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Ah, New York City. With over 45,000 restaurants across five glorious boroughs, the home locals lovingly call “The City” offers many delicious food trends to try. And with Manhattan at its glorious center, those delicious eats come straight to your early morning meeting or late night international call.

Eater points out that Manhattan’s hottest restaurants spotlight the best of American, Italian, Mediterranean, and other international cuisines. And you know the best catering in Manhattan delivers the same. So whether your team craves a taco from Oaxaca, BBQ from Texas, or a spit-roasted gyro you crave, these 10 Manhattan catering greats have you covered.

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Flacoz Tacoz (1028 Amsterdam Ave.)

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At Flacoz Tacoz, flavorful Mexican dishes come fit to feed a crowd. Sizzling carne asada, crispy fish, chicken al pastor, and sautéed veggies are served in tacos, burritos, and a build-your-own fajita bar. For extra comfort, try those fillings stacked in cheese quesadillas. And with Flacoz’s a la carte barbacoa braised beef, rice, beans, chips, guacamole, and more, your customization options are endless.

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Berger’s Catering (2 E 39th St.)

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The best catering in Manhattan requires classic breakfast and lunch spreads to be prepared with flavor and presented flawlessly. Berger’s Catering notoriously hits that mark. Mix and match sandwiches, wraps, fresh seasonal fruit, pastries, and hot entrees in buffet spreads and customizable box orders. Warming split pea, Moroccan lentil, and tomato soups teem with flavor. And an extensive dessert menu rounds out any order. Berger’s means classy Manhattan catering that’s reliable time and time again.

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Five Tacos (119 St Marks Pl.)

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Five Tacos’ straightforward menu offers build-your-own taco bars with creative flavor options. Breakfast starts with scrambled eggs. For lunch, it’s a choice of meat or vegan ginger butternut squash and red beans. And then the bar fills with corn and wheat tortillas, jicama and corn salsa, shredded cheese, beans, rice, homemade sauces, and more. Locals rave about the Five Tacos taste. It’s just as good in the office as in the dining room. The best catering in Manhattan always is.

Piazza Pizza & Grill (1530 3rd Ave.)

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Do you crave a veggie-topped California pizza with peppers, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes? Or would you go bonkers for a gluten-free pizza topped with gluten-free ziti? If either of these are true, then Piazza Pizza & Grill has you covered. Sweet seasonal fruit plates, creamy fettuccine alfredo, and stacked sandwiches fill out a menu of mouth-watering pizzas that keeps you coming back for more. Flavorful, tasty, and with whole, fresh ingredients, Piazza is the best catering in Manhattan topped with melted mozzarella.

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Sandwich & Co (427 3rd Ave.)

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Sandwich & Co brings fresh, clean, healthy meals to any event. Elegantly presented crostini combine flavors like sharp prosciutto and creamy guacamole, or grilled veggies and pesto. Platters and boxed lunches come with stacked sandwiches, grilled panini, or loaded wraps. Mixed green salads provide color and crunch. And trays of cookies, cupcakes, fruit tarts, and other assorted sweet satisfy many a hankering tooth to round out a complete meal.

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Cafe Basil (16 E 52nd St.)

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Cafe Basil is the best catering in Manhattan for when you need a massive menu that delivers both American and international fare, alike. You’ll love the warm breakfast wraps, tropical fruit skewers, smoked salmon platters, and the hot cereal bar. Lunch catering packages include the very popular Texas BBQ buffet, and a Mediterranean buffet of chicken, beef, and shrimp kebabs. With pizza, pasta, salad, desserts, hors d’oeuvres, and more, this Manhattan catering giant has you covered.

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Delectica (564 3rd Ave.)

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When you need to escape a sandwich or salad rut, you order from Delectica. Pasta salad gets a twist with a touch of fresh goat cheese. A ham sandwich tastes sweeter with black forest ham, brie, and a smear of honey mustard. And avocado toast satisfies with seven-grain bread, sliced tomatoes, olive oil, and za’atar seasoning. You can go wrong with hot or cold entrees, no matter if they’re savory or sweet. Delectica means comfort food and that little something extra.

America’s Cafe & Grill (1157 3rd Ave.)

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America’s Café & Grill is an Upper East Side favorite in Manhattan catering. They deliver tender meats, super fresh produce, and flavorful house-made sauces in every dish. The menu is organized in streamlined breakfast and lunch packages. And the international flavors combines the best of Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean, and American cuisines. Try a Greek gyro with spit-roasted beef in a pita. Go for a Philly cheesesteak. Or taste the classic tuna melt. Fresh salmon fillet on grilled vegetables and spaghetti and meatballs are only the beginning of hot menu options you will not soon forget.

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Hillside Gourmet Catering (1664 Richmond Rd.)

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For early morning or late night, Staten Island’s Hillside Gourmet Catering, has the Manhattan catering market covered when it comes to classic Italian-American cuisine. Massive breakfast package options pair pastries, yogurts, and hot and cold entrees. And for lunch or dinner, start with a snack of crudité or cheese and cracker platters. When you just need a variety of appetizers, go for a feast of onion rings, mozzarella sticks, and fried ravioli. And then fortify the meal with Italian entrees, pastas, salads, and sweets. It’s serious fuel for serious work.


Rosehill Caterers (425 3rd Ave.)

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For a catered breakfast that’s sure to impress, try this Manhattan catering stunner. A Hearty Breakfast Buffet from Rosehill Caterers begins with classic breakfast meats, griddle items, and scrambled eggs. And then to wow your crew, add an oatmeal station, a yogurt and berries parfait station, Belgian waffles, or handmade bagels and spreads. Add platters of adorable mini croissant sandwiches with layers of arugula and black olives. And don’t forget the Regal Fish, which redefines the phrase “lox and schmear.” The best work days start with the best catering in Manhattan.

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Jacqueline Raposo

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Jacqueline Raposo

Jacqueline Raposo is an expert interviewer. Her over 400 articles, essays, and podcast episodes feature Missy Robbins, Daniel Boulud, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marcus Samuelsson, and other such award-winning chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, managers, and hospitality personnel. Find her at www.jacquelineraposo.com or as @wordsfoodart.

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