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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3. Kitchenette | Quiches & Salad

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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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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

Mirch Masala | Indian Food Gem

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Tandoori Prawns | Photo Credit: Mirch Masala

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

Lumpia Shack | Filipino Food in New York City

By Chris Chen

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Lumpias| Photo Credit: Lumpia Shack

Lumpia Shack is a small West Village snack bar serving up all sorts of Filipino-inspired goodies. You’ll be in for a treat no matter what you decide to try – from their famous lumpias or their rice bowls. What makes lumpia so special? Well…who doesn’t love a fried spring roll? Neil Syham, owner of Lumpia Shack, wanted to introduce people to Filipino food through lumpias as a medium since they pack a ton of  flavor and are easy to eat.

The heavenly pork belly bowl!
Pork Belly Rice Bowl | Heavenly pork bowl!

Neil opened Lumpia Shack to diversify the Asian cuisine. When talking about Asian cuisine, people mainly think of Japanese, Chinese, Korean or Thai – however he wanted to put Filipino cuisine on the map – and we’re so thankful he did because it is absolutely delicious. Their lumpias are what the people initially come for, but Lumpia Shack’s other dishes are not to be overlooked. Neil’s favorite lumpia is the original pork as it reminds him of his childhood meals with family and friends. He created the Adobo Mushroom Lumpia for his wife since she’s a vegetarian. Other well-known dishes are Sisig (pork belly, jowls, ears, egg yolk, and calamansi), which was featured in the New York Times in 2014, and the crowd favorite, Adobo Chicken – chicken stewed in vinegar, garlic, soy sauce, bay leaves and peppercorn..

I had a chance to try their food and boy, was I a happy camper. The pork belly was just heavenly – it was melt-in-your mouth experience and so was the super moist chicken. Every bite I had was perfectly tender and flavorful. Their lumpias were crispy and tasty – I can see why everyone raves about them.

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Bicol Tofu Mushroom | All the coconut goodness

I didn’t get a chance to try an Adobo Ramen Burger which is a fusion of Lumpia Shack’s pork belly & Keizo Shimamoto’s ramen bun, but it sure made my mouth water thinking about it. They have some secret collaborations coming up with their fellow Smorgasburg vendors but we’ll have to wait and see. For now, we’ll enjoy the seasonal items. This season, they’re dishing out Kabocha squash soup with coconut milk and topped with coconut yogurt and sage.

Lumpia Shack does catering, so bring the food to your office and grab a bite of the Philippines with your team. Contact us at catering@foodtoeat.com – we’re here to make your belly happy.

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5 Popular Food Costumes

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It’s that fun time of year when people of all ages dress up! Whether it’s for trick-or-treating or partying or even maybe just staying at home to scare anyone that rings your doorbell.

You’re never too old or too young to have some fun disguises!

Here are some popular food ones:

 

 

The Hot Dog

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For your Halloweiner party, be the center of attention! Go relish in the moment of glory.

Don’t want to be the only dog?  Don’t worry your home dog will be with you.

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The Banana

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This appealing costume will have you going bananas.

Best part is you can dress your whole family and go as a bunch.

 

 

Peanut Butter & Jelly

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For the couples out there, what doesn’t stick together better than a PB&J?

Let people know who your other half is.

 

 

Bacon & Eggs

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Another couples’ costume.

Wake up in the morning and be the best duo there is.

 

 

Pizza

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 What better than pizza, one of the daily things we eat, whether on the go or even watching sports!

 

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Ramen Burger Anyone?

By Chris Chen

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It’s the summer of 2013, and Keizo Shimamoto, a lover of both burgers and ramen, had a brilliant idea — why not combine the two? Enter, the Ramen Burger.  This delicious creation made its debut in Smorgasburg in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and there, the delicious burger was limited to only the first 100 people in line!

It was probably, if not the biggest food fad that summer. original.burgerShortly after the burger launched, tutorials of how to make the burger became a hit. I myself have even attempted to make one, and boy was it a messy piece of work! But, not to brag, it tasted pretty good.

Earlier this year, their storefront, Ramen & Co., opened in the Financial District! Now, there’s no need to wait on long long lines anymore.

Of course, in addition to their juicy original ramen burger (which consists of ramen noodle with Angus beef patty,  arugula, secret shoyu sauce and scallions), they also have variations of it — Yakitori (Chicken), tofu, and shredded beef.

They also serve up other types of food — bento boxes and ramen!

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The Bento Boxes usually consists of a main protein with the sides of rice, potato salad, green salad, and housemade pickles! The protein options are Japanese meatballs, beef curry (Japanese Style with potatoes & carrots), pork ginger (Sliced pork with caramelized onions, soy sauce and grated ginger), chicken karaage (Japanese Style Fried Chicken), and tofu steak.

There are three types of ramen – Wakayama Shoyu, Hakata Shio, and the Brooklyn Blend. Each of the ramen is inspired by a different city with its own unique taste. All three ramens start off with the tonkotsu, which is a Kurobuta pork broth and your choice of either pork belly, chicken, or beef and egg.

The Wakayama Shoyu consists of tonkotsu (Kurobuta pork broth), soy sauce, scallion, kikurage (Japanese Mushroom), and a fried onion. The Hakata Shio consists of tonkotsu, salt, scallion, kikurage, and fried onion. ramen.chickenThe Brooklyn Blend consists of tonktosu, black garlic oil, soy sauce, salt, scallion, kikurage, and fried onion. Despite the ramens very similar list of ingredients, the flavors do differ as well as the noodle type. The noodle varies between the thickness and whether it’s curly or straight depends on which ramen you choose.

There are so many options to choose from, whatever choice you make, you won’t be disappointed. The food at Ramen & Co. will always have you coming back for more. What’s even better is that you can get ramen burgers catered to your office for lunch or dinner!

Contact us at catering@foodtoeat.com to get yourself some ramen burgers for lunch today!

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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

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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.

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Porchetta: A Taste of Italian Street Food in New York City

By Emily Collins

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Porchetta is a tiny East Village shop that does its namesake justice. Their goal was to perfect the art of making porchetta sandwiches, a traditional Italian street food that is hard to find in the city. What makes Porchetta so special, you ask? The answer is easy; the Porchetta sandwich is the kind of food that stuns because it’s simplicity marrying quality. They’ve got the recipe down to a science, perfected the tender sandwich and intend to keep it that way.

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Porchetta’s Signature Sandwich | Photo credit: Porchetta

The owners, Sara Jenkins and Matt Lindemulder, strive to create something unique, consistent and affordable for city-goers that are looking for a quick bite. The pork is cooked slowly and is just about everything you would want on a sandwich. The meat is juicy, crispy and soft. The bread is crunchy. In short, it’s roasted perfection.

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Crispy Potatoes with Burnt Edges | Photo credit: Porchetta

While the Porchetta sandwich is their specialty, their other dishes are not to be overlooked. The sides are just like something you’d find in an old Italian kitchen: authentic, homemade and fresh. The crispy potatoes with burnt ends are an excellent complement to the namesake sandwich.

Luckily for you, FoodtoEaters, Porchetta is geared towards take out and delivery. Their sandwiches can be delivered right to your door or pre-ordered online for pick up. Check out Porchetta’s entire menu here and the line at this small shop are known to be pretty lengthy, so order online and get the food delivered to your door. Looking to impress a date with your savvy take out skills? We think a candlelight dinner featuring Porchetta sandwiches will sweep anybody off their feet.

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#SadDeskLunch Round-Up: Keep Submitting for Free Lunch & Cupcakes!

 

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It’s been two weeks since we’ve started our promotion with #SadDeskLunch and we have seen some endearingly abysmal submissions. There’s still time to show us your #SadDeskLunch photos here to win FREE lunch and cupcakes! With free cupcakes on the line, why wouldn’t you submit a picture? Check out some of the latest below and let us know which picture you think is most deserving of our lunch hack and free cupcakes!

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A single tortilla in front of an outdated computer. The epitome of a #SadDeskLunch
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Is that turkey or chicken? One thing that we do know: it is sad.
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Nothing says “#SadDeskLunch” like a heated up burrito.
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A #SadDeskLunch Classic: Leftovers.
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Pre-cooked rice, questionable broth. We’ve all been there.

Be sure to watch and share our #SadDeskLunch video starring Kira Fischer, the founder of the #SadDeskLunch blog!

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