Few foods transcend the lines of mealtime glory as well as the almighty muffin. Perfect for breakfast, a great snack in-between meals, and a tasty dessert post-dinner—these baked goods are versatile and a certified crowd-pleaser.
Luckily for us all, we’re coming up on the perfect day to celebrate everything muffins have to offer: National Muffin Day. This February 20th, it’s time to order from your favorite breakfast caterers and have a muffin-filled day.
A brief history of the muffin
The beginnings of the muffin can be found thousands of years ago in the kitchens of Wales, where families were baking dough in specially-made molds. By the 19th century, muffins were prolific throughout the United Kingdom. As they grew in popularity, street vendors pushed carts around, selling them for tea time, which eventually sparked the popular children’s song “Here Comes the Muffin Man.”
Muffins had also traveled across the sea to the United States. But there, they took on a different form. While the “British-style” muffin has a flat top and hollow inside, the “American-style” muffin is baked using batter in a muffin pan—yielding a more puffed-up, bread-like baked good.
Now, no matter your preference, almost every bakery, cafe, and breakfast joint has a muffin for sale.
The most popular muffin flavors
One of the best features of the muffin is its flexibility. While the base stays the same, its flavors can easily change through fruit, chocolate, and other additives that make them irresistible. These are the top muffin flavors ordered today, ranked.
Reigning at number one is the unbeatable blueberry, followed by the classic corn. Spots three and four go to the comforting cinnamon crumb and decadent chocolate chip. Pumpkin, banana, and apple cinnamon follow close behind. Taking up the final spots on the list are lemon poppy seed, strawberry, and bran/whole grain.
- Cinnamon Crumb
- Chocolate Chip
- Apple Cinnamon
- Lemon Poppyseed
- Bran/Whole Grain
Where to order the best muffins for your office
Ready to put in an order for a team breakfast on the big day? Here are the top restaurants offering muffins on ezCater.
Since their humble beginnings making artisan bread and freshly baked sweets in Chicago, Corner Bakery has grown to 141 locations nationwide. Now serving a full menu of ingredient-inspired, prepared-to-order food and earning the love and loyalty of their customers, this trusted baked goods shop is a great place to grab muffins for your breakfast meeting.
Many of Corner Bakery’s catering packages include muffins, but we recommend the muffin and bagel basket. It gives you the option to choose some of your favorite flavors, which are served with cream cheese, butter, and preserves.
Bruegger’s specializes in flavorful lunches, perfectly crafted breakfast sandwiches loaded up with Vermont-produced cream cheeses in an array of flavors, and more. And with over 260 bakeries nationwide, you can trust that they know their way around a good bagel. But they don’t only bake bagels—they’re also known for their delicious muffins. Always freshly baked and satisfying, Bruegger’s is another excellent catering choice for your National Muffin Day party.
Go with the muffin box, which is packed to the brim with blueberry muffins straight from the oven. If you prefer a mix of baked goods, you can also go with the muffin and bagel box, which comes with a share of both.
At Eggs Up Grill, the ambiance is all smiles, friendliness, and neighborhood camaraderie. It was founded by Chris Skodras, who started working in his family’s restaurant when he was still a teen. That’s where he found his calling for serving up freshly-brewed coffee, breakfasts made with love, and delightful pastries—and he hasn’t looked back since. Now he heads his own restaurant with over 43 locations across Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
Muffin options here cater to all types of tastes. You can go with the classic blueberry and fruit tray or opt for some protein in the blueberry muffin and eggs buffet. Either way, your team will be satisfied and ready to take on the rest of their day.
Another go-to breakfast spot is Einstein Bros. Bagels, which prides itself on each of its delicious menu items. Check them out for top-tier bagels, hot coffee, stacked sandwiches, and—of course—flavorful muffins. And with over 362 locations nationwide, this is a reliable place for your next breakfast catering order.
To get muffins from Einstein Bros., you can order the sweets nosh box, which comes with an assortment of muffins, coffee cake, and pastries. Or, try the mixed bagels and sweets box, which comes with all of that plus some bagels. If you’d prefer only the muffins, you can also order a simple box of blueberry muffins.
Looking for another good muffin place? Make sure you check out Dunkin.’ When Bill Rosenberg opened the first one in 1950 in Quincy, Massachusetts, he probably never dreamed that seventy years later Dunkin’ would be the world’s leading baked goods and coffee chain, serving more than three million customers each and every day nationwide. From donuts to coffee, bagels, muffins, and more, Dunkin’ is a hungry team’s catering dream.
The muffin options here are abundant. Try any of the combo catering packages, which come with different assortments of bagels, donuts, muffins, and spreads to go with it all. Or, keep it easy with a box of only muffins. Add some coffee, and you’ve got the perfect breakfast meeting meal.
Want to try something different? We’ve got plenty of breakfast catering options to choose from on ezCater. Whether you’re celebrating National Muffin Day with a big office gathering or a small team meetup, we can help you do it with style and ease. So sit back, grab your favorite flavor, and say cheers to one of the best days of the year.