As we approach the “worst week” of COVID-19 in the U.S., many health officials are advising Americans to stay home and avoid the grocery stores if possible.


Luckily for New Yorkers, there are many options still available for takeout and delivery. However, if you’re the type of person that loves to cook, then consider ordering from a restaurant wholesaler. 

Dining rooms have closed and restaurants have temporarily shut down, leading to a steep drop in business for wholesalers. Due to the decrease in demand, many restaurant wholesalers have pivoted to selling directly to consumers. Now instead of hitting the grocery store, you can try groceries that are usually found in dishes at your favorite restaurant.

Many of these wholesalers sell to luxurious restaurants across NYC, as well as more casual, everyday dining. Whether you’re in the mood for a fresh loaf of bread, some fresh produce, or a specific type of meat or fish, there is a multitude of options available for pickup and delivery.


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Are you interested in trying a new recipe this week? Order fresh scallops for delivery from Le Bernardin’s seafood supplier, Aqua Best. If you’re looking for a good cut of meat, choose from a long list of exotic meats from Fossil Farms, who supplies to restaurants including Momofuku. 

For the full list of wholesale purveyors that are currently selling to the public, visit Eater New York. You may just find your favorite restaurant’s wholesaler on the list!