Restaurants are struggling to stay open now that the state has said they can no longer serve people inside. So some have found new ways to sell their goods to customers.
Cafe Fiorello is one of those innovators. The restaurant on Broadway and 64th, traditionally a hot pre-theater spot (back when we had theater) is now selling prepared foods and other items like a retail store.
“After the city banned in-seat dining in restaurants, the owners of Cafe Fiorello quickly decided to take the food they had in stock and just sell it, including prepared foods like soup and pizza, as well as produce and other items to cook at home,” NY1 first reported. They’re now calling it Fiorello Gourmet Market.
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And they’re not the only ones. Vietnamese spot Bonmi at 150 West 62nd Street is selling “meal kits” that people can cook at home. So you too can pretend to be a Vietnamese chef, with all the ingredients. “In addition to our everyday menu that features favorite signature dishes and build your own options we are now offering fresh meal kits, as well as proteins by the pound,” the restaurant said in an email to customers. “All of our offerings are available via contactless delivery or pick up.” They’re at 646-346-5142 and you can call from 10 a.m,. until 7 p.m. to place an order.