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Mar 4, 2008 04:29 PM

Healthy Eating in Cambridge

Looking for a healthy eatery to cater a health fair. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. I was very happy with Whole Foods catering for a party of 30+ people--the one on Fresh Pond in Cambridge has the most extensive menu. Not only was the food fresh, healthy, and tasty, it was well presented and a good value.

    I would not recommend Soleil Cafe (Powderhouse Sq), even though the menu seems reasonable. They catered another party (~35ppl), but the items were thrown together, all cold or lukewarm, and *way* too expensive for what they offered.

    1. I second the WFM rec. I've used them many times for catering and they're solid and appeal to the health-conscious crowd. Lots of choices, both veggie and not.

      Sometimes you can get them to make a contribution if your event is not-for-profit. Or maybe sponsorship?

      1. I would suggest Basil Tree in Somerville...they are a great locally owned place that could probably do this well...

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        1. re: RoseWethersfield

          Hey RoseW -- what else do you know about Basil Tree? I drive by the storefront all the time and have always wondered about them. I've looked at the website and they look sufficiently groovy but wonder about the food. Yum or meh?

          1. re: yumyum

            I have had catering from there -- their sandwiches are delicious. My favorite is a turkey sandwich on cranberry bread with cheese (mild cheddar?) and slices of green apple. They also do a good mozzarella and basil on foccaccia.