Join New York’s thriving food scene with CloudKitchens

Whether you’re already a restauranteur or you’re ready to share your talent with the world for the first time, you can start filling food delivery orders with CloudKitchens—and make an impact on the Empire State—in as little as three months.


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

Are ghost kitchens worth the investment?

The rise of ghost kitchens

The golden age of food delivery has arrived. And with that, comes 54M delivery app users and a market estimated to reach a net worth of $1.65T by 2027. Ghost kitchens are providing restaurateurs with a lower-risk alternative to a traditional brick and mortar by cutting labor costs and the overall upfront investment to get started.

With dedicated kitchen space built for delivery, these lower cost, tech-enabled locations set you and your restaurant up for delivery success, making it easy to get up and running in less time.

With over 8,000 ghost kitchen locations in the US alone, chances are there is a ghost kitchen in your neighborhood. At CloudKitchens, we find the best possible ghost kitchen location that captures the most delivery demand, at the lowest cost.

As more hungry customers turn to delivery for their next meal, it is becoming even more vital to have a delivery strategy in place for your restaurant business.

Unlock new trends emerging in food delivery, new AI tech to take advantage of, and how to tap into this booming industry with our latest trend guide.

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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

The New York food scene

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From Rochester to the Bronx, from Saratoga Springs to Sunnyside, Queens—New York is a true melting pot and the land of dreams for millions of bright-eyed visitors and loyal residents. Make your dream come true by opening a ghost kitchen location in New York state and deliver delicious food to a passionate, hungry population of locals, transplants, and tourists. 

Whether you’re looking to join the ranks of New York City’s famed restauranteurs or hoping to contribute to the food culture of the state at large, CloudKitchens can get you going on your business goal in as little as four weeks. Not only that, but you can open a ghost kitchen in New York with a starting investment of just 30k. When you factor in potential profits, the promising outlook of the food delivery-only business model, and strategically located facilities that are situated to let you serve the largest possible quantity of clients, revving up your restaurant with CloudKitchens is a good investment.

Offer traditional deli fare in Albany, deliver NYC-style pizza in midtown Manhattan, or introduce the Empire State to a fresh spin on your culture’s cuisine. New Yorkers work hard and play hard—and that means early in the morning and very late at night, they want to order in. Be ready when they are, serve up delicious options, and discover how lucrative the food business can be (especially without the expenses of a brick-and-mortar location).

The CloudKitchens model is built around convenience, for customers and cooks alike, and bringing innovation to the restaurant industry. We’ll take care of construction, building maintenance, cleaning, order fulfillment and more, so you can focus on making incredible food. Schedule a tour of a New York CloudKitchen and we’ll help you fulfill your dark kitchen dream in a New York minute.

New York ghost kitchens

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What are the requirements to set up a ghost kitchen in New York?

If you’re hoping to set up a dark kitchen New York state approves of, you’ll need to acquire the correct equipment, construction codes, permits, and inspections. New York commissary kitchens, brick-and-mortar restaurants, food trucks, and ghost kitchens must follow many of the same guidelines but do have their own special considerations as well. 

In other words, there are a handful of boxes to check. Don’t worry—CloudKitchens is ready to take on the challenge. We’re set up to handle the construction of your commercial kitchen space, including making sure everything is up to code. We’ll keep you updated along the way, while you spend time doing what great cooks do: developing and testing your menu.

How much does it cost to start a ghost kitchen in New York?

To set up a ghost kitchen New York residents will love, you’ll only need an initial investment of about $30,000 dollars—that is, when you work with CloudKitchens. 

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