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Lamericano Sep 15, 2013 06:33 AM

I'm in SoHo. Wo Hop doesn't do it.

Please help!

Thanks.

  1. loratliff Sep 28, 2013 01:30 PM

    A few recent late-night observations have led me to believe that the Chinese restaurant on the north side of East Houston between Avenue A and B is open 24 hours. I think it's called China Town.

    1. sgordon Sep 28, 2013 10:50 AM

      If you can wait until 8:00 AM, Postmates.com will deliver anything from anywhere in the city for you, as long as it's open.

      My suggestion would be to suck it up and stumble yer drunk ass out the door to Fong Inn or Mei Li Wah or Mercer Kitchen (if you're feeling fancy) or the Cup & Saucer Diner or an AA meeting (y'know, for the free coffee) or wherever is open at that ungodly hour. The fresh air'll do you good.

      1. rifkind81 Sep 24, 2013 10:45 AM

        Ok, not Chinese Food, but Kool Blu is open and delivers in the morning.

        I know, I know...not Chinese but still a wide variety of cuisines represented.

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          Lamericano Sep 27, 2013 01:32 PM

          Kool Blu seems to have changed hands and doesn't seem to be 24 hours any more. Thanks though.

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            foodiemom10583 Sep 27, 2013 02:41 PM

            What about the downtown branch of Empanada Mama at Houston btwn Ludlow and Orchard? I'm pretty sure they're open 24 hours and the uptown branch used to deliver. Yeah, not really Chinese, but the Desayuno Columbiana and some hot arepas with salsa verde are a nice way to wake up after a night of inebriation.

            http://www.empmamanyc.com/

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              Lamericano Sep 28, 2013 06:26 AM

              Interesting suggestion. Thanks, foodiemom.

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          Lamericano Sep 19, 2013 07:12 AM

          Let me be more specific, since it appears there is something vague about what I'm asking.

          I like to drink until I fall face down in the street.

          Then, I like to wake up in my bed in the morning, not knowing how I got there, and know that I've got some cold leftover roast pork lo mein in my fridge that I can scarf down with a double shot of espresso to get my day going. If I have some wonton soup to heat up, I'm even more good to go.

          Unfortunately, I don't always have those items on hand at, say, 7am when I have to get it together and get some work done.

          So, therefore, while the answer may clearly be to make the proper arrangements prior to anticipated binge-drinking episodes, any NY'er will tell you that no one knows for sure what the night's going to turn into when meeting a friend "for a drink after work".

          That being the case, I need lo mein and wonton soup delivered to my apartment in SoHo at 7am.

          No substitutions.

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            howdini Sep 19, 2013 07:45 AM

            l still don't know if there is such an animal, but that was some delightful specificity, there.

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              DarthEater Sep 19, 2013 02:24 PM

              I don't even think you can get congee delivered at that hour, much less lo mein and wonton soup. How about keeping some frozen dumplings and wontons close at hand for those mornings? It takes water to boil as fast as it is to wait for delivery?

              1. re: Lamericano
                loratliff Sep 19, 2013 07:31 PM

                Excellent explanation. Wish I could be of more help.

                And, yes, your question is vague, as there are likely more options for, say, a restaurant worker getting off at 1am than someone searching for a hangover cure the next A.M.

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                  alc Sep 20, 2013 12:11 PM

                  Your post is irresitable.
                  So I checked Menu Pages. Here are the four 24 hour Chinese restaurants in that deliver (and are on Menu Pages). Of course I have no clue whether they deliver 24 hours or whether they are any good. You are on your own for that! And only one (the last) appears to be in Manhattan.

                  Da Dong226-08A Merrick Blvd | Btwn 226th & 227th St
                  Munchies Cafe12 Bay 25th St | At 86th St
                  Red Bowl Noodle Shop40-52 Main St | Btwn 40th & 41st Ave
                  Shanghai Mong30 W 32nd St | Btwn Bway & 5th Ave

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                    squid kun Sep 20, 2013 06:46 PM

                    Shanghai Mong is Korean-style Chinese (and not great). It won't have lo mein.

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                      Lamericano Sep 21, 2013 11:34 AM

                      Thanks for the info. I think someone needs to open a place that meets this demand. For me. In SoHo.

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                      Pookipichu Sep 27, 2013 01:58 PM

                      The solution is really just getting a Chinese girlfriend.

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                        diprey11 Sep 27, 2013 02:53 PM

                        The only issue to consider is, what if she ever becomes--gulp--a Chinese wife? :-))

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                      deprofundis Sep 18, 2013 06:19 PM

                      You can get anything in this city. For a price. I'm sure you can find a place to deliver whenever you want if you order a couple grand worth of food.

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                        kathryn Sep 15, 2013 07:11 AM

                        How big an order? A lot of spots will go out of their usual zone for a huge order. Or an extra fee. You could freeze the leftovers.

                        Maybe Great NY Noodletown?

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                          Lamericano Sep 15, 2013 07:32 AM

                          This is about the time of day I'd like to order, not so much the location.

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                            loratliff Sep 15, 2013 10:24 AM

                            What time is that? 1am is a little different from 4 or 5am.

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                              Lamericano Sep 16, 2013 05:08 AM

                              You want to know what time I may want to order Chinese food?

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                                kathryn Sep 16, 2013 06:39 AM

                                I don't think what you want exists. We're trying to get to something CLOSE to what you want, but we can't help without additional details.

                                Is a restaurant that delivers up to 2am or 3am satisfactory to you?

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                                  loratliff Sep 19, 2013 06:54 AM

                                  Exactly.

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                                  mwhitmore Sep 16, 2013 07:57 AM

                                  I understand your question. Answer: Not AFAIK. There are 24/7 restaurants, but not 24/7 delivery---again AFAIK.

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                                    Lamericano Sep 16, 2013 11:47 AM

                                    Thank you, mwhitmore.

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                              howdini Sep 18, 2013 02:44 PM

                              Does GNYNT deliver? l thought they didn't...

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                                Lamericano Sep 18, 2013 02:56 PM

                                I don't know what that is.

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                                  Lacrosse_Gastronomic Sep 18, 2013 03:00 PM

                                  GNYNT = Great New York Noodletown mentioned upthread.

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                                    Lamericano Sep 19, 2013 07:03 AM

                                    Ah. Thanks.

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