307 "Serious Take-Out Operation" restaurants in New York.
Nene’s is a Mexican spot specializing in quesabirria that’s set up in a bodega right next to Maria Hernandez Park in Bushwick.
The Chinelos Birria Tacos truck is usually parked in Long Island City right by the water, and they make fantastic, consomme-drenched birria tacos.
Meat Hook Burger Shop is a takeout spot in Williamsburg that serves one of the best burgers anywhere in the city.
Burgie’s is a counter-service burger spot in East Williamsburg from the team behind Roberta’s.
Sunrise Mart is a Japanese grocery store in the East Village where you can buy snacks, reheatable shumai, and more.
Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea is a tea shop chain with stores around the city, including this reliable one on St. Marks spot.
Sunny & Annie’s is a deli in the East Village that makes massive sandwiches in about a hundred different styles.
Zaragoza is a longstanding Mexican deli in the East Village where you can get a couple of tacos, tamarind candy, and a jar of green enchilada sauce.
7 Elephants is a takeout-only Thai spot on East Broadway that makes a delicious, peanutty massaman curry.
Evil Katsu is a pop-up on the Lower East Side that serves delicious katsu sandwiches.
If you’re looking to spend under $15 on a delicious meal near the Lower East Side, Dominican spot Sandy’s Coffee Shop needs to be on your radar.
Joy Choy Pastry is an at-home bakery in Clinton Hill run my an ex-Gramercy Tavern chef.
Fox Bread Bakery is a takeout-only spot run by an ex-Le Coucou chef in Crown Heights.
High Low Beverage Company is a bar in Bushwick that also happens to serve excellent Vietnamese-American dishes on weekends.