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Delivery in Chelsea

LeahBaila Aug 23, 2007 02:05 PM

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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    brendastarlet RE: LeahBaila Aug 23, 2007 02:06 PM

    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. ericalloyd RE: LeahBaila Aug 24, 2007 03:56 AM

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

      1. a_and_w RE: LeahBaila Aug 24, 2007 08:08 AM

        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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          LeahBaila RE: a_and_w Aug 24, 2007 08:09 AM

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

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            a_and_w RE: LeahBaila Aug 24, 2007 08:44 AM

            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.

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            eatfood RE: a_and_w Aug 24, 2007 12:24 PM

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

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              Blumie RE: a_and_w Aug 28, 2007 06:56 AM

              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!

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                LeahBaila RE: Blumie Aug 28, 2007 07:04 AM

                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.

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                  Blumie RE: LeahBaila Aug 28, 2007 08:07 AM

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


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                    LeahBaila RE: Blumie Aug 28, 2007 08:47 AM

                    Looks promising! Thanks, Blumie!

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              ellenb RE: LeahBaila Aug 24, 2007 08:40 AM

              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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                a_and_w RE: ellenb Aug 24, 2007 08:45 AM

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

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                clembeauchamp RE: LeahBaila Aug 26, 2007 12:14 PM

                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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                  fsd1116 RE: clembeauchamp Aug 26, 2007 06:27 PM

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

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                    LuluTheMagnificent RE: clembeauchamp Aug 27, 2007 06:19 PM

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

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                      LuluTheMagnificent RE: LuluTheMagnificent Aug 28, 2007 08:03 AM

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

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                        Blumie RE: LuluTheMagnificent Aug 28, 2007 08:04 AM

                        Do they deliver?

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                          a_and_w RE: Blumie Aug 28, 2007 08:59 AM

                          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.

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                            Blumie RE: a_and_w Aug 28, 2007 09:57 AM

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

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                    mc22 RE: LeahBaila Aug 27, 2007 01:42 PM

                    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. steeltowngrl RE: LeahBaila Aug 27, 2007 06:13 PM

                      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.

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                        Blumie RE: LeahBaila Aug 27, 2007 09:23 PM

                        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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                          drmoze RE: Blumie Aug 28, 2007 05:07 AM

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

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                          psp RE: LeahBaila Aug 28, 2007 09:42 AM

                          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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                            LeahBaila RE: psp Aug 28, 2007 09:46 AM

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

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                            ellenb RE: LeahBaila Aug 28, 2007 10:42 AM

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

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                              fsd1116 RE: ellenb Aug 28, 2007 07:30 PM

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

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                                LeahBaila RE: fsd1116 Aug 29, 2007 05:22 AM

                                Never heard of that...where is it?

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                                  eatfood RE: LeahBaila Aug 29, 2007 07:27 AM

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

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

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                                    ellenb RE: eatfood Aug 29, 2007 07:42 AM

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

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                                      Blumie RE: ellenb Aug 29, 2007 07:51 AM

                                      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.

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                                        ellenb RE: Blumie Aug 29, 2007 08:00 AM

                                        that's what I'm sayin!

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                              jtraul RE: LeahBaila Aug 29, 2007 04:37 PM

                              If you want Mexican, Blue Moon is the best.

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                                fsd1116 RE: jtraul Aug 29, 2007 08:24 PM

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

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                                  Blumie RE: fsd1116 Aug 30, 2007 07:10 AM

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

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