Some lunch meetings call for big, bold flavors. Whether your office wants melty sandwiches, bright grain bowls, or smoky meats drenched in barbecue sauce, turn to the rising stars of Tampa catering for menus that go above and beyond expectations. These are the ten best restaurants catering in Tampa.
1. Angelos Deli Catering (E. Waters Ave., Tampa)
Angelos Deli Catering is one of your best bets for catering in Tampa. Start your morning meeting with the filling “Deluxe Package.” It comes with your choice of buttery French toast or pancakes, fluffy scrambled eggs, sizzling bacon and sausage, and crisp home fries. Ready for lunch? The restaurant’s Cuban sandwich tray puts a delicious twist on a classic: citrusy, garlicky mojo pulled pork.
2. Green Market Cafe (N. Grady Ave., Tampa)
At Green Market Cafe, catering dishes are made with exciting ingredients like rich meats, beautiful ripe veggies, and zingy sauces. For three glorious mains in one special deal, try the “Lunch Package.” It comes with flavorful wraps, two farm-fresh salads, and your choice of hearty grain bowls with punchy dressings like cucumber wasabi. Plus, the catering package also includes buttery chocolate chip cookies, lemonade, and refreshing iced tea.
3. Romano’s Macaroni Grill (N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa)
Turn to Romano’s Macaroni Grill for some of the best catering in Tampa—whether your colleagues are vegetarians or meat eaters. The box lunches feature sandwiches that are pretty satisfying, with or without meat. Try the melty pepperoni calzonetto, a pocket sandwich bubbling with mozzarella, fragrant tomato sauce, and pepperoni. Or, skip the meat and order the margherita calzonetto with a gob of cheese and sweet tomato sauce scented with basil.
4. La Segunda Bakery (W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa)
For hearty sandwiches, choose La Segunda Bakery. Its “6-Inch Sandwich Box” comes with flavorful favorites, like muffuletta, layered with salty cured meats and cheeses, or the Cuban, with marinated pork and mild Swiss. The sandwiches are best served with a powerhouse salad like the mojo chicken Caesar with crunchy romaine and slices of bright, garlicky chicken breast.
5. The Corner Cafe & Deli (S. Ashley Dr., Tampa)
Hit up Corner Cafe & Deli’s catering menu for some of the best old-school sandwiches in Tampa. The sandwich platter comes with your choice of classic sandwiches, from meaty Italian to creamy chicken salad. If your hungry crew requires a salad to round out the meal, go for the chicken Cobb salad, piled with juicy grilled chicken and sweet corn.
6. Byblos (S. MacDill Ave., Tampa)
Byblos’s marinated chicken, tender beef, and spit-roasted lamb kebabs make for flavorful Mediterranean catering. If you need to plan a full catered meal, try the “Menu No. 2” option. The catering package includes your choice of kebab, fresh salad, creamy hummus, soft pita bread, and even baklava, a flaky pastry made with nuts and drizzled in honey, for dessert.
7. Clean Eatz (W. Neptune St., Tampa)
If you want a special lunch for the VIPs, try Clean Eatz’s customizable grain bowls. Each bowl starts with a base of chewy grains, like nutty quinoa or brown rice, before it’s topped with meats or veggies. The grain bowl’s flavors are deepened with creamy dressings like cilantro-lime sauce or spicy Thai peanut sauce.
8. PDQ (S. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa)
You’ll find some of the best fried chicken in Tampa from PDQ catering, but the restaurant offers plenty of vegetarian mains, too. The grilled Cali bowl is chock-full of black beans, chili-lime corn, and broccoli for a delicious vegetarian meal. And you can always add grilled or crunchy fried chicken for the meat eaters.
9. McAlister’s Deli (N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa)
McAlister’s Deli offers a wide variety of catering options, including delicious breakfast trays, fresh wraps, sandwich box lunches, salads, and hot food bars. If you’re ever in a pinch, the signature sandwich tray makes ordering easy. It’s ready to go with an assortment of filling and meaty—or bright and light—sandwiches and wraps.
10. Holy Hog Barbecue (N. Armenia Ave., Tampa)
Holy Hog Barbecue is famous for its award-winning barbecue. Treat your office or clients to the “Build-Your-Own BBQ” catering package and load up on rich mains, like juicy pulled pork or fall-apart-tender brisket—and make sure to slather on the sticky barbecue sauce. Then choose three sides, like creamy, spicy jalapeño mac and cheese.
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