You’ve traversed the sights and smells of Manhattan’s melting pot of cuisines, and now it’s time to rest inside the chic confines of Mondrian Park Avenue. Still hungry? You’re in luck. New York City loves its carry-out and so should you.
Whether you’re ordering room service, asking Cleo to send up sharable Mediterranean mezes, or simply bringing the tasty outside world into your room, the options are endless. From healthy grain bowls to Korean BBQ to famed slices of pizza, below, where to dial up the best delivery:
For easy simple food, let this health-minded restaurant send over a leafy sprawl including staples like seasoned roasted quinoa alongside veggies like charred broccoli with garlic, lemon, olive oil, and chili powder. For proteins, pick from an assortment including Coleman Farms chicken, Creekstone Farms antibiotic free steak, and Northern Harvest Sea Farms salmon. Warm sides include string beans and roasted sweet potatoes with smoked sea salt and pecorino.
Photo: The Little Beet
If you’ve overindulged in food and drink and are looking for a healthy respite, check out the second location of this popular organic eatery. Catering to a hip crowd, this cheery fast-casual storefront sells hearty dishes — often including turkey meatballs, vegetarian enchiladas, and sides like roasted cauliflower and Thai chili noodles. For desert, opt for the locally-sourced chocolates or gluten-free baked goods from Tu-Lu’s.
Photo: Will Engelmann
On 26th Street, this Korean gastropub covers any cravings for Asian fare. Rounding out the menu, you’ll find appetizers like crispy shrimp and pork leaf dumplings as well as larger shared hot dishes like BBQ Wagyu Short Ribs with Ssam set (translation: ssamjang and scallion salad). Sample the sizzling spicy cod roe bibimbap and tender beef brisket served with fried rice — and if you’re in the mood, imperial Wagyu.
For exotic Indian-inspired grain bowls and wraps, try this seasonal spot serving riffs on Californian-meets-Calcutta cuisine. For starters, a warm brown basmati and wild rice bowl is topped with cucumber, roasted cauliflower, mint, and cilantro (plus your favorite protein), while the steak wrap is dressed with rice, mint chutney, pickled onions, and cucumbers.
With its origins in Chinatown, the second location of this beloved poke bowl shop has docked on Broadway. The owner, Neta veteran Michael Jong Lim, serves traditional Hawaiian preparations of fresh poke with crowd-pleasing Bluefin tuna and inventive touches like chirashi – a fish-topped Japanese rice bowl. You can also order dishes like roasted miso cod and Hamachi Kama made with roasted Hamachi collar, shoyu daikon, kyuri, and negi. As they say on the islands: E ‘ai kakou! (Let’s eat!)
Let’s be honest, no neighborhood is complete without a pizza joint. PN stands for Pecore Nere, which translates to Black Sheep. Just on the cusp of NoMad and Flatiron, this institution offers eight kinds of dough using organic flours like a multigrain varietal with barley, rye, rice, and oats. Create your own combo pie with toppings that include pancetta, spicy salami, porcini mushrooms, and classic options like a cheese-and-red-sauce margherita. You can also opt for hearty pastas like cavatelli and meatier entrees like dry-aged Ribeye with cracked potatoes.
Photo: PN Wood Fired Pizza
- Story by Kate Donnelly