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Best of ezCater: Top Baltimore Caterers for 2020

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Refusing to be overshadowed by the nation’s capital to its south, Baltimore has spread its wings beyond succulent crab and fresh seafood. Residents are proud that authentic Italian, barbecue, and innovative flavors from across the Mediterranean are redefining the city. Caterers serve up generous helpings of tasty sandwiches, authentic Mexican, and kebabs every way you like them. No matter what your team is craving, Baltimore’s got it and is making it shine. Here are the best caterers serving Baltimore.

Best in Baltimore

1. Toscana Catering (10946 Beaver Dam Rd., Cockeysville)

From Petite Party Sandwiches (Ham, Turkey, Tuna) to Crabcake Trays and entrees of Chicken Parmigiana, this caterer hits the spot for fresh flavors and on-time delivery.

2. Casa Mia’s (8601 Honeygo Blvd., Nottingham)

Italian flavors, like the Vegetable Frittata with spinach and cheese or the Panini Platter with turkey, chicken, veggie, and grilled cheese sandwiches, are popular as much for their freshness as this caterer’s ease of service.

3. Vince’s Tasty Creations (8010 Hogneck Rd., Pasadena)

Fans love the Classic Sandwiches Platter with Italian cold cuts, chicken salad, and tuna salad. Bite-size cheesecake, eclairs, and Napoleons on the Dessert Tray make for a sweet finish.

Best for Large Meetings 

1. Venice Pizza (6305 Washington Blvd., Elkridge)

The thin crust Cheese Pizza (plus 15 other styles) is beloved for its light texture. And the Boneless Buffalo Bites can be ordered in multiples of 15 to feed a herd. 

2. Tasty Creations (813 W 36 St., Baltimore)

Breakfast Burritos can be ordered for as many people as you need and vegetarian options are easily included with the click of a button. The sizzling Fajita Package (serves 8) comes with fixings like Spanish rice, cookies, and assorted beverages.

3. Baltimore Soup Co. (3 W Chesapeake Ave., Towson)

Select two soups (Maryland Crab, Hearty Vegetable) and up to four sandwiches (Reuben, Turkey Bacon Wrap) to feed 12 with just one order of the Soup & Sandwich Combo.

Best for Small Meetings 

1. Touche Touchet Bakery & Café (6501 Huntshire Dr., Elkridge)

Luscious corned beef with sauerkraut and Russian dressing or the Big Ben with beef, onion, cheddar, and horseradish are just two of the hearty sandwiches on this caterer’s menu.

2. Bertucci’s (1818 York Rd., Lutherville-Timonium)

The Classic Italian Package 2 feeds 10 and includes salad, pasta, and an entrée like Chicken Parma or Eggplant Pomodoro if you’re feeding people with dietary restrictions. 

3. Green Leaf’s (825 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson)

Nice presentations, friendly service, and delicious sandwiches (like Sesame Asian Quinoa Wrap and Southwest Chicken) done right is always a winning combination.

Best for High Stakes Meetings

1. Isabella’s Brick Oven (221 S High St., Baltimore)

Fresh bread and gluten-free options makes The “No Brainer” Package with Caesar salad, cookies, cannoli, and included drinks even better.

2. Cosi (100 S Charles St., Baltimore)

The Egg Sandwich Assortment makes for a perfect early morning sampler with choices like Sausage, Egg, & Cheese and Spinach Florentine. 

3. Squires Italian Restaurant (6723 Holabird Ave., Baltimore)

Should your pre-lunch meeting run long, the Meat Lasagna or Baked Ziti will still be hot and the Italian Style Green Beans will still taste fresh.

Best for Last Minute Orders

1. Vince’s Tasty Creations (8010 Hogneck Rd., Pasadena)

The straight-forward, Italian-American favorites menu (Lasagna Package, Classic Sandwiches Platter) keeps the decision-making to a minimum, a boon for last-minute orders.

2. Villa Italian Kitchen (10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia)

The Villa Italian Package with Entrée includes favorites like Italian Sausage and Peppers or Chicken Parmesan plus pasta and salad- enough food to feed 10.

3. Green Leaf’s (825 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson)

Put a fresh spin on your salad order with Chili Lime Chicken or a Far East with chili chicken and edamame, available in the Salad Boxed Lunch.

Best Mexican Catering

1. Pablo’s Toc O’s (8 Lantern Cir., Parkton)

The Build-Your-Own Taco Bar is the order everyone is talking about. It includes grilled chicken, ground steak or chorizo, vegetables, guacamole, and all the fixings.

2. On the Border (121 E Joppa Rd., Towson)

Juicy chicken with mesquite flavor that shines through makes the Classic Fajita Border Bar with Beef and Chicken an instant hit. Select Guacamole as the included condiment to please the whole team.

3. Moe’s Southwest Grill (7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover)

On time setup and fresh flavors from the Guacamole to the Mini Burritos stuffed with your choice of protein (tofu, chicken, steak, ground beef, or pulled pork) provide options for all diet choices.

Best Sandwich Catering

1. Toscana Catering (10946 Beaver Dam Rd., Cockeysville)

Maybe you don’t need a Long Sub that is 30 feet long, but you can order an Italian Cold Cut, Turkey, or Roast Beef sub in one foot increments to feed as few as five people or plenty more.

2. Blue Hill Tavern (938 S Conkling St., Baltimore)

Fans love this caterer for their beautifully crafted sandwiches. Try the Powerhouse Sandwich Box Lunch with turkey, roast beef, ham, coleslaw, Swiss, and Thousand Island dressing on sourdough.

3. Zorba’s Mediterranean Grill (2000 Pulaski Hwy., Edgewood)

Shout out for the juicy and saucy Spaghetti and Meatballs entrée. It is the perfect partner for the Greek Salad with tomato, cucumber, feta, olives, pepperoncini, and your choice of dressing.

Best Italian Catering

1. Casa Mia’s (8601 Honeygo Blvd., Nottingham)

Insiders swear that Casa Mia’s Famous Crab Cakes are great and can be ordered broiled or fried with your choice of sauce (cocktail, tartar) and salad (garden, Caesar). Ditto with the Maryland Crab Soup.

2. Bertucci’s (9081 Snowden River Pkwy., Columbia)

The Cheese Pizza is a winner every time. Accommodating special diets is easy with the Craft-Your-Own Gluten-free Pizza and a cheeseless Vegan Roasted Vegetable Pizza.

3. Villa Italian Kitchen (8200 Perry Hall Blvd., Baltimore)

The Pasta w/ Chicken Box Meal manages to recreate an Italian dinner with favorites like Baked Ziti and Pasta Primavera packaged with a green salad and the ever-popular garlic roll.

Best Mediterranean Catering

1. Nora’s Kabob and Catering (9338 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City)

Chicken and Salmon Kabob Package has committed fans for the abundant amount of food, including Greek salad, basmati rice, grilled vegetables, and mezze, plus juicy chicken and salmon kabobs. 

2. Maiwand Grill (324 W Baltimore St., Baltimore)

This caterer’s Chicken Kabobs are a must try. Rosy-hued and juicy from their time in the tandoor oven, they arrive with soft tandoori bread, rice, salad, and tangy cilantro yogurt sauce.

3. Zoes Kitchen (1901 Towne Center Blvd., Annapolis)

Fresh flavors on the Rollup party trays plus fun sauces like Israeli skhug or Moroccan harissa are perfect for adding zip to the flatbreads stuffed with chicken or steak.

Best Breakfast Catering

1. Tropical Smoothie Café (9150 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City)

Classic Smoothies like the Kiwi Quencher are a colorful, refreshing change of pace. The Sandwich & Wrap Tray offers pretty and flavorful choices like a Thai Chicken Wrap with peanut dressing.

2. Grabbagreen (100 Shawan Rd., Cockeysville)

At breakfast, the Veggie Hash Bowl is satisfying and popular for its bright colors and fresh flavors. Sunny eggs, yam, kale, beans, and red peppers meld beautifully with a creamy avocado sauce. 

3. Au Bon Pain (1 South St., Baltimore)

Fresh Farm-to-Table Breakfast Sandwiches include Egg & Bacon and Egg & Cheddar and arrive hot. Or try the Savory Croissant Tray for the buttery Ham & Cheese or Spinach & Cheese Croissants.

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.

Shake up your next meeting with some fresh and flavorful Baltimore eats.

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