Of course Fort Worth and Dallas have great barbecue and Tex-Mex. But these days the city’s restaurants and caterers offer so much more than that. As Texas Highways notes, locally sourced foods and global influences are bringing new energy to the culinary scene. Fort Worth caterers are breathing new life to pizza, pasta, Asian food, and vegetarian options. You may come for the barbecue chicken, but you’ll stay for the bahn mi. Here are what 10 of the best Fort Worth caterers are cooking up right now.
1. Which Wich (Fort Worth)
Which Wich is a local favorite that’s been winning awards since their doors opened in 2004. They make your favorite sandwiches — like Philly Cheesesteak or the BLT. But somehow they’re better than you remember. The signature Which Wich sandwich is the Wicked. It’s stacked with turkey, ham, roast beef, pepperoni, and bacon, so it’s basically a meat-lover’s dream. Don’t forget to choose your cheese and add on the fix-ins for a stellar lunch.
2. Mr. Jim’s Pizza & Pasta (Burleson)
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When you’re looking for not-your-average pizza, Mr. Jim’s Pizza & Pasta is the place for you. They offer out-of-the-ordinary selections like the Cheddar Fajita Chicken Pizza and the Beddar Cheddar Burger Pizza. You definitely will not be bored as you peruse this menu. The most popular choice is the Meat Eater’s Pizza. It comes with mozzarella, pepperoni, bacon, Canadian bacon, Italian sausage, and beef. Other dishes include Italian Sausage Lasagna and their spicy hot chicken wings served with ranch dressing.
3. PK Kitchen (Bedford)
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Why settle for ordinary sandwiches? This family-owned Fort Worth caterer offers all your favorites, and paninis, deli bagels, and wraps to boot. Or choose from a tantalizing range of hot entrees like the Spanish-style pulled pork with cilantro sauce, roasted plantains, jasmine rice, and lime and chicken stuffed with roasted peppers, spinach, and Parmesan cheese. Definitely consider the Grilled Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes. It’s a chicken breast marinated in fresh citrus juices and herbs and grilled to perfection and served with roasted tomatoes and golden beets.
4. Scratch Kitchen (Southlake)
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Scratch Kitchen is a family business with roots firmly in Texas. The Bilskys love sharing their food with you. Their dishes may sound like familiar favorites, but you’ll appreciate their added touches. For example, their Hickory Chicken is topped with their special barbecue sauce, sauteed onions, Jack cheese, and bacon for a flavor tour de force. Another favorite is the classic Strawberry Spinach Salad with feta, toasted pecans, strawberries, and balsamic vinaigrette. And don’t forget dessert. You’ll practically cheer for the Caramel Stuffed Brownies, which are the perfect end to any meal.
5. Modern Market (Irving)
The folks at Modern Market focus on made-from-scratch dishes that nourish your mind and body. This Fort Worth caterer’s menu offers plenty of options for paleo, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets. Try the roasted eggplant sandwich with charred onions, red bell peppers, goat cheese, harissa tahini chili-sesame sauce, and arugula on multigrain bread for a vegetarian treat. If you are looking for something special, the hearty Wintergreen Salad comes with baby spinach, goat cheese, dates, apple, roasted potato, walnuts, and agave-herb vinaigrette. Placing a morning catering order? The Breakfast Sandwich platter offers a variety of morning treats. Whether you’re partial to the Chipotle Egg or the Sausage, you’ll be up and at ‘em in no time.
6. Great Harvest Bread Co. (Fort Worth)
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Anyone can appreciate an old-fashioned, everything-made-in-house bakery. Great Harvest Bread Co. uses only the freshest, finest ingredients, including wheat grown on family-owned farms in Montana. Their premium sandwiches include Texas Pecan Chicken Salad, Ham & Brie, and Veggie Three-Seed Hummus. Or for a healthy choice, try the Roasted Carrot Tahini Grain Bowl. It’s a protein-rich, vegetarian mix of quinoa, honey, curry, roasted carrots, mixed greens, chickpeas, cucumbers, golden raisins, almonds, cilantro, red wine vinaigrette, and tahini-yogurt dressing. It all amounts to a tasty combination of flavors.
7. Schlotzsky’s (Fort Worth)
When the sandwich specialists at Schlotzsky’s first started they offered one hot sandwich called the Original. It came with smoked ham, Genoa and cotto salamis, melted cheddar, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses layered with black olives, red onion, lettuce, tomato, mustard, and their signature dressing on a toasted sourdough bun. It’s still a favorite Fort Worth caterer today, even though the menu has expanded with many more options. There are hot and cold sandwiches, soup, mac and cheese, pizza, and salads. You can always find something for everyone here. And don’t forget the brownies and cookies for dessert.
8. P.F. Chang’s (Fort Worth)
When you’re craving Asian food, it’s got to be P.F.Chang’s. They use fresh vegetables and herbs in every dish. And they maintain a 2,000-year-old tradition of cooking in a wok over a 700-degree flame. You have to try the Chang’s Lettuce Wraps with Chicken, Beef with Broccoli, and Shrimp with Lobster Sauce. For vegetarians, there’s the Coconut Curry Vegetables, Asian Caesar Salad, and Chili-Garlic Green Beans. To make things as easy as possible, just order the Classic Pack. It comes with a choice of appetizer, entree, rice, and drink.
9. New York Eats (Arlington)
New York Eats has been serving up authentic New York City-style halal street cart food in Arlington since 2014. Satisfy your craving for falafel, along with their famous white sauce and mild hot sauce with this Fort Worth caterer. Or try a Gyro & Chicken in soft toasted pita. It’s always fresh and delicious. Finally, you can experience what everyone’s been raving about in New York in Texas.
10. Greek Pizza & Pasta (Fort Worth)
Customers of Greek Pizza & Pasta go wild for their selection of entrees. And every hot entree comes with a salad and freshly baked breadsticks. For a complete meal, start with the Hummus Plate. And then order the Meat Lover’s Pizza or the Lasagna. But save room for the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of their Cheesecake. Middle Eastern dishes, Greek salad, and Italian-style pizza and pasta all exist on one menu. The only problem will be how and what to choose.
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