Restaurants across New York City were required to stop dining-in service Monday night. It is a necessary restriction as the city struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic, but also a devastating blow to the restaurant industry and tens of thousands of restaurant workers who are now left without a job. Our local spots are suffering and need your support more than ever. One way to do that is to buy a gift certificate, if you are so inclined.
Many of the restaurants are offering discounted prices for takeout (to avoid delivery fees).
Most of the restaurants are posting updates on Instagram.
Many of the delivery services are now offering “no-contact delivery,” allowing for instructions on where to leave the order upon delivery.
We’re keeping an updated list of places staying open for takeout and delivery on the Lower East Side:
— Balvanera is offering takeout and delivery. @BalvaneraNYC writes: “Hi friends! Missing our empanadas or a nice steak? We are delivering! Everyday from 4pm to 8pm. You can order via phone at (212) 533.3348 or via seamless and Grubhub.”
— (UPDATED) Cafe Katja is no longer offering takeout or delivery.
— Cibao is offering takeout and delivery. Call to confirm: (212) 228-0703.
— Char Sue is offering special menus (a whole roast duck dinner!) for takeout and delivery. You can text your order: (646) 801-5438 Pre-order before 5pm for 15% off. Delivery fee waved for all orders over $20.
— Davelle is open for delivery and takeout until further notice. Their delivery is available on Grubhub, Seamless, Yelp 24 and Postmates.
UPDATE: Closed temporarily.
— Diller NYC is open for deliver and takeout.
— Dimes restaurant is closed, but the market is open, and the deli next door is open for takeout and delivery. ALSO, they write: “Like so many at this time, our staff (who have a heart of gold) have found themselves without a source of income and are uncertain of when it will return. We have set up a Venmo for donations @dimestimes. For anyone that has the means, your donation will be shared between front and back of house. We love you, we appreciate you, we thank you !!!!!”
— Doughnut Plant is open for takeout and delivery ONLY. They note: “You are welcome to come to the shops to get doughnuts and coffee but there is no dining in. To keep contact to a minimum we are encouraging pre-order for pickup or delivery via our website or through Seamless, Grubhub, Ubereats or Postmates.”
UPDATE: Closed temporarily.
— Dudley’s takeout window and delivery services are still available, with free delivery. If ordering online, use “lower east side” at checkout for 10% off.
— (UPDATED) Eastwood is open for delivery and takeout: Monday-Saturday (closed Sunday) 5pm-10pm. Delivery and takeout through Grubhub or call Eastwood at: (212) 233-0124. Beer, cider and wine also available for delivery and take out. Visit @eastwood221 for more updates including how to help support their staff.
— El Castillo de Jagua is offering takeout and delivery. Call ahead, at either location, 113 Rivington St: (212) 982-6412 or 521 Grand St: (212) 995-0244. @castillodejaguanyc writes: “We will try as long as we can to provide service to our community. You can call ahead or use any of the food apps like Uber Eats, Seamless, Grubhub, DoorDAsh for delivery…We will be open from 9am – 6pm everyday. Stay safe everyone.”
— (UPDATED) The Essex Market will remain open for the time being, but is scaling back hours. It is now open from 8am – 7pm, Monday – Saturday, and 10am – 6pm on Sunday. Starting on Monday, March 30th, the hours will be 8am – 6pm, Monday – Saturday, and 10am – 6pm on Sunday.
They write: “Starting on Wednesday, March 25th, the market is reserving the hours of 8am – 9am on Monday – Saturday for patrons 65 and older, expecting mothers, and those with increased risk of illness to shop in the market…If you do not fit into one of those criteria, we ask that you be respectful and avoid visiting us during this short window so that at-risk members of the community can safely purchase the items they need.”
A few vendors have decided to close temporarily, but all three grocers are operational and quite a few merchants offer delivery and takeout. The restaurants at the Market Line are closed but Ends Meat, the butcher downstairs, is offering distance pickups. Call ahead and they will facilitate pickup: (929) 306-6014. And Peoples Wine Shop (cellar level at the Market Line) from the Contra/Wildair team, is also offering pickup: (212) 202-2550.
— Forgtmenot is open for takeout and delivery:(646) 707-3195 – looks like they’ve got a nice grocery set up, as well.
— Golden Diner is open for takeout and delivery: Via Instagram, they write: “Pandemic or not, we all still need to eat good right? It’s a shit time for everyone now but more so for restaurants, the industry is tough enough with razor thin margins. Support your local spots that are still hanging on by a thread by ordering in and giving them a boost of morale. It also spares you the awkward conversation with your partner 3 days into their experimental cooking that they ain’t no iron chef so… win-win. (You can also show support and give them some cashflow by buying gift cards – *shameless plug* ours is linked in bio ) We heard your demands and are now rolling out an all day menu so you can get wings & quesadillas for breakfast, matzoh balls & breakfast burritos at night. Also selling alcohol by bottles at no up-charge for y’all so… let’s get weird.”
— The Granddaddy Cafe is open for takeout with limited hours: 8am – 4pm.
— Hwa Yuan is offering a 20% discount on takeout and delivery starting March 17 until further notice. Order on Doordash or call: (212) 966-6002.
— Ivan Ramen (@ramenjunkie) writes: “Ivan Ramen and Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop are open for delivery! Please order Ivan Ramen if you’re in the mood for ramen. If you’re not cooking than please order food from anyone but order. We (independent restaurants) will make it somehow but we need your support! Hey New York, we can do this! Help us keep our employees working! Lots of love from Ivan Ramen!”
— Katz’ Deli is offering delivery and takeout: (212) 254-2246 (also via Seamless, Ubereats, Caviar, Doordash, Postmates, and delivery.com), and still shipping nationally: katzsdelicatessen.com/shipping.html
— Kings Co. Imperial writes: “Delivery and pick-up are available from both our Williamsburg and LES locations from 4:30pm – 10:30pm daily. Stay tuned for new lunch and “just add ice” cocktail options coming soon. LES Delivery options: Caviar, Doordash, Postmates, Seamless” Check their updates here: @kingscoimperial.
— Kossar’s is open for takeout and delivery from 7am – 3pm, every day: (212) 473-4810.
— Le French Diner is posting a daily menu, available for pick-up, on Instagram. They write: “Hi neighbors, here’s tonight’s menu. Call (212) 777-1577 to place your order and it will be ready for pick-up within 20min. We’ll be serving every day from 5pm to 9pm and we will hopefully be able to deliver starting next week. You’re welcome! $15 off every bottle of wine, $6 beer.”
— Les Enfants de Boheme notes: Our to-go shop LES Enfants Délice (18 Jefferson Street) is open. We’ll sell more of our restaurant lunch menu from the take-out window, including all of our burgers (Bohemian Burger, Salmon burger, Beyond Burger), along with our usual offering of salads, sandwiches, coffee, etc….Or call your order and pick up. Délice: (646) 476-3950.
UPDATE: Temporarily closed.
— Melt Bakery is offering pickup and delivery. They note: “We are still open normal hours for takeout, and delivery on GrubHub, Postmates, UberEATS, and DoorDash! We’ve got piles of sams ready to go, and have never needed your support like we do now. If you need ice cream, we got you!”
— Michaeli Bakery is open and offering takeout and delivery: (646) 360-2284. They continue to offer delicious, fresh-out-of-the-oven pastries, savory and sweet. They have daily discounts on fresh pastries, as well.
— Partybus Bakeshop remains open with the following hours for pickup/delivery: Wednesday, 9am – 4pm and Saturday 9am – 4pm. They have breads, pies, cookies, pizzas and sandwiches.
— Petisco Vegano is offering takeout and delivery: (212) 387-0366.
— (UPDATED) Randall’s Barbecue has permanently closed their doors.
— Rawsome Treats is available for pick-up or delivery by calling (646) 767-0373 or via their website from 12pm to 7pm Tuesday thru Sunday. They are also available on the Grubhub & Postmates platforms.
— Remedy Diner is offering pick-up and delivery from 8am – midnight: (212) 677-5110
— Russ & Daughters original store is OPEN; they are limiting the number of people inside and requesting people take a number and wait outside. They are also offering pick-up pre-orders at the shop. Their restaurants are closed but pick-up, pre-orders and delivery is available.
— Saluggi’s is offering takeout and delivery, plus carryout specials, like a large red pizza and a bottle of wine or a 6-pack for $35: 636-896-1163.
— Spaghetti Incident is open from 5pm – 10pm for takeout and delivery is available on Grubhub, Seamless, Postmates, Caviar, Ubereats or calling the restaurant directly: (646) 896-1446.
— Speedy Romeo Pizza is open for takeout and delivery at both their LES and Brooklyn locations: http://www.speedyromeo.com/order-online/
— Sticky Rice is offering takeout and delivery – not to mention happy hour drinks to go – lychee martinis for everyone!
— Sugar Sweet Sunshine Cafe is open. They write: “We have modified hours at both locations. We have a full coffee bar, no seating, offer in-store pick-up, curbside pickup, deliveries through several platforms and Apple Pay. Still taking orders for birthday cakes…Just trying to keep this shop sailing.”
— Thailicious is still open for takeout and delivery: (646) 882-0343
— Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop is open for takeout and offering delivery via Seamless and Grubhub from 10am – 6pm: (212) 228-4949.
— Top Hops Beer Shop is open for takeout and delivery at their Essex Market location. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (917) 261-2561 during Essex Market hours, or order directly online at www.tophops.com. Delivery hours: 2pm – 7pm. They write: “We are very much open for take away and delivery with some incredible beers! We actually have cans of Other Half in stock right now which is nothing short of amazing.”
— Tre is open for takeout: (212) 353-3353 and delivery is available on Grubhub, seamless, and delivery.com.
— Two Bridge’s Diner is open for pick up and delivery, seven days a week, offering a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu (including the former Cup & Saucer menu!) plus daily specials: (212) 925-2963 or (212) 925-2973.
— VinVero Wines & Spirits writes: For the safety and health of our reduced staff and our customers, we are revising our operating hours effective immediately. Tuesday–Friday from 2:00–8:00pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00–8:00pm, moving forward we will be closed on Monday…Orders can be placed online for pickup at our storefront during business hours. Placed online for local delivery with a 6 bottle minimum. Place your order and then call the store to schedule your delivery, Wednesday–Saturday from 2:00–8:00pm. If you’d rather give us a call… at (646) 822-2867. Take care of yourself and each other.”
— Williamsburg Pizza on Broome and Allen is open for pickup and delivery. Calling them directly works quite well: (212) 226-4455.
— Yonah Schimmel is delivering/shipping through Goldbelly – not offering takeout at this time.
— Zafi’s Luncheonette is open for takeout and delivery: (212) 533-2415.
The Lo-Down is updating this list as things develop.