Delivery in Silverlake?
- Js Apr 4, 2006 12:02 AM
I am tired of the same old delivery options in Silverlake/los Feliz area
Any ideas. My usual places are Electric Lotus, Point Dume, various Thai
Help me out....
not sure which thai you order from, but Mae Ploy and Nad Pob on Sunset are options
Agra (indian) up near the sunset/hillhurst junction delivers although it takes a bit
Michelangelo Italian on Silverlake Blvd. at Effie delivers too.
Hard Times over by Gelsons....
ONce when I went to Anarkali on Melrose and La Brea (also Indian) they told me most of their delivery was to the Silverlake area.
Feel for you -- we've ordered Michelagelo's about four times last month and in a desperate moment, tried to get one of those delivery services to deliver CPK (there's one in Glendale which should be able to deliver here, but they won't).
Here's some places we use:
Thai-Chinese: we get the bbq combo special -- chicken & spareribs which is good
WHY DON'T THOSE DELIVERY SERVICES COME OUT TO SILVERLAKE???
There really aren't that many good delivery options in the area.
Here's what I use:
Nicky D's has decent pizza -- try the white clam & garlic. They are usually pretty reliable in delivering in under an hour and on-estimate.
Farfalla -- Italian. Good food but often takes an hour + and they are rarely accurate with the time-of-delivery estimate. Also pricier than Nicky D's.
Michaelangelo's -- also Italian. They are usually quick, and I like their salads and Grilled Chicken entree. Pizzas are hit or miss, but in a lighter, more traditionally Italian style than Nicky D's or Hard Times, so might be worth a go for variety's sake.
China Inn -- Chinese. Average food, quick delivery.
Rambutan Thai -- they have a pretty diverse menu and the food is usually well-seasoned. I used to order from Suriyo for Thai, but it's gotten really bland in recent orders. Although the food is good at Mae Ploy, their delivery service is VERY hit or miss. I'll have to try Nad Pob, recommended by another poster.
I used to really like Agra (mentioned by another poster) for Indian, but the last two times I ordered from there, I was disappointed. In another thread, somebody said they thought it had been sold, so there's that to consider.
I have a menu for a service called Silverlake Restaurant Deliveries. I have no idea how old it is, but it says it delivers from Alex, Cafe des Artistes, Il Capriccio, Tangier, Vermont, etc., but the website (www.silverlakerestaurantdeliveries.com) seems to be inoperative. The phone number is 323-953-1010 if you want to investigate further.
I also have a delivery menu from Cirxa, but have never ordered from there and don't know if it's current.
Nicky D's Wood-Fired Pizza
Address: 2764 Rowena Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Phone: (323) 664-3333
1978 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles 90027
1637 Silverlake Blvd., L.A. 90026
132 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale 91206
2835 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 90026
(213) 273-8424 (note this is a current menu, so the 213 should be correct. If no, check their webpage, www.rambutanthai.com
3719 Sunset Blvd., Silverlake
re: echo eater
I checked the LA Restaurant Ratings before posting, and Cirxa is still listed as of today. As to the restaurant delivery service, given the website was defunct, I figured it was, too, but if by any chance it wasn't, I thought it might give the o.p. a lead. Sorry for the outdated info!
I want to revitalize this thread to see what else people come up with, having moved here recently. Here is my small list so far:
Farfalla: About as good as delivery food gets. Highly recommended.
Mae Ploy: I think it's "OK" Thai food, and it's nice to have for delivery. I'd usually rather just make an excursion to one of my favorites in Thai Town
Nicky D's: Much better for pickup than delivery. Got soggy for delivery. Still, decent quality.
Farfalla: Still very good. They do a great job with delivery.
Nicky D's: My favorite delivery pizza around here. White clam is very good.
Nad Pob: My favorite Thai delivery. Authentically spicy, good ingredients, interesting menu, very good delivery.
Rambutan: Solid Westernized Thai
Garage Pizza: Decent quality pizza; expensive, not my favorite.
High Times Pizza: Did not like.
Agra: Only had for takeout. Decent Indian, nothing special.
some more updates:
Tomato Pie: Very good. My favorite delivery pizza; second favorite delivery place behind Farfalla.
Nad Pob: Not as good as I said previously. The ingredients aren't always that fresh.
Mae Ploy: Marginal Thai. About on par with Nad Pob.
Rambutan: "Solid" was generous.
Thai Taste: OK (to be generous)
Chi Dynasty: OK American Chinese.
Michelangelo's: Overpriced, unimpressive
Two Boots: Pizza, two thumbs down.
TG Express: OK Thai delivery, delivers into the wee hours of the morning
Bulan: Pretty good Thai vegetarian
Vegan House: Pretty good vegan food
Flore Cafe: Solid vegan food
There are a couple of places that deliver from afar. Their food is good, but I can't recommend delivery because of the distance:
Jitlada: Some of the best Thai food around, but Silver Lake is a bit beyond the limits of reasonable delivery.
Makkah Halal: Good Indian, much better than Agra and Electric Lotus, but delivery takes a lot of patience--more than I have.
Finally, there are several places that deliver to Silver Lake through the website LABite. They tend to be mediocre, and the delivery fees make them very bad values.
In sum, these are the only restaurants I recommend that deliver to me in Silver Lake: Farfalla, Tomato Pie, Nicky D's, Garage Pizza, Bulan, Vegan House, Flore Cafe, in that order.