Whether you’re looking for a great place to take a date or just want to stay at home in your pajamas without having to cook, these NYC restaurants have got you covered. From Italian to Japanese cuisine and everything in between, no matter what you’re craving, there’s a place that caters to you. Here are some of NYC’s best dine-in/delivery restaurants.

Ivan Ramen

If you think ramen is only for poor college students, you haven’t tried it at Ivan Ramen. The flagship restaurant, located at 25 Clinton Street on the Lower East Side, has enjoyed critical acclaim and was even featured in the Netflix series Chef’s Table. Enjoy a sit-down meal at the energetic restaurant, or have it delivered. Their ramen is so well-packaged that you can get the in-restaurant experience from your own couch.


If you’re hungry for great pizza, then check out Motorino. They have locations in the East Village, Williamsburg, and the Upper West Side. Each restaurant offers a mouth-watering selection of brick-oven pizzas as well as antipasti such as octopus salad or clams “al bianco.” All three have a cozy atmosphere that’s great for a date night or a weekend lunch with friends. You can also easily order delivery from their website when you can’t be bothered to put on pants. It’s a win-win situation.

Candle Café

Vegetarians, rejoice! There’s even a dine-in/delivery option for you. Candle Café specializes in plant-based foods made from locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients. They have three locations – Candle Café on 3rd Avenue, Candle 79 on 79th Street, and Candle West on Broadway and 89th. All three feature seasonal menus that change four times per year, including a large selection of seasonally-sourced cocktails and mocktails. You can also order online directly from their website.

Sweet Corner Bake Shop

You have to finish things off with a little something sweet, right? The Sweet Corner Bake Shop is just the place. Their adorable shop is located on Hudson and Charles in the West Village, and you can sit inside at the counter or at a table outside. They also offer delivery from their website, so you can indulge in their signature sea salt chocolate chip cookies from the comfort of your own home.

Delivery apps

Ultimately, you can have food delivered from a huge selection of the city’s hottest restaurants because of the explosion of food delivery apps that are available. These are some of our favorites:

  • Caviar – Delivers from a selection of more than 700 restaurants across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.
  • UberEATS – Your favorite ride-sharing service also delivers food from over 1,000 restaurants in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Some claim to deliver in under 30 minutes for when you’ve got serious munchies.
  • DoorDash – Their website claims more than 3,600 food delivery options in NYC that will be delivered in under one hour. Talk about convenience.
  • GrubHub – Offering a whopping 9,000+ restaurant options in NYC, GrubHub connects you with options in all five boroughs and Jersey City.

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