Eating delicious cuisine just got a whole lot easier. While parties and milestone events slowly return (and outdoor dining remains a blustery affair), 8 of New York City’s top caterers are offering their exclusive catering menus for pickup or delivery.
Staring in April, Wafels & Dinges began adapting to the ‘new normal’ by offering normally-catered meals to families. Shaivi, Director of Sukhadia Caterers, told us, “The recent situation has pushed us to come up with creative ideas. We are doing all of this by staying safe, keeping our staff safe, and exercising as much caution as possible.” Meanwhile, President Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs discovered new ways to assist the community with a Stay-At-Home Market offering the finest quality groceries.
Some catering companies even found ways to bring their meals to those one front lines. Kayla Castellano, Senior Events Sales Manager of CxRA, told us how their chefs are busy preparing meals for city healthcare workers. As one nurse said, “I am obsessed with everything you’ve given us . . . Food is so important and I am SO grateful for all of the vegetables and nutrition you are giving us, especially at a time when we’re all trying to stay healthy.” Those words still ring true today, even as we are evolving past lockdown.
While we are happy that we aren’t in the same restrictive position we were then, eating at home still holds appeal as the temperatures are still low in most of the country and the vaccine rollout is still in its early stages.
So whether you put on a cocktail dress for a virtual Zoom dinner party with friends — or don a pair of comfy pajamas for a gourmet-take on the traditional TV dinner — check out these 8 New York catering companies. It’s not every day that you get to eat like you’re at a Black-Tie event.
Art of Eating Catering
- “The Art of Eating In” catering to-go menu “perfectly suited for two or more people and includes items to stock in your freezer, groceries & other essentials”
- Available for pick up and delivery to your doorstep throughout the Hamptons, Shelter Island, and North Fork
- Additionally, Art of Eating Catering has launched EAThampton — a Socially-Appropriate Drive Through Supper Club — which will take place every Thursday and Friday evening in Bridgehampton
CxRA is now offering a customized guest experience with “CxRA to Go” boxes that are available for everything from virtual cooking classes and happy hour cocktails to boxed lunches and sit-down dinners
15,000-square-foot kitchen allows staff to follow recommended guidelines for distancing in the workspace, with all staff retrained on food safety procedures
Click here to order from the weekly menus
Elegant Affairs Catering
Elegant Affairs Catering is offering “The Party Box Collection” for catering-to-go that includes sumptuous offerings like Surf & Turf, Winter Spread, and Smokehouse Box
- Also offering à la carte options that range from “parmesan crusted chicken breast entrée” to “grilled asparagus, portobellos, & cartelized red onions”
Marcia Selden Catering & Events
Offering pre-packaged meals for contactless pickup and delivery as well as curated gift boxes (perfect for your next virtual social gathering)
- This family-run caterer — and their team of world-class, international chefs — are well-prepared to serve your family
- Offering contactless delivery to Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Hamptons, and Long Island with dishes like mushroom barley soup, salmon nicoise, and short ribs
- All menu items are individually-packed and labeled.
- Place orders by 4PM for delivery next day between 10AM to 6PM. We will contact you to advise of a specified timeframe for your delivery.
On hold till summer 2021, check back.
Currently offering the “Inflight Dining Experience,” a collection of bespoke meal offerings to make your flight a memorable experience
To-go meals are also available for delivery on UberEats, DoorDash, GrubHub, as well as Seamless
- Customers can order homemade meals, as well as premium Indian desserts and snacks, nationwide — with meals shipped on dry ice for guaranteed freshness
- Now offering takeout orders and pickup to local New Jersey customers
Wafels and Dinges
- All operations now online with options to order nationwide
- Delivery and pickup available in NYC
- Order party boxes and favorite toppings (aka dinges) like Dulche de Leche and Chocolate Fudge