Take the Office Out to the Ball Game

By Hannah Poss Summertime means baseball season. For some people, there’s nothing more exciting than going to cheer for their local baseball team at their home stadium. Some other people, however, enjoy the games for reasons other than to watch the sport; baseball games have some really delicious food vendors! So this summer, if you don’t have time (or don’t want to) cheer on your favorite team in person, you can still get some of the classic baseball game foods that will make you feel as though you’re actually there. Throw a baseball themed party at the office with these foods: yankee A Stadium (and Office) Must-Have: Hamburgers Hamburgers are a traditional American food, and therefore, a must-have at a baseball game. Yankee Doodle Dandy’s food truck serves up a juicy, cheesy, All-American burger that definitely hits it out of the park. While the burgers are amazing, the name of the truck, itself, is just too fitting! Get this food truck delivered right to the office to get the real baseball game experience from outside the stadium.

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Cheesy, Meaty, Piled-High Nachos Another typical food that can be found at baseball games are nachos. Every American loves nachos. They’re easy to eat, easy to share and obviously delicious. Have one of FoodtoEat’s newest vendors, Taqueria Sante Fe, catered right to the office to try one of their many selections of nachos. The ‘Pollo Nachos’ are definitely a home-run! IMG_0039 These Nuggets Hit the Spot Another favorite stadium food of fans is chicken fingers. Like nachos, they’re easy to eat and share so you can eat them while not getting too distracted from the game. Nuggets are the mini pop-in-your-mouth chicken finger cousin.The Nugget Spot is the perfect place to find these nuggets that will transport you right to the stadium. These nuggets are amazing on their own but even better paired with one of their many dipping sauces from ‘Nacho Queso’ to ‘Smokin’ J’s BBQ’ sauce. lucaboscoIceCream A Scoop a Day Keeps the Doctor Away! If you’ve been to a baseball game before, you know that it gets pretty hot sitting around in the stadium.  A typical way to cool down while you’re there is to get something nice and refreshing to eat. After you’ve stuffed your face with some of the many foods available, you’re going to crave something sweet. Ice cream is of course the way to go. Luca Bosco in Soho has amazing ice cream that is reminiscent of the dessert you will likely find scattered throughout stadiums. Some of their awesome flavors include: a classic Chocolate Brownie Chunk, an over-the-top Caramelized Banana and an unusual Goat Cheese scoop. These are just a few of the many delicious foods found at a baseball stadium. Bring these foods to the office for an all-American baseball-themed party. DailyFoodtoEat is the official blog of FoodtoEat, a socially conscious online food ordering and concierge catering service featuring your favorite restaurants, food trucks and caterers. Check out the deliciousness here: www.foodtoeat.com

Vegan Startup Gets Backed by Twitter Co-Founders

A new startup company aims to replicate the taste and feel of real meat with all vegan products. The company is called Beyond Meat, and it has recently been backed by two Twitter co-founders, Evan Williams and Biz Stone. Williams and Stone have their own business incubator called Obvious Corporation, owned with former Twitter VP of Product Jason Goldman. Stone has been a vegan for ten years, and this played into his decision to support Beyond Meat.

Typically Obvious Corporation has backed web-centric companies, but Beyond Meat had a different approach to vegan food that the Twitter co-founders identified with.

“These guys are coming at the meat analogue industry not as a novelty kind of thing or hippy dippy,” said Stone. “They were coming at it from this big science, super practical, scalable angle. They were saying, ‘We want to get into the multi-billion dollar meat industry with a plant-based meat.’”

Beyond Meat has already begun releasing vegan products, which have mixed reviews. Even mixed reviews are positive however for meat substitute, which often do not mimic the taste of or texture of meat very well. New York Time writer Mark Bittman reviewed Beyond Meat’s Veggie Chicken Strips back in March.

“The thick strands…didn’t precisely resemble chicken strips, and when I tasted them unadulterated I found it bland, unexciting and not very chicken-like. But not offensive, either, and as an ingredient we’d all be hard-pressed to distinguish it from most of the animal-based models.”

Beyond Meat products will also be priced more competitively than other meat-substitutes. Beyond Meat’s vegan competitors can charge $12 or more for a pound of their products, while beyond Meat’s products sell wholesale for less than the price of natural meat. Products are already available at Whole Foods locations in Northern California, and they will soon expand to the east coast as well.

DailyFoodtoEat is the official blog of FoodtoEat, a sustainable online food ordering and concierge catering service featuring your favorite restaurants, food trucks and caterers. Check out the deliciousness here: www.foodtoeat.com