favorite breakfast — Nova Scotia lox egg scramble and bagels — is open for pickup, delivery, and shipping orders. Barney Greengrass currently offers same-day delivery to most locations within Manhattan for orders placed over the phone at 212-724-4707. The deli is also delivering to other NYC boroughs on a limited basis.

A man stands at the fish counter at Barney Greengrass Bess Adler/Eater

5. Levain Bakery - 74th Street

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167 W 74th St
New York, NY 10023
(917) 464-3769
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NYC’s favorite chunky cookie purveyor is open for takeout and delivery, plus nationwide shipping. Levain’s famously gooey chocolate chip walnut cookies can be ordered via Caviar, and pickup orders can be made by calling any of the bakery’s five locations.

6. Marea

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240 Central Park S
New York, NY 10019
(212) 582-5100
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Michael White’s Michelin-starred Italian restaurant is open for takeout and delivery, with new dishes added to the menu. Despite the fresh adds, however, diners can’t go wrong with a classic order of fusilli with red wine braised octopus and bone marrow — the chef’s most famous pasta and one of the best in New York. Orders can be placed here.

A white bowl with fusilli, red sauce, bone marrow, and octopus. Nick Solares/Eater

7. Halal Guys

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75 W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019

Few lunches are as satisfying as the chopped lamb and chicken over rice from the Halal Guys, possibly NYC’s most widely recognized food cart. For those who kept the cart on their office lunch rotation, the popular platters are now available for delivery via Postmates, Uber Eats, and DoorDash. Don’t forget the white sauce.

8. Jackson Diner

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37-47 74th Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
(718) 672-1232
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When Jackson Diner opened in 1980, it served mostly standard diner fare like eggs and burgers, but a few years later, it transformed for the local Indian population — and offered many New Yorkers their first taste of dishes that were less ubiquitous at the time, like the masala dosa. Curries, naan, and delightful items like a spiced fried fish are available for delivery and takeout by calling 718-672-1232.

Flatbread beside a bowl of hummus Robert Sietsema

9. SriPraPhai

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64-13 39th Ave
Woodside, NY 11377
(718) 899-9599
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Sripraphai Tipmanee’s Woodside restaurant was one of the first places to introduce New Yorkers to regional Thai cooking, upping the ante for quality. It’s still a must-visit for Thai food fanatics, with favorites like chicken satay skewers and minced pork with rice still available. Takeout only.

Chicken satays Robert Sietsema

10. Shake Shack

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11 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10010
(212) 889-6600
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New York has many popular burgers, but Shake Shack’s Shackburger might very well be the favorite (though it’s faced backlash over how it handled new coronavirus-related small business loans). The chain remains open for takeout and delivery, with updates about temporary store closures posted here. The burger shop is requiring diners to place orders online or via the Shack Shack app and wait outside to get their food.

A Shake Shack burger in a paper wrapper, on top of fries. Nick Solares/Eater

11. Magnolia Bakery

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West 11th Street, 401 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 462-2572
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This list wouldn’t be complete without a Sex and the City mention. Although Magnolia Bakery became famous for cupcakes from a cameo in the show, true locals know to go for the banana pudding. The bakery remains open for pickup and delivery via its website or Uber Eats.

12. Minetta Tavern

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113 MacDougal St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 475-3850
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Minetta Tavern’s luxurious Black Label burger — one of the most-hyped burgers in the city — is available for pickup and delivery from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. View the menu here, and place an order via Caviar here.

A beef patty, with slight charring on top and caramelized onions, sits between two sesame buns. A slice of tomato sits on one side, and french fries can be seen in the back. Nick Solares/Eater

13. Dominique Ansel Bakery

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189 Spring St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 219-2773
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The bakery behind New York’s viral Cronut is offering takeout and delivery via Caviar from its Spring Street location. Diners can pick up or have the cream-filled croissant-doughnut hybrid and more delivered from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

14. Russ & Daughters

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179 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 475-4880 ext. 1
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Home to one of city’s quintessential bagel and lox experiences, Russ & Daughters is delivering that experience to New Yorkers’ homes. The shop offers pickup and courier delivery services at its Lower East Side location: Pickup orders should be placed two hours in advance and courier delivery orders 24 hours in advance by calling 212-475-4880 x1. The LES location is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. In Brooklyn, orders can be placed through Caviar, and shipping is available through Goldbelly.

Pieces of salmon jut out of a bagel sandwich sliced in half, that’s placed on a white cermaic plate. A sign for Russ & Daughters hangs in the background. Bess Adler/Eater

15. Katz's Delicatessen

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205 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 254-2246
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It’s only fitting that New York’s most legendary pastrami sandwich maker continues dishing out the ultimate comfort fare during a pandemic. Diners can still order Katz’s via SeamlessUber EatsCaviarDoorDashPostmates, and delivery.com. Orders can also be placed via phone at 212-254-2246.

Half of a pastrami sandwich on a plate at Katz’s Delicatessen Nick Solares/Eater

16. Lombardi's Pizza

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32 Spring St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 941-7994
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The city’s first-ever pizzeria Lombardi’s is still slinging pies on Spring Street for pickup and delivery. All orders should be placed online here from noon to 8:30 p.m. daily. The pizzeria’s newer Chelsea location is temporarily closed.

17. Nom Wah Tea Parlor

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13 Doyers St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 392-6800
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Chinatown’s oldest restaurant Nom Wah Tea Parlor has temporarily closed its original location, but its Nolita outpost remains open for takeout and delivery. Dim sum, noodles, and soups are available via Caviar. Frozen dumplings are also available upon request.

Dumplings from Nom Wah Nolita Nick Solares/Eater

18. Denino’s Pizzeria & Tavern

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524 Port Richmond Ave
Staten Island, NY 10302
(718) 442-9401
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Open since 1937, this famed Staten Island pizzeria is known for its thin, crisp bar-style pizza. Both pies and appetizers like wings and fried calamari are available. Critic Robert Sietsema recommends the clam pie. Available delivery and pickup through DoorDash.

A close-up shot of a cheese pie topped with clam Robert Sietsema/Eater NY

19. Di Fara Pizza

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1424 Avenue J
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 258-1367
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Ordering delivery from Di Fara Pizza means forgoing a potential sighting of legendary pizzaiolo Dom DeMarco in the restaurant’s kitchen — but at least the pies are still available. Topped with three cheeses, fresh basil, and olive oil, the pizza here is one of the city’s most iconic. Di Fara is currently open for takeout, delivery, and nationwide shipping: 718-258-1367.

A pizza cut into eighths Di Fara [Official Photo]

20. Brennan & Carr

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3432 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 769-1254
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Brennan & Carr’s famous Irish roast beef sandwich is still available for takeout in Sheepshead Bay. Call ahead at 718-769-1254, as hours may vary.

An Irish roast beef sandwich, served with cheese in its own juices Nick Solares/Eater

21. L&B Spumoni Gardens

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2725 86th St
Brooklyn, NY 11223
(718) 449-1230
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This summertime institution known for Italian spumoni and thick-crusted Sicilian pizza is open for pickup and delivery. Pickup orders can be made via phone at 718-449-1230, and delivery is available via Uber Eats, Grubhub and Postmates. The restaurant may be able to deliver outside of its typical range if diners call in.

A whole Sicilian pie in rectangular form with puffy dough Sonia Chopra/Eater

22. Randazzo's Clam Bar

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2017 Emmons Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 615-0010
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Randazzo’s Clam Bar earns a mention for its fried calamari — swirls of squid coated in a light, golden batter, served with the restaurant’s equally iconic red sauce. It’s the perfect sunny waterfront meal. But for now, the restaurant is offering that prized menu item and more for pickup and delivery via Uber Eats from noon to 8 p.m. daily.

Randazzo’s Randazzo’s [Official Photo]

23. Nathan's Famous - Coney Island

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1310 Surf Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 333-2202
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Another big New York success story, the original location of Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island is delivering hot dogs and more through DoorDash, UberEats, Grubhub, and Postmates.

Customers wait in a line that wraps around the corner of the colorful Nathan’s Famous restaurant in Coney Island Nick Solares/Eater

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1. Charles' Country Pan Fried Chicken

2461 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10027
Fried chicken, mac and cheese, and collard greens in a styrofoam container Khushbu Shah/Eater

The fried chicken at this Harlem institution has a sizable following. Diners can still get their hands on a soul food platter from this old-school fried chicken shop via Uber Eats. Charles’ Country Pan Fried Chicken is also offering takeout for orders placed in-person at the restaurant. Hours are noon to 10:30 p.m. daily.

2461 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10027

2. Sylvia's

328 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027

Heartwarming soul food is still available at Sylvia’s, a Harlem fixture known for bringing Southern comfort to the neighborhood. The beloved restaurant is offering delivery via Postmates, DoorDash, and UberEats. For takeout, the restaurant asks diners to call in ahead of time at 212-996-0660. In addition to classics like fried chicken and cornbread, family-style orders and drinks like sweet tea are also available.

328 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10027

3. Patsy's Pizzeria

2287 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10035
Patsy’s in East Harlem has a dark exterior with a red “Patsy’s” neon sign Nick Solares/Eater

Although Patsy’s has several franchise locations throughout the city, nothing beats getting a slice from the original. Patsy’s East Harlem location continues to fire up the perfect plain slice from an ancient oven. It’s now open for takeout. Other franchise locations are also open for takeout and delivery.

2287 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10035

4. Barney Greengrass

541 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024
A man stands at the fish counter at Barney Greengrass Bess Adler/Eater

The Upper West Side Jewish deli that famously served the late Anthony Bourdain’s favorite breakfast — Nova Scotia lox egg scramble and bagels — is open for pickup, delivery, and shipping orders. Barney Greengrass currently offers same-day delivery to most locations within Manhattan for orders placed over the phone at 212-724-4707. The deli is also delivering to other NYC boroughs on a limited basis.

541 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10024

5. Levain Bakery - 74th Street

167 W 74th St, New York, NY 10023

NYC’s favorite chunky cookie purveyor is open for takeout and delivery, plus nationwide shipping. Levain’s famously gooey chocolate chip walnut cookies can be ordered via Caviar, and pickup orders can be made by calling any of the bakery’s five locations.

167 W 74th St
New York, NY 10023

6. Marea

240 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019
A white bowl with fusilli, red sauce, bone marrow, and octopus. Nick Solares/Eater

Michael White’s Michelin-starred Italian restaurant is open for takeout and delivery, with new dishes added to the menu. Despite the fresh adds, however, diners can’t go wrong with a classic order of fusilli with red wine braised octopus and bone marrow — the chef’s most famous pasta and one of the best in New York. Orders can be placed here.

240 Central Park S
New York, NY 10019

7. Halal Guys

75 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

Few lunches are as satisfying as the chopped lamb and chicken over rice from the Halal Guys, possibly NYC’s most widely recognized food cart. For those who kept the cart on their office lunch rotation, the popular platters are now available for delivery via Postmates, Uber Eats, and DoorDash. Don’t forget the white sauce.

75 W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019

8. Jackson Diner

37-47 74th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Flatbread beside a bowl of hummus Robert Sietsema

When Jackson Diner opened in 1980, it served mostly standard diner fare like eggs and burgers, but a few years later, it transformed for the local Indian population — and offered many New Yorkers their first taste of dishes that were less ubiquitous at the time, like the masala dosa. Curries, naan, and delightful items like a spiced fried fish are available for delivery and takeout by calling 718-672-1232.

37-47 74th Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

9. SriPraPhai

64-13 39th Ave, Woodside, NY 11377
Chicken satays Robert Sietsema

Sripraphai Tipmanee’s Woodside restaurant was one of the first places to introduce New Yorkers to regional Thai cooking, upping the ante for quality. It’s still a must-visit for Thai food fanatics, with favorites like chicken satay skewers and minced pork with rice still available. Takeout only.

64-13 39th Ave
Woodside, NY 11377

10. Shake Shack

11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010
A Shake Shack burger in a paper wrapper, on top of fries. Nick Solares/Eater

New York has many popular burgers, but Shake Shack’s Shackburger might very well be the favorite (though it’s faced backlash over how it handled new coronavirus-related small business loans). The chain remains open for takeout and delivery, with updates about temporary store closures posted here. The burger shop is requiring diners to place orders online or via the Shack Shack app and wait outside to get their food.

11 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10010

11. Magnolia Bakery

West 11th Street, 401 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

This list wouldn’t be complete without a Sex and the City mention. Although Magnolia Bakery became famous for cupcakes from a cameo in the show, true locals know to go for the banana pudding. The bakery remains open for pickup and delivery via its website or Uber Eats.

West 11th Street, 401 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10014

12. Minetta Tavern

113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012
A beef patty, with slight charring on top and caramelized onions, sits between two sesame buns. A slice of tomato sits on one side, and french fries can be seen in the back. Nick Solares/Eater

Minetta Tavern’s luxurious Black Label burger — one of the most-hyped burgers in the city — is available for pickup and delivery from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. View the menu here, and place an order via Caviar here.

113 MacDougal St
New York, NY 10012

13. Dominique Ansel Bakery

189 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

The bakery behind New York’s viral Cronut is offering takeout and delivery via Caviar from its Spring Street location. Diners can pick up or have the cream-filled croissant-doughnut hybrid and more delivered from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

189 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

14. Russ & Daughters

179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
Pieces of salmon jut out of a bagel sandwich sliced in half, that’s placed on a white cermaic plate. A sign for Russ & Daughters hangs in the background. Bess Adler/Eater

Home to one of city’s quintessential bagel and lox experiences, Russ & Daughters is delivering that experience to New Yorkers’ homes. The shop offers pickup and courier delivery services at its Lower East Side location: Pickup orders should be placed two hours in advance and courier delivery orders 24 hours in advance by calling 212-475-4880 x1. The LES location is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. In Brooklyn, orders can be placed through Caviar, and shipping is available through Goldbelly.

179 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002

15. Katz's Delicatessen

205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
Half of a pastrami sandwich on a plate at Katz’s Delicatessen Nick Solares/Eater

It’s only fitting that New York’s most legendary pastrami sandwich maker continues dishing out the ultimate comfort fare during a pandemic. Diners can still order Katz’s via SeamlessUber EatsCaviarDoorDashPostmates, and delivery.com. Orders can also be placed via phone at 212-254-2246.

205 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002

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16. Lombardi's Pizza

32 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

The city’s first-ever pizzeria Lombardi’s is still slinging pies on Spring Street for pickup and delivery. All orders should be placed online here from noon to 8:30 p.m. daily. The pizzeria’s newer Chelsea location is temporarily closed.

32 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

17. Nom Wah Tea Parlor

13 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013
Dumplings from Nom Wah Nolita Nick Solares/Eater

Chinatown’s oldest restaurant Nom Wah Tea Parlor has temporarily closed its original location, but its Nolita outpost remains open for takeout and delivery. Dim sum, noodles, and soups are available via Caviar. Frozen dumplings are also available upon request.

13 Doyers St
New York, NY 10013

18. Denino’s Pizzeria & Tavern

524 Port Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10302
A close-up shot of a cheese pie topped with clam Robert Sietsema/Eater NY

Open since 1937, this famed Staten Island pizzeria is known for its thin, crisp bar-style pizza. Both pies and appetizers like wings and fried calamari are available. Critic Robert Sietsema recommends the clam pie. Available delivery and pickup through DoorDash.

524 Port Richmond Ave
Staten Island, NY 10302

19. Di Fara Pizza

1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230
A pizza cut into eighths Di Fara [Official Photo]

Ordering delivery from Di Fara Pizza means forgoing a potential sighting of legendary pizzaiolo Dom DeMarco in the restaurant’s kitchen — but at least the pies are still available. Topped with three cheeses, fresh basil, and olive oil, the pizza here is one of the city’s most iconic. Di Fara is currently open for takeout, delivery, and nationwide shipping: 718-258-1367.

1424 Avenue J
Brooklyn, NY 11230

20. Brennan & Carr

3432 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11229
An Irish roast beef sandwich, served with cheese in its own juices Nick Solares/Eater

Brennan & Carr’s famous Irish roast beef sandwich is still available for takeout in Sheepshead Bay. Call ahead at 718-769-1254, as hours may vary.

3432 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11229

21. L&B Spumoni Gardens

2725 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11223
A whole Sicilian pie in rectangular form with puffy dough Sonia Chopra/Eater

This summertime institution known for Italian spumoni and thick-crusted Sicilian pizza is open for pickup and delivery. Pickup orders can be made via phone at 718-449-1230, and delivery is available via Uber Eats, Grubhub and Postmates. The restaurant may be able to deliver outside of its typical range if diners call in.

2725 86th St
Brooklyn, NY 11223

22. Randazzo's Clam Bar

2017 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Randazzo’s Randazzo’s [Official Photo]

Randazzo’s Clam Bar earns a mention for its fried calamari — swirls of squid coated in a light, golden batter, served with the restaurant’s equally iconic red sauce. It’s the perfect sunny waterfront meal. But for now, the restaurant is offering that prized menu item and more for pickup and delivery via Uber Eats from noon to 8 p.m. daily.

2017 Emmons Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235

23. Nathan's Famous - Coney Island

1310 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Customers wait in a line that wraps around the corner of the colorful Nathan’s Famous restaurant in Coney Island Nick Solares/Eater

Another big New York success story, the original location of Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island is delivering hot dogs and more through DoorDash, UberEats, Grubhub, and Postmates.

1310 Surf Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224

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