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Jan 29, 2001 05:09 PM

Delivery - W. 100th Street?

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I'm kind of sick of the places I get delivery from (and don't chide me - I know delivery isn't the most Chowhoundish way to eat dinner, but time and energy are time and energy), but don't know many restaurants that deliver as far up as 100th street (and Riverside).

Any suggestions?

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  1. hey, what's unchowhoundish about delivery, so long as you're trying to find the good stuff?

    I wonder if V&T delivers...?

    anyway, the link below may help lists all the "To Go" columns Eric Asimov has done for the time containing places on the upper west side. It's not delivery, but it might be a good start.



    7 Replies
    1. re: Jim Leff

      Thanks for the resource, I'll comb through it. I said that delivery wasn't particularly Chowhoundish b/c so often food is just not at its best after being schlepped around in a tin container, and it seems un-Chowhoundish to eat food that isn't realizing its full potential... That said, delivery's one of the reasons I could never leave NYC...

      As to V&T's, they do deliver. In my misspent youth I ate their pizza a lot; is there other stuff that's good from there? I love a good chicken/eggplant parm sandwich, and there must be options closer than DiFara's...

      1. re: Elaine

        Hey, chowhounding is about doing your best under given circumstances, and sometimes circumstance demands takeout. You pore over takeout menues, you ask around on these message boards, you fret and scheme and strategize. That's what it's all about!

        Chowhounds are nothing if not creative pragmatists. Sometimes--every couple of years or so--I find myself in a position where I have no alternative but to eat at, like, a Burger King. I stand in front of the menu for like 15 minutes (withstanding puzzled stares from the counter people) and try to formulate the best possible survival order. Even that strategizing, perversely enough, constitutes chowhounding!

        chicken/eggplant (and, for that matter, meatball) parm sandwiches are dead in manhattan. I don't know a single good one. It's 1975 food and we're talking about a 21st century borough. Does The Mill deliver?


        1. re: Elaine

          re: Chicken parm

          I have to preface this by saying that this is the only chicken parm. sandwich I've ever had, but a few weeks ago, feeling Chowhoundish, I dragged a friend into Cheesy Pizza (E. side of Bway, maybe 99th?). It's one of those places I've NEVER been to, in all my years in the nabe -- probably because of the name, something about the look of the place (cheesy), and the fact that I love Cafe Viva. But I felt I should at least TRY a slice.

          As we stood at the counter, a chicken parm sandwich emerged from a conveyor-belt-like oven (like those commercial toasters), looking and smelling awesome. Lots of drippy cheese and thick sauce. The guy who ordered it saw us eying his dinner, and said that they were really good. Since it was huge, we ordered one to split. Even after the few block trip in freezing cold weather, it was piping hot and very tasty -- fresh tasting juicy chicken, good sauce, cheesy (natch) and toasty bread. Still have yet to try their pizza.

          1. re: Lisa Z

            I've never been to Cheesy Pizza either, although a friend of mine who goes there regularly for slices gave Sal & Carmine's a try on my rec, and didn't see much reason to switch to S&C. I'll have to go and see, and try there chicken parm. Because chicken parm may be a 70's food Jim, but, hey, those were my formative years!!!

            1. re: Elaine

              Be sure to let us know what you think of the sandwich!

              1. re: Elaine

                "Because chicken parm may be a 70's food Jim, but, hey, those were my formative years!!!"

                Hey, me too! And chicken parm heroes (when they're good, as they still are only in brooklyn) are one of my all-time favorite foods.

                But we're stuck in the present, so I try to build up similar passion for grape seed oil, chilean sea bass, and chocolate mousse cake

          2. re: Jim Leff

            V & T does deliver. I used to order from there all the time. However, lately I have noticed that pizza from a box is considerably worse than the same pizza in the restaurant. Somehow the whole pie ends up smelling like cardboard. Also, steam builds up in the box and ends up making the pizza soggy. Is there any remedy for this? I know that Grimaldi's delivers there pizza in a bag, probably to avoid these problems. Does anyone in manhattan do this? Also, does the pizza get cold faster in a bag?

          3. Gennaros, at 93rd and Amsterdam, delivers. I hsve eaten there many times, and there are plenty of things on the menu that should stand up to delivery, but I have never tried that route.

            1. I've lived in the neighborhood for 6 years now and found myself assuming that you are already aware of what's available around here. Probably as unsafe an assumption as my belief that I know it all. So, where have you ordered from and what have you enjoyed? Let's share the info.