For someone who has built a profession based on cooking, Stephanie is much too devoted to ordering food. I, on the other hand, prefer the communal setting that comes with actually going out to eat. But, I still like the convenience that comes with ordering food once in a while, especially when you’re not in a position to leave the house.
When you travel as frequently as we do and stay in hotels, you’ll have a better appreciation for ordering food in, especially as you’re often left with no other choice. Based on our observations around the country, people tend to be biased when rating food delivery services, focusing on the packaging and speed of delivery rather than the actual quality. But what happens when you’d rather wait longer for better food? The basis of our list is our experience with restaurants that we’ve eaten at or ordered from, so you know we’re giving you the top places in their respective locations. And while, the best thing to do is explore where you are and find restaurants in Aylesbury, a list of good places to eat at is great to have as a backup. Therefore, without any more delay, take a look at the top 20 restaurants from Grubhub, according to us, because you don’t always have to leave home to get good food.
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1 KATZ’S – NYC
Katz’s has the best pastrami, and you can confirm that from the number of people that are willing to pay for it to be shipped to them across the country and stay in line for hours to get some. The pastrami is smoked for months, and the result draws people from for and near. You can get it within the hour if you live in their delivery axis.
2 PARM – NYC
I love anything meatball-related, including meatball sandwiches. I can eat everything from subway Italian marinara, to Vietnamese meatball subs. As long as it has meatballs, I’m ready to eat it. After having Parm’s meatball parm, my eyes were opened to the possibilities of how much I could enjoy a meatball sandwich.
3 KENNY & ZUKES – Portland, OR
Kenny & Zukes has the best food for a Jewish deli you can come across on the West Coast, and it is much better than the ones in NYC or Montreal.
4 UMAMI BURGER – Nationwide
Umami burger originated in LA, intending to produce burgers that are very different from your regular burger. Their burgers are made with expensive and sophisticated ingredients, and their food arrangement is like that of a fancy meal. Umami burger is the only place I recommend for you to try the impossible burger if your tastes run in that way, and you can order from them when you’re tired of your other regular burger places.
5 MEAT & BREAD – Seattle
The only task that Meat & Bread has in this world is to make the best sandwiches that you’ll ever eat, and they’re succeeding at it. Stephanie has had a run-in with their porchetta around 2012, and the memory is still fresh. Instead of struggling to make porchetta at home, simply place an order for a sandwich from Meat & Bread today.
6 PUBLICAN QUALITY MEATS – Chicago
The Publican is a topnotch restaurant, and in our eyes, it can never be wrong. They make this incredibly simple frites and fried egg that is just delicious. They are in Chicago, and the link takes you to their sandwich/butcher store, which has the same exceptional quality.
7 BONCHON – East Coast & Midwest
Long ago, Steph and I held a competition to see which Korean fried chicken was the best. We went around eating all the fried chicken we came across (as well as the Momofuku fried chicken feast, and while it wasn’t Korean, David Chang is, so theoretically, it counted) and the winner was Bonchon. You deserve to try the triple-fried Korean fried chicken at least once in your life.
8 ROSCOE’S HOUSE OF CHICKEN & WAFFLES – LA area
Snoop Dogg is a huge fan of Roscoe’s. Snoop Dogg is an expert on recognizing stoner food. Martha Stewart is friends with Snoop Dogg. Thus, Roscoe’s is Martha Stewart’s favorite place for fried chicken. We can verify it. We have been there, and it’s fantastic. It is so good that Snoop Dogg would be willing to buy the entire restaurant chain to save it from bankruptcy.
9 SIZZLE PIE – Seattle
Sizzle Pie is originally from Portland, and we never fail to get their sizzle pie whenever we’re in Eugene, OR (it’s more frequent than you’d expect). They became famous for their giant slice, but we are partial to their breadsticks. We have actually dropped by Eugene just to get some breadsticks from Sizzle Pie. Although the restaurant is in Portland, Grubhub has its Seattle location too.
10 ROBERTA’S – NY
Roberta’s is already a household name and needs no introduction. They make the best crust. The Clintons love Roberta’s, and it was one of their favorites. Order from Roberta’s now.
11 AFURI RAMEN & DUMPLINGS – Portland, OR
Afuri is popular for their healthy, light, and clear ramen with plenty of vegetables, rather than the heavier pork bone ramen that is more common around the country. They are originally from Japan, and they are stationed in Portland, because of their good water quality. We put them on this list because their ramen is superb, and one of the best.
12 JINYA RAMEN BAR – Nationwide
When you get a taste of ramen in Jinya, you’d be ready to believe that their ramen is straight from Japan, but it is actually located in LA. Their ramen is easily as good as any you’d find abroad, and the quality is comparable. Luckily for us, they now have more branches around the country, and you can get your Japanese-quality ramen in the comfort of your US home. I mean, good ramen is everywhere in New York and LA, but where can you find some in Tulsa?
13 CASSIA – Santa Monica
Cassia is a fashionably chic Vietnamese/Singaporean spot secreted in a part of Santa Monica that serves updated and reinvented versions of some classic dishes. They have an outstanding Vietnamese charcuterie board and some equally great laksa. They now deliver, so my new fantasy is to live in the Palihouse Santa Monica and regularly order laksa from Cassis.
14 BOUCHON BAKERY – NYC
Bouchon is a mini bakery chain by Thomas Keller, which has stood the test of time so far. Their donuts were simply fantastic when we had them early this year, and their other pastries were also delicious, especially their croissants and their exclusive Thomas Keller Oreo (TKO).
15 HIGH POINT CREAMERY – Denver
Ice cream has to taste better the farther it is from the ground because that is the only way we can explain the taste of the ice cream in the High Point creamery. High Point is not very fancy, certainly not as elegant as the Salt and Straw place in Portland, but it is easily the best ice cream on this coast, and they deliver in Colorado. Colorado is one place where delivery is essential.
16 SWEET ROSE CREAMERY – LA area
The owners of Cassia, who also own several other places in Santa Monica, are experts at finding the perfect place. Thanks to them, Sweet Rose Creamery is here to bless our palates with a variety of ice cream flavors which you shouldn’t think of missing. A friend of theirs got the opportunity to flex her ice cream talent, plenty of which she has, as is evident in her intricate flavors, like the Blueberry muffin flavor, which also contains muffin pieces.
17 BEARD PAPA – Nationwide
Beard Papa sounds weird, but it serves one of the most common delicacies, but with a twist. Cream puffs prepared the right way. Their perfect cream puffs have a beautifully crisp pastry and real vanilla custard, and you definitely can’t stop at one, even though you probably should.
18 GONG CHA – Nationwide
Stephanie has 3 boba places that she loves most in the country, and they are Boba Guys in San Francisco, Half & Half in LA, and Gong Cha, which has several branches, in no specific order. While I don’t particularly like Boba Guys, I like the other places, and because I can get it in many cities, Gong Cha is my favorite.
19 ESS-A-BAGEL – NYC
Where can you get the best bagels in New York City? The rainbow bagel place? Or H&H? Well, until either of them starts delivering as Ess-a-Bagel does, it remains the best. Ess-a-Bagel is already considered one of the best bagels in New York already, so you can’t really argue with that. Too bad Russ & Daughters doesn’t deliver.
20 CHICK-FIL-A – Nationwide
This may sound like filler, but it’s not. Chick-Fil-A is really a top delivery place. Stephanie and I once stayed in Chicago for a weekend, and all we ate were packs of chicken shacks from Shake Shack and the special spicy chicken sandwich from Chick-Fil-A. We talked about the joys of having chicken sandwiches while trying to solve an enormous jigsaw puzzle with a thousand pieces. We couldn’t decide who won the chicken sandwich debate because we were on opposite sides of the spectrum with Stephanie preferring Shake Shack and me on the side of Chick-Fil-A. As for the jigsaw puzzle, we didn’t have a winner either because we lost an essential piece in the sofa, and it never resurfaced. Trust me; it was a much better weekend experience than I made it sound.