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Aug 23, 2007 02:05 PM

Delivery in Chelsea

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:


                  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: 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.