Dallas is a hub for travel and culture. But it also has some of the best food in Texas (and the in the US). The city boasts so many varieties of catering. Tex-Mex, barbecue, and red sauce Italian are just the tip of the iceberg. There’s also a surprisingly varied array of healthy options that are big on flavor. It figures, since Dallas News reports that vegan and vegetarian eating is on the rise. But whether you’re looking for veggies or meat, the city has everything you need. Here are the top 10 Dallas caterers.
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Axcess Catering Company offers top-of-the-line entrees, breakfast bars, and lunch boxes for those times when you want a little more than just a sandwich for a meeting. It’s known for its premium mains like Parisian Chicken with white wine cream sauce and sun-dried tomatoes and Teriyaki Glazed Salmon. And, because it’s Texas, Axcess has a whole menu dedicated to Tex-Mex, including flavorful options like Cilantro-Lime Chicken and Enchiladas.
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Simply Paired Catering crafts thoughtful, detail-oriented meals with an emphasis on seasonality and fresh produce. The perfect example is the Egg Strata made with local goat cheese and spinach, or roasted cauliflower and Parmesan. If it doesn’t become your new favorite breakfast dish, nothing will. The fresh salads are another big highlight. Choose from options that go far beyond Caesar, like Tomato, Corn, and Avocado, or Watermelon, Arugula, and Feta.
Costa Vida serves fresh, from-scratch Mexican food that’s always a hit with big parties. The specialty here is the sweet pork. Imagine this: it’s juicy, slightly fruity, shredded meat that’s been cooked until fall-off-the-bone tender. You can enjoy it stuffed in tacos, enchiladas, or even draped over a salad. For the non-pork fanatics, there are plenty of other craveable, build-your-own options to choose from, like the Burrito Bar or the Enchilada Bar. Costa Vida also has a wide selection of Mexican desserts, including the multi-layered Tres Leches Cake, Flan, and Sweet Cinnamon Tortillas.
Specialty salad restaurants are all the rage in Dallas right now. And Greenz is doing right by the veggie bowl. The Dallas caterer serves hearty salads that will actually satisfy, like Warm Pear & Goat Cheese, Chipotle Chicken, or Spicy Panko Shrimp. But what if you want a little more food? Almost all of the salads are offered in wrap form, too. It’s hard to go wrong with salads and wraps for any lunch order.
[Best Dallas catering | Courtesy of Kathleen Kennedy at BlueGreen Canteen]
BlueGreen Canteen offers internationally inspired options wrapped in a tortilla, sandwiched in between a bun, or tossed in a salad. You’ll definitely want to try the sandwiches stuffed with grilled brie and cranberry relish. But it’s the Mahi Mahi Tacos and Chipotle Potato Salad that are perennial hits. If you’re looking for unique eats, this is one of the best among Dallas caterers.
Great ingredients and handcrafted sandwiches are the tenets of Which Wich, a longstanding lunchtime favorite among Dallas caterers. Select between Which Wich’s signature sandwiches, which include the spicy Buffalo Chicken, or the meat-filled Wicked, along with premium sides like the Caprese Deli Pasta Salad. To make your meal healthier, any sandwich tray can be turned into a wrap tray.
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As the name suggests, Fajita Pete’s specializes in spice-rubbed, freshly grilled meats. This is the perfect meal for satisfying a large crowd. The Mixed Fajitas come with assorted meats, not to mention rice, beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, and chips and salsa. It’s really everything you might need for a Tex-Mex feast. You can also specify the number of vegetarians in your party, and the restaurant will mix in some meatless options to your order, so everyone will be happy (and no one will go hungry).
[Best Dallas catering | Courtesy of Marple, Beyond the Box]
Beyond the Box offers a wide range of options designed to satisfy every possible craving. Are you craving burgers? Try the Build Your Own Burger Bar, which comes with all the standard toppings plus multiple kinds of cheese, coleslaw, and sun-dried tomato pasta salad. Or is it BBQ that’s on your mind? The Texas Treat is a classic offering of barbecue chicken and smoked brisket wraps, plus black bean salad and pecan-chocolate chunk cookies. For smaller crowds, there are pastas, salads, and sandwiches that come in dozens of interesting varieties.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s low-smoked, hand-sliced BBQ has made this caterer one of the top spots for meat lovers in Texas. For smaller lunches and meals, you can opt for the Deluxe Box Lunch, which includes a barbecue sandwich, side, chips, and a cookie. But if you want to go whole hog (pun intended), the barbecue buffet offers two types of meat, with several sides, rolls, and condiments. And finish things off with a whole sticky-sweet pecan pie for dessert.
[Best Dallas catering | Courtesy of Roma’s]
Who doesn’t love pizza? Roma’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant serves loaded pies in crowd-pleasing variations. The Hawaiian or Meat Lovers are just two of the tasty options. And if you lean more pasta than pizza, the multi-stacked lasagna is a popular choice. But no meal at Roma’s is truly complete unless you’ve sampled the buttery, crispy Garlic Toast as a starter.
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