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Choza Taqueria: The Taco Destination

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By Danielle Bimston

If you’re in the mood for light and fresh authentic Mexican cuisine that’s full of passion and flavor, then check out Choza Taqueria.  Allow Chef Akhtar to bring south-of-the-border flavors and years of meticulous technique to the table, enhancing the delicious savory nature of his food.  While he trained with Tom Colicchio at Craft and worked as the Executive Chef at Craft Bar, Akhtar found his niche within Latin cuisine.  Today, he rocks the kitchen at Choza Taqueria, whipping up some of what we believe to be the most delicious Mexican food around.

When you get the chance to visit Choza Taquera (because we know that after reading this you won’t be able to resist!) be sure to pay attention to what makes this restaurant a true “taco destination”:

The Place

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Choza Taqueria was designed to be a warm, inviting, and most importantly, reliable environment.  The staff there pride themselves with excellence service and a cozy atmosphere; hopefully after eating there, you’ll feel right at home!

The Food (The Most Important Part)

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The food at Choza Taqueria is inspired by Northern Mexico cuisine, known for its rich range culture and extensive grilling.  The region’s distinct flavor was created by the fusing of indigenous and Colonial culinary traditions which led to a perfect balance between delicious and savory tastes.  Each dish at the restaurant has specific sauces and toppings such as guajillo salsa and queso fresco that were designed by Chef Akhtar to best complement its natural flavors; however, if their way isn’t to your liking, Choza Taqueria is very accommodating and will make your meal just the way you like it!

The Catering

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Choza Taqueria is known for their amazing catering platters and taco bars; we love to bring them to our clients! Let us know if we can help you experience the Choza flavors by bringing them to your office. They have an amazing Breakfast Taco Bar that we know your staff won’t be able to resist. Complete with warm tortillas, jack cheese, eggs, guajillo salsa, and your choice of two kinds of meats, this taco bar will become one of you company’s favs! For vegetarians, they offer garbanzo beans as a vegetarian filling option for their tacos.

We also can’t forget to mention Choza Taqueria’s awesome Taco Salad Bar for a fresh, healthy option and for dessert, Choza Taqueria offers a delicious churro platter– yum!  Remember, Mexican food is good at just about any day and any time, so why not make today a Choza Taqueria day!

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

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Mamagyro: Blending Food and Family

By Danielle Bimston

A mother and daughter enterprise, Mamagyro is taking New York City by storm! Their amazing Greek cuisine is not only unique, but comes from the heart using recipes passed down through many generations all the way to mama herself.

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Serving a variety of Greek specialties, salads, dips, and sides, Mamagyro’s menu can accommodate pretty much anybody! If you’re famished and in the mood for a delicious, filling meal, try mama’s famous pitas with a myriad of stuffings and sauces that will most definitely be to your liking. Mama offers chicken, pork, and beef that are best matched with her special sauce as well as other more traditional sauces such as spicy mayo and honey dijon.  Plus, make sure you get a chance to taste mama’s gyros; some of them even have french fries inside of them. And, if it happens that a snack is all you need, Mamagyro offers tasty dips such as homemade hummus and tzatziki and succulent sides that will hit the spot! mamagyro_bowl1For the office, try ordering Mamagyro’s delicious appetizer platters complete with meats and veggies that will satisfy all! And, you can’t forget to sample the traditional Mediterranean favorites. Make sure to order falafels for your team, a deep-fried ball made from chickpeas, fava beans, or both; they’re super easy one-bite treats that will truly take your staff all the way to Greece.

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To take a new spin on traditional office lunch, let us help you bring Mamagyro’s mouthwatering souvlaki, one-of-a-kind spinach pie, homemade Greek yogurts, and unique gyros to your office; we’re sure you’ll fall in love.  They also make amazing moussaka, an eggplant dish layered with spiced, minced meats and sauces.  The offer a vegetarian version too.

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

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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.

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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

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Delicious and Patriotic Foods to Eat on the Fourth of July

By Hannah Poss

The 4th of July is coming up so that means that it’s almost time to celebrate. This day commemorates our country’s birthday and so to honor this day, we patriots, celebrate all things American. What better way to celebrate than through devouring classic, old-fashioned, all-American food? Even better, salute this special day by exploring some of America’s newest twists to its beloved classics. While you can never say no to a nice, juicy, traditional cheeseburger or a big bowl of ooey gooey mac n cheese, try some of these revamped classics that are sure to spark some fireworks.

An All-American, Over-Flowing Burger from the Counter

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At The Counter, in Times Square, you can custom build your own classic American burger. Go down the line, step by step, to create a personalized burger to fit your taste. This chain has an incredible range of patty options, toppings and sauces to choose from so even a habitué of this joint will never grow bored.

The Famous, Fun and Tasty Twist on the Classic: The Ramen Burger

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While you can get pretty creative and funky making your own burger at The Counter, if you haven’t tried the famous ramen burger from Ramen Co. yet, it’s a must-have, so make your way to one of their New York  locations or catch them at the popular Brooklyn food festival, Smorgasburg. This crowd-pleasing combination of a juicy beef patty, sandwiched by pan-fried “buns” made entirely from ramen noodles, still provides the eater with the feel of a traditional American burger patty, but puts a new, creative, Asian-inspired twist on a classic.

A Traditional (and Indulgent) American Dog

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Another common American bite perfect for the 4th of July is a hot dog. Who doesn’t love a standard foot long on a doughy bun with just the right ketchup to mustard ratio? In New York, it is especially easy to come across a hot dog. Don’t get caught, however, investing in an average hot dog from the vendors scattered across Manhattan. Instead, make your way to one of Papaya King’s two locations and get yourself “the Original”.

An Authentic Polish Staple Puts a Twist on a Typical American Dish

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Even though a traditional hot dog is always a crowd pleaser, if you’re looking to explore your horizons and broaden your palette, try an authentic Polish kielbasa from the Old Traditional Polish food truck instead. The owners of this food truck are serving up pure Polish kielbasas and pierogis like your grandmother used to make them. So, if you find yourself tired of the well-worn American hot dog, track down the Old Traditional Polish food truck and celebrate July 4th with Poland’s version of the American classic.

Get Down and Dirty with  Katz’s Noteworthy Meaty Sandwiches

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Another must-have food to celebrate America’s birthday is a legendary Katz’s deli sandwich. This institution has been in place in New York’s historical Lower East Side since 1888 and so their delectable pastrami, brisket and turkey sandwiches (to name just a few) have brought widespread attention to the Manhattan joint. While you may find yourself waiting on a seemingly never-ending line down the block, the wait is beyond worthwhile. There is no better place to get your hands dirty with a stacked pastrami sandwich on old-fashioned rye bread or a noteworthy Reuben sandwich overflowing with sauerkraut than at this famous, Jewish delicatessen.

Get Transported Down South with One of These Southern Inspired Sammies 

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While Katz’s is not a place to skip out on, if you’re seeking out a sandwich shop with a different flavor focus, try Cheeky Sandwiches in New York’s Soho. This place is also a perfect place to celebrate July 4th as it serves up big, hearty sandwiches that Americans love. While Katz’s creates traditional, authentic Jewish deli sandwiches, Cheeky Sandwiches puts a Southern twist on an average deli sandwich. With creations such as vegetable muffalatas and shrimp po-boys, their menu transports you directly to New Orleans. The fried chicken biscuit sandwich is also unmistakably inspired by the South. If you’re in the area, get a much needed dose of Southern hospitality by trying one of Cheeky’s bold sandwiches.

Some of New York’s Finest Cheesy Eats

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While you’re out and exploring these eateries that whip up American originals, make sure to also try S’MAC  to get your fill of the celebrated and beloved cheesy pasta. Also, make your way down a couple blocks to Bleecker Street Pizza to get the true Tuscan style pizza that has become some of New York’s finest. And it’s not even a question as to whether or not these are celebratory foods fitting for July 4th… because have you really ever met someone who doesn’t like mac n’ cheese and pizza? That’s what we thought!

So when you’re looking for inspiration for the best ways to both celebrate the forthcoming July 4th, while keeping your stomach from growling, check out some of these local, all-American joints. Once you’ve covered the traditional American foods mentioned above, make sure to try the other American-inspired foods that take a fun and delicious twist on the more classic dishes.

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

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FoodtoEat at BKLYN DESIGNS

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Join us today & this weekend!

We’re super excited to be partnering with BKLYN DESIGNS this year to bring the best local food trucks to feed the amazing Brooklyn community!

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Here are the food trucks that will be there this weekend:

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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

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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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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

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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

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Summer BBQ In The Office

BBQ season is almost upon us. Even though Summer is not quiet here yet, it’s never too early to throw a Summer BBQ at the office – complete with Memphis Dry Rub Pork Ribs, Golden Honey Corn Bread, Pulled Pork, Brisket. Here are some of our favorite BBQ inspired menus. Contact us at catering@foodtoeat.com to place an order.

1. Daisy May’s BBQ USA | Traditional BBQ
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3. Head Over Meals | Backyard BBQ Barheadovermeals 4. Mexicue | Brisket Tacosmexicue 5. Delaney BBQ | So Much Brisket & Ribsdelaney

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

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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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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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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

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Mirch Masala | Indian Food Gem

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Mirch Masala is a hole in the wall restaurant in the West Village dishing out flavorful Indian food. The restaurant’s name came from two Indian Words: “Mirch” which means Chili and “Masala” which means a mixture of spice.

The restaurant is relatively small and sits about 20 people. Their hours of operation are from 11:30am to 12am on most days. On Friday & Saturday, they’re open all the way until 2am, perfect for late night munchies. They serve up well known Indian dishes such as Chicken Tikka Masala and Tandoori Prawns but they also offer more traditional foods such as Paneer and Lamb Roganjosh.

Mirch Masala does catering as well so let’s bring on the Chicken Tikka Masala and all the Naan you can eat.

Here’s a sample menu for your office lunch:

  • Chicken Tikka Masala – Marinated cubes of boneless chicken smoked in tandoor and sauteed in a rich tomato spices & fenugreek (Methi) sauce
  • Lamb Biryani – Marinated Lamb, spices & aromatic Basmati rice
  • Palak Paneer – Fresh baby spinach & cubes of cottage cheese cooked with onions, ginger, garlic & cilantro
  • Mango Lassi – Delicious Ratnagiri mango pulp churned with yogurt & sprinkled with cardamom
  • Rosemary Naan

Contact us at catering@foodtoeat.com to spice up your food.

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