Indoor dining sadly remains closed in New York City as the Coronavirus pandemic rages on. Luckily there are still a ton of globally-inspired restaurants that are here to provide you with some of the tastiest delivery options available in The Big Apple.
Check out 8 that are worth ordering from during the holiday season and beyond below. And don’t forget… support small businesses!
Amigo by Nai is the taqueria and cocktail experience collaboration from Executive Chef/Owner Ruben Rodriguez of Nai Tapas and Juan “Billy” Acosta co-owner of Los Angeles’ famed Carnitas El Momo. The delivery and takeout menu features five tacos including Acosta’s famous carnitas with choices like of Maciza, pork butt with the bone in or Buche, pork stomach. The four other tacos are from the mind of Chef Rodriguez with options like Rabo: oxtail, red mojo and shishito peppers with an optional side of consommé; and Coliflor, shawarma roasted cauliflower with avocado lime chimichurri and marcona almonds. Tacos are available by the pound at Amigo by Nai, which averages out to about 10-12 tacos. Amigo by Nai has also created four to-go cocktail bottles with options like Abuela Spiked My Lemonade (Hendrick’s gin, Thai basil, shiso, cucumber, elderflower, velvet falernum, agave and lime. You can order via the website or GrubHub and Seamless. The restaurant is located at 29 2nd Avenue.
Jungsik, the highly acclaimed two-starred Michelin restaurant offers The Jungsik at Home three-course prix fixe menu giving guests the chance to enjoy the famed dishes at their own kitchen table with a choice of rice and entrée, accompanied by a complimentary seasonal salad, petit fours and Eunji’s baby banana. Options include Myeongran (cod roe) with sesame rice and gamtae or Bossam with Dwaengjang rice and crispy pork belly. Entrée courses include Wagyu Galbi with moo kimchi and mushrooms or Grilled Iberico Pork with crosnes and beltfish jus. The take home menu also has a number of savory add-ons like Foie Gras Mandoo, Tuna Kimbap and Dongchimi Kimchi Jar. Dessert fans will be thrilled that acclaimed pastry chef Eunji Lee has her Tea Time Box with handmade pastries and a sampler of two artisanal Korean teas and NY-Seoul Ice Cream, which is comprised of vanilla ice cream with brown rice caramel, candied pecans and a corn cookie dough, available for delivery. Delivery can be ordered through Tock and the restaurant is located at 2 Harrison Street.
Limani NYC, which boasts another location in Roslyn on Long Island, is the stunning Greek-Mediterranean dining destination located in the heart of Rockefeller Center. The restaurant features delivery with items such as Kolokithi is razor thin stacks of zucchini and eggplant crispy chips placed upon tzatziki, served with lightly fried kefalograviera cheese; Lobster Pasta, grilled and served with Greek fries and steamed vegetables; and Greek Meze features four dips including Tzatziki, Tarama, Ktipiti and Skordalia, all flavorful and incredibly creamy served with grilled pita bread. The restaurant offers takeout and delivery on Postmates, Uber Eats, GrubHub and DoorDash. Limani NYC is located at 45 Rockefeller Plaza.
MIFUNE New York, the Michelin-recognized Japanese restaurant, that is located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, offers delivery and takeout for those looking to dine at home with a special Friday Only menu that is available through their website with options including an 18-Course Tasting Menu, which serves 2 or 3 people for $130 and a Six Piece Seared Miyazaki Wagyu A5 Rank Sushi with Uni for $70. They even offer a Miyazaki Wagyu A5 Rank Ribeye Steak Raw for guests who want to flex their cooking muscles at home. The restaurant is located at 245 East 44th Street.
Noreetuh, the Michelin-recognized modern Hawaiian restaurant with influences from Asia and the Pacific, has pivoted to showcasing items that can be easily shared by families and travel well for delivery during this trying time. Guests can enjoy an array of dishes from Chef Chung Chow including musubis with Spicy Salmon Tartare with tobiko and spicy mayo; Galbi, braised beef short rib and kimchi; and Shiitake Mushroom with kombu and ginger. They also serve Tuna Belly Misoyaki, miso marinated tuna belly with pickles; or a Fried Chicken Dinner for Two, which features a half chicken with half bottle of champagne or half bottle of Sauterne for $59 or $95 for both. You can order delivery through ChowNow and Caviar, and the restaurant is located at 128 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10009.
Hortus NYC is a Michelin-recognized, modern Korean restaurant in NoMad. The kitchen is helmed by newly appointed Executive Chef Youjin Jung (Del Posto, Osteria Mozza, DB Bistro & Oyster Bar, Boulud Sud). Delivery can be ordered through ChowNow, Caviar, Uber Eats, and GrubHub, and features lunch and dinner sets with a choice of proteins including grilled salmon, chicken katsu, galbi meat ball and grilled hanger steak, served with hot or cold soup, tempura or the daily salad and side dishes. Hortus NYC is located at 271 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016.
LEYLA is a casual-chic restaurant on the Upper West Side melding rustic and new world Turkish cuisine with Mediterranean influences. Helmed by Executive Chef Met Kaba, the kitchen spotlights an array of mezzes, salads and main dishes. Delivery and takeout are available through the restaurant’s website, with star dishes including Pide, LEYLA’s signature dish. Made a la minute in a special ceramic oven, other selections include a Slow Cooked Short Rib Pide with an eggplant spread and kashar cheese; and Vegetarian Pide with broccoli rabe, bok choy, spinach, leek and charred bell pepper. Additional dinner options include the Eriste, a creamy and decadent hand cut Turkish pasta dish with cubed lamb, sumac and cumin in a brown butter yogurt sauce. LEYLA is located at 108 West 74th Street New York, NY 10023.
Winona’s is the modern European café and natural wine bar in Williamsburg. Helmed by Executive Chef Cressida Greening, the delivery menu includes the Classic Breakfast Sandwich with scrambled eggs, aged cheddar, tomato chili jam on a brioche bun; Tortilla Espanola with a classic Spanish tortilla made with potato and caramelized onion, served with a piquillo pepper aioli; Lamb Meatballs with harissa tomato sauce, feta, labne and cilantro, served with grilled flatbread; Nduja Grilled Cheese with aged cheddar, gruyere, spicy nduja sausage and pesto on rye; and Rigatoni with Slow Cooked Sausage Ragu. They also offer cocktails, natural wine and craft beer. Winona’s is available for delivery on DoorDash and Seamless, and is located at 676 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206.