Outside the confines of Manhattan, having food delivered to your home means ordering pizza. After Domino's Pizza popularized free delivery in the 1960's, it seems that Americans decided no other food should be as convenient as the pizza, brought from the restaurant to your living room.
Not so in Manhattan. I have had Italian, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, American, French, Japanese, and multiple kinds of Mexican cuisine all brought to my apartment from neighborhood restaurants. All without getting off my couch.
What's this? After living in New York City for three years, I'm returning to California. These are the parts of my New York experience that I'll miss the most.