Upper West Side
This no-frills spot delivers consistently tasty Chinese fare all over the Upper West Side. Hop on Seamless and browse its selection of under-$10-entrees like Chicken Chow Fun (flat noodles with chicken and some veggies, $7.50) and Szechuan Shredded Beef ($9.95). Healthy dishes such as Steamed Chicken with Broccoli ($7.95) are made with no MSG, corn starch, or added salt. $6 minimum.
The Cottage, 360 Amsterdam Avenue (between 77th and 78th streets); 212-595-7450.
This Greek tavern provides peeps throughout the UWS with authentic Greek dishes like Grilled Octopus and Tsoutsoukakia (meatballs). $20 minimum.
Kefi, 505 Columbus Avenue (at 85th Street); 212-873-0200.
Freddy and Pepper’s
If all you’re in the mood for is a single slice of pizza ($2.50), this pizzeria, which shills classic New York pies, will deliver just that for a nominal fee of $1. Oh, and F&P's delivers pretty much anywhere on the UWS. If your order is over $8, delivery is free.
Freddy and Pepper’s, 303 Amsterdam Avenue (between 74th and 75th streets); 212-799-2378.
This family-owned Mexican resto is on the corner of 101st Street, but the owners dole out their traditional, super-delish cuisine down to 80th Street for lunch and dinner. We’re big fans of the 12-inch burritos. $10 minimum.
Noche Mexicana, 842 Amsterdam Avenue (at 101st Street); 212-662-6900.
72nd Street Bagel
If you’re itching for a 6 a.m. breakfast, look no further than 72nd Street Bagel, a deli that delivers daily from that early morning hour until 8:30 p.m., throughout the UWS. The bagels rock, but we usually go with the Garden Omelet with feta cheese, tomatoes, and olives. $10 minimum.
72nd Street Bagel, 130 West 72nd Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues); 212-595-1300.
Photo: Courtesy of Kefi
Upper West Side