Thursday, May 21, 2020

2nd Avenue mainstay B&H Dairy now accepting credit cards and mobile pay

[Image via @bandhdairy]

A quick follow-up about B&H Dairy's reopening ... as noted here, the popular lunch counter (circa 1938) known for its house-baked challah at 127 Second Ave. between Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place is now open for takeout and deliveries as of this past Saturday.

In the first few days, they were cash only. Now, however, owners Ola and Fawzy Abdelwahed have announced that they're also accepting credit cards and other forms of mobile pay.

There was a lot of enthusiasm when B&H announced its return. Unfortunately, that hasn't translated into actual sales.

In an Instagram post about the credit cards, B&H noted:

We hope this makes ordering easier for everyone. Though we are open for take-out and delivery, we are not yet doing the volume of business needed to sustain being open and it is possible that we may temporarily close again next week.

Before the pandemic we served 200 customers a day. Now we serve 20-30 on a good day.

B&H is taking order by phone only at 212-505-8065 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check their Instagram and Facebook pages for links to the menu and daily specials.


Anonymous said...

Restaurants are screwed if they’re closed, and screwed if they’re open, unfortunately. It’s going to be like this for a while, they’re going to be decimated.

GothamCitySoul said...

Just ordered from that. So nice to hear such a cheerful voice on the other end of the telephone line even with what has been going on!

Anonymous said...

All take-out orders I've done since the shutdown have been by PHONING the restaurant involved. I know young people think that's ancient behavior, but they ought to try it: I get to hear a friendly voice AND usually the prices are lower, too!

Dan said...

give b&H some love!

Anonymous said...

Just got the challah French toast, yum! I plan to visit daily. So many delicious carbs.

rubygirl said...

I usually try the restaurant first... Veselka is asking people to use a delivery service now, though they normally took orders over the phone. Good to know B&H is taking orders.

Anonymous said...

Had their delicious matzoh ball soup tonight & I'll definitely be back for more of their great food!

Anonymous said...

B&H has been through so much. They deserve the best. Sending lots of love and luck.