Lower East Side

88 Orchard
88 Orchard St., at Broome St.
Perfect for those lazy weekend mornings with delicious breakfast sandwiches like warm peanut butter, banana, and honey on country white bread ($3.25) and baked goods from local purveyors.
• Minimum: $10
• Delivery area: E. 4th St. to East Broadway, Elizabeth St. to East River.
• Hours of delivery: 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
• Credit cards: yes (orders over $10)
• Keeps address on file: yes
Lil Frankie's
19 First Ave., between 1st and 2nd Sts.
Not technically on the Lower East Side (all the good pizzerias in the hood don't deliver), but who cares? The delectable thin-crust pizza is to die for ($6.95 to $13.95, $3 extra for special delivery-only 14" pie).
• Minimum: $10
• Delivery area: Canal St. to 14th St., Ave. D to Broadway.
• Hours of delivery: Sun. - Thu., 11:30 a.m.- 1:40 a.m, Fri. - Sat., noon - 3:45 a.m.
• Credit cards: no
• Keeps address on file: no
• Website: lilfrankies.com
Rush Hour
134 Ludlow St., at Rivington St.
Eleven different burgers ($4.50 to $5.50, $1.25 more for fries or onion rings), including one with pineapple (!), all of which come on pressed brioche buns; great for parties, since for every five burgers you order over 10, you get a free one.
• Minimum: $8
• Delivery area: Mercer St. to 10th St., Third Ave. to Ave. D
• Hours of Delivery:
Sun. - Thu., 11 a.m. - 2 a.m., Fri. - Sat., 11 a.m. - 4 a.m.
• Credit cards:
• Keeps address on file
: no
135 Ludlow St., at Rivington St.
Nothing hits the spot better than a crepe, either sweet (like the Nutella and chocolate) or savory (like the goat cheese with roasted peppers and sun-dried tomatoes). Both cost $6.
• Minimum: $8
• Delivery area: E. 10th St. to South St., Third Ave. to East River
• Hours of delivery: Sun. - Thu., 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.; Fri. - Sat., 2 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Credit cards: no
Keeps address on file: no
187 E. Houston St., at Orchard St.

A neighborhood standby for years, this self-described "Turkish kebab house" offers a lot more than just several varieties of meat on a stick (beef, chicken, lamb, even baby lamb, $5 to $10). Tasty falafel and stuffed grape leaves (both $3, $5 for large and perfect pita bread) are mainstays, and there are two house specials daily, such as the seasonal Turkish meatballs cooked in tomato sauce and served with fries ($7.50).

Minimum: $15
Delivery area: 8-block radius
Hours of delivery: 24 hours
Credit cards: no
Keeps address on file: yes

Congee Village
100 Allen St., between Delancey and Broome Sts.

It's a shame, really, to order in from Congee Village, the massive bi-level bar and restaurant, because eating at the recreated old-school Asian village, complete with wooden foot bridge, is so much fun. But if you're craving Chinese, it can't be beat; the lengthy but fairly standard menu ranges from dozens of congees ($2.50 to $7.75) to a great Singapore-style mei fun noodle dish ($5.95) to steamed frog ($9.95).

Minimum: $10
Delivery area: 10-block radius
Hours of delivery: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m
Credit cards: yes ($20 or more)
Keeps address on file: yes
Website: congeevillage.com
Festival Mexicano Restaurant
120 Rivington St., between Essex and Norfolk Sts.

The Lower East Side certainly doesn't lack Mexican joints, but Festival Mexicano is arguably the best. It's perfect for those killer fixes, with all the typical dishes represented: burritos ($6.50 to $8.50), nachos ($4 to $5.50), and seafood platters like shrimp in hot sauce ($11.95). The enchiladas ($9 to $11), properly smothered in melted cheese, are particularly delicious.

Minimum: $10
Delivery area: 3-block radius
Hours of delivery: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Credit cards: no
Keeps address on file: no

139 Essex St., between Stanton and Rivington Sts.

Though the samosas ($3) are sometimes slightly soggy, you can't beat Khushie for fresh and tasty Indian food. At least that's what the cabbies say, who regularly stop by for a quick meal. The okra with onions, tomatoes, and spices ($5.95) is a good vegetarian choice, and the tandoori chicken ($6.95) is wonderfully tender. (Both come with basmati rice.) And even if you're anti-carb, the breads ($1 to $2) are too good to resist.

Minimum: $15
Delivery area: Sixth Ave. to East River, E. 21st St. to South St.
Hours of delivery: noon - 11 p.m.
Credit cards: yes
Keeps address on file: no
Website: khushie.net

Mug A Jee
85 Division St., at Eldridge St.

This slightly mysterious venture, with no eat-in and no take-out, specializes in fresh Asian fare that's delivered to your door. Entrees range from a really wonderful chap chae ($8.50)--sweet potato glass noodles tossed with sauteed vegetables--to a Korean staple like bibimbap ($9), and a Japanese one like panko-fried chicken and pork ($7.50). Starters include three kinds of dumplings ($5 to $5.50) and four types of pajun/pancakes (pancakes, 6 to $8).

Minimum: $10
Delivery area: West Broadway to East River, John St. to Houston St.
Hours of delivery: Tue. - Fri., 4 p.m.- 10 p.m.; Sat. - Sun., 3 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Credit cards: no
Keeps address on file: yes
Website: mugajee.com

Schiller's Liquor Bar

131 Rivington St., at Norfolk St.

Perhaps the best thing to happen to delivery in the Lower East Side is that virtually everything on the menu at much-hyped Schiller's is available to order. Though you miss out on the brasserie vibe (and the hip crowds), you can still get the steak frites ($18), the Welsh rarebit sandwich ($11), and pastas like the hearty rigatoni ($12) with sausage, cream and tomatoes (especially nice since the neighborhood's Italian places don't deliver). It all comes in a chic brown paper bag with handles and a sticker that says "Take-Away."

Minimum: Any normal meal; won't just deliver dessert.
Delivery area: Grand St. to 14th St., Lafayette St. to Ave. B
Hours of delivery: 6 p.m.- 11 p.m.
Credit cards: yes
Keeps address on file: no
Website: schillersny.com

102 Suffolk St., between Delancey and Rivington Sts.

Like its name implies, this tiny storefront makes great use of soy in its classic and contemporary Japanese dishes. Shiitake mushrooms and carrots also enliven the soy sauce-flavored "special rice" ($2 to $3.50), while tofu adds a healthy kick to everything from the homemade meat dumplings ($3.95) to the six different smoothies ($2.95) boasting flavors that travel from east (green tea) to west (strawberry-banana). Real meat entrees such as Beef'n Potato and Ginger Pork are also available.

Minimum: $8
Delivery area: 14th St. to South St., Third Ave. to East River
Hours of delivery: 5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., Mon.-Sat.
Credit cards: V, MC, Disc; No Amex.
Keeps address on file: yes
Website: soynyc.com

170 Allen St., between Stanton and Rivington Sts.

Vegetarian, Vegan
Although Moby's vegetarian café teany a few blocks away may be more high profile, especially with the hipster set, Tiengarden goes far beyond mere sandwiches and other simple snacks. It offers no less than 28 different entrees, all 100% vegan, from spongy soy nuggets cooked with veggies and cashews in a curry peanut sauce ($8.95) to stir-fried noodles mixed with strips of seitan (flavored wheat gluten, which tastes better than it sounds) and, you guessed it, more veggies ($6.50).

Minimum: $10
Delivery area: 13th St. to East. Broadway., Broadway to FDR Drive
Hours of delivery: noon - 9:45 p.m. (Mon. - Sat.).
Credit cards: yes
Keeps address on file: no