HARLEM / DELIVERY & TAKE-OUT
When I first relocated to the lower West part of Harlem pre “condo rush” days many years ago, one of the things I noticed was that very few restaurants delivered to my area. Working late hours and not being much of a cook this was a problem and I would often bring home food from my work location on the train.
One of the few restaurants that would deliver was Famiglia and I lived off that menu for months. There is only so much Pizza and Lasagna that you can eat. As the year went on a couple more places started to deliver to my building like Flor De Mayo, Kitchenette, Ollie’s just to name a few. I can remember literally negotiating with the manager of many restaurants pleading for delivery to FDB area. I was amazed the other day when I noticed the amount of menus in my kitchen drawer had grown into an impressive healthy stack! A major improvement from my old reliable first delivery menu “Famiglia Pizzeria” to well over fifty menus. Not only are there many choices now but so many different varieties. Like good Thai (Thai Market), Indian (Indus Valley), Italian (V&T & Piatto d’Oro & Frizzante), Seafood (Questan’s), Greek, (Symposium.. NOTE: they only deliver to lower FDB & only if they are not busy), American/Comfort Food (Kitchenette), Soul food (Sylvia’s, Miss Mamie’s Spoonbread Too, Amy Ruth’s, & Melba’s for take-out), Ethiopian (Zoma), Spanish (Lolita’s, Tropical Sensation, El Aguila, Blockheads & more), African/French (Les Ambassades Boulangerie-Patisserie-Cafe), Chinese (Empire Corner, Ollie’s & too many other’s to list) Jamaican (Under D Tree), Vegetarian/Vegan (Strictly Roots Inc), Deli’s (Park West, European, & Tom’s just to name a few) and Pizza (Famiglia’s, Pizzeria 123, Papa Johns, & Giovanni’s)
With more and more Restaurants opening up monthly here in Harlem our choices and varieties will only continue to grow. Though I prefer to go out to dinner, and whenever time prevails I do, it’s also great for us non-cooks to have a variety of options for “in home dining”
NOTE: Sylvia’s now also Delivers.
What would be great next would be a 24 hour Deli with basic good food. Any entrepreneurs out there reading this?
*Please visit HarlemCondoLife’s “RESTAURANT SECTION” to see detailed information for many of these Restaurant’s.
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