5 NYC Food Deliveries You Should Know About

By Amelia Pang
Amelia Pang
Amelia Pang
Journalist
Amelia Pang is a New York-based, award-winning journalist. She covers local news and specializes in long-form, narrative writing. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and global studies from the New School. Subscribe to her newsletter: http://tinyletter.com/ameliapang
August 7, 2013 Updated: June 24, 2015

NEW YORK—Like getting deliveries? This is the list for you. 

1. Milkmade Ice Cream

Does a pint of hand-made, salted watermelon ice cream, sourced locally and organically, delivered to your door sound too good to be true? Not anymore. 

With a $30-per-month membership, Milkmade will deliver two pints of avant-garde ice cream to your doorstep once a month. 

You get two flavors of the month—past adventurous flavors include Spiced Apple Cider Donut, White Russian Chip, and even a Sriracha ice cream—which they made after receiving multiple requests.

It makes sense, right? After all, dairy is known to help with spicy food

The Trail Mix flavor was also a hit—it consists of malted vanilla ice cream with trail mix fixings and a butterscotch swirl. 

The local NYC delivery is included in the price. Milkmade alway uses locally-sourced and sustainable ingredients—which are listed on their website.

For the Peanut Butter Jelly, the milk and cream comes from Ronnybrook Farm Dairy, a family run organic farm in Ancramdale, New York; the concord grapes come from Red Jacket Orchard, a sustainable fruit producer located in the Finger Lakes Region of New York; and the peanut butter is sourced from the Saratoga Peanut Butter Company. 

It’s a small company right now. During the first full week of the month, the “Milkmaids” handcraft and hand pack each pint, then head out on foot, bike, subway, skateboard, and Zipcar to hand deliver the pints to your door, the company website says.

Soon, they say, shipping will be available to those who live outside of New York City.

www.milkmadeicecream.com

2. Insomnia Cookies 

We all have those nights. When Athena’s owl is next to us, and we want to stay up to contemplate profound things about life that will mean nothing the next morning—why not do it with some cookies?

Insomnia Cookies was founded in 2003 by Seth Berkowitz, a college student at University of Pennsylvania who made and delivered cookies from his dorm room for those darn kids who don’t want to go to sleep and there’s no one to tell them they have to.

Due to popular demand, Insomnia Cookies has more than 30 locations today. 

They deliver 12 varieties of fresh baked cookies as late as 3 a.m. most nights.

One cookie costs $1.50. Flavors include: Chocolate Chunk; Snickerdoodle; Double Chocolate Mint; Sugar; Double Chocolate Chunk; and White Chocolate Macadamia.

They also have various deals of the day, such as a mix of eighteen cookies for $23. 

For $3 each, Insomnia Cookies sell deluxe cookies which includes: the S’mores Deluxe; Triple Chocolate; and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup. 

Is it hard to make decisions late at night? You can also get the insomnia sampler, which gives you one of each cookie, including the deluxe cookies for $17. 

They also sell a 9-inch cookie cake for $19. Insomnia Cookies also offers brownies with toppings such as Mint Chocolate, White Chocolate Chip, and Snickers. Of course, a pint of cold milk is available with any order. 

While primarily serving college students and the late-night crowd, Insomnia Cookies also has a catering menu for businesses, parties and other events. 

Deliveries take about 30-45 minutes, or you can pick them up yourselves. Some online comments complain of long waits and canceled orders.

www.insomniacookies.com

3. Farm 2 Kitchen Long Island 

Farm 2 Kitchen connects GMO-free products from various Long Island farms with New Yorkers, delivering to homes and offices in all five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties.

The products vary from seasonal fruits, vegetables, pastured and grass fed meats, dairy, eggs, seafood, baked goods, loose leaf teas and coffee, pet food, plants and seeds, as well as beauty items. 

There is a minimum of $40 with each order, plus a delivery fee of $14.95 for customers in New York City. There are no commitments, upfront fees, or contracts.

www.farm2kitchenlongisland.com

4. Raw Milk Delivery 

Udder Milk Creamery Co-Op., which calls themselves a co-op on wheels, delivers raw milk to New Yorkers. 

They deliver 100 percent grass-fed raw organic cow and goat milk, as well as other dairy products such as fresh raw butter and raw Greek yogurt. 

Udder Milk also delivers beauty products, condiments, honey and maple syrup.

A gallon of raw milk is $10; a half gallon is $5; strawberry milk (extra creamy with glass bottle) is $8; one pound of salted butter is $14; one pound of raw cheddar goat cheese is $18. 

The also deliver grass-fed organic chicken and lamb meat (in season only), as well as life-long grass fed beef. 

Orders are made online, but payments are given to the delivery person who only accepts cash. 

You can also call your delivery person to check the arrival time. If you cannot be home at that time, Udder Milk advises to leave the money with a neighbor or a doorman. 

Their dairy is from New Jersey cows, as well as from farms such as Dutch Belted, Brown Swiss, and Milking Shorthorns. 

www.uddermilk.com

5. Wine Deliveries 

If you live close to Midtown, order from Grace Wine & Spirits and you won’t have to carry heavy wine bottles anymore. They have a wide variety of brands and styles, bottle prices range from $10 to $1000. 

They also sell white and rose wine by the country—from Greece, New Zealand, to the U.S. 

The free neighborhood delivery boundaries range from 39th St. to 49th St. between 8th and 12th Avenues. Orders can be placed online and delivery hours include Monday through Saturday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

You will have to show identification to the delivery person. 

www.gracewine.com

Amelia Pang
Amelia Pang
Journalist
Amelia Pang is a New York-based, award-winning journalist. She covers local news and specializes in long-form, narrative writing. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and global studies from the New School. Subscribe to her newsletter: http://tinyletter.com/ameliapang