Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Around the World: Quarantine Edition

Nine years ago (gulp), I had a long stay-cation, and thought it would be fun to try a lot of new restaurants with cuisines from around the world.  If I couldn't travel abroad, at least I could eat like I was. So I started a restaurant list I called "Around the World (Without Leaving the 5 Boroughs)." 

Fast forward to 2020. COVID. Quarantine. Ugh. Minus a handful of daytrips, I've been in NYC since it all started.  And since there's no prospect of traveling any time soon, I figured now was the perfect time to start a new restaurant list..."Around the World: Quarantine Edition." Hoping this will help me feel like seeing the world, or at least tasting it, all without even leaving the couch! Plus, it feels good to have a reason to venture away from my standard neighborhood spots. 

I'll be working on filling in the 50 most popular cuisines from restaurants that offer takeout/delivery in Manhattan.  Click through to check out what I ordered, photos, and restaurant contact info.  And if you have any recommendations, leave a comment below!

COUNTRY/CUISINE
Afghani
Albanian
Argentinean
Australian
Austrian
Bangladeshi
Brazilian
British
Bulgarian
Cajun
Canadian
Caribbean
Chinese -  Milu
Colombian
Cuban
Dominican
Ecuadorian
Egyptian
English
Ethiopian
French
Filipino
Georgian
German
Greek
Indian cuisine
Indonesian
Irish
Israeli
Italian
Jamaican
Japanese
Korean
Lebanese
Malay
Mexican
Moroccan
Polish
Persian - Miraj
Peruvian
Portuguese
Russian
Scandinavian
Spanish
Sri Lankan
Taiwanese
Thai - Thai Villa
Turkish
Ukrainian
Vietnamese

Colombian: Costas Arepas

Costas Arepas
Midtown
30 West 35th Street
b/t 5th & 6th Avenues

Costas Arepas on MissMenuNYC

The Down Under - Pulled chicken breast, avocado, crumbled bacon, peri peri sauce
La Flaca - queso guayanes, sweet plantains, avocado, green tomatillo sauce