The 10 Best Mediterranean Restaurants and Caterers for Your Next Event
- Priya Krishna
- 3 Min Read
The most difficult part of catering is finding a cuisine that will appeal to different palates. Enter: Mediterranean food. The bright, clean cuisine offers options for vegetarians and vegans, while also pleasing meat lovers. As the New York Times notes, not only does the Mediterranean diet offer bold flavors like lemon, herbs, and garlic, it’s also great brain food. There are plenty of Mediterranean restaurants and catering options with diverse offerings that are also mindful of your budget. If you’re looking for new catering options, here are 10 of the best from across the country.
1. Wrap & Roll Grill (New York, NY)
A Mediterranean-inspired wrap has all the flavors you love in an easy-to-transport form. Wrap & Roll Grill, a Mediterranean restaurant located in New York’s Upper East Side, has got it down when it comes to freshly made, healthy sandwiches. The Assorted Wraps offering is both affordable and varied enough to ensure that every guest is getting exactly what they want, whether it’s a Greek salad-filled tortilla or a grilled fajita. Wrap & Roll Grill also takes the time to neatly package each wrap, so everyone is mess-free.
2. Shawarma Falafel (Boston, MA)
Shawarma Falafel’s simple yet authentic approach to Lebanese food has earned the restaurant legions of followers in the Boston area. Both the chicken shawarma and the falafel roll-ups, which come with flavorful toppings like garlic paste, turnip pickles, and mint, are very satisfying and cater to a range of diets. This Mediterranean restaurant also accepts orders with less than a day’s notice for a last-minute event.
3. Global Kitchen Catering (Raleigh, NC)
The Raleigh-based Global Kitchen Catering is known for its punctuality and wide range of international flavors. The Mediterranean catering is the highlight. The kebab plate — which comes with juicy skewers of chicken or beef (or both) — is a crowd favorite, and you can even choose among wholesome sides like stuffed grape leaves, tabbouleh, and hummus and pita.
4. Zoës Kitchen (Johns Creek, GA)
At Zoës Kitchen, the Mediterranean catering options go beyond hummus and kebabs. Here, you’ll find lentil stews, chicken and orzo, and a bright selection of salads. The gluten-free options at Zoës Kitchen are particularly flavorful, including the veggie kabobs, which include smoky, grilled portabellas, zucchini, and tomatoes, served with a side of marinated slaw and braised white beans.
5. Royal Oak Mediterranean Cuisine (Los Angeles, CA)
If you’re looking for classic Middle Eastern food, Royal Oak Mediterranean Cuisine provides big, boldly flavored feasts with minimal fuss. A popular choice here is the All Inclusive Catering Package. It’s a 10-person assortment of the restaurant’s greatest hits — chicken and pork kabobs, chicken and beef luleh, rice pilaf, hummus, and pita, plus a choice of two sides.
6. Old Town Deli (Alexandria, VA)
Old Town Deli specializes in high-quality deli sandwiches and snacks. Among the Mediterranean options, the must-order items include the grape leaves, tabbouleh, and the gyro and souvlaki platter, which comes with a side of pillow-soft pita.
The portions are generous, and the variety on the menu means that everyone will leave happy and satisfied.
7. Silk Road (Walnut Creek, CA)
Silk Road provides Mediterranean catering that’s more upscale than hummus and wraps. Offerings include roasted tilapia with garlic mashed potatoes, and moussaka, a classic Greek dish of layered eggplant and lamb. Silk Road even offers clever, Mediterranean-influenced takes on classic American dishes — like the best-selling “Afrodite Fettuccine,” made with a sauce of dill, parsley, tomatoes, and a touch of cream.
8. Flame Cafe (Boston, MA)
From the marinades to the spice rubs, each component of the menu at Flame Cafe is made entirely by hand using longtime family recipes. Order one of the packages, which include kebabs (or falafel), plus Greek salad, rice, and tzatziki. Don’t forget a side of the creamy garlic sauce, Flame Cafe’s most beloved condiment. And for dessert, the crumbly, honey-filled baklava is a guaranteed hit.
9. Shish Kabob (Raleigh, NC)
Shish Kabob is a longtime Mediterranean catering favorite in Raleigh and is known for its gyros — fluffy bread, piles of spiced grilled lamb (or veggies), and a bright tzatziki to round it out. Top it with some baba ghanoush (a smoky roasted eggplant dip) and grape leaves, and your group won’t even realize their meal is so healthy.
10. Greek Star Bar & Grill (Pickerington OH)
Fresh ingredients are the centerpiece at Greek Star Bar & Grill, where creamy dips, feta-infused fries, and herb-coated kebabs dominate the award-winning menu. The sleeper hit of the restaurant is the dessert section. There is a variety of baklava ranging from traditional to almond chocolate. But don’t forget a certain cult favorite — the fudgy, coconut-coated balls of chocolate.
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