Best of ezCater: Top Dallas Caterers for 2020
- 5 Min Read
Dallas might exceed expectations when it comes to its barbecue and Tex-Mex offerings, but locals can’t live on these cuisines alone. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, the people of Dallas need variety. There’s something for all tastes if you know where to look. This list of the city’s best caterers should help you quickly and efficiently navigate all the choices for your team or next client meeting.
Best in Dallas
1. Beyond The Box (2544 W Commerce St., Dallas)
With so much menu variety like jambalaya, Florida-style shrimp ceviche, and even sushi, you’ll never order the same thing twice when you choose this reputable caterer.
2. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit (2222 Medical District Dr., Dallas)
Founder Travis Dickey began smoking brisket, pork, sausage, chicken, and ribs in 1941, and you can still get a taste with the Barbecue Buffet. Sides include Cabbage Slaw, Asiago Cheese Creamed Spinach, and Baked Potato Casserole.
3. Fajita Pete’s (6090 Campbell Rd., Dallas)
Velvety queso and enchiladas from this Texas-based chain are guaranteed to please. The Party Pack 10, centered around sizzling fajitas, includes fixings like grilled onions, jalapeños, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, and tortillas.
Best for Large Meetings
1. Celebrity Cafe & Bakery (4260 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas)
Order several trays of delicious appetizers like bacon-wrapped jalapenos, pinwheel sandwiches, and stuffed mushrooms to feed a pack of hungry team members or conference attendees. This location is now permanently closed. Visit their other locations here.
2. Taqueria La Ventana (1611 McKinney Ave., Dallas)
Feed 25 people or more with an order of breakfast tacos filled with scrambled eggs, melted cheese, and your choice of chorizo, potato, or bacon from this trendy taqueria.
3. Kolache Factory (1217 Coit Rd., Plano)
With so many sweet and savory fillings like sausage, spinach, apple, and chocolate cream cheese, an order of Texas’s favorite pastry will satisfy any meeting or team.
Best for Small Meetings
1. Which Wich (4135 Belt Line Rd., Addison)
The quality of this chain’s sandwiches, like spicy Buffalo Chicken and creamy Avocado, is unmatched. Each deluxe boxed lunch also arrives filled with Caprese deli pasta salad, chips, and cake.
2. Schlotzsky’s (13881 Midway Rd., Farmers Branch)
A platter of warm and melty oven-baked sandwiches filled with tender Angus beef, zesty roasted chicken breast, or smoky turkey breast from this Texas-based deli will make your next meeting more memorable.
3. Newk’s Eatery (8701 Cypress Waters Blvd., Irving)
Customers rave about the fresh tossed salads, deluxe sandwiches like Pesto Chicken and Turkey Avocado, made-from-scratch soups, pizza, and homemade cakes.
Best for High Stakes Meetings
1. Corporate Caterers (1837 W Frankford Rd., Carrollton)
With a diverse selection of dishes like Caribbean grilled chicken, teriyaki tofu, and baked ziti, it’s no surprise this caterer has been a favorite for more than 20 years.
2. The Halal Guys (8448 Parkwood Blvd., Plano)
Dip into the creamy baba ghanoush or hummus when you order a catering platter piled with falafel or gyro meat folded into soft pita bread with fresh tomato, hot sauce, and white sauce.
3. Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill (3001 Knox St., Dallas)
With authentic takes on Chicken Shawarma and tabouli, chef and owner Fadi Dimassi has been providing Dallas with authentic Lebanese flavor for more than 20 years.
Best for Last Minute Orders
1. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit (2222 Medical District Dr., Dallas)
A crisis is averted thanks to the delivery of a barbecue buffet, piled high with meats like tender brisket or spicy cheddar sausage and your choice of sides.
2. Which Wich (7707 N MacArthur Blvd., Irving)
Rely on this local favorite to save the day with a tray of satisfying Italian Grinder or Buffalo Chicken sandwiches and a platter of Toffee-infused cookies with M&M’s and chocolate chips.
3. Papa John’s Pizza (3206 W Davis St., Dallas)
If you find yourself under a time crunch, remember that everyone loves an order of pizzas, Garlic Knots and Garlic-Parmesan Breadsticks with Papa John’s famous garlic dipping sauce.
Best Mexican Catering
1. Fajita Pete’s (6090 Campbell Rd., Dallas)
When your team is craving Mexican, you can’t go wrong with beef enchiladas smothered in cheddar and red gravy or crunchy flautas filled with shredded chicken from this beloved Texas restaurant.
2. Costa Vida (8315 Preston Rd., Plano)
This caterer offers a lighter, California take on Mexican cuisine. Try a spoonful of mango salsa or cilantro-lime vinaigrette on your grilled chicken taco or burrito.
3. El Fenix Mexican Restaurant (1601 McKinney Ave., Dallas)
As the oldest chain of Mexican restaurants in the country, this spot has been in operation since 1918 and is an expert at cooking up Tex-Mex comfort food like tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, and more.
Best Sandwich Catering
1. Beyond The Box (2544 W Commerce St., Dallas)
With healthy choices like Vegan Greek Wraps and Gluten-Free Lettuce Wraps, as well as standards like Italian deli, this caterer’s sandwich options are practically endless.
2. Super Chix (14999 Preston Rd., Dallas)
While this chain specializes in crispy-breaded chicken fillets with pickles on a toasted bun, the sandwich with breaded avocado stuffed with Gouda cheese, garlic aioli, lettuce, and tomato is also a hit.
3. Awake (The Egg & I rebranded) (15203 Knoll Trail Dr., Dallas)
This locally owned and operated restaurant has been serving favorites like Avocado Toast and Biscuits & Gravy for more than 12 years.
Best Italian Catering
1. The Pizza Guy (17390 Preston Rd., Dallas)
You can never go wrong with an order of hot and fresh pizza, but this Dallas pizzeria has also perfected their rigatoni, lasagna, and spaghetti.
2. Buca Di Beppo (7843 Park Ln., Dallas)
Add chocolate chip cannoli or Tiramisu to your catering order from this Dallas restaurant serving pasta and other authentic Italian dishes seven days per week.
3. Roma’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant (7033 Greenville Ave., Dallas)
Your coworkers will gush over this Dallas restaurant’s garlic toast, fettuccine alfredo, and chicken marsala, which are all made from authentic family recipes.
Best Mediterranean Catering
1. Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill (2787 Preston Rd., Frisco)
Try something new with a few out-of-the-ordinary Mediterranean appetizers. You’ll want to order plenty of pita bread to mop up the Spicy Baba Ghanoush or Roasted Red Pepper Dip with walnuts and pomegranate molasses.
2. Andalous Mediterranean Grill (6450 N MacArthur Blvd., Irving)
At this Irving restaurant, twin chefs Sam and Wassim are known for charcoal-grilled kebabs, handmade pita bread, and the meltingly tender Andalous Lamb Shank.
3. Cafe Izmir (3711 Greenville Ave., Dallas)
The saffron rice and grilled shrimp with pomegranate sauce reflect the Persian influence on this family-owned restaurant, but the chipotle hummus offers a little taste of Texas.
Best Breakfast Catering
1. Axcess Catering Company (4300 Beltway Dr., Addison)
From fluffy buttermilk pancakes to the cheesy migas casserole, this Addison caterer has a breakfast selection that will please everyone.
2. Urban Donut (2805 Allen St., Dallas)
Get the early morning conversation going with an order of donuts in offbeat flavors like peanut butter, salted caramel, and maple frosting with bacon.
3. Sunny Street Cafe (140 W Sandy Lake Rd., Coppell)
Order berry yogurt bowls, egg white wraps, or vegan oatmeal topped with bananas if you’re looking to lighten up your next morning meeting.
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.
Looking for a memorable meal for your next work event?