230 "Serious Take-Out Operation" restaurants in New York.
Saigon Social is a casual Vietnamese restaurant on the Lower East Side with excellent chicken pho.
Maya Taqueria is a Mission-style burrito spot where you can customize your own massive burrito, bowl, nachos, or tacos
The Whole Bowl is a counter-service spot in Williamsburg that serves vegetarian rice bowls.
Foxface is a window in the East Village where you can pick up great, pressed sandwiches.
There’s only one thing at the menu at Eim Khao Mun Kai: a Thai version of Hainanese chicken. It comes with a side of broth, and it’s very good.
Summer is a Vietnamese counter-service spot that makes the best banh mi in Elmhurst.
Patacon Pisao is a counter-service Venezuelan spot in Elmhurst that has a few locations around NYC.
Carniceria Colombia Inc. is a Colombian butcher counter in Elmhurst that also makes sopa and arepas.
La Esquina Del Camarón Mexicano is a tiny, cash-only spot in the back of a bodega, and it’s a wonderful place to eat a cup of shrimp and octopus.
Three Times is a fast-casual Chinese spot on the Lower East Side that serves good pan-fried dumplings.
Noods n’ Chill is a tiny counter-service spot where you’ll find the best Thai food in Williamsburg. Try it for a quick and excellent weeknight meal.
Corner Slice is a vendor in Gotham West Market that serves the best pizza in Midtown.
Mama Tere Taverna is a Salvadoran spot in Sunset Park where you can get a great (and very fresh) pupusa stuffed with meat, cheese, or edible flowers.