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Busboys and Poets

450 K St. NW, Washington, DC
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450 K St. NW, Washington, DC
Named for Langston Hughes— who once worked as a busboy before achieving fame as a poet— we are the place to order a mindful meal. Take a deliberate pause and nourish yourself with what we have to offer. With a forward-thinking mission and bites like hummus-stuffed endive or our avocado & havarti sandwich, we aim to transform our community and the world. - Busboys and Poets
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Quick Choices for Catering

Entree Package
Most Orderedminimum 15
Includes your choice of entree, assorted cookies & brownies, lemonade, and iced tea. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$32.00
$32.00
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Buffet Entree Package
minimum 15
Includes your choice of entree, assorted cookies & brownies, lemonade, and iced tea. Served buffet style. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$42.00
$42.00
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Appetizers

Skewered Chicken
Most Orderedserves 15
Served with tzatziki (cucumber-yogurt sauce). Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$75.00
$75.00
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Mini Crab Cakes
serves 15
Served with tartar sauce. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$120.00
$120.00
Skewered Beef
serves 15
Served with teriyaki sauce. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$90.00
$90.00
Skewered Salmon Bites
serves 15
Sesame-coated salmon skewers. Served with teriyaki sauce. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$120.00
$120.00
Chicken Wings
serves 15
Your choice of chicken wings. Served with your choice of dipping sauce. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$70.00
$70.00
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Skewered Grilled Vegetables
serves 15
Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$45.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$45.00
Skewered Grilled Shrimp
serves 15
With garlic butter sauce. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$120.00
$120.00
Seasonal Fruit
serves 15
Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$60.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
$60.00
Sweet Potato Quinoa Balls
serves 15
Served with vegan "sour cream". Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$60.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
$60.00
Skewered Mozzarella & Tomato
serves 15
With basil and extra-virgin olive oil. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$60.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$60.00
Assorted Cheese & Crackers
serves 15
Cheddar, pepper jack, and mozzarella cheeses. Served with crackers. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$60.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$60.00
Bruschetta
serves 15
Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$45.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$45.00
Vegetable Crudités Platter
serves 15
Assorted cut vegetables. Served with your choice of dipping sauce. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$35.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$35.00
Kettle Chips
serves 15
Served with your choice of dipping sauce. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$35.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$35.00
Nacho Chips w/ Pico de Gallo
serves 15
Served with pico de gallo (mild fresh salsa). Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$35.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$35.00

Boxed Lunch

Sandwich Boxed Lunch
individually packaged
minimum 10
Each box includes your choice of sandwich, chips, and a cookie. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$12.00
$12.00
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Chicken Fajitas Boxed Lunch
individually packaged
minimum 15
Each box includes chicken fajitas and rice. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$16.00
$16.00
Pasta w/ Ground Beef Boxed Lunch
individually packaged
minimum 15
Each box includes pasta with ground beef. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$16.00
$16.00
Vegan Pasta Boxed Lunch
individually packaged
minimum 15
Each box includes vegan pasta. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$16.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
$16.00

Sandwiches, Wraps & Sliders

Assorted Sandwich Platter
Most Orderedserves 15
Includes your choice of sandwiches. Served with your choice of salad or side. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$150.00
$150.00
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Cheeseburger Sliders
serves 15
Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$90.00
$90.00
Assorted Veggie Wrap Platter
serves 15
Your choice of wraps. Served with your choice of salad or side. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$150.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$150.00
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Lamb Slider Platter
serves 15
Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$90.00
$90.00
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Vegan Pulled "Beef" Slider Platter
serves 15
With Asian slaw Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$90.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
$90.00

Hot Entrees

Blackened Salmon
Most Orderedserves 15
Served with lemon-butter sauce and tomato-corn salsa. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$170.00
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$170.00
Fried Chicken
serves 15
Served with mushroom cream sauce. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$90.00
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$90.00
Grilled Salmon
serves 15
Served with lemon-butter sauce and tomato-corn salsa. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$160.00
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$160.00
Thick-Cut Turkey Breast
serves 15
With mushroom cream sauce. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$75.00
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$75.00
Vegan Stir-Fry
serves 15
Your choice of rice sautéed with snow peas, baby carrots, shiitake mushrooms, red onion, garlic, and ginger sesame sauce. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$90.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
$90.00
Vegetable Curry
serves 15
With your choice of rice. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$90.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$90.00
Vegan Fried "Chicken"
serves 15
Served with tomato coulis sauce. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$90.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
$90.00

Salads

House Salad
Most Orderedserves 15
Mixed greens with carrots, tomatoes, roasted corn, and your choice of vinaigrette. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$50.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$50.00
Caesar Salad
serves 15
Romaine with croutons, Parmesan, and Caesar dressing. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$50.00
$50.00
Quinoa Salad
serves 15
Chopped spinach with red quinoa, red peppers, red onions, roasted corn, avocado, almonds, and yuzu vinaigrette (w/ Japanese citrus). Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$85.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
Gluten-free
gluten_free
$85.00
Greek Salad
serves 15
Romaine lettuce with feta, Kalamata olives, tomatoes, onions, peppers, cucumber, and feta dressing. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$75.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$75.00

Spreads & Dips

Hummus
Most Orderedserves 15
With Kalamata olives and paprika. Served with pita bread. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$50.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
$50.00
Guacamole
serves 15
Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$30.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$30.00
Pico de Gallo
serves 15
Mild fresh salsa. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$20.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$20.00
Vegan Sour Cream
serves 15
Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$15.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
$15.00

Sides

Brussels Sprouts
Most Orderedserves 15
With white balsamic vinaigrette. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$60.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$60.00
Mashed Potatoes
serves 15
Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$40.00
$40.00
Collard Greens
serves 15
With apple cider vinegar. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$45.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
Vegan
vegan
$45.00
Asparagus
serves 15
Sautéed with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$60.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$60.00
Wild Rice
serves 15
Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$40.00
Vegetarian
vegetarian
$40.00
Black Beans & Wild Rice
serves 15
Served with guacamole and pico de gallo (mild fresh salsa). Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$75.00
$75.00

Desserts

Cookies
Most Orderedserves 15
Your choice of cookies. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$35.00
$35.00
Brownies
serves 15
Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$35.00
$35.00
Banana Bread Pudding
serves 15
Served with white chocolate sauce. Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$75.00
$75.00
Cheesecake
serves 12
Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$60.00
$60.00
Carrot Cake
serves 12
Be sure to purchase utensils if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$75.00
$75.00

Beverages

Gallon Lemonade
Most Orderedserves 8
With Meyers lemons. Be sure to purchase cups if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$20.00
$20.00
Gallon Pomegranate Lemonade
serves 8
With Meyers lemons and pomegranate. Be sure to purchase cups if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$20.00
$20.00
Gallon Unsweet Tea
serves 8
Be sure to purchase cups if you'll need them (from the Miscellaneous category).
$14.00
$14.00
Gallon of Coffee
serves 12
$35.00
$35.00

Miscellaneous

Utensils, Plates & Cups
Most Ordered
$1.00
$1.00
Steam Pan & Sterno
If your lunch is more than 45 minutes long, a steam pan keeps the food hot for an hour or more.
$15.00
$15.00
Flameless Warmer
$20.00
$20.00

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