The Big Apple hasn’t historically been recognized for it’s BBQ tradition. But that’s the thing about New York City: if there’s something missing, it won’t be missing for long. New York is in the midst of a bigtime barbecue boom, and along with that comes a number of ways to bring wood-smoked deliciousness right to your office breakroom.
From Carolina-style pulled pork to Central Texas brisket, here are our community-rated best bets for NYC BBQ catering.
Virgil’s is NYC’s premier Southern-style BBQ joint. Since 1993, they’ve been turning out the most authentic Southern flavors north of the Mason-Dixon line. With a special catering package called “The Endless Pit,” real barbecue lovers will know they’ve landed in the right place. Notable: BBQ Sandwich Platter. [Photo: Facebook]
Bourbon Street Bar & Grille is inspired by everything that makes the Crescent City & Southern Louisiana great. Featuring classic New Orleans favorites like Po Boys as well as brisket and other BBQ favorites, Bourbon Street offers barbecue with a distinct Louisiana flair. Notable: Chicken and Biscuits with Sausage Gravy. [Photo: Facebook]
Butcher Bar works hard to connect New Yorkers to the highest quality grass-fed, hormone-free, and organic meats. This Astoria outpost is the spot to hit for New Yorkers who want to know where their ribs were raised. Notable: Dry-Rubbed, 3-Hour Smoked Heritage St. Louis Ribs. [Photo: Facebook]
Delaney BBQ is a James Beard Award-nominated restaurant and catering company based out of NYC. They’re dishing up the most mouth-watering ‘cue this side of the Mississippi. Their brisket has won just about every award under the sun, and the rest of the menu has never failed to impress even the most critical BBQ connoisseurs. Break the lunchtime monotony with a meal you and your crew will remember for months to come. Notable: Beef Brisket. [Photo: Facebook]
Arrogant Swine is New York City’s first and only joint specializing in traditional Carolina whole hog BBQ. Their pigs are smoked slowly over live embers, which they burn down from hardwood logs. This is an homage to pork, celebrating the craft of American country hams, lard, and salami. Notable: Whole Hog Pulled Pork. [Photo: Instagram]