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Jun 26, 2014 09:07 AM

Delicious meal ordered in, downtown

I will be going to New York with 1 toddler this weekend.
Staying with friends in Soho/ Tribeca. I figured it would be best after a long day to order in (delivery or I guess we could do carry out as well). While babysitting would be great, I can't imagine further taking advantage of my friends' hospitality by asking them for that as well.

How can we do something delicious this way? Price is not a major concern (although for delivery I can't imagine doing more than <$100pp). We eat everything, although premium on stuff we can't get particular great versions of where I live (Italian, baked goods, Japanese, thai, etc.)
We'll have a kitchen to heat and store and plates to serve.

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  1. Check out (search by neighborhood, cuisine, price) and

    Also GrubHub.

    Caveat, I only use Seamless.

    3 Replies
    1. re: financialdistrictresident

      We used Seamless a couple of times when in NYC earlier in the year. I was quite impressed.

      1. re: financialdistrictresident

        Didn't Seamless buy Grubhub or vice-versa? I think they're identical aside from the front-end now. (But that said, the Seamless front-end is much better...)

      2. Are you familiar with

        Check it out, see who delivers to your friend's address and then perhaps run those of interest to you by this board for opinions.

        1. I've done delivery from China Blue and their food travels well and is delicious.

          1. I order from and a lot. Delivery has fewer options, but it allows you to pay in cash. There's another service that's significantly more expensive due to service charges, etc., but it also has the fancier restaurants, if you wanted to go that route:


            1. If you could tell us the intersection/street it will help too, most places have a limited delivery area.
              Fyi most neighborhood wine shops also deliver