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Best Upper East Side Delivery Places

BCohen21 Mar 18, 2007 02:59 PM

Hi Everyone,
My wife and I are always trying to find new places to order in from on the upper east side, (80th and 1st). We are getting a little bored of the usual places and wanted to see if anyone had any more interesting UES delivery options.
Let us know!

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    mom22tots Feb 13, 2009 11:56 AM

    We used to love Blockheads on 2nd Ave...quick and cheap and very filling.

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      UES Mayor Feb 13, 2009 02:11 AM

      Chinese-Szechuan Kitchen-212-249-4615-they come at lightning speed and my fave esp. for lo mien.
      Pio Pio is great but I definitely prefer to eat in house-i think delivery time steams chicken a bit more than I prefer.
      For the best Chines BBQ ribs-Pig Heaven!! 212-744-4333
      Charcoal broiled chicken-Chirping Chicken-212-517-9888
      Sushi/asian fusion w delicious innovative menu: Ging-212722-8808
      Italian-Luigi's on 1st /88th

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      1. re: UES Mayor
        brian1503 Feb 13, 2009 11:37 AM

        I think SABOR a Mexico on 90th and 1 or 2nd has the best mexican in the area

        1. re: brian1503
          MMRuth Feb 13, 2009 11:40 AM

          I still need to try them. We usually walk up to El Paso Taqueria on E. 97th.

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        fschil Mar 24, 2007 04:21 PM

        BBQ for bbq (great value, kids love it), Tony Di Napoli's for chicken a la tony, Pio Pio, Buritoville, Vermicelli for asian noodles, Luigis for pizza and basic Italian, Jackson HOle for Burgers

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        1. re: fschil
          christinaemcc Mar 27, 2007 12:55 PM

          my favs:
          Italian/Pizza: Al Forno / Liberta
          Burgers / Wings: Jackson Hole / Bar Coastal (try the chicken littles buffalo style!)
          Mexican: Cilantro / Blockheads
          Asian: Yimmas / Jasmini thai (don't take my word for it... i don't eat that stuff much)
          Other: Pita Grill / Burger Heaven

          1. re: christinaemcc
            adamak Mar 27, 2007 06:00 PM

            Wu Liang Ye from 86th. Fast and great hot authentic takeout.

            1. re: adamak
              LFeinberg Mar 27, 2007 06:07 PM

              Yum! Ditto for Wu Liang Ye!! :)

        2. emilia Mar 24, 2007 09:07 AM

          my standbys when i lived in the area were:
          yuka for cheap but decent japanese
          vespa, la rughetta, or mangiarini for italian
          beyoglu for pick up (they didn't deliver)
          tamarind for indian
          thai...nothing i really liked up there. the best i thought was viang ping.
          saigon grill for vietnamese (not the best, but i thought better than the other options up there)
          ethiopian restaurant for something a little different

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          1. re: emilia
            MMRuth Mar 24, 2007 09:40 AM

            I like Ichiro for cheap but quite good Japanese. I believe Saigon Grill is still closed.

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            conngirl Mar 23, 2007 02:44 PM

            I love Spice for amazing thai (there is an even better place on 77th and 1st called Sew something, but I cannot think of the name of) Dallas BBQ's for some quick, cheap food. And one night definitely order pizza from Giorgio's it's my fave pizza in Manhattan.

            Menupages.com should help you out if your looking for something new, they also have all the menus and phone numbers and you can organize your search by neighborhood. It is one of the most useful food pages out there.

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            1. re: conngirl
              wka Jul 27, 2007 06:51 AM

              The Thai place on 77th & 1st is Sa-Woy. I have eaten there a few times and was impressed and satisfied.

              1479 1st Ave, New York, NY 10075

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              jno Mar 23, 2007 01:57 PM

              i love, love, love Pio Pio.
              Tokubei has great chirashi.
              jasmines has good thai.
              pita grill has good paninis.
              taco taco for mexican.
              barking dog has good comfort/american (but don't get the fries on delivery...they will be soggy)

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                Michael Ambrosio Mar 23, 2007 01:56 PM

                Let me suggest Persepolis for very good Persian food.

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                  valerie Mar 23, 2007 11:35 AM

                  What are your usual places?

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                  1. re: valerie
                    Bugsey34 Mar 23, 2007 11:46 AM

                    Pio Pio is fabulous but delivery can sometimes take literally an hour or more.

                    I get certain dishes from Penang (beef rendang) often, Wu Liang Ye when I want Chinese (great spicy Szechuan dumplings), occasionally Don Pedro's for Latin/Dominican but it's a little expensive for what it is. Pita Grill for salad standbys, the one on 2nd in the 80's is a reliable one. Didn't know Beyoglu did delivery, one of my faves, will have to do that myself!

                    1. re: Bugsey34
                      TipsyMcStagger Mar 23, 2007 04:39 PM

                      The Pita Grill on 2nd has moved to 1st but I think the phone # is unchanged.


                      1. re: Bugsey34
                        racer x Jul 26, 2007 05:26 PM

                        Pio Pio - I don't get it. It's just bland chicken that becomes passable with their green sauce. You folks who think this is delicious chicken need to get up to Wash Hts / Inwood or Jackson Hts sometime for some really good chicken. (I know, this is supposed to be a thread on places for delivery...)

                        On the other hand, the few times I've ordered from Pio Pio, it's only taken them about 30 mins to deliver to me near the 86th & Lex area.

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                      nyc343 Mar 23, 2007 11:24 AM

                      Pio Pio is peruvian, very good
                      Sushi Hana is a fave as well

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                      1. re: nyc343
                        LFeinberg Mar 23, 2007 11:33 AM

                        Try Beyoglu...it's really nice Mediterranean

                        1. re: LFeinberg
                          mojo971 Feb 12, 2009 03:46 PM

                          Love Beyoglu, but they don't deliver.

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