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Hi all,
I moved to Chelsea about 2 months ago and am looking for some solid food delivery. The last place I ordered from was Salsa y Salsa, only because I was craving Mexican food. It was really awful.
What are some of your favorite delivery places? Cuisine doesn't matter...just looking for some really good staples.
Thank you in advance...

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  1. There's a good sushi place called Canaan on 29th Street -- they have a lobster salad with avocado that's fabulous, and all their sushi is good.

    1. better burger on the nw corner of 8th ave and 19th st

      1. Yeah, Salsa y Salsa is pretty disappointing. Now that Kitchen Market is gone, Chipotle is probably the best "mexican" in the immediate area. Here are some other places that delivered to me when I lived at 24th and 6th:

        Szechuan Gourmet or Grand Sichuan for Chinese
        Curry Leaf for Indian
        Roomali for roomali rolls
        Waldy's for pizza (but skip the lamb with preserved lemons)
        RUB for bbq
        Negril Chelsea for Jamaican
        Tebaya for wings
        Great Burrito for tacos (but stay away from the burritos)
        NY Burger & Co. for burgers
        Lenny's for sandwiches

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        1. re: a_and_w

          Awesome! Thanks, everyone! This is great. Keep 'em coming!

          1. re: LeahBaila

            Totally forgot -- Le Zie for awesome Italian food.

            Also, depending on where you are, Maroon's may deliver to you. I prefer their soul food to the caribbean offerings.

          2. re: a_and_w

            Great list, thanks.
            I visit my friend who lives at 25th and 6th and this would be very handy.

            1. re: a_and_w

              If you do a search, you'll come up with my post from a couple of weeks ago where Lenny's delivered lunch to me in Chelsea in less than 10 minutes. You can order from them on-line direcly from their website. You also can order decent pizza from Pizza 33 either on Seamlessweb or direcly from their website (I think it's slightly cheaper ordering directly from them). And Sala 19 -- very good Spanish -- also delivers, again either from Seamlessweb or directly from their website. I was surprised how well their paella travels!

              1. re: Blumie

                Wow, thank you so much! Great rec's.
                I've used Seamless Web, but haven't been too impressed with the choices I see for Chelsea, ESPECIALLY those for Mexican food.

                1. re: LeahBaila

                  For Mexican, I would give Great Burrito (23rd, just west of 6th) a try:

                  http://www.menupages.com/restaurantde...

                  1. re: Blumie

                    Looks promising! Thanks, Blumie!

            2. Welcome to the nabe! I am psyched to try some of a_and_w's suggestions i didn't know.
              It's funny because we don't really dine at these places but they are total staples for delivery:

              Lasagna (Italian)
              Chelsea Thai or Spice (Thai)
              Elmo (comfort food)
              Wai Cafe (cheap eats) -nothing special, but it is a staple
              Murray's Bagels

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              1. re: ellenb

                Murray's and Elmo deliver?! Wish I'd known...

              2. I second Grand Sichuan for Chinese, although what you get delivery-wise can be inconsistent. For Italian, Intermezzo is our favorite. I am not a fan of Le Zie but - who knows - perhaps you will feel differently. For Indian, Surya. And there are 2 Murrays, both excellent.

                And while we're on the subject, what is everyone's favorite pizza delivery? Rocco's has gone downhill of late imho.

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                1. re: clembeauchamp

                  Burritoville on 23rd St between 7th and 8th Aves. I've ordered from them for years and their burritos travel very well.

                  1. re: clembeauchamp

                    When I lived there (23th & 9th)I lived on Good Burger, Grand Sichuan, Spice, Intermezzo, Patsy's, Johnny Rockets & A Salt & Battery.

                    1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

                      I forgot to add RUB - Righteous Urban BBQ to my list.

                      1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

                        Do they deliver?

                        1. re: Blumie

                          They do and they're fast. But they sometimes mess up your order (this happens with takeout too) and some of the delivery guys can be very pushy about their tip even when you're generous.

                          1. re: a_and_w

                            Interesting. Yeah, I did takeout when they first opened and they screwed up my order.

                  2. Don Giovanni's for pizza. wood-burning oven style. amazing.
                    Spice for thai.
                    O Mai for Vietnamese (20th and 9th)
                    and yes, Murray's delivers. AMAZING when you're sick at home.

                    1. Taco Bandito on 8th b/t 26/27 has decent Mexican delivery - it's a hole in the wall though. Thai Chai-yo is good.

                      1. Do you use seamlessweb? Plug in your Chelsea address and you'll come up with 100+ choices. My favorites are Wu Liang Ye (which may not reach you, depending where in Chelsea you are) and Gobo (although I'm not a vegetarian).

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                        1. re: Blumie

                          Ditto to the seamlessweb suggestion. You'll get far more delivery options than you may expect.And Maffei's for pizza, 22nd/6th.

                        2. pastis ... good food w/o the 'tude. can be slow but consistenty high quality. when i order the frite, i slip them in a hot skillet for a couple of minutes to recrisp them. other than that, good luck. chelsea is food wasteland.

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                          1. re: psp

                            Pastis delivers?????????? OMG! I dream of croque monsieurs!

                          2. I just thought of another one that is a good staple: Energy Kitchen. Cheap. Healthy.

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                            1. re: ellenb

                              Did anyone mention Chelsea Square? I've had good luck with their large and filling salads.

                              1. re: fsd1116

                                Never heard of that...where is it?

                                1. re: LeahBaila

                                  Try using the places link. I'm not sure if this address is correct however.

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                                  Chelsea Square Restaurant
                                  368 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

                                  1. re: eatfood

                                    Chelsea Square is a good recommendation - they deliver 24-7!

                                    1. re: ellenb

                                      This is the diner on the corner of 23rd and 9th, right? It's just ok, but they will deliver a cheeseburger deluxe at 3am.

                                      1. re: Blumie

                                        that's what I'm sayin!

                            2. If you want Mexican, Blue Moon is the best.

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                              1. re: jtraul

                                Yes, I was referring to Chelsea Square on 23rd Street and 9th Ave. IMHO, it is the best diner in the neighborhood.

                                1. re: fsd1116

                                  Pehaps (although many people prefer Malibu Diner on 23rd Street), but it's still "just" a diner, not a place for real chow.