Satisfy NYC's cravings with CloudKitchens

Contribute your unique flavor to New York City’s famous melting pot. When you open a delivery-only restaurant with CloudKitchens, you can start filling orders in weeks, not months. Make moves toward realizing your culinary dreams without emptying your savings.


Why commissary kitchens in NYC?

With nearly 8.5 million people across New York’s five boroughs, there’s never a shortage of hungry customers. Take a bite out of the Big Apple’s incomparable culinary industry. A CloudKitchens partnership empowers you to get cooking faster, with far less overhead than traditional avenues. With a lower potential start-up timeline, you’ll be delivering delicious meals in a New York minute.




Open a ghost kitchen in as little as 6 weeks with less capital, and leverage our proven model for delivery.


A team to

support you

We handle the logistics and fulfillment to make sure your orders are delivered with more accuracy, in less time.


New customers at

your fingertips

Our ghost kitchens are located in densely populated areas with the highest volumes of delivery orders, so you can reach more customers online.


Manage orders on

one tablet

Streamline your virtual restaurant's online ordering and delivery platform orders from one single tablet. Our technology integrates all your delivery apps in one place, allowing you to focus on the food.


Build multiple food


Maximize your order volume by running multiple brands and cuisines out of a single dark kitchen.


Lower costs, higher


When your labor, real estate costs, overhead, and cost of goods go down, your profits go up.

Commissary kitchens in NYC

Commissary kitchens in NYC

In a city with real estate prices as high as NYC’s, the newest—and most logical—culinary craze is the ghost kitchen. These dedicated, delivery-only food prep spaces allow chefs to focus on their craft without distracting, expensive, in-person dining rooms to worry about.

CloudKitchens takes the ghost kitchen model a step further. When you work with us, you gain access to services that streamline operations from top to bottom. CloudKitchens staff are onsite to handle fulfillment, building maintenance, and custodial duties. Your CloudKitchens tablet utilizes our proprietary tech to funnel all your orders into one simple stream. You can even collect data about your customer base to create targeted marketing and promotion campaigns.

Create a convenient delivery satellite for an existing restaurant, run multiple online-only brands from one kitchen, or get your foot in the door with a long-time passion project—CloudKitchens can help you bring your culinary vision to life.

Ghost kitchens versus traditional restaurants

Real estate

Brick & mortar


High cost, high traffic address

Ghost Kitchens


Same area, low cost low traffic address

Staff required (~)

Brick & mortar


Many dedicated to front-of-house

Ghost Kitchens


We provide staff to handle all order handoffs and more

Weeks to launch 1 location

Brick & mortar


10 locations 5-10 years

Ghost Kitchens


Multiple locations 1 year

Upfront investment

Brick & mortar


High investment

Ghost Kitchens


Low investment

Break even

Brick & mortar


10% profit on 1M run rate

Ghost Kitchens


10% profit on 1M run rate

Kitchen Specs

All you need and more under the hood

We offer kitchens for modern-day chefs and help get you set up with specialized equipment and minimal fuss.


  • Private kitchen
  • Driver pickup area
  • Staff locker area
  • Restrooms
  • Mop wash
  • Cold & freezer storage
  • Dry storage


  • Order pickup & processing*
  • Courier handoff
  • Cleaning & maintenance
  • Safety & health inspections
  • Delivery logistics
  • Extraction & ventilation
  • On-site support staff
  • Delivery software
  • *Level of service dependent on facility


  • 3 compartment sink
  • Prep sink
  • Hand sink
  • Commercial hood
  • Tablet
  • Grease-trap/interceptor


  • Gas points
  • Power outlets
  • High power lighting
  • Cold & hot water lines
  • Gas/fire safety system
  • WiFi
  • Trash / recycle
  • Ethernet connections
  • Grease/trap cleaning
  • Hood/flue cleaning
  • Pest control


Questions?We are here to help.

What's required to open a new restaurant in New York City?

New York City can prove to be a challenging location to open a new restaurant—the regulations and requirements can vary widely depending on the type of food service operation you’re looking to open and your location within the city. At the bare minimum, every NYC restaurant requires:

- A verified business license from the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs

- A food service establishment permit from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

- Confirmation of adherence to local zoning laws, building codes, and construction permits

- Passing grades on all required inspections (food safety, fire safety, etc.)

- Proof of insurance to protect the business entity, employees, and customers

With an NYC commissary kitchen through CloudKitchens, most of the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed. Our facilities are properly zoned and equipped with the mandatory basics, so you can move in much more quickly—and confidently.

How does a commissary kitchen work?

Unlike a traditional restaurant, with dine-in service, a commissary kitchen takes orders (typically through an app or online service), fills them, and a delivery driver delivers the completed orders to customers.

Are commissary kitchens profitable?

Thanks to their comparatively low overhead, commissary kitchens have the potential to turn an incredible profit. A commissary kitchen’s profitability depends on several factors, like the location, branding, and operating systems at play.

How does a comissary kitchen help your existing restaurant grow?

Operating a dark kitchen concept and business model allows restaurant owners to serve a wider clientele while minimizing overhead. Dark kitchens also give you the flexibility to try out new menus or even new restaurants, all within one commercial kitchen space.

What are the benefits of opening a ghost kitchen?

Running a delivery-only restaurant offers a whole host of benefits:

- No dining room means lower square footage and fewer expenses, from not having to hire servers, hosts, and bartenders to securing a cheaper insurance policy because of decreased liability

- You can run your entire establishment with just a small staff of chefs

- Multiple brands can operate out of one ghost kitchen

- Our facilities are set up in convenient, centrally located areas so you can reach a wider audience

Partnering with CloudKitchens unlocks all of these benefits and more. Our quality facilities, onsite staff, and proprietary tech will streamline your operations for maximum opportunity to turn a profit. Get in touch with our team today to learn more.

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