Since the start of the pandemic, restaurants across NYC have been opening for takeout and delivery. As of lately, some restaurants have pivoted to a different source of revenue: groceries.


As the grocery stores implement new social distancing guidelines, long lines stretch outside the stores because only 30 people are allowed inside at a time. Once you are finally in, you often find that many of the shelves are close to empty and grocery stores are struggling to meet the demand.

Restaurateurs are using this to their advantage by selling groceries in bulk. Some are going the extra mile by selling frozen goods for their customers. While frozen goods are the number one items to fly off the shelves in the grocery store, restaurants are meeting this demand by selling frozen items such as sausages, soups, pasta, and more. 

If you’re looking to stock up on some delicious New York restaurant food, see some of our favorites below.


This southern Italian eatery is selling “Cook At Home” meal kits including fresh pasta, sauces, and pizza kits. This pasta can be cooked right away or put in the freezer for a later date. Fresh pasta’s shelf life is 2-3 days in the refrigerator and 2-3 months in the freezer.

The Butcher’s Daughter

If you’re in the mood for vegetarian food, look no further than The Butcher’s Daughter. This plant-based restaurant and cafe has a Grocery Menu that includes soups, smoothie kits, GF dried pasta, pancake and waffle mix, and much more. Store it in the freezer or enjoy immediately!

Katz Deli

The iconic NYC deli is selling meat by the pound from pastrami to corn beef to brisket. You can store deli meat for up to 3-5 days in the refridgerator and 1-2 months in the freezer. If you’re in the mood for a lunch-time snack, Katz Deli is the place to go.If you’re looking to stock up your freezer with some of New York’s most loved restaurant foods, call your local restaurant to see if they are selling groceries in bulk. You can also visit Eater’s list of restaurants that are currently selling groceries, which will be updated regularly.