Our Best Restaurants in Staten Island Give You Best Kind of Variety
- Jacqueline Raposo
- 3 Min Read
Staten Islanders love food. They love it so much that for a borough with only one-sixteenth of New York City’s total population, they still play home to a wide spread of cuisines. In fact, when the mayor recently visited, the NY Daily News felt it more important to track what he ate than the programs he explored (dinner at Blue, Sri Lankan food “with his hands”, and then cannoli).
With so much deliciousness within sixty square miles, we’ve rounded up the best restaurants in Staten Island. Healthy kale or the most indulgent cupcake, Mayor or admin, these Staten Island catering greats have you covered.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe (Richmond Ave.)
The best restaurants in Staten Island fuel mind and body. Tropical Smoothie Café fuels New Year’s resolutions, too. Healthy wraps and sandwiches boost your energy without over stuffing. Loaded salads satisfy. Smoothies tantalize. Try sweet selections like the Beach Bum’s strawberry, banana, and dark chocolate blend. Or go with the #1 best selling Island Green packed with superfoods spinach, kale, mango, pineapple, and banana.
Pino’s Pizzeria (Rossville Ave.)
For the best chicken pizzas on the island, order Pino’s! Their Chicken Marsala Pan Pizza with mushrooms and wine sauce and Buffalo Pan pizzas are customer favorites. Other must-orders are charred thin New York crust pies with a long list of perfectly sizzling toppings. Then there’s the Pino’s Special: a monster of sausage, pepperoni, peppers, mushrooms, meatballs, and onions. It’s pizza for serious pizza enthusiasts, and a serious Staten Island catering win.
Moe’s Southwest Grill (Hylan Blvd.)
When you need to spruce up any event, Moe’s Southwest Grill brings the fiesta to the break room with build-your-own bars. When navigating catering from Moe’s, choose from fajita bar, taco bar, and salad bar packages. Crispy corn and soft flour tortilla options come with flavorful protein, sautéed vegetables, shredded cheese, sour cream, and homemade guacamole. Include chips and salsa and add-on sides of queso, pico de gallo, and sour cream give provide more customization pop. You set the spread and watch guests go wild.
Justino’s Pizzeria (Guyon Ave.)
The best restaurants in Staten Island know Italian food needs to make mouths water and eyes roll. Justino’s does just that. Fried chicken cutlet sandwiches and heroes come on perfectly crispy bread. Pasta dishes like stuffed shells and potato gnocchetti taste like the best possible version of Sunday supper. And thin crust pizzas with bright tomato sauce or creamy vodka sauce make customers swoon. Consider yourself warned: this Staten Island catering favorite inspires gushing reviews.
Mangia Healthy Kitchen (Jefferson Blvd.)
Does your team set big goals? Fuel them with an Avocado Dream Wrap with plenty of avocado, grilled zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, low-fat mozzarella, and sweet balsamic vinaigrette in a whole wheat wrap. It’s just one of Mangia Healthy Kitchen’s filling and flavorful offerings. Salad and sandwiches are equally creative. Or make an entire meal from their list of enticing sides. Sweet potato quinoa cakes and mixed grilled veggies are just the start. But the best restaurants in Staten Island don’t make your team sacrifice taste in the name of good health. The food-restriction friendly menu has gluten-free proteins, gluten-frees cake, and cookies, too. Powering through goals never tasted so good.
Towne Deli & Pizzeria (Arthur Kill Rd.)
Owner Charles Polizzotto credits “consistency, better quality, and on time delivery” for Towne Deli & Pizzeria’s place on our list of best restaurants in Staten Island. Popular chicken cutlet heroes, chicken and pepper entrees, and platters of grilled panini, spread with pesto and topped with Boarshead meats and cheeses are presented with a keen eye for presentation. Welcoming late next-day orders help them keep ahead of the Staten Island catering scene, too.
Leo’s Deli Sandwich Shop (Forest Ave.)
When you need sandwich satisfaction, check out Leo’s. The extensive menu of bagels, wraps, and sandwiches pair organic and flavorful ingredients with affordability. For a morning meeting, think Gruyere cheese, bacon, egg, and arugula on multi-grain bread. Or try a healthy Italian wrap with turkey, egg whites, low-fat cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, and Parmesan. For lunch, you can’t go wrong with the most-popular Elizabeth Sandwich: grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella, and roasted peppers slathered in basil pesto.
Forest Kebab House (Forest Ave.)
Rip into the dynamic flavors of pepper, yogurt, lemon, and garlic of the Middle East and Mediterranean with Forest Kebab house. This Staten Island caterer’s dishes touch on all the senses. A cool tzatziki dip of yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, olive oil, and parsley begs for pita to be dredged through it. The char of spit-roast chicken, grilled vegetables, and sauce stuffed into traditional gyros transport back to summer barbecues. Desserts studded with nuts, dried fruits, and spices sing exotic, sweet notes. When you want to transport from an island off of New York to one in the Mediterranean Sea, the best restaurants in Staten Island have the menu ready for you.
Grace Kelli Cupcakes (Staten Island)
You can’t get more local than Staten Island caterer Grace Kelli Cupcakes. Named after her 6-year old daughter, owner Sandra Mathis delivers her full-sized and miniature cupcakes to the Staten Island Police Department, PS 78, and Stapleton UAME Church, to name just a few clients. To make work hours teem with community, try her favorite flavor: vanilla cupcakes with salted caramel frosting. Topped with chocolate drizzle and a light pretzel, it’s a specialty cupcake fit to make any day of the week shine. “But you can never go wrong with our classic vanilla and chocolate cupcakes,” she says. “They’re all delicious!”
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