Make Your Life Easier: Dinner Delivered

Skip delivery fees and go straight to the source.

Crave the ginger chicken from your favorite Vietnamese restaurant but don't feel like going out? The place might deliver.

These restaurants–all from The Washingtonian's 100 Best Bargain Restaurants or 100 Very Best Restaurants (marked with a *)–have their own drivers. Most deliver within three miles or so from the restaurant. Almost all have Web sites where you can see a menu, or they will fax you one.

Many top restaurants not listed here deliver through services like Takeout Taxi–but for that, you'll pay a service fee. These restaurants do not charge for delivery, although they ask that you tip the driver.

DC Restaurants That Deliver

Cafe Divan, 1834 Wisconsin Ave., Georgetown; 202-338-1747; cafedivan.com. Delivers within three miles; minimum order $10.

* Heritage India, 2400 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Glover Park; 202-333-3120; heritageindia.biz. Evening deliveries, starting at 6 PM, within a two-mile radius. Minimum $25.

Neisha Thai Cuisine, 4445 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-966-7088; neisha.net. Delivers in Tenleytown, within two miles of restaurant; minimum $10 lunch, $15 dinner.

Nooshi, 1120 19th St., NW; 202-293-3138. Delivers from Adams Morgan to Georgetown to Federal Triangle; minimum $15. No menu online, but it can fax.

Sala Thai, 2016 P St., NW, 202-872-1144; 3507 Connecticut Ave., NW, 202-237-2777; salathaidc.com. P Street delivers in the Dupont Circle area. The Connecticut Avenue location delivers in Cleveland Park. Both deliver within two miles starting at 5 PM. Minimum $15.

Spices, 3333-A Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-686-3833. Delivery in Cleveland Park, within two or three miles; minimum $15. No Web site, but it will fax a menu.

* Sushi-Ko, 2309 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Glover Park; 202-333-4187; sushiko.us. Dinner delivered in two miles; minimum $25.

Virginia Restaurants That Deliver

Bombay Tandoor, 8603 Westwood Center Dr., Vienna; 703-734-2202; bombaytandoor.com. Delivers free within four miles (extra elsewhere); minimum order $20.

Bubba's Bar-B-Q, 7810-F Lee Hwy., Falls Church; 703-560-8570; bubbasbarbq.com. Delivers within three miles of Merrifalls Plaza; minimum $15.

China Star, 9600-G Main St., Fairfax; 703-323-8822. Delivers in Fairfax within three miles; minimum $15. No Web site, but it can fax menus.

Crystal Thai, 4819 N. First St., Arlington; 703-522-1311; crystalthai.com. Delivers within three to four miles to Arlington, as far as Rosslyn; minimum $10 for lunch, $15 for dinner.

Jasmine Garden, 8106 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church; 703-208-9989; jasminegardenva.com. Delivers within three miles; minimum $15.

Neisha Thai, 7924 Tysons Corner Center, McLean, 703-883-3588; 6037 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-933-3788; neisha.net. Both deliver within three miles; minimum $10 for lunch, $15 dinner.

Po-Siam, 3807 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; 703-548-3925. Delivery in Alexandria, within five miles; minimum $15. No Web site, but it can fax a menu.

Sala Thai, 2900 N. Tenth St., Arlington; 703-465-2900; salathaidc.com. Delivers within two or three miles; minimum $15.

Maryland Restaurants That Deliver

China Star, 18204 Contour Rd., Gaithersburg; 301-947-0104. Delivers within five miles; minimum order $12. No Web site, but it can fax menus.

Hunan Palace, 9011 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg; 301-977-8600. Delivers within three miles; minimum $10. No Web site, but the menu can be faxed.

Nam's of Bethesda, 4928 Cordell Ave., Bethesda; 301-652-2635. Delivers to Bethesda; minimum $20. No Web site, but it can fax a menu.

Napa Thai, 4924 St. Elmo Ave., Bethesda; 301-986-8590. Delivers in Bethesda and Chevy Chase within three miles of restaurant; minimum $15. No Web site, but it will fax a menu.

Sala Thai, 4828 Cordell Ave., Bethesda; 301-654-4676; salathaidc.com. Delivers within two miles; minimum $16.

Seven Seas Restaurant, 1776 E. Jefferson St., Rockville; 301-770-5020. Delivery in Rockville within five miles; minimum $15. No Web site but will fax a menu.

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