Bring the Pool to the Office: Great Summertime Themed Lunch Ideas

By Danielle Bimston

Everybody loves a day of fun in the sun, so why not bring the pool to the office?! Thanks to our vendors offering bite size treats, you can! Nothing says relaxation and sends fun vibes like finger food does; it’s fast, delicious, and the best part…fun to eat! We’re so excited to be able to offer you a wide variety of little bites that will satisfy your team as well as bring variety and the feelings of summer to your work space. Below are some fun options:

Two Great Tastes… That Taste Great Together?

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Two Great Tastes… That Taste Great Together?: Jack’s Sliders and Sushi

Nothing says a summertime bash like sliders… and sushi? At Jack’s Sliders and Sushi, you can find both miniature sized bites as well as a variety of other tiny foods.  Even though it’s rather unique to serve both sliders and sushi together, it definitely offers a fresh and interesting touch to a lunch menu.  Everyone finds it more fun to eat with their hands so why not make a day at the office a little bit more exciting by including some of these bites in your lunch menu.

Indulging Your Guilty Pleasure:

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For a healthier option, try it baked! Indulging Your Guilty Pleasure: Potatopia

Even though not everyone will admit it, it’s almost impossible to turn down french fries! They’re the ultimate finger food for snacking, salty and savory.  So why not bring them to the office with Potatopia, the ultimate potato heaven?  Whether you’re into sweet potato fries or just regular tater tots, they have something that will hit the spot. And what’s even more awesome is the endless number of toppings and delicious sauces that they offer!

Throwback! Kid’s Food That Never Gets Old:

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Throwback! Kid’s Food That Never Gets Old: The Nugget Spot

Since we were young, chicken nuggets have always hit the spot. (Some things will never change!) Bring this classic finger food from the pool to the office with The Nugget Spot; they offer more than 10 kinds of chicken, both fried and baked! They’re easy to pop in your mouth and release a burst of flavor whether or not you choose to immerse them in a sauce.  They’ll truly make your employees have flashbacks of their childhoods, long days at the beach and relaxing afternoons at the pool.

To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth:

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To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: Sweet Generation

Finally sum up your poolside meal with a sweet treat from Sweet Generation.  They bake a variety of mini cupcakes, a perfect little one bite only treat.  Just like the end of a long day at the pool, these satisfying treats keep you longing for the next time you will indulge yourself in something you love.

Even though the office can seem a bit dreary, especially after working day in and day out, there are exciting ways to bring a summer spirit into the workplace.  Let FoodtoEat help you conquer this task by providing your team with a delicious, pool party inspired bites. Remember, even though you’re in the office, a relaxing day at the pool is always in your heart!

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

Arancini Bros: We’ve Got Balls

By Danielle Bimston

“ARANCINO (PLURAL: ARANCINI): N. AUTHENTIC SICILIAN STREET FOOD. MADE WITH ARBORIO RICE AND FILLED WITH ANYTHING OUR HEARTS DESIRE. THEN DEEP-FRIED AND EATEN HOT. WITH YOUR HANDS.”

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Honestly, with a description like that what’s not to love? A company created by a few men with a mutual love for Sicilian Rice Balls, Arancini Bros offer a delicious variety of completely irresistible stuffed risotto balls.  The idea came about while Dave and his friends were working as technicians for touring rock bands and discovered that they were all completely in love with this Sicilian treat.  Arancini Bros was born at that moment.

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The inside of an arancini (Photo Credit: Instagram @arancinibros)

The question then became whether or not a specialty rice ball business could survive in the big city of New York.  However, despite concerns, the founders rose to the challenge, serving their first Arancini at the 2010 Hester Street Fair in the Lower East Side.  The rice balls received a warm welcome, which led to the establishment of Arancini Bros NYC in 2011. Identifying themselves with the slogan “We’ve got balls!”, this Brooklyn based company has become more and more popular over the years.

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Arancini Bros (Photo Credit: Instagram @arancinibros)

Today, Arancini Bros serves over 30 different types of stuffed Arancini balls for every hour of the day; they even offer options for dessert! If you love Nutella, Arancini Bros offers their famous fried little Nutella balls amongst other sweet flavors such as Strawberry Mascarpone and Chocolate with Peanut Butter Mousse.

Called “little oranges” due to their orange hue as the emerge from the fryer, these risotto stuffed traditional Sicilian street food come in Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free options. With flavors such as Spinach & Ricotta, BBQ, and Pistachio Pesto, just about anyone can enjoy one! Throw an Italian street food happy hour at the office featuring Arancini Bros and your staff will most definitely thank you for it!

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

Explore Lebanese Cuisine Without Leaving Your Office

By Hannah Poss

Experience high end Lebanese right in the comfort of your own office. Al Bustan, located in Midtown East, serves amazing and authentic food that will transport you right to Beirut. They dish up traditional appetizers such as Hummus and Baba Ghannouj that are reminiscent of cuisines like Greek, Israeli and Turkish foods. Some of their popular dishes include chicken and beef Shawarma called Shawarma Dajaj and Shawarma Lahme, respectively.

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In addition, in keeping with traditional Lebanese cuisine, they prepare a large assortment of classic lamb dishes. Some of their classics include a minced lamb dish served with a pomegranate molasses called Kafta Khashkhash and a homemade philo dough stuffed with minced lamb, rice, peas and carrots called Kouzy.

NEW YORK - May 13: Pulse - Lamb terracotta at BUSTAN, 487 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan.  May 13, 2014. (Photo by Gabi Porter)
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These dishes are a must-try. They’re a perfect way to expand your palette without diving too far into the deep end. Have Al Bustan catered to your office to taste these dishes for yourself.

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

May Catering Ideas

It’s finally warm outside. Get your office excited about Ice Cream Socials, Healthy Fruit Pop Bars, Mother’s Day Brunch for Lunch, office birthday parties and delicious fall-off-the-bone BBQ. Take a look at the menus & contact us at catering@foodtoeat.com for any orders!

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Mother’s Day Brunch At The Office

It’s almost Mother’s Day, and there are probably some Mothers at your office, why not celebrate through food? Show them some love. Contact us at catering@foodtoeat.com to place an order.

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2.Kitchenette | Fried Chicken & Waffleschickenwaffle

3. Kitchenette | Quiches & Salad

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DailyFoodtoEat is the official blog of FoodtoEat. We help build corporate culture by bringing the best local food to offices for team meals and special events. We believe in investing in your team. That’s why we’re committed to improving employee happiness through food – feed your team today with FoodtoEat! Check out the deliciousness here:FoodtoEat Catering

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Ice Cream Party

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Contact us at catering@foodtoeat.com to order or place it yourself here.

DailyFoodtoEat is the official blog of FoodtoEat. We help build corporate culture by bringing the best local food to offices for team meals and special events. We believe in investing in your team. That’s why we’re committed to improving employee happiness through food – feed your team today with FoodtoEat! Check out the deliciousness here: FoodtoEat Catering

Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas for Your Office

Throw a Cinco de Mayo party at your office with these Mexican inspired food ideas. Seriously, do you know what team member can build the best looking taco? If not, find out.

(1) Guacamole & Salsa Bar complete with Margaritas 

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(2) Start the morning with a hearty Mexican Breakfast Taco Bar

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(3) A 5-Course Mexican Lunch….ummm YES

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(4) Have a team building event: Best Looking Taco Instagram contest with a Build Your Own Taco Bar

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DailyFoodtoEat is the official blog of FoodtoEat. We help build corporate culture by bringing the best local food to offices for team meals and special events. We believe in investing in your team. That’s why we’re committed to improving employee happiness through food – feed your team today with FoodtoEat! Check out the deliciousness here: FoodtoEat Catering

Maison De L’Éclair | Savory & Sweet Treat

By Chris Chen

maison sign The word éclair in French means flash of lightning, which pretty much sums up how quickly most people gobble these decadent treats up. Cynthia Balli, Founder of Maison de L’eclair, started a business featuring these desserts with both a sweet and a savory twist – savory eclair sandwiches. Cynthia was raised in Geneva and Paris, attended École hôtelière de Lausanne for hospitality and then earned her Masters in entrepreneurship in the US.

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Savory eclairs, yum~ | Photo Credit: Maison De L’Eclair

For Cynthia, her love of eclairs stem from childhood. Specifically, the 4 o’clock family tea time with pastries of which eclairs played a huge part. While reminiscing of fond food memories, she realized with age and maturing palates, there was a need for savory eclairs. Cynthia’s eclair favorites are her savory Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese eclair and her Milk Chocolate & Bananas sweet eclair.

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Variety of Sweet Eclairs | Photo Credit: Maison De L’Eclair

At the moment Maison De L’Eclair is an online business but she hopes to open a brick and mortar soon.

Their lunch deal comes with 2 savory eclairs, one sweet and a side salad. My personal favorite was the coffee eclair. It was very rich and the coffee flavor was spot on. It just hit the spot for me. The smoked salmon & cream cheese is a popular one and after one bite, I can clearly see why it’s so well-liked. These eclairs are catered to various tastes from vegetarians to meat eaters so you’re bound to have a favorite!

Maison De L’Eclair does catering, so why not have the best of two worlds all in one meal? Sharing is caring, so order some for your coworkers too. Contact us at catering@foodtoeat.com

DailyFoodtoEat is the official blog of FoodtoEat. We help build corporate culture by bringing the best local food to offices for team meals and special events. We believe in investing in your team. That’s why we’re committed to improving employee happiness through food – feed your team today with FoodtoEat! Check out the deliciousness here: FoodtoEat Catering

Schnitz’s Schnitzel

By Chris Chen

It’s the season to be jolly to be eating pretzel bread, schnitzel, and drinking way too much beer! We searched far and wide for the perfect Oktoberfest-themed lunch and we’re happy to present our Schnitz Oktoberfest Menu:

Schnitz Oktoberfest Menu

 

Ready for some pretzel bread and schnitzel? Contact us at catering@foodtoeat.com and refer to the “Schnitz Oktoberfest” menu.

We’ve got your team covered. For another great menu, check out our previous post.

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

Boots and Beer | Oktoberfest Foods for the Fall

By Chris Chen

What better way to bond with your colleagues than by celebrating Oktoberfest with great food and beers? Below are some fun food ideas for an Oktoberfest themed office lunch and/or cocktail hour

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It’s Fall which calls for tons of beer festivals but the biggest one of all is happening right now (Sept 20 – Oct 5) — Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival held annually in Munch, Bavaria, Germany. The main highlights of the festival would be its traditional German cuisine, music and the Bavarian beers.

Don’t let the location stop you from celebrating. Let’s bring Oktoberfest to you. FoodtoEat can fill your catering needs and help you celebrate one of the biggest festivals in the world.

Here is a sample Oktoberfest menu to get you and your colleagues drooling:

German-Style Potato Salad

German-Style Potato Salad | Photo credit: Bobby Flay
German-Style Potato Salad | Photo credit: Bobby Flay

 

Sautéed Greens

Sautéed Greens | Photo credit: Cooking Matters
Sautéed Greens | Photo credit: Cooking Matters

 

Pretzel Bread with Mustard

Pretzel Bread with Mustard | Photo credit: Bran Appetit
Pretzel Bread with Mustard | Photo credit: Bran Appetit

 

Sauerkraut

Braised Sauerkraut | Photo credit: Magnolia Days
Sauerkraut | Photo credit: Magnolia Days

 

Grilled Bratwurst

Grilled Bratwurst | Photo credit: Jennie O
Grilled Bratwurst | Photo credit: Jennie O

 

If you want pretzels and bratwurst at your next office gathering, don’t hesitate to contact us via email — catering@foodtoeat.com and refer to the “Oktoberfest” menu.

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