Best of ezCater: Top Atlanta Caterers for 2020
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Atlanta knows a little something about southern comfort. From barbecue to grits and biscuits, it all makes for good eating. But Atlanta catering also includes great sandwiches, fresh Mexican and Italian food, and kebabs every way you like them. No matter what your team is craving, the city’s got it and is making it shine. Here’s where you can find the best catering in Atlanta whether you’re looking for individually packaged meals or traditional trays.
Best in Atlanta
1. Atlanta Bread Company (1155 Mount Vernon Hwy., Atlanta)
This caterer gets high marks for its wide assortment of sandwiches, salads, and delicious breakfast items (it’s the fresh bread). The Complete Signature Sandwich Platter offers sandwiches on baguette, 9-grain, focaccia, and ciabatta.
2. Catering Hub (301 Lemon St. NE, Marietta)
The slimmed down menu of Italian (Chicken Alfredo, Spaghetti and Meat Sauce) and Mexican (Fajita Bar, Chips & Queso) plus salads and sides keeps the ordering simple and the focus on producing excellent eats.
3. Galley Gourmet (3749 Clairmont Rd., Chamblee)
Beautiful presentations and friendly service done right at breakfast, lunch, and dinner is always a winning combination. Try the Southern Breakfast Buffet for its cage-free scrambled eggs, grits, biscuits with sausage gravy, yogurt, and fresh fruit.
Best for Large Meetings
1. Carolyn’s Gourmet Café (1201 W Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta)
Carolyn’s Famous Mini Wrap Tray can be served as an appetizer, breakfast, or lunch. Plus, bite-size Winner Wrap (Chicken Caesar) or vegetarian wraps on gluten-free bread hit all the dietary needs in your group.
2. Newk’s Eatery (933 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta)
The Deluxe Sandwich Boxed Lunch #3 is easy to scale up for a large group with the classic American flavors (Newk’s Club, Pimiento Cheese). The included chips, pasta salad, fruit, and dessert (a brownie or Rice Krispie treat) make it a complete meal.
3. Atlanta Bread Company (180 Woodstock Square Ave, Woodstock)
The Hot Breakfast Sandwich Selection and a Box of Coffee is a quick and reliable breakfast order. Add the Fresh Fruit Selection Tray to round out the meal.
Best for Small Meetings
1. Baja Fresh Mexican Grill (250 Park Ave. West NW, Atlanta)
Mix ‘n matched party packs make for simple, crowd-pleasing orders. The 2 Cheese Quesadillas and 5 Tacos item includes everything: guacamole and sour cream, tortilla chips, salsas, and your choice of either salad or beans and rice.
2. Atlanta Bread Company (4880 Peachtree Corners Circle, Peachtree Corners)
Whether it is the Classic Boxed Lunch or the Hot Breakfast Sandwich Selection, this caterer can turn around your team’s order in a flash.
3. Lenny’s Grill & Subs (1040 Market Place Blvd., Cumming)
The Deluxe Sandwich Platter has all the sandwiches you know and love, from tuna salad to roast beef. Even better is that it includes chips, cookies, and a drink for one-step ordering.
Best for High Stakes Meetings
1. Doc Green’s Gourmet Salad and Sandwich Bar (3220 Cobb Pkwy. SE, Atlanta)
Fans love the huge selection of salads, proteins, and other toppers like crumbled feta and crispy fried onions to nourish any eater. Dr. Fiesta or Dr. Beeks Salad Platters are the ultimate crowd-pleasers.
2. Chronic Tacos (970 North Point Dr., Alpharetta)
If your pre-lunch meeting runs long, the carnitas and pollo asado tacos on the World’s Greatest Taco Bar will still be tasty and the included guacamole and sour cream sides will still be flavorful additions to everyone’s plate.
3. Holy Smokes BBQ & Country Cooking (1862 Auburn Rd., Dacula)
For an early meeting, try the Hot Deluxe Breakfast. This morning sampler includes grits and gravy, and a touch of southern charm, no matter which meal you order.
Best for Last Minute Orders
1. Atlanta Bread Company (1155 Mount Vernon Hwy., Atlanta)
This straight-forward, American favorites menu makes last-minute orders easy with items like the Classic Selection Sandwich Platter or the Intermezzo Snack Tray including Parmesan bread crisps with your choice of dipping sauce (Tangy Dill, Basil Pesto or Lemon Aioli).
2. Pita Pit (950 W Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta)
The Express Pita Sandwich Box Lunches make it a cinch to serve favorites like Spicy Black Bean and Chicken Souvlaki- each packed with chips and a cookie. Tell them the number of vegetarians in your group and they’ll have that covered too.
3. Tropical Smoothie Café (705 Town Blvd., Atlanta)
The assortment of smoothies like the Bahama Mama (pineapple, white chocolate, and coconut) add a refreshing note to any Deluxe Box Lunch order. But the real standout on this menu may be the Peanut Butter Crunch Flatbread on the breakfast menu.
Best Mexican Catering
1. Verde Taqueria (1193 Collier Rd. NW, Atlanta)
The tacos are a local favorite, and those in the know also say to order a side of guacamole. Or try the Burrito Bowl Boxed Lunch for something a little different.
2. Huey Luey’s (6650 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs)
This caterer’s blend of Mexican and American flavors (we’re looking at you, Buffalo Chicken Wrap with cilantro and blue cheese), are simple, delicious, and have a flair of novelty. If you’re looking for guacamole in your order, try the Fajita Bar.
3. Chronic Tacos (5070 Peachtree Blvd., Chamblee)
The reviews roll in for the Breakfast Tacos, which can be made vegetarian or meaty and includes all the fixings. Make sure to include a side order of guacamole to add a delightfully fresh note and a pop of color to the table.
Best Sandwich Catering
1. Atlanta Bread Company (4490 S Cobb Dr. SE, Smyrna)
The Complete Signature Sandwich Platter is the perfect way to try Atlanta Bread Company’s bread, fresh or as a panini. Plus the platter comes with pickle spears, two salads, chips, and an assorted sweets platter.
2. Zaxby’s (425 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta)
Of course you are getting the chicken (it is the house specialty). The only question is if you should order the Grilled Chicken Sandwich Boxed Lunch or the Chicken Finger Sandwich Boxed Lunch.
3. Which Wich (915 W Peachtree St. NW Ste. 5, Atlanta)
The Deluxe Easy Meal includes classic sandwiches made with fresh ingredients, from turkey to tuna salad. Each box includes salad, dessert, and a drink, which is perfect for when your guests are in a rush.
Best Italian Catering
1. Vito’s Pizza & Ristorante (3665 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta)
Insiders swear that all the pizzas are great and can be ordered with the gluten-free crust. But the hot entrees like Eggplant Rollatini and Chicken Marsala with a House Salad are a must when you’re looking to mix up your order.
2. Macaroni Grill (5045 Windward Pkwy. W, Alpharetta)
The bread in the Chicken Parmesan Panini Boxed Lunch deliciously soaks up the marinara and the order comes with individual portions of basil pesto pasta salad and a cookie.
Best Mediterranean Catering
1. Gyro Cafe Mediterranean (869 N Main St., Alpharetta)
The Gyro Sandwich, with spit-roasted beef and lamb, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and that addictive tzatziki sauce is a must-order. But the Hummus and Falafel have committed fans too.
2. Pita Mediterranean Street Food (4709B Ashford, Dunwoody)
The My-Style Box Lunch is popular for a reason– it’s a build-a-bowl meal that includes a protein such as falafel or lamb gyro served on salad, rice, or in a pita, and enough tzatziki sauce to bring all the flavors together.
3. Suri Mediterranean Grill (4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody)
Everything is à la carte here so you can order as much of your favorites as you like. The popular Chicken Kabobs can be served with tahini or tzatziki sauce and a House Salad or the Pita Tray.
Best Breakfast Catering
1. Galley Gourmet (3749 Clairmont Rd., Chamblee)
The Southern Breakfast Buffet gives you a choice of meaty sides like bacon or turkey sausages with the included scrambled eggs, grits, biscuits and gravy, yogurt, and fresh fruit. An order of Orange Juice or a Box of Coffee is a must have.
2. Katie’s Catering (4402 Mendi Ct., Suwanee)
Perfect eggs are the highlight of the Basic Hot Meal. Rave-worthy pastries, bagels, muffins, Danish, seasonal fruit, and orange juice round out the order. And the fact that they can accommodate gluten-free and vegan diets at breakfast is a win-win.
3. Goldbergs Fine Foods (4383 Roswell Rd., Atlanta)
The Bagel Tray is a must with the Box of Coffee. For a heartier meal, add protein like the Smoked Salmon Platter or Turkey Sausage. There’s even a Gluten-free Bagel Tray with butter, jelly, and cream cheese.
The Best of ezCater Awards recognize top performing ezCater catering partners in 25 cities across the US. Selection criteria include catering performance over the past 12 months, customer reviews and ratings, and adherence to ezCater editorial guidelines. All winners must have a location in the 25 designated metro areas.
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