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We have hit a wall and are disappointed with just about all of the food delivery options in our area (around Washington Square).

We are looking for all the basics -

Pizza (we are getting sick of Arturos)
Italian
Chinese
Thai
Mexican
Japanese
Indian

Any help would be much appreciated!!

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  1. A couple of years back, I had a friend who lived on Bleecker. On Oscar night, we did not want to go out and wanted to have a nice meal so we called Cafe espanol, on Bleecker street also. The food was absolutely delicious and the portions gigantic. We ordered for 2 and we could have been 3 or 4 easily. We had paella, gaspacho and they were excellent.

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    Cafe Espanol
    172 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

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    1. re: cricri7

      I'm glad you enjoyed your meal there, but I don't think Cafe Español is a Chow-worthy restaurant. It presents itself as a Spanish place, but they serve corn tortilla chips and (jarred) salsa when customers sit down. Also, I ordered a glass of cava, and they put a maraschino cherry in it. I'm from Spain; this is not a good Spanish restaurant, and I don't think they know much about quality food service in general (or care -- it caters to NYU students who want to get drunk on sangria). I don't know if Las Ramblas delivers, but it's an unpretentious tapas bar with tasty food in the same neighborhood.

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      Las Ramblas
      170 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

      Cafe Espanol
      172 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

      1. re: encantada

        +1 on this viewpoint on faux Spanish restaurants..
        Also, good suggestion with Las Ramblas..

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        Las Ramblas
        170 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

    2. For pizza, The Pizza Box (ask for fresh mozzarella... comes from a local cheese maker, Joe's)

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      Pizza Box
      176 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

      Pizza Box
      176 Bleecker St Frnt A, New York, NY 10012

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      1. re: penthouse pup

        I have to say that I was not impressed by the Pizza Box. It was really, really greasy and left us both with a big ol' stomach ache :(

        Any other reccs, please?

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        Pizza Box
        176 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

      2. When I lived on Christopher the rooms and I rotated frequently through the following:

        Westville
        Grand Sichuan on 7th ave (only decent Chinese I knew of in those parts), Noodle Bar delivered okay "pan-asian" noodle soups.
        I think Arturo's is your best bet for pizza, but Joe's delivers if you're a bigger fan of it than I am.
        Rhong Thai for Thai (heard Galanga is good too)
        Mexican, forget about it.
        For Indian I thougth Ghandi Cafe was "just fine."
        Also, Taim delivers awesome falafel, of course. I would sometimes get Dirty Bird deliverd from up on 14th for some chickeny comfort food. It's on seamless.

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        Taim
        222 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10014

        Arturo's
        106 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012

        Westville
        210 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014

        Joe's Pizza
        7 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

        Galanga
        149 W 4th St, New York, NY 10012

        Dirty Bird
        204 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

        Noodle Bar
        26 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

        Grand Sichuan
        15 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

        Ghandi Cafe
        283 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

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        1. re: Mr Porkchop

          Hysterical, we have done all of the above with the same reviews. Rhong Thai was great until it got closed down by the health department - GROSS!

          New revelation: South Brooklyn Pizza delivers here - woohoooo!

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          South Brooklyn Pizza
          122 1st Ave, New York, NY 10009

          1. re: lavendula

            Chinese - For Americanized fare, Friend House or Yummy House is edible. Not sure if places in Chinatown deliver to Greenwich Village. What kind of Chinese are you looking for in particular?

            Thai - Spice or Rhong Tiam, which has since moved to a new location on 2nd Ave/5th St (the space formerly home to Kurve, the restaurant that's all pink)

            Mexican - Hopefully you live within the delivery zone for La Esquina. If not, Cosmic Cantina might work as well. (Depending on what type of Mexican you like, I'd put Cosmic Cantina way below La Esquina) Mexicana Mama could be another option.

            Japanese - Kanoyama. It's amazing because it's a real Japanese restaurant, not a random delivery hole.

            Italian - Il Corallo Trattoria (they have pizza too)

            For Pan-Asian Noodles - Noodle Bar or Republic

            For Vietnamese - Saigon Grill

            Not an expert on Indian cuisine...

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            La Esquina
            106 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012

            Kanoyama
            175 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

            Saigon Market
            91 University Pl, New York, NY 10003

            Republic
            37 Union Sq W, New York, NY 10003

            Il Corallo
            172 Prince St, New York, NY 10012

            Mexicana Mama
            525 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

            Noodle Bar
            26 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

            Friend House
            225 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

            Yummy House
            76 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003

            Spice
            39 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

            1. re: Noodle fanatic

              BTW Kanoyama only goes as far west as 5th Ave according to their site.

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              Kanoyama
              175 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

            2. re: lavendula

              Sarge's delivers anywhere in Manhattan 24/7.

              Sarge's photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

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              Sarge's Delicatessen
              548 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

          2. thanks for starting this post- seems like all my delivery options have been closing lately!

            here are the places i rotate regularly:
            falafel- taim
            mexican- rocking horse cafe
            chinese- grand sichaun (7th ave)
            japanese- cho cho san
            health nut w japanese slant- souen
            pan asian- cafe asean
            american- westville
            thai- tue thai is all right, if you want thai (i used to order from toons but it closed)

            wish there was a good indian joint to order from.

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            Taim
            222 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10014

            Cafe Asean
            117 W 10th St, New York, NY 10011

            Westville
            210 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014

            Souen
            210 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014

            Rocking Horse Cafe
            182 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011

            Cho Cho San
            15 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011

            Grand Sichuan
            15 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

            Tue Thai Food
            3 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014

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            1. re: ps_223

              Recently started working in SOHO and am having the same kind of problem with delivery. But of all the above I can't help but comment that Souen, a macrobiotic place, is punishingly bad. It definitely has its adherents, but not amongst people who live to eat...

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              Souen
              28 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

              1. re: MBovary

                Yes, the service and food at Souen (especially the one in Soho) is terrible (and I'm a vegetarian!).

                My new takeout choice is Hawkers for Pad Thai and other tasty noodle dishes.

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                Souen
                210 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014

                Hawkers
                225 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

            2. i live in the area...im not sure if they deliver, but keste's pizza is insane and i eat there about 1x a week lately...very friendly too.

              chinese? i get grand sichuan from 7th ave south or st.marks...food is fantastic and i dont even like chinese.

              thai...i get delivery from rhong in the kurve space...i miss them on laguardia...the kurve space sucks but the food is still good.

              for delivery, ido on 7th ave south is solid...not amazing but miles better than kawa which was my previous sushi delivery. but i prefer to just go to ushiwakamaru and eat there...sushi isnt meant to be delivered.

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              Ido Sushi
              29 7th Ave, New York, NY 10014

              Ushiwakamaru
              136 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012

              Grand Sichuan
              23 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

              Grand Sichuan
              15 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

              Keste Pizza & Vino
              271 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

              1. Thai.

                Yeah, I miss Rhong Tiam. They had the only good Thai for miles around. Galanga on W. 4th St. is decent, though mostly I like their appetizers more than entrees. There's a newer location in Chelsea that's complete crap. Avoid that one.

                Isle Thai is better than much of the competition, but I wouldn't call it good, exactly.

                Mexican

                Mercadito Grove is pretty good, even if portions are small for the price. Palapa Rockola is ok for some things. You can also order tamales at the El Idolo truck (across from La Palapa Rockola on 7th most nights), to take home.

                Indian.

                Sirtaj is good for cheap, decent north Indian. They're actually located pretty far north of you, but they deliver to your area. (The delivery guys are really nice.) Curry Kitchen also isn't awful for north Indian based on the one time we've tried it.

                I think Kati Roll delivers if you just want a simple sandwich.

                For s. Indian, you're pretty much screwed. :)

                Chinese.

                I care about this cuisine a lot and frankly I find most options in Manhattan appalling. If we have to order Chinese in, we do Empire Szechuan and order things like hacked chicken with multi flavors and cold bean curd. A lot of the menu is just standard nasty brown sauce Chinese American food, though.

                Pizza.

                I think Otto delivers and they aren't bad. Bleeker Street Pizza is ok for more traditional NYC style pizzas. My husband likes Two Boots for the toppings, but it's not really my thing.

                Japanese.

                I agree that Kanoyama is the best of the bunch for sushi.

                Other options you didn't ask for, but maybe you'd like:

                Laut for Malaysian. They actually have some pretty authentic, well made food on the menu, though not all of it's good. Laksas are authentic. Oh, and that reminds me: they have some Thai on the menu. I haven't tried much of it, but on one occasion, the drunken noodles were decent, even though it didn't have enough vegetables.

                Baoguette has good banh mi, though the fillings are not like any I've ever had in Vietnam. The pho is terrible, though, so don't order that.

                I don't really like Saigon Grill for Vietnamese, but I don't have a better suggestion in the neighborhood.

                Encantada is right that Cafe Espanol is pretty bad.

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                Mercadito Grove
                100 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

                Otto
                1 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

                Kanoyama
                175 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

                Bleecker Street Pizza
                69 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

                Sirtaj
                36 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

                Saigon Market
                91 University Pl, New York, NY 10003

                Kati Roll Co.
                99 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

                Galanga
                149 W 4th St, New York, NY 10012

                La Palapa Rockola
                359 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014

                Isle
                282 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

                Laut
                15 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

                El Idolo
                W 14th St and 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011

                Two Boots
                74 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

                Empire Szechuan Village
                173 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

                Cafe Espanol
                172 Bleecker St Frnt A, New York, NY 10012

                Galanga Garden
                136 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

                Curry Kitchen
                40 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011

                1. You have some interesting recs here. I've lived in the village for most of my life (though now I am technically in SoHo). I'll give you my ideas, though I will preface them by saying that this is a notoriously bad neighborhood for delivery (at least the West Village, east village, for all my hating of it, is actually very good).

                  Pizza-

                  Keste is excellent, as has been said for that Neapolitan style that is all the rage. However I am a staunch believer in Joe's for their Fresh Mozz slices and Bleecker Street for everything else (including their now near-extinct Chicken+Ricotta slice). Bleecker Street really does have the right crust consistency and is really good in the non-gourmet sense. Sometimes, youjust don't want an ultra-thin crust.

                  Italian-

                  Pepe Verde/Rosso depending on where you live. Simply the highest quality-per-price (i.e: value) for the cost. They have a 26 (at least that's what they display in their window) from Zagat's, but the proof is really in the pudding, 10 dollar pastas, specials every night. Simple and unpretentious, owned by a soccer-loving dude from Italy who laughs at me when I try my paltry Italian on him. Not the fastest delivery, but de-lish.

                  Chinese-

                  Used to be a blight on the neighborhood. There was nothing but cheap-o joints like King Wok and Christopher Golden Woks for a while. Both of the decent places (Sung Chun Mei and Baby Buddha) went out of business and one would be forced to order from the decidedly mediocre Suzie's. Now with Grand Sichuan 7th Ave, there's "acceptable" chinese food. Not as good (strangely) as the St. Mark's branch, nor a s good as some c-town joints, but acceptable.

                  Thai-

                  Rhong-Tiam is gone. Go to the supremely under-appreciated Pinto over on Christopher St. Their lunch special is 8 bucks for something that is lightyears better than anything else Thai in a comparable price range. Dinner is more expensive, but also very worth it.

                  Mexican-

                  Florencia 13 anyone? I really dig this place and my Texan friends say it's the most authentic they've been to (although it's actually LA-style). Other than that, Mexicana Mama (best guac in the hood), which despite it's diminished status, still beats mediocre stuff like Caliente Cab Co. (Go for anything with the word "mole" in it.)

                  Japanese-

                  Not my specialty (I'm a poultritarian). I hear Tomoe Sushi over on Thompson is very good though for mid-scale Sushi/Jap. They also opened up a crazy looking restaurant called Takashi on my parents' block, but I don't think they deliver.

                  Indian-

                  Haven't tried Curry Kitchen yet (think they are very new). It's rough, I gotta tell you, ever since Mitali West closed down. Surya is a good-ish place, if you're willing to drop about 15 an entree, over on Bleecker. Karahi is pretty awful. I honestly don't know. You're best bet is probably just to walk over to 6th St on a nice summer evening or take the 6 train up to Curry Express on 29th.

                  Let me know if any of this helps!

                  Good luck and good eating.

                  -Nick F.

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                  Pepe Rosso to Go
                  149 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

                  Pepe Verde to Go
                  559 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

                  Rhong-Tiam
                  87 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

                  Bleecker Street Pizza
                  69 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

                  Grand Sichuan
                  23 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

                  Joe's Pizza
                  7 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

                  Surya
                  302 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

                  Karahi
                  118 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014

                  Tomoe Sushi
                  172 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

                  Mexicana Mama
                  525 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

                  Suzie's
                  163 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

                  Caliente Cab Co.
                  61 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

                  Grand Sichuan
                  15 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

                  King Wok
                  222 Varick St, New York, NY 10014

                  Keste Pizza & Vino
                  271 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

                  Christopher Golden Woks
                  159 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014

                  Florencia 13
                  185 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

                  Curry Express
                  130 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016

                  Pinto
                  118 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014

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                  1. re: Nick F.

                    I don't think Keste delivers, unfortunately, unless they've changed their policies in the last month.

                    Tomoe used to be good about 15 years ago, but I don't think they have been for a long time.

                    Takashi doesn't deliver, but it's interesting and good. It is a Korean Japanese restaurant that serves beef liver sashimi and other organ meats raw or grilled. Really delicious if you like that kind of thing.

                    I know I didn't start this thread, but thanks for those other suggestions. There are some I haven't heard of and I've lived in the West Village for a long time. It is always good to discover something new.

                    1. re: Nick F.

                      I tried Curry Kitchen a few times recently; I really wanted to like it but it really wasn't good. For Indian, I've gone back to ordering from Surya. I haven't tried the Jackson Diner outpost that recently opened on University yet, but am hopeful that they'll be worthwhile.

                      I wanted to add that for pizza, Lombardi's has a wide delivery area, so depending on how far west you are, they may deliver to you.

                      And in regards to Souen, I understand it's not for everyone, but I enjoy it when I want a simple, healthy meal. I usually get the fish with pesto or the maze rice with salmon and some steamed greens.

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                      Souen
                      28 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

                      Surya
                      302 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

                      Lombardi's
                      32 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

                      Jackson Diner
                      72 University Pl, New York, NY 10003

                      Curry Kitchen
                      40 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011

                    2. My two cents:

                      Pizza - Lombardi's (although i do prefer Arturo's these days)
                      Thai- Spice
                      Indian- Cafe Spice
                      Mexican - Mexicana Mama (not sure if you're in their delivery zone) or Benny's
                      Italian - Peppe Rosso to Go (this may be take out only)

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                      Cafe Spice
                      72 University Place, New York, NY 10003

                      Mexicana Mama
                      525 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

                      Spice
                      60 University Pl, New York, NY 10003

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                      1. re: slicknik

                        Cafe Spice is closed...

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                        Cafe Spice
                        72 University Place, New York, NY 10003

                        1. re: penthouse pup

                          La Esquina is my new "go to" delivery option. YUM and YAY!

                          Another good lunch option I've found is Tahini for hummus, pita & falafel :) You can order it on seamless web - so easy.

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                          La Esquina
                          106 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012

                          1. re: lavendula

                            not exactly what you asked for but I eat from Taim several times a week and can't get enough. Their Sabich platter (fried eggplant served over a plate of hummus with salad and some falafel balls is fantastic, the falafel balls in combination with a salad are great and they deliver quickly.

                            Actually, I alternate between Taim and the Hummus Place because the latter has Ful Medammas with Hummus (they call it Hummus Fava). It's a plate of hummus served with a hard boiled egg and a portion of stewed fava beans. Doesn't sound like much but it is the stuff of dreams.

                            1. re: PapaMush

                              Yes, I eat at those places all the time too :) We get delivery from Hummus Place 7th avenue if we are feeling lazy. I didn't know Taim delivered...that is awesome!

                      2. Lots of good recs here... My favorite Indian delivery is Masala Times. I know it may not be the most authentic, but it's tasty and wicked cheap for the size of the portions!

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                        Masala Times
                        194 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

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                        1. re: loratliff

                          We order from them too sometimes, the veggie box is pretty good and definitely a good deal.

                        2. I love Moustache, which has the creamiest hummous ever, and fantastic garlicky grilled chicken over a comforting, simple lentil puree. Soft fresh (white or wheat) pita.

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                          1. re: rose water

                            Does Moustache deliver to Greenwich Village? I love them too but didn't think they would come this far.

                            1. re: lavendula

                              There's a Moustache in the West Village on Bedford.

                          2. I also started ordering from Gobo again recently, after a long break.

                            it's not bad if you're into the asian-vegetarian thing.

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                            Gobo
                            401 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014

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                            1. re: ps_223

                              I go back and forth with Gobo too, sometimes finding it too greasy. I really like the swiss chard lasagna!

                            2. The Stand - Burgers
                              Otto - Pizza and more
                              Indian - Jackson Dinner
                              Westville - American
                              Thai - Spice

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                              Westville
                              210 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014

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                              1. re: BLover33

                                Otto delivers!?

                              2. a few other ideas:

                                pita joe on 14th street by 5th avenue for falafel, salads

                                tanti baci for italian (used to be on 7th avenue south, but recently moved to 8th street)

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                                Tanti Baci
                                41 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011

                                Pita Joe
                                2 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

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                                1. re: ps_223

                                  One of our favorites that I don't think I mentioned is Tea & Sympathy. Best mac and cheese EVER!!!

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                                  Tea & Sympathy
                                  108 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011

                                  1. re: lavendula

                                    for mexican i started ordering from mole on jane street. not bad!

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                                    Mole
                                    57 Jane St, New York, NY 10014

                                    1. re: ps_223

                                      also, for chinese, legend on 7th avenue and 15th street is pretty good.

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                                      Legend
                                      88 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011

                                      1. re: ps_223

                                        Any new suggestions? I feel like we are in the black hole of delivery options!

                                        1. re: lavendula

                                          i completely agree! feel pretty uninspired with my delivery options lately...

                                          for japanese after a hiatus i started ordering again from miyagi on 13th street (btw 7th ave and greenwich). they renovated recently and seem to have stepped things up a notch.

                                          for italian i occasionally order from frankies on hudson street. it's a little on the pricey side though.

                                          for burritos i saw the dos toros by 6th avenue delivers...

                                          for tacos i tried dorado tacos recently - the grilled fish tacos were pretty tasty, although maybe not the healthiest meal you could have... not sure if they deliver or are just take out.

                                          i saw there is a new mediterranean place that opened on 13th street between university and 5th: taboonette. i haven't tried it yet but plan to!

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                                          Miyagi
                                          220 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011

                                          Dos Toros
                                          11 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

                                          Frankies 570 Spuntino
                                          570 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

                                          Dorado
                                          28 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

                                          Taboonette
                                          30 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

                                          1. re: lavendula

                                            also have been meaning to try thelewala on macdougal street...

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                                            Thelewala
                                            112 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

                                            1. re: lavendula

                                              also got delivery from bareburger (chelsea) recently. i don't eat meat so my options were a bit limited but i had the portabella mushroom burger and it wasn't bad.

                                              the brazilian restaurant casa (on bedford) delivers too but only on weekdays i think.

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                                              Casa
                                              72 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

                                              BareBurger
                                              153 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011

                                              1. re: ps_223

                                                I find that Bare Burger (on LaGuardia) is much better when you actually eat there, but still will get delivery sometimes.

                                                Other places we've tried:

                                                Indian Creperie was good for awhile but had it today and it was almost inedible.

                                                I find Cafe El Portal to be pretty okay for Mexican

                                                Joes Pizza is pretty damn good for delivery.

                                                Cho Cho San is decent for sushi.

                                                I tried to talk Taiim into delivering lunch today but they wouldn't ;(

                                                Frankies is a good idea, I might try them next time :)

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                                                Taim
                                                222 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10014

                                                Joe's Pizza
                                                7 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

                                                Cho Cho San
                                                15 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011

                                                Cafe El Portal
                                                174 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012

                                                BareBurger
                                                535 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012

                                                Frankies 570 Spuntino
                                                570 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

                                                Indian Creperie
                                                190 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012