New York

Nine Excellent Delivery Dishes from New York’s Best Restaurants

Ordering in? You NEED to know these spots.

Birds of a Feather 鸳鸯
Birds of a Feather 鸳鸯
Birds of a Feather 鸳鸯

If you’ve ever had food delivered to your doorstep you know that there are some dishes that are best left for enjoying within the walls of the restaurant. That’s why you won’t find any steakhouses or fries and onion rings on this list spotlighting nearly a dozen must-try dishes from NYC restaurants. Remember that when you do order delivery to tip as best you can, and a little extra if the weather is inclement.

Burrito de Pollo at Taqueria Al Pastor

Bushwick, Brooklyn Heights
As far as deliverable foods go, burritos may as well be the north star (there’s more than one on this list). One of the best in New York comes from Taqueria Al Pastor, which boasts locations in both Bushwick and Brooklyn Heights. The burritos here are absolutely stuffed with the usual fixins, and available with chicken, carne asada, carnitas, and vegetarian options like nopal and hongos. Add chips to your order to scoop up the bits of burrito filling that inevitably fall out.
How to try it: Order via Grubhub.

Klom Klorm Restaurant
Klom Klorm Restaurant
Klom Klorm Restaurant

Pad Sei Eiw at Klom Klorm

Bushwick
Most every neighborhood is blessed with its go-to Thai restaurant for reliably delicious takeout, but Klom Klorm is the one people seem to know even if they don’t call Bushwick home. Just about everything hits here from the tingling pad kee mau and khao soi, to the massaman curry and tom kha gai; but the pad sei eiw is a fan favorite. Ideally, your order is rounded out with the addition of chive dumplings and labb. And if spice isn’t for you, it’s best to avoid anything labeled as such because they really aren’t kidding.
How to try it: Order via Grubhub.

Vegetarian Chicken Sandwich at Banh Mi Place

Prospect Heights
This Vietnamese Prospect Heights gem has somewhat surprisingly gained its fame from its vegetarian sandwiches more than it has for the classics. And while really there isn’t a bad banh mi in the bunch, the vegetarian chicken is a fan favorite. Of course, an order from Banh Mi Place wouldn’t be complete without one of the papaya salads.
How to try it: Order via Grubhub.
 

Love, Nelly
Love, Nelly
Love, Nelly

Empanada Mix at Love Nelly

Ocean Hill
It’s rare that one restaurant can satisfy two very unique cravings, in this case empanadas and cookies, and excel at them both with ease. Love Nelly in Ocean Hill does just that. Of the former, it’s best to order a half dozen empanadas for $35 to try them all, but if you’re needing to decide, the curry chickpea and chicken and rice empanadas are worth trying. For sweets, opt for the besitos if you want something wonderfully buttery, and the chocolate chunk cookies if that’s more calling your name.
How to try it: Order via Grubhub.

Photo by Brent Hofacker
Photo by Brent Hofacker
Photo by Brent Hofacker

When the urge to treat yourself arises, get your favorite restaurants delivered to your doorstep. Grubhub makes it quick and easy to get a delicious meal on the table-from trusted, local favorites to delectable global cuisines-all with a few taps of a button. Now that’s food for thought.

Goat dum biryani at Adda

Long Island City
The best way to recreate a meal at this excellent Indian restaurant from the Dhamaka team is to order a little bit of everything. Namely the seasonal saag paneer, garlic naan, goat biryani, and a side of raita for the biryani. The goat biryani is the dish that anyone who has dined at Adda has either had, or instantly felt regret for not getting after seeing it cross the dining room to another table.
How to try it: Order via Grubhub.

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Birds of a Feather 鸳鸯
Birds of a Feather 鸳鸯

Dan dan noodles at Birds of a Feather

Williamsburg
This popular Williamsburg restaurant is beloved for a menu of standout Sichuan mainstays from chef Ziqiang Lu, previously of Cafe China. One of the stars on the Birds of a Feather menu is the dan dan noodles, expertly spiced and dressed with sesame oil. For a less-spicy option, the mung bean noodles have much less of a kick.
How to try it: Order via Grubhub.

California Burrito at Electric Burrito

East Village
One of two burritos on this list, the arrival of Electric Burrito in the East Village gave New Yorkers the french fry-filled burritos Southern California is overflowing with. The one to have here is the California burrito, filled with fries, cheese, pico de gallo, and carne asada if you want to keep it classic (though chicken and carnitas are also options). Throw in a Mexican coke while you’re at it.
How to try it: Order via Grubhub.

Lucy's Vietnamese
Lucy’s Vietnamese
Lucy’s Vietnamese

Vegan Ginger Chicken Pho at Lucy’s Vietnamese

BedStuy, Williamsburg, Bushwick
No matter which Lucy’s location you find yourself closest to you can expect an umami-rich pho broth that is lovely, and 100 percent vegan. It’s the star of Lucy’s pho offerings which include traditional smoked brisket, lemongrass chicken, and tofu varieties. Arguably the best of the bunch is the vegan chicken pho dressed with shiitake mushrooms, scallions, and shallots. If you find you need to hit a certain order minimum, get as many sides of Lucy’s wonderful broth as your freezer or fridge can hold.
How to try it: Order via Grubhub.

Matzoh Ball Soup at Golden Diner

Two Bridges
So much of Golden Diner’s comforting menu should be reserved for enjoying in person, like the fantastic cheeseburger. That said, we’d never stop you from enjoying the restaurant’s warming matzoh ball soup from the comfort of your own home. The fluffy matzoh ball sits in a broth that’s dressed with fresh dill and Chinese celery. Plus, you have the option to add additional matzoh.
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Patty Diez is a contributor to Thrillist.

New York

Scavenge for Peeps Cookies and More Fun Treats in NYC This Easter

The best Easter desserts in NYC this spring include Easter Bunny Churros and Carrot Cake Macarons.

Photo courtesy of Funny Face Bakery
Photo courtesy of Funny Face Bakery
Photo courtesy of Funny Face Bakery

As spring makes its way through New York City, not only do we get to enjoy beautiful weather, stunning cherry blossoms, and cool activities priced at $Free.99, but it’s also the perfect time for some limited-edition desserts.

With Easter fast approaching, bakeries are filling their shops with tons of chocolate eggs, carrot cake-flavoured everything and all types of flavours that offer both nostalgia and innovation within the city’s dessert landscape. After you’ve picked up a cake from the city’s best new bakeries, from Easter Bunny Churros to Carrot Cake Macarons, here are 8 Easter desserts to try in NYC right now.

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Bakery
Photo courtesy of Magnolia Bakery
Photo courtesy of Magnolia Bakery

Magnolia Bakery

Throughout April
Various locations
There’s great news for devotees of Magnolia Bakery’s Classic Banana Pudding: For Easter, the spot is mixing up the iconic dessert’s vanilla pudding with some carrot cake. The Carrot Cake Pudding is filled with freshly grated carrots, coconuts, pineapples, raisins, and walnuts. And if both bananas and carrots aren’t your thing, they’ll be offering their Classic Vanilla Cupcakes in pastel colours with a Cadbury chocolate egg hidden inside.

Photo courtesy of Funny Face Bakery
Photo courtesy of Funny Face Bakery
Photo courtesy of Funny Face Bakery

Funny Face Bakery

Through Easter Sunday
NoHo and Seaport
Known for their celebrity face and meme-worthy decorated cookies, fans of Funny Face Bakery know that a new fun design is always just around the corner. For Easter, they’ve created the adorable Hoppy Easter decorated cookie that resembles a classic box of marshmallow Peeps. Along with that, they also have the return of their fan-favourite Caramel Pretzel Chip cookie flavour, plus a set of three mini-decorated cookies perfect for gifting.

The Doughnut Project

Friday, April 7 through Easter Sunday
West Village
With the ever-changing flavours at The Doughnut Project, it’s super easy to miss out on trying out a new debut. But this Easter weekend, there will be two new flavours available. One is of course, a carrot cake doughnut topped with a cream cheese glaze, and the other is known as the Doughnut Nest-a French cruller “nest” with a cream-filled doughnut hole “egg” in the centre.

Photo by Cole Saladino, courtesy of The Fragile Flour
Photo by Cole Saladino, courtesy of The Fragile Flour
Photo by Cole Saladino, courtesy of The Fragile Flour

The Fragile Flour

Wednesday, April 5 through Easter Sunday
East Village
For stellar vegan desserts this holiday, head to The Fragile Flour, a plant-based bakery and dessert wine bar. They’re known for going all out for each holiday with a variety of new pastry options that you can pair perfectly with a glass of wine. This Easter, they’ll have a whole dessert menu that’s both delicious and gorgeous for posting on IG. The menu includes Stuffed Carrot Cake Cookies, a Lemon Cake (whole or by the slice), some festive cupcakes, and specialty macarons.

Photo courtesy of Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate
Photo courtesy of Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate
Photo courtesy of Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate

Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate

Through mid April
Midtown
For a luxurious take on Easter chocolates, browse the selections available at Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate. You can even pick the Easter Signature Chef’s Selection for a special box curated by award-winning chefs. For something other than chocolate, choose between the Carrot Cake Macarons or the cake flavored Easter Marshmallow Trio, both of which are almost too cute to eat.

La Churreria

Throughout April
Nolita
This churro-centric spot is putting the cutest Easter spin on their crispy cinnamon churros by twisting them up into bunnies and bunny ears. At Churreria, choose from a Bunny Churro Lollipop topped with your choice of chocolate or dulce de leche and sprinkles, or the bunny ear churros in the Ube and Matcha ice cream sundae or the Ube Milkshake, both of which are made with ice cream from il laboratorio del gelato.

Photo by Briana Balducci
Photo by Briana Balducci
Photo by Briana Balducci

Lafayette

Throughout April
NoHo
You’ve surely seen this croissant tons of times while scrolling through IG or TikTok, whether it’s the Pain au Chocolat one or the latest of the month. Known as Suprêmes, these filled croissants went viral and continue to live up to the hype each time a new flavour comes out. April’s flavour-sour cherry amaretto with a Luxardo custard and toasted almonds. While you’ll have to be super early and wait in line during one of their three drops of the day to get a taste, we promise you it’ll be worth it.

Photo courtesy of Levain
Photo courtesy of Levain
Photo courtesy of Levain

Levain

Seasonal
Various locations
We all know the iconic cookies from Levain-they’re gigantic, perfectly crispy and chewy, and well worth the long lines. For spring, the shop is launching a new flavour: Caramel Coconut Chocolate Chip. Filled with gooey caramel chips, fresh shredded coconut, and melty dark chocolate, it’s one you’ve got to try while it’s still around. To further celebrate the new season, all of Levain’s storefronts will be decked out in spring floral displays, serving as the perfect backdrop for pictures.

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Alaina Cintron is an Editorial Assistant at Thrillist. Her work can also be found in Westchester Magazine, Girls’ Life, and Spoon University. When she’s not at her desk typing away, you can find her exploring a local coffee shop or baking a new recipe.

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