By Carol Tannenhauser
You may not be doing any traveling these days, but you can eat like you are, a different country every meal.
Calle Ocho, Latin fusion with Cuban influences, 2756 Broadway (105th – 106th Streets). “Due to the pandemic we were forced to close for the safety of our guests and staff. Now we are reopening for delivery and pickup to let our patrons and neighborhood know that we are coming back! Calle Ocho is open Wednesday – Sunday from 4pm – 8pm. Delivery through Caviar and Grubhub and pickup at the restaurant.” (212) 873-5025
Kefi, Down-home and reasonably priced Greek cuisine, 222 W79th Street (Amsterdam – Broadway). “We are opening on Monday for delivery!!!! 5pm to 9pm. We are offering contact-free delivery and pick up and are taking orders on our website at www.kefirestaurant.com (212)-873-0200
The Hungarian Pastry Shop, Morning coffee and pastries, danish, strudel, croissants, 1030 Amsterdam Avenue (111th). “Pastries, we got’ em,” said Philip, owner of this 50-year-old neighborhood cafe and bakery, whose father bought it in 1976. “We thought it was irresponsible to stay open at first,” he explained. So why reopen now? “The bills!” he said. “But also because people better understand social distancing, their personal behavior shows it, so it’s safer.” They’re open for pickup and takeout only, Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., come in the store or phone (212) 866-4230
Han Dynasty, Traditional Szechuan Cuisine, Mandated by Heaven, 215 West 85th Street (Amsterdam – Broadway). “Our entire menu is still available for takeout and delivery including alcoholic drinks. Our hours are Tuesday – Sunday (4pm to 9pm). Han Dynasty is offering 20% off all takeout orders for hospitality industry workers at all locations. Please present proof of hospitality employment. We deliver locally between 59th St and 105th St. Call us at (212) 858-9060 to start your order or use ChowNow. If you’re outside of our local delivery zone, our third-parties like Caviar and DoorDash deliver.
La Dinastia, Cuban and Chinese food. 145 West 72nd Street (Columbus – Broadway). Open for pickup and delivery, noon to 8 p.m. Many savory options, from fried chicken to roast pork fried rice. 212-362-3801.