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Oct 19, 2006 05:29 PM

[SEA] Inexpensive catering recommendations?

I'm looking for inexpensive catering options to cater a lunch for a free non-profit training we're offering. There's a caterer we usually use, of the typical "box lunch" variety and price range, but suddenly a training we thought would attract 15-20 people is attracting 70 with a waiting list of 30 - making platter type food rather than per-person type food more sensible. Here's what I'm looking for:

- Inexpensive and charges by general platters rather than $$/person
- Tasty, of course
- Able to meet dietary restrictions - there's at least one strictly gluten-free, a few wheat-frees, vegans, vegetarians, low-carbs etc
- Able to deliver in central/south Seattle - possibly local to that area
- Ideally ethnic food of some sort, perhaps Mexican or SE Asian, but this is not a requirement
- Can do buffet-style catering rather than individual portions
- Does not need more than 1-2 weeks notice

Would love any suggestions! Thank you in advance.

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  1. Try Agua Verde in the U District (next to UW Medical Center). They do authentic, Mexican style food and I believe they can meet your dietary requirements. I'm not sure if they cater outside of their facility, but it's definitely worth a try.

    1. Aloha BBQ in Renton. 425-721-4451.
      They are Hawaiian with a Filipino/Japanese leaning.
      Often they feature a penakbet special, a vegetarian Filipino dish, and also feature lots of seafood (Garlic shrimp, treiyaki black cod, salads, etc. in addition to Kalbi ribs, chicken etc.
      They're downright inexpensive, and very good.