New Yorkers are cooking at home more than ever, mostly because more New Yorkers are at home more than ever. And though cooking is fun and meditative, at some point the rigors of everyday life get in the way of elaborate kitchen experimentation and you end up eating the same three New York Times recipes every night.
If your mouth’s burned out on basic dishes and stews, we’ve rounded up a few local spots for takeout, pickup and outdoor dining that’ll fit every flavor profile. For more options in the neighborhood, bookmark our comprehensive list here. As always, remember to tip handsomely and wear your mask!
Battery Park City’s beloved barbecue joint Blue Smoke’s (225 Vesey Street) is open for takeout, pickup and delivery, and is ready to shove barbecue ribs directly down your throat. (Just kidding, you’ll have to do the shoving yourself.)
Stone Street staple Adrienne’s Pizzabar (54 Stone Street) is still hawking its old fashioned square pies and classic round pies, which are available for pickup, delivery and outdoor dining.
On Greenwich Street, Tajin Mexican (85 Greenwich Street) has burritos, nachos and lethal margaritas available for takeout and delivery, should you be gripped with a craving for something south of the border.
La Parisienne (9 Maiden Lane) is open for takeout, delivery and outdoor dining, so you can get your croques and breakfast sandwiches at your leisure. They’ve also got a curbside happy hour 4p to 6p daily.
If you’re looking for a steamier dish, Kuu (20 John Street) has piping hot ramen bowls available for takeout, delivery and outdoor dining. They’ve also got sake on sale if you want to keep the party going at home.
The Seaport’s Dorlan’s Tavern and Oyster Bar (213 Front Street) has oysters, burgers, brews and fried treats available for takeout, delivery and outdoor dining.