Maybe you just had a Big Night In, or maybe you just checked your bank account. Now you’re trying to decide between a can of beans or a bowl of cereal for dinner. Or, try one of these delivery spots where you can order for around $30.Less
Here’s something that should make your day: one of the very best burgers in NYC is available for delivery and takeout. It’s got a thick patty covered in spicy mint chutney, and it costs less than $18. You’ll find this burger at BK Jani—a Pakistani spot in Williamsburg that also serves a bunch of other grilled meats like kababs and lamb chops.
Usually, we like to eat on the back patio at this Bed-Stuy restaurant/bakery. But if you don’t feel like getting too far from your couch, have a Neapolitan pie and a side of broccolini delivered to your home.
In addition to ramen, curry, and their highly acclaimed mera mera soba, Cocoron is also offering frozen packaged broth and noodles for delivery. Place your orders online.
The unicorns at The Cloisters and the Campbell’s soup cans at MoMA are impressive, but they don’t hold a candle to the hot soppressata at Calabria Pork Store. Sausages cover the entire ceiling of this Arthur Avenue meat shop in the Bronx, and, while it looks like an exhibition, you’re allowed to touch the art here. Get a massive sandwich and a few different types of sausage to-go.
If grilled chicken is your thing, you can get a half or whole bird (with a variety of homemade sauces) from Purbird for less than $30. You can also get a variety of sides, which are maybe even better than the chicken.
A foil to-go box full of fried chicken and french fries might just be the kindest gift you can give yourself right now. If you’re near the Inwood location of John’s Fried Chicken, your crispy gift will come coated in a vinegar-based batter that’ll make every other fried chicken combo in your life seem forgettable.
Field Trip makes things incredibly simple. Just order a bowl of their food, then eat it. This Harlem spot specializes in rice bowls with everything from brisket and chicken to shrimp and salmon, and nothing costs more than $15. As an added bonus, you can easily balance one of these bowls on your lap while you watch TV with your roommate, your cat, or your roommate’s cat.
This old-school Italian deli is the kind of place that makes you want to stop what you’re doing and make some pasta immediately. So place an order for whatever fresh pasta, sauces, and cheeses that Russo’s has available for takeout right now. And don’t forget to grab one of their Italian deli sandwiches.
For $7, you can get a few rolls of paper towels or an extra-large cappuccino—or you can go to Peppa’s and get a small portion of jerk chicken (which would be considered large by most standards). The chicken comes charred and smoky, and, for a few dollars more, you can make it a full meal with some sides like rice and plantains.
East Wind is known for its plump, excellent dumplings. If you’ve never tried them, you can now do so in your pajamas at home. Most things on the menu cost less than $10, so you might as well throw in a few pork belly buns, shrimp dumplings, and a Hong Kong hot cake. Their Carroll Gardens and Windsor Terrace locations are both open for takeout and delivery starting at noon. Go online to place your delivery order, or call 347-889-5717 for Carroll Gardens and 929-295-0188 for Windsor Terrace.