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Nov 2, 2009 07:52 AM

Santa Cruz Catering or Take-Out for 16 for a Saturday night?

I'm turning 40 in November and gathering 16 of of my friends to come eat, spend the night and celebrate at a rental beach house in Santa Cruz. They'll be coming from all over, so I don't want to make reservations at a particular time, and don't want anyone to have to cook.

Any thoughts about yummy catering that would be delivered and/or take-out in the area? Not thinking along the lines of Mexican or Chinese [because I eat them a lot in my everyday life], but open to any other suggestions.

Thanks so much in advance!

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  1. Two options that are not Mexican or Chinese:

    Zameen restaurant in Aptos. They serve Mediterranean cuisine and have a lot of choices for vegetarians and meat eaters. I've used them for workplace and personal functions and received lots of good feedback from a variety of diners. Someone will have to pick up the food at their restaurant location, but they ae pretty easy to get to off of the State Park Drive exit on Hwy 1.

    Another possibility is Feel Good Foods Catering. I haven't hired them, but have enjoyed their food at different events. They are the same folks who own the River Cafe Cheese Shop near downtown Santa Cruz, hence the web address.

    Hope you have a great birthday!

    1. Found Khyber Pass (Afghani) & Pearl Of the Ocean on yelp. The latter is Sri Lankan & has good reviews but looks a bit expensive. Perhaps locals can chime in. Zameen sounds great.

      Khyber Pass Restaurant
      523 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103