There are a few basics everybody should lay in before a likely extended power outage caused by that big hurricane chugging toward the East Coast. You'll need water, batteries, cash, flashlights, board games, and food. But when it comes to that last one, the choices you make will really affect how these next few days pan out for you. If you haven't already gone to the store to lay in your supplies, you're a lot like us. But you can still eat well during the storm. They say to plan to go without utilities for 72 hours, which means you don't really have to rely on canned goods and dehydrated ice cream like some astronaut survivalist (those are probably sold out of the store anyway). Just do a bit of smart grocery shopping and you'll be fine.
Order two pizzas at the last minute. Just before the storm hits, get a big takeout order. Experience teaches us that pizza can survive at least 24 hours (and frequently longer) on the counter without spoiling. Presumably other standard delivery foods are similarly robust. Time it right and you'll be dining on not-too-congealed pepperoni well into Sunday.
Get ready to go raw. A lot of people will tell you to stock up on charcoal so that you can cook on the grill when the power and/or gas goes out. But if you live in an apartment, as so many do in places like New York, Washington, D.C., and Boston, you may not have a yard. Besides, you'll need some vegetables to cut all that pizza you've been gorging on. You can get some good ideas from a raw food site such as We Like it Raw, or even better, download and print the Healthy Hurricane / Disaster Cookbook.