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Aug 26, 2010 09:36 AM

Chelsea (18th btw 7th & 8th) delivery recommendations

My office just relocated to Chelsea (18th btw 7th & 8th) and we are in process of building a menu book for our staff and clients. Happy to have the recently opened Westville on our block but am in need recommendations to round out the book. So what is the best Sushi, Thai, Chinese, Deli, Italian, Bistro, etc, etc....that will deliver to us.

246 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

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  1. Chinese: I'll bet Grand Sichuan on 24th and 9th would deliver to you.

    1. Wondering if I can revive this thread, but with a slightly different angle... I've lived at 19th & 10th for a few years now and am SO BORED with our delivery go-tos: Dirty Bird, Westville, RUB, Ravagh, Gotham (as a sidenote, such good neighborhood pizza w fresh veggies), Rin Thai, Tebaya. I like all of these places just fine, but could use some new options/variety in cuisine, and have been disappointed and/or grossed out by a few places that seemed ok per menupages :)

      So, I'd welcome any delivery-specific recs!! Esp Chinese that's not Grand Sichuan, which might be different for dining in, but I haven't ordered for delivery from them since one fateful night when I ordered bok choy and received, essentially, a container of oil with a few bok choy leaves inside.

      We eat pretty much everything, if it's delicious...Thanks!

      RUB BBQ
      208 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

      144 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011

      Grand Sichuan
      229 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001

      11 E 30th St, New York, NY 10016

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

      Gotham Pizza
      144 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

      265 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

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      1. re: starvomarvo

        Does Moustache deliver to you?
        Beyond being sick of it, how do you like Ravagh? I last got catered food from them, years ago, and found it overly oily, and only so-so. Would love to know of good Iranian food (if it exists).

        1. re: rose water

          I will look into Moustache, thanks! As for Ravagh, my boyfriend is Persian so that is his total comfort food, and we order from them a ton since they're neaby & on seamlessweb. But it's definitely not the best Persian food in the city, and a far cry from what his mom whips up at home! Their stews are sometimes too oily and the rice is always very buttery/oily, but I generally like the chicken kebabs, whitefish, shrimp, & lamb, love their hummus, like the stuffed grape leaves.

          Nearby, Colbeh is also good (but there is some reason we don't order from there that I can't recall), don't recommend Pars at all, and the best I've had in NYC thus far is Shalezeh on the UES.

          249 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001

          11 E 30th St, New York, NY 10016

          43 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018

          1420 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10021

          1. re: starvomarvo

            Moustache is as close as I get to Iranian flavors in NYC--the lemony marinated chicken on the chicken pitza, plus the scallions, barberries, and sumac, are totally comfort foods for me. The garlicky grilled chicken, served over lentil puree, is also delicious, and might travel better for delivery. I also love their buttery phyllo egg and cheese roll--serious tart pungent cheese, and the buttery smell/flavor is intoxicating. Their creamy hummous (and indeed all their appetizers) is also solid. The rice pudding is a little too raisin-y for my taste, and might be too rose-watery for people who don't like it.

            My parents like Shalezeh, but I've never been. I think Persepolis, also on the UES, is related. Their saffron-y, oniony chicken kabob is awesome, but I've always found their service stuffy. Never been to Colbeh either--their menu (including sushi?!) and flashy digs freak me out a little bit.

            90 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

            1. re: rose water

              yes, I'm under the impression Persepolis and Shalezeh are under the same ownership. Haven't been to Colbeh since the re-do, actually, so, probably awhile. It used to be great but not sure what the story is with the sushi either! now I'm really craving some Moustache...

              1407 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021

              43 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018

              1420 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10021

        2. re: starvomarvo

          I'd actually start a new thread since you're 2 blocks further west than the OP, which will limit your options more.

          What happens when you type your address into Seamless Web, BTW?

          1. re: kathryn

            I'd imagine there are actually more places the further east you go - no? I get all sorts of options on Seamless, but many are terrible (looking at you, Chelsea Ristorante), and I just can't tell when a new place is worth the risk. This is a much more reliable source than the reviews on there!

            Chelsea Ristorante
            108 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011

            1. re: starvomarvo

              Yes but my thought was that places further east wouldn't deliver to 10th Avenue.

              If you're really bored, 2nd Avenue Deli delivers anywhere in Manhattan for a $10 fee. Sarge's, too, 24/7, I can't recall if there's a fee.

     is telling me that Friedman's in the Chelsea Market and Legend (Sichuan) will deliver to you. The various Chelsea Market places probably are a good place to look for new options.

     says Ronnybrook, Petite Abeille, Sophie's Cuban, Defonte's, Kofoo, Brick Oven Pizza 33, Artichoke, Snack Taverna, Hill Country, and a whole lot more (be aware of the delivery minimums though).

              It also looks like you're just barely in Fatty Crab's delivery zone:

              As well as Pastis and Morandi:

              1. re: kathryn

                Yes, that is certainly a good point! Thanks for all the recs - esp Pastis & Morandi, I like those both in person and never think of them for delivery. Tried Fatty Crab last night, actually, by coincidence, and although their prices are too high for certain items, the food was very delicious! Wasn't aware Hill Country delivered - that is great news.

                Hill Country
                30 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

                9 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014

                211 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014

                Fatty Crab
                643 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

        3. I moved out of Chelsea last year, right by where you are now, and there was a place called Mooncake Foods on 30th street that would deliver to me- they had chinese food that was actually somewhat inconsistent, but a few dishes were really stellar for delivery. My favorite was a sliced skirt steak with a ginger cilantro dressing over brown rice. Definitely something worth trying.

          There's a vietnamese place Omai-- they do deliver but it is a little pricey.

          For Indian Bombay Talkie is fantastic, but also incredibly pricey. Many nights of the week they have specials, and it's actually cheaper to eat there in person, which is just odd.

          Bombay Talkie
          189 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

          158 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

          Mooncake Foods
          263 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001

          1. Tanti Baci delivers to Chelsea, I live on 21st btwn 6th and 7th. You may want to check with them for your exact location but they never let me down for great homemade pastas and sauces.

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

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            1. re: villager21

              thanks to both of you - all good ideas to cure the delivery doldrums!!

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