As New York City has reopened under Phase Two this Monday, it now allows restaurants to accommodate guests outdoors - contactless payment Apps are anticipated to be on the rise, used for easy touchless pre-ordering and pickup. In order to support New York City local restaurants, we will feature some of our favorite spots here.
Monday: Ruby's Café
With three locations in the city (Soho, Murray Hill and East Village) Ruby’s is the heart of happy vibes – get seated in a hip, Aussie-laid-back friendly atmosphere.
From „Brekkie” to Booze to Chicken Shnitzel bowl, their menu offers delights for everyone, with gluten-free pasta on demand (editor’s favorite: The Spicy Italian Sausage Pasta). Ruby’s is a gem of the city, especially since it’s started the “Empty Your Purse to Feed a Nurse” campaign where it began serving free meals (…) on a large scale to some of the amazing doctors, nurses and medical staff that have been stretched beyond belief” during the Covid-19 crisis.
All Ruby's locations are open 9AM - 9PM, 7 days for contactless pick up & delivery directly at their website rubyscafe.com
Opened in 2009 by Italians, this pizzeria-trattoria in Bed-Stuy serves thick-rimmed, Neapolitan-style pizza and seasonal specials from a former garage restored into a store front.
”We aim to recreate the food we ate growing up in Italy, the food we craved as we rushed home from school or a good soccer game, the kind of meals our mothers prepared with love and the freshest ingredients from the local mercato.“ – Saraghina
Adding fresh bred from their bakery and cocktails from the bar will brighten up your work from home experience. Saraghina is open from noon to 9 pm for pick-up and delivery.
TACOMBI delivers a full sensory experience, serving up classic Mexican cuisine from a retro Volkswagen camper truck in Nolita where you can watch the chefs prepare your food. Remember to add chips and guac and their famous spicy sauce! This colorful restaurant can also be found in other locations like Fort Greene. Serveza por favor!
They are also serving the New York City through their Community Kitchen Food Relief Fund, helping those struggling with food security due to COVID-19 in the Bronx, Harlem, Brooklyn and Queens. You can order for pick-up online or spread the word and donate here.
Thursday: Massawa – Eritrean/Ethiopian cuisine
Thursday Throwback to 1988 when Massawa, the Eritrean-Ethiopian eatery opened in Harlem that calls itself New York City’s oldest African restaurant. Their menu offers many authentic dishes, from seafood to beef, lamb, and chicken of Eritrean/Ethiopian cuisine. They serve the neighborhood of Harlem and the UWS on Amsterdam Ave. PS: Check out their catering!
Friday: Catch Steak
Ready to kickoff the weekend with a fine dining tip: Catch Steak, located on 9th Ave betw. 16th/17th St., has opened 3 beautiful outdoor patios and is combining for a limited time only the menu’s of Catch Steak and the original Catch (seafood) in one location.
Reopening Phase Two, it’s been a pleasure, looking forward to Phase Three early July. New York, be safe, be well!