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Gothamist and Grubhub are teaming up to celebrate amazing restaurants that, whether they’re a few blocks from your place or a bike ride away, are NYC favorites that we think you’ll love too.

Neighborhood neighbors Crown Heights and Prospect Heights have a lot in common, from the stately old brownstones lining their leafy streets to the enviable proximity to the unimprovable Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (which is lovely all year round, but is most famous for its spectacular floral fireworks during cherry blossom season), and the grand, family-friendly Brooklyn Museum.

But there's a lot more to be grateful for here than greenery, scenery, community and culture. Over the past couple of decades Crown Heights and Prospect Heights have emerged as two of the city's most exciting dining destinations, particularly along the bustling boulevards of Nostrand, Franklin, Vanderbilt, Washington, and Flatbush Avenues.

Jerk joints, classic diners, innovative vegan spots, slice and sandwich shops, world-class bakeries, chef-driven restaurants: there is no shortage of excellent places to eat in this part of Brooklyn, satisfying all of your most frequent--and even infrequent--cravings. Here then is just a glancing look at a few of our favorites in Crown Heights and Prospect Heights, all of which, if you just feel like staying cozy in your home tonight, offer handy delivery via Grubhub.

Gloria's Caribbean Cuisine

Crown Height mainstay Gloria's, beloved for decades by legions of roti lovers (including Anthony Bourdin and the neighborhood locals) is open and eager to send out platters of Stewed Oxtail, Curry Goat, and Aloo Pie, just as it's been doing since Trinidadian transplant Gloria Wilson first opened the snug counter-service spot in 1974. Not that we don't miss the Gloria's on Nostrand and Sterling--those pre-pandemic winter nights when all the windows completely fogged up and it was like eating in a secret cave? The best--but at least Grubhub makes it easy to still get a roti or two whenever the mood strikes.

There are several other great roti spots in the area as well, including the family-owned Ali's Original Roti Shop over on Utica Avenue (the Doubles here are particularly good). And for a broader-based Caribbean menu, The Islands on Washington Avenue is a perennial winner.

Gloria's is located at 987 Nostrand Avenue -- Order Now

Ras Plant Based

There has been a surge of terrific vegan restaurants in the area of late, and Ras Plant Based, with its appealing selection of vegan Ethiopian food, is one of the best. Owned and operated by Romeo and Milka Regalli, who have deep roots in the city's Ethiopian restaurant scene (Milka's family used to own Awash, in Clinton Hill and on the Upper West Side), the couple opened their dream spot about a week before the first Covid lockdown back in March of 2020, but thankfully have hung on through the pandemic. Everything's very good here, but the core of the menu are the platters, which feature five different spreads or prepared vegetables piled atop rounds of injera, the traditional spongy flatbread made with Teff flour. And remember: just because you're eating at home, doesn't mean you're allowed to use utensils! Scoop these beauties up with your hands.

We’re going to cheat with our other three favorite vegan places, going slightly over the borders to the next-door neighborhoods of Flatbush, Fort Greene, and Clinton Hill. Aunts et Uncles down in Little Caribbean makes superb vegan versions of such West Indian classics as Bake & Saltfish; Broccoli Bar on Fulton Street is a food-trunk turned mostly-broccoli restaurant in the famous "Comandante Biggie" building; and the great Guevara's on Clifton Place is Alicia Guevara and Daniel Mekelburg's vegan version of the couple's awesome Mekelburg's restaurant across the street.

Ras Plant Based is located at 739 Franklin Avenue -- Order Now

Lowerline

This friendly, narrow restaurant on Washington Avenue comes to us courtesy of Louisiana native John Verlander, and the menu is stacked with first-rate takes on Creole classics. The hearty po-boys at Lowerline are all worth your attention, including a lively Muffaletta topped with housemade olive salad, a wonderfully sloppy Roast Beef with Debris Gravy, and a crackling Fried Oyster. Our favorite things here, though, especially as we head into soup- and stew-season, are the Crawfish Etouffee, starring an abundance of small, sweet, shelled crustacean tails smothered in a robust shellfish gravy, and the Seafood and Okra Gumbo, thick with crab, shrimp, oysters and the onion-peppers-celery "holy trinity."

For lots more Louisiana treats, there's always Popeyes. We know, we know, it's a massive chain (there are two in the neighborhoods that deliver, on both Empire Boulevard and Fulton Street), but it always hits the spot. Our "usual," if once or twice a year can determine such a thing, is the Spicy Chicken, the Red Beans and Rice, and, crucially, the Popeyes Biscuits, which are greasy little masterpieces.

Lowerline is located at 794 Washington Avenue -- Order Now

The Nuaa Table

Last spring, one of the city's most rocking Open Street parties welcomed the "slow food" Thai restaurant The Nuaa Table to the general merriment of Vanderbilt Avenue. With colder, drearier weather approaching however, it's good to know that chef Pitipong Bowornneeranart will deliver his Thai classics and street food favorites to the coziness of your home via Grubhub. Pick hits here include the Sautéed Spicy Holy Basil with Minced Pork, the enormous Pan Seared Vegetable Dumplings, the thick-with-shrimp Spicy and Sour Lemongrass Soup, and, if you really want to live it up tonight, the Jasmine Tea-Smoked BBQ Baby Back Ribs.

Another one of our favorite Thai places in Brooklyn is right over on Washington Avenue, LOOK By Plant Love House, with a full menu of familiar crowd pleasers as well as dishes like their superb Guay Tiao Num Tak, or pork blood noodle soup. And, switching Southeast Asia countries here for a minute, Banh Mi Place, also on Washington Ave, offers a reliable selection of Vietnamese sandwiches, summer rolls, and rich bowls of pho.

The Nuaa Table is located at 638 Bergen Street -- Order Now

German's Soup

This legendary Guyanese spot moved into Utica Avenue about a year ago (the 1960 original, in the Guyanese capital of Georgetown, is still a vital gathering place for locals), and the eastern edge of Crown Heights is a tastier place for it. The thing to get here at German's Soup is founder Hubert "German" Urling's famous Cow Heel Soup, with its rich, creamy broth and plenty of cartilage to chew on, but the Chicken Soup is just as good. They seem to not have the Curry Snapper right now for delivery, nor the very good chickpea-based sides, Pholourie and Channa, but hopefully those will be available again soon.

If jerk chicken is more your style when it comes to feasting on the West Indian riches of this part of town, Peppa's Jerk Chicken on Prospect Place has been feeding the neighborhood for more than five years now (the Oxtail is good too), and Puerto Viejo on Grand Avenue has all of your Dominican food desires covered (mine include Pernil, Tostones, Chicharron, and Flan).

German's Soup is located at 410 Utica Avenue -- Order Now

Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Hell yeah it's pie season baby, and Melissa and Emily Elsen's Four and Twenty Blackbirds, one of NYC's all-time great pie shops, is right nearby on Dean Street. And they deliver! The menu changes daily, and is always dependent upon immediate availability, but everything is fantastic here, so order with confidence no matter what they have on hand. The Salty Honey is dreamy, as is the Bittersweet Chocolate Pecan, the Lemon Chess, and anything with fruit in it. Save yourself a holiday errand by ordering a whole pie or three via Grubhub, or have a random Tuesday night pie party with a box of baker's choice slices delivered to your home.

Equally good pie can be ordered from the no-frills, family owned Abu's Bakery on right over the Bed-Stuy border on Fulton Street, and they are probably the only place in town that still makes Navy Bean Pie, which is excellent, as is their Pecan and the Coconut Custard. And for more traditional breads, croissants, and other pastries, Bien Cuit on Franklin is the way to go.

Four and Twenty Blackbirds is located at 634 Dean Street -- Order Now

As more restaurants have opened up throughout the city, New Yorkers can keep supporting these institutions by exploring new spots or ordering their favorite meals with Grubhub. And with the Grubhub Guarantee, New Yorkers get their food delivered on-time and at the lowest prices - guaranteed or Grubhub will make it right. If your delivery arrives late, you’ll receive $5 off your next order and if you find a lower price with a competitor, Grubhub will match the difference, plus you’ll get $5 off your next order. Consider supporting a neighborhood business and treat yourself to some delicious food delivered right to your door!