2017 was Platterz’ first year in New York, and we couldn’t be more excited to have played a part in bringing hundreds of NYC teams together over delicious food! Of course, it takes a village; in this case, our dedicated caterers, who time and again brought Platterz customers memorable experiences, friendly service, and – most importantly – amazing local food. Without their help, we couldn’t fulfill our mission of making offices across New York City a little more human – so we’d like to take this opportunity to extend a huge “thank you” to all of our incredible Platterz vendors!
In the spirit of giving credit where it’s due, today on the blog, we’re featuring your tried-and-true favourites from the year: 2017’s 10 most popular vendors. Read on to find out which caterers and dishes our customers loved most this year for some inspiration for your next office meal!
10. Mulberry & Vine
Known for: Squeaky clean, yummy eats
Most popular dish: Broccoli With Honey Sriracha
Who knew eating clean as an office could be this delicious? Mulberry & Vine was a Platterz customer favorite in 2017 for their hearty, healthy lunch and dinner options that made it easy to stick to the office health pact without skimping on taste or feeling hungry again by 2pm. Plus, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options abound!
Known for: Authentic Lebanese fare
Most popular dish: Platinum Party Platter
Platterz customers in offices across the city experienced authentic, mouth-watering Lebanese flavor with Toum in 2017 – and judging by their popularity, it’s safe to say that they’ll continue to in 2018. Toum’s menu was a favorite for its simple, shareable meal options, versatile combos, and warming, comforting dishes.
Known for: Office breakfasts worth coming in early for
Most popular dish: Hot Breakfast
Bagel Café & Catering describe themselves as specialists in office breakfasts, and we think it’s a title that’s well-deserved! From their yogurt parfait and oatmeal stations, to their amazing classic quiche, our customers ordered from Bagel Café & Catering again and again for the most important meal of the day in 2017.
Known for: Café fare with a Middle Eastern twist
Most popular dish: Mediterranean Salad
For reliably fresh and organic soups, sandwiches, and salads with a Middle Eastern spin, our NYC customers loved turning to Bite in 2017. They offer everyone’s favorite café classics – and yet they’re so much more than a café, bringing authentic international flavors into the mix for dishes as memorable as they are filling.
Known for: Hand-rolled bagels, schmear, and much, much more
Most popular dish: Classic Egg Sandwich
For classic, handmade New York-style bagels, baked fresh daily, our customers couldn’t get enough of Tompkins Square Bagels in 2017 – and that’s saying something in a city where there’s no shortage of great bagel options! Plus, they how to go the extra mile to make a meal special and memorable (dessert bagels, anyone?)
Known for: Mouth-watering baked goods made fresh daily
Most popular dish: Rugelach Platter
Babka and more, indeed. It’s hard to believe that one bakery could do it all – but from elegant appetizers, to the freshest baked goods, Bread’s Bakery never disappoints. For executive meetings and simple team lunches alike, you can’t go wrong with Bread’s.
Known for: Farm fresh American classics
Most popular dish: Mac & Cheese
Landhaus brings a creative, flavorful twist to classic American dishes that doesn’t go unnoticed – or unloved. Our customers appreciate that their menu is comforting and fun in equal measures, and that plenty of vegan and veg-friendly options make it so that everyone in their office can enjoy what they have to offer.
3. Barney Brown
Known for: Amazing sandwiches made just right
Most popular dish: Kettle Cooked Chips
It’s clear that New Yorkers love a good sandwich. The catering team at Barney Brown know that, and hold it sacred, delivering on perfectly-made sandwiches with the freshest ingredients (and bread!) every time, for an office lunch that’s so simple, but so good.
Known for: Delicious food & a responsible company ethos
Most popular dish: Market Crates Signature Dessert Platter
Market Crates’ mission is to deliver wholesome, healthy, sustainable food to their customers, and they hit the nail on the head every time, without settling on flavor for a second. From their finger foods and snacks, to their breakfast and lunch packages, it’s easy to see why they’re a favorite choice of so many.
Known for: High-quality Italian classics
Most popular dish: Assorted Sandwich Platter
This gourmet Italian grocer has long been known for the quality of their local and imported ingredients, and it’s obvious that our customers love how that same craftsmanship shines throughout Todaro Brothers’ entire catering menu. From great sharing options, to classic Italian entrees, to artisanal sandwiches made with care, there’s something for any occasion on this menu.