It’s about to get cold. Real cold. Which means you’re likely to depend on men on bicycles for sustenance until April rolls around.* While delicious, Chinese and pizza aren’t your only options... our friends at Yelp NYC found these alternative restaurants that’ll surely keep your delivery game strong.*Please, don’t be this guy. It sucks peddling food to a stranger in a snow storm, be sure to tip your delivery men accordingly!
Hell, the fact that Katz’s delivers at all is great news year-round, let alone during the freezing cold winter months. Rejoice in knowing you can wrap your cold fingers around a hot pastrami sandwich with the tap of a few buttons. Given how many people are inside Katz’s at any given time, it might even be faster than standing in line at the actual restaurant. 205 Houston St., 212-254-2246
They say abs are made in the kitchen, and it’s going to be Hampton Jitney time sooner than you think. Don’t spend the next few months eating high-calorie gut bombs when you can opt for fresh vegan/vegetarian fare from The Squeeze. From juices to faux mac ‘n’ cheese to salads, you won’t need to hide underneath your wool sweater forever. 550 W. 54th St., 917-749-7074; 108 Macdougal St., 646-838-9200; 196 Graham Ave., Brooklyn, 646-351-6545; 233 Spring St., 917-749-7074
If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t shy away from cold food during the frigid months, then keep Galeria on your radar. They’re an adorable Brazilian restaurant and gallery in the heart of the Lower East Side, and they assemble what is arguably the tastiest acai bowl anywhere downtown. They serve plenty of other South American comfort foods as well, but an Amazonian superfood topped with antioxidant-rich fruits delivered straight to your door is sure to make your cardiologist proud. 43 Clinton St., 917-675-6887
Hosting a dinner party? Lucy’s Whey is here to make sure your cheese and charcuterie spread features something other than Kraft singles and raw hot dogs from the corner bodega. The fromagerie features all the specialty cheeses, meats, olives, honeys, and mustards you’d expect from a carefully curated artisan market, so nobody needs to know you didn’t lift a finger (besides the one used to fire up the Yelp app) to create a world-class winter soirée. 1417 Lexington Ave., 212-289-8900
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