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Jul 25, 2011 11:07 PM

Seeking downtown office lunch catering

My workplace caters our lunch and breakfast once a week. I am helping compile a list of places to add into the rotation. Requirements:

Feed 60 people
At least 1 vegetarian option
Delivers downtown (or is a reasonably close drive from downtown)

I am trying to get good variety in the list and bonus points to local spots. Here's what I have so far:

Habanero's Cafe
Bombay Bistro
Home Slice
Athenian Grill

Casa Maria

What I hope to find:
Bagels (I hear Rockstar is really good, but do they deliver/cater)?
Breakfast sandwiches
Donuts (Love me some Round Rock, but not sure if they deliver downtown Austin)
Pancakes/breakfast plates
Other breakfast foods I'm not thinking of?
Thai (Does Titaya cater/deliver?)
Sushi (is this just asking too much?)
Cajun (Cypress Grill deliver? Evangeline?)
Comfort/Southern (There is that dedicated catering place that the name skips my mind atm)
Hamburgers (Your Mom's? 5 Guys? P Terry's? Fran's? Sandy's?)
Some other type of lunch food I'm missing?
More Tacos! (Porfirios? Joe's? Can those places handle that size order?)

Any suggestions are appreciated.

12001 N Mo Pac Expy, Austin, TX 78758

Casa Maria
4327 S 1st St Ste 101, Austin, TX 78745

Bombay Bistro
10710 Research Blvd Ste 126, Austin, TX 78759

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  1. I had Wheatsville cater a breakfast meeting last fall and they did a really great job. Rockstar Bagels, breakfast tacos, fruit, juice, coffee. They were really great to work with, affordable, and everyone loved the food.

    1. Hoover's does catering, and offers both southern and Cajun dishes on their catering menu - smothered pork chops, chicken and dumplings, meatloaf, fried or blackened catfish, etouffee and jambalaya.

      Manga for their filling deep dish pizzas (as an alternative to Home Slice).

      Cafe Annie's and Walton's Fancy and Staple both deliver platters of fruit, scones and muffins downtown.

      Foodheads does migas or a breakfast casserole, or lunches of their baked or specialty sandwiches, and entrees like King Ranch or Greek Stewed Chicken.

      In the maybe list:
      Mrs. Johnson's Bakery delivers donuts to a lot of hotels every morning - they would likely drop them off at your location as well. You might also check with Chuy's Panderia as I know they supply baked goods for several restaurants and might be persuaded to drop off their jalapeno sausage kolaches, fruit filled empanadas and cream cheese croissants for a breakfast.

      Sushi-a-go-go offers several nice sushi platters, but I'm not sure if you would have to pick them up at the Barton Springs trailer, or if they could drop them off to your location.

      Walton's Fancy and Staple
      609 W 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

      1. how about Boomerang's? they have breakfast pies only available through catering, and then the regular pies for lunch, incl vegetarian. their website says they'll delivery for about $5.

        1. I've been to quite a few business-related events that Emily's Catering did, and they've always done a good job. They for sure can deliver downtown.

          Thai Fresh caters. I like their food wayyyyy better than Titaya's.

          Your Mom's caters.

          Zen does large platters of sushi, but I'm not sure whether they deliver or not (and Alan's Sushi-a-Go-Go recommendation is more appealing, anyway).

          Also, several of the awesome food trailers around town will do catering, like Peached Tortilla and East Side Kings (I picked these two since you need some Asian food options, but I'm sure others will, as well).

          1. I know I'm posting here really late, but Bruegger's Bagels now has an Austin location. They do authentic NYC style bagels (boiled-then-baked) and have a very comprehensive catering menu, including cream cheeses, deli meats, smoked salmon, large coffee jugs, etc. We had a really good experience with them recently.

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            1. re: austintexican

              All I have had at Brueggers is plain with a schmear. It was a real bagel, complete with the texture paradox of a real bagel, soft and chewy.