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Need food delivered to an event at U of M St Paul Campus, who to call?

isfahani Mar 23, 2011 10:16 PM

Need to have something delivered to feed the staff at an event at the St Paul Student Center coming up soon. Last time around we tried Green Mill in Rosedale, and not only did they not deliver (reasonably) on time, they screwed the order up, AND the pizza and wings we got were horrible.

So, I thought I would see if there were any other places (pizza or not) that are in the neighborhood to give the business to.

Thanks for your help!

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    kevin47 RE: isfahani Mar 24, 2011 10:50 AM

    John's Pizza is tasty and reliable. They deliver to my work place near the Saints stadium, so you might check to make sure you're in the zone.

    I can vouch for Szechuan's food. It's definitely a solid cut above the other Chinese offerings in both flavor and authenticity. I have not had their delivery before.

    Nelson's is very consistent in terms of delivery, but I find their sandwiches to be very standard fare. Same goes for Bascali's pizza.

    I prefer Blink Bonnie subs to any of the sub chains, if that is something you are interested in.

    1552 Como Ave Ste 106, Saint Paul, MN 55108

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      b ster RE: kevin47 Mar 24, 2011 12:55 PM

      I'll 2nd John's in a big way. Consistently very good pizza with some unusual combinations (in addition to standards). Our go-to pizza delivery spot when visiting friends in the Como area.

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        SmartCookie RE: b ster Mar 24, 2011 01:47 PM


        John's Pizza Cafe Ltd
        622 Como Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55103

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        Quince RE: kevin47 Mar 24, 2011 03:21 PM

        John's Pizza also has very tasty wings.

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        Midway RE: isfahani Mar 24, 2011 01:47 PM

        Mim's is across the street from the Student Center. It's a small operation but they offer good, affordable middle eastern food and claim to do catering

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          melr RE: isfahani Mar 24, 2011 01:58 PM

          I have ordered from the Purple Onion Cafe (http://www.thepurpleonioncafe.com/). They're located near the East Bank but will deliver to the St. Paul Campus. Great sandwiches and very easy to work with.

          Purple Onion Cafe
          1301 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

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            BEM RE: isfahani Mar 24, 2011 03:03 PM

            I have used Cheeky Monkey and been very happy.

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              kevin47 RE: BEM Mar 24, 2011 09:28 PM

              Does Cheeky Monkey deliver? That would be great news for us.

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                isfahani RE: kevin47 Mar 25, 2011 10:21 AM

                Since 'mediterranean' food is a little more universally acceptable, I will ask if Mim's Cafe can provide food on a day they aren't officially open, if not, John's Pizza may just be the thing... And I will actually go out of my way to try it out in any case, it reminds me of what Luce used to be 10+ years ago.

                Thanks so much for the suggestions, keep them coming.

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                  Haricotsv2 RE: isfahani Mar 25, 2011 09:01 PM

                  Francesca's Catering in St. Paul. She's very flexible and does really good food.

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                    isfahani RE: Haricotsv2 Mar 26, 2011 12:01 AM

                    I need to feed about a dozen or so people on a limited budget. When I think 'catering' I tend to think "cost prohibitive"... So I'm kind of hoping that Mim's can take care of us...

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