Those who are looking to switch up the app they use for an online food delivery service might want to try Caviar, a relatively new app available in limited cities that partners with the best restaurants in town, especially restaurants that don’t typically offer delivery.
So if you are craving something off the tasting menus at Michelin star restaurants in town (as one does), you should at least take a gander at Caviar.
You might be surprised by what you find.
In this article we’ll look at Caviar, note how it differs from competitors, and then go city-by-city to show different offerings in some of its biggest locations right now.
City Guide to Caviar
In this guide we’ll look at some of the bigger cities currently offering up Caviar.
At the bottom there is a complete list of cities, along with links to Caviar’s homepage for each of those locations.
Boston is quickly becoming a big Caviar city.
App users have tons of recommendations, including Franklin Cafe in the South End, which serves up American classics and have specialty desserts people swear by.
Lucca has modern Italian classics in the North End, and if you’re in the mood for an upscale play on Greek delis, try Gyro City.
For a local favorite, you have to order from Anna’s Taqueria in Coolidge Corner.
If you’re in the mood for healthy, Dig Inn is a vegetable-forward restaurant in the Back Bay with super fresh ingredients, and diners also love fantastic vegetarian options from By CHLOE on Boylston St.
If you are craving something not so healthy, you can order a burger from Shake Shack in the Seaport, a lobster roll from Island Creek Oyster Bar, or order a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream from Harvard Square.
Outside Boston proper, sushi lovers have to try New Sushi in Allston.
Also highly recommended: Authentic Mexican from El Pelon in Brighton and the exquisite dishes at Area Four in Cambridge.
New York City
Caviar has different listings available for Manhattan and Brooklyn/Queens, but all of it is totally delicious.
NYC users recommend getting foie gras and other phenomenal modern French food from AOC in the West Village, or ordering in the seasonally driven, rustic American cuisine from Allswell.
If you’re craving Italian, a local favorite is al di la Trattoria, and for a different spin on comfort food you should order from the phenomenal Korean spot Barn Joo.
And because it’s New York, you have to order a smoked salmon bagel from Russ & Daughters, or go and get the best reuben in the city (or a to-go order of smoked fish) from Katz Deli in the Lower East Side.
And for a dessert, get the famous cereal milk ice cream or go all out for a cake from Milk Bar East Village or Milk Bar Williamsburg.
Philly is loaded with great food, and while Caviar might not be the best bet for a cheesesteak (though you can certainly get them on there!), it does have some incredible local restaurants from some of the best chefs working on the East Coast.
If you’re more in the mood for European fare, Caribou Cafe is a gastropub with French influences that people truly love.
Locals also recommend Strangelove’s in Center City, along with fantastic Chinese food spots like Bing Bing Dim Sum and Han Dynasty in Old City.
If you’re craving a taste of the Deep South, order Cajun and Creole food from Catahoula.
The largest city Oregon has some of the absolute best food in the Pacific Northwest, and Caviar is letting residents sample some of the best restaurants in town, delivered to their couch.
Locals swear by the indulgent dishes at Lardo (their tagline is “bringing fat back,” and they mean it).
Caviar users also love the hugely popular fried chicken steam buns at Boke Bowl NW, as well as the legendary fried wings at any of the four Pok Pok locations.
Make sure to get the chicken and rice from Nong’s Khao Man Gai, or order any of the fantastic dishes at Boxer Ramen in Sellwood.
And for a true feast, order a heaping plate of slow-smoked Texas style barbecue from Podnah’s Pit BBQ.
Caviar is expanding out of the Bay Area into Northern California, so be sure to check out all the cities they’re currently offered in below.
(Berkeley has a host of options, and we recommend getting tacos from Guacamole 61.)
For SF residents, though, there are no shortage of options.
The Caviar app’s staff picks for SF include several Asian fusion spots, including Marnee Thai (make sure to try their Pad Thai with prawns), delectable sushi from Yuubi Japanese, and rice and chicken bowls from the popular Vietnamese spot Freshroll SOMA.
Caviar customers have no shortage of good food to order from in Seattle, as the city’s diverse food scene is creating a haven for foodies in Washington State.
When you have the fresh ingredients that Seattle does, especially with seafood, you know chefs are going to be serving up wonderful dishes.
Local app users recommend neighborhood favorite Eastlake Bar & Grill and their star dish, the crispy chicken sandwich.
Ballard Pizza Co. is another local favorite, or if you’re feeling more upscale you can visit Primo Pizza Parlor and get and order of fresh truffle fries or their Fontina pizza drizzled with truffle oil.
It’s decadent, yes, but so delicious.
The Full City List
- Boston, MA
- Brooklyn & Queens, NY
- Chicago, IL
- Dallas, TX
- Fort Worth, TX
- Greater Philadelphia, PA
- Knoxville, TN
- Los Angeles, CA
- Manhattan, NY
- Marin County, CA
- Northern Virginia, VA
- Orange County, CA
- Peninsula, CA
- Philadelphia, PA
- Portland, OR
- Richmond, VA
- Rockville, MD
- SF: East Bay, CA
- Sacramento, CA
- San Diego, CA
- San Francisco, CA
- Seattle, WA
- Seattle Eastside, WA
- Walnut Creek, CA
- Washington DC Metro, DC
- Woodbridge, VA
A Fun App for Fancy Food
Caviar is a rapidly expanding app that partners with top restaurants, making it easier than ever for upscale places to offer delivery when they might not otherwise.
With an app built to let restaurants dictate the way delivery happens, they’re opening up delivery to the types of cuisine you wouldn’t normally find on an app.
For foodies, it’s a great thing.
Wondering when your city will get Caviar?
You can stay updated at www.caviar.com or check in on their social media to see where the app is going next.