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Happy National Hot Dog Day! | Papaya King

By Danielle Bimston

Looking for some of the best hot dogs New York City has to offer? Check out our friends at Papaya King. Identifying themselves with the motto “accept no imitations”, this hot dog heaven is bringing you classic, one-of-a-kind franks and delicious tropical drinks.

IMG_0088Started back in 1931 by a Greek immigrant striving to pursue the American Dream, Papaya King began as a juice bar called Tropical Hawaiian Drinks.  Owner, Gus Poulos, opened the stand to express his passion for blending up fresh, fruity drinks.  However, not everybody in NYC had the same love for juice that Gus did right away.  It took time, but eventually, Gus’s juice bar began to take off.  However, it was when Gus married a young German woman and began serving frankfurters at his joint that Papaya King was put on the map. New Yorkers fell in love with Gus’s refreshing juices and savory hot dogs.

IMG_0054Today, Papaya King is still keeping things as classic as they can; serving quality franks and delicious drinks to happy and loyal customers.  And, they’re being noticed for their efforts—Julia Child said that Papaya King serves the “best hot dogs in New York” and Martha Stewart named them one of her “guilty pleasures.”

IMG_0005It’s quite obvious that the magic that made Papaya King such a hit in the first place is still as present as ever. They’re still serving up classic Franks with toppings such as chili, cheese, and peppers as well as All Beef Sausages with coleslaw & pickles and Sautéed Onions & Peppers with Chili.  Plus, they still have all of their amazing tropical drinks to try such as Papaya Pride or Banana Daiquiri.

IMG_0038We’re sure that no matter what you try at Papaya King, it’ll bring you back to old school New York City.  And, if you want to bring the family oriented, welcoming Papaya King vibe to the office, take advantage of our catering options.  Celebrate #NationalHotDogDay right with the best hot dogs around from this amazing restaurant.

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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Mayhem & Stout: Fresh and Flavorful

By Danielle Bimston

Though it began as a weekend experiment at Brooklyn’s Dekalb Market in November 2011, this sandwich spot is on it’s way to the top.  At Mayhem & Stout, they’re serving up artisan slow-braised sandwiches topped with amazing sauces and fresh add-ons.

IMG_3730Since their debut, Mayhem & Stout has expanded to a brick and mortar storefront, participating in more than two dozen popular pop-up markets and events throughout the NYC area.  Maybe it’s because their sandwiches are always made to order and served on crisp, airy handmade bread that Mayhem & Stout is so successful; we can assure you, your taste buds will fall in love.

IMG_3715 Not only is their bread absolutely remarkable, but their meats are slow braised until they are succulent and fall-off-the-bone tender.  With options like Braised Pulled Pork, Short Rib & Brisket, and Braised Vegetarian “Meat” Balls, what’s not to love! Creating a sandwich at Mayhem & Stout is like finding the perfect combination of savory flavors that build upon one another to create something magical.  So, make sure you try some of their delicious homemade sauces such as Blueberry Sriracha, Horseradish Creme, or Black Cherry Mustard.

IMG_3723And, if you’re not feeling a sandwich, Mayhem & Stout’s menu includes satisfying salads, hearty rice bowls, and indulgent twists on mac & cheese, as well as desserts from Robicelli’s. Our clients have loved both the sandwiches and rice bowls for lunch in the office. Plus, there are a variety of gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian options; everyone is sure to find something they can enjoy!

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.

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

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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

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The Sweetest New Thing: Mini Whoopie Pies from Batter and Cream

By Hannah Poss

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People love whoopie pies and people also love the convenience of a bite size dessert. Elizabeth Fife, the young, innovative founder of Batter and Cream, set out to combine these two loves.  She created a dessert that was new to the market and that everyone would enjoy: a mini whoopie pie. Fife, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a former investment banker on Wall Street, found herself wishing to explore a different field that allowed her to delve into her creative side through baking. She swapped her pant suits for aprons and launched Batter and Cream. Her online bakery features these miniature desserts that will spark your attention. While Batter and Cream also makes their delicious flavors in regular sized whoopie pies, most people opt to try the smaller, bite-sized versions.

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The desserts come in a wide variety of uncommon flavors such as Café Au Lait and Strawberry Basil, but they also feature a whoopie “flavor of the month“. This month’s delectable flavor is Banana Nutella. Who doesn’t love a dessert that they can just pop in their mouth in one go? Their mini size allows you to try multiple different whoopie flavors without feeling too guilty. She sells the whoopie pies online starting in packs of 10. You can even customize your own order making Batter and Cream a perfect personalized birthday, ‘get better’ or congratulatory treat. These desserts are also perfect to cater to office lunches or birthday celebrations!

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Batter and Cream began solely as an online bakery but Fife has since started selling her whoopies at Smorgasburg and most recently at Trina Turk‘s Manhattan showroom. These mini desserts are a must-try so make sure to catch Fife at one of these locations to explore her latest flavors as well as her classic original flavors. 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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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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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
daisy 2. Calexico | BBQ + Tacoscalexico

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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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

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The Great Aussie Bite: Savory Pies & Kale Salad

By Chris Chen

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Take a taste from Down Under, without being so far from home. Tuck Shop serves up some delicious Australian pies! They have various flavors of pies such as the Traditional Meat Pie, Guinness Steak and Mushroom Pie, Mac N Cheese Pie, and so forth (around 9 different flavors). Besides their flavorful pies, they serve up two types of rolls — Spinach & Ricotta and a Sausage Roll. Pair the pies with a delicious Kale Salad – one of the best in NYC.  Overall, the food at Tuck Shop will leave you feeling full and giddy.

Tuck Shop does catering, so bring on the pies & kale! Here’s a sample Tuck Shop catering menu that would be perfect for a team meeting, office lunch or dinner:

  • Guiness Steak and Mushroom
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Vegetable Pie
  • Mash Potato & Gravy
  • Kale Salad

Contact us at catering@foodtoeat.com for delicious pies.

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