Mission Impossible (downdown LA edition): breakfast snacks for 80 office workers for $100?
my wife's office has a thing where each friday, 2 designated employees are in charge of providing food/refreshments/breakfast for the entire office. this friday it's her turn, and i would LOVE some help from anyone. here are the parameters:
- total budget of $100, including drinks
- 80 employees
- has to be something that we can get either downtown, in pico/robertson, or somewhere in between.
- they don't have any sort of cooking facilities, so we have to bring it to the office pre-made
in the past, people have brought:
- chilaquiles (home-made!)
- food from porto's in the valley
- cereal with milk and fruit
any help would be greatly appreciated!
thanks to everyone who replied! my wife took delishdonna's tip and went to costco and found tons of good stuff. the other ideas will probably be used by her co-workers in the coming weeks. i, on the other hand, will be going to Yum Cha or Family Pastry tomorrow morning. is it takeout only, or can one eat there?
A nice spin from the baked goods idea would be assorted Koreatown breakfast buns from bakeries like Cake House - it's about $1 each and not too sweet or heavy. Tack that with a pound of somewhat premo coffee (LA Mill, Intelligentsia or Peets for me) and you're covered for $100.
Not sure how prices compare, but if Yum Cha is too expensive I suspect Family Pastry would fit the budget. I used to pick up big bakery boxes brimming with dim sum for around $5 - it's been a while though, so prices may have gone up?
Another idea would be an assortment of pan dulce from a panaderia. These are often large and can be cut into quarters for sharing.
Longs Family Pastry
715 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA