By Antony Kimaiyo
Austin is globally regarded as a hub of innovation and progress due to its competitive workforce and leadership in a number of industries, including technology, education, and food. In addition to outstanding restaurants, Austin’s wide array of catering choices offer an excellent way to treat your colleagues, staff or business partners to innovative meal options at the office.
Check out these 23 Austin catering companies that offer lunch options for office workers and corporations in Texas:
1. Corporate Caterers
Advertising itself as a leader in the catering business category, Corporate Caterers provides a wide variety of meal choices prepared with quality ingredients. It offers fresh and tasty food served professionally and consistently on time. Situated at 9003 Waterford Center Blvd., Corporate Caterers has phone ordering hours and online order confirmations between 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. It has multiple locations across Austin to ensure you conveniently enjoy your breakfast, lunch and appetizer menus served in biodegradable containers.
2. Crave Catering
With a promise to deliver an incredibly unique catering experience, Crave Catering offers event, wedding, and corporate catering services. Their beautiful presentation and exquisite food will entertain your staff and guests while leaving a lasting impression of outstanding service. Located at 14611 N. MoPac, Suite 104, Crave Catering provides full-service catering ranging from team lunches in the office to black-tie galas. They work with you to design customized menus that meet any varied needs that your employees and clients may have.
Whether you are feeding your whole company or a client, ezCater’s online ordering, customer reviews and on-time ratings make it quick to find and order catering anywhere in the U.S. From offsite client meetings to office lunches, ezCater serves from 5 to 2,000 people by connecting you with over 60,000 reliable local restaurants and caterers across the U.S. With their 24/7 online availability, you instantly get to identify caterers who serve your office address and filter by budget, food type and more.
Not your usual office catering company, Salata can be found at Arbor Walk 10515 N. MoPac. It appreciates that in today’s fast-paced world it’s tough to find fresh and healthy food options. Through their fast-casual salad restaurants in Austin and other locations across the U.S., you get to choose from a variety of delicious and nutritious food. For your office catering needs, visit Salata and choose from crisp lettuce mixes and 50+ toppings as well as lean protein such as baked salmon.
5. The Peached Tortilla
The Peached Tortilla has two convenient locations in Austin: Social House, located in central Austin at 6500 N. Lamar, and Bar Peached, located at 1315 W. 6th St. It specializes in corporate parties, social events, and weddings. Whether you are searching for off-site catering or a plated meal for your staff, their menus offer a range of family-style Korean ginger salmon and sliders served from their food trucks. Through their different catering menus–drop-off catering, full catering menu, brunch catering, and holiday catering–your employees can choose from a variety of lunch bowl programs and carefully curated vegetarian meals.
With a goal to impress your business partners, employees and whoever joins you for a meal, ZeroCater offers innovative menus from top independently-owned food providers in Austin and other cities across the U.S. They seek the most exciting local restaurants for everything from breakfast, lunches to happy hour. Contrary to other catering companies, ZeroCater tweaks menus and accommodates dietary restrictions by making food tailored to your needs. Their two-service meal options – curated office meals and one-time office meals – ensure you get family-style meals at the office.
Sifted boasts simple, creative and approachable office lunches inspired by global food trends that satisfy every type of eater. With national lunch programs catering for teams ranging from 20 to 1000+ people, Sifted is a great choice for your office lunches prepared by their in-house chefs. Through their other locations in Atlanta, Denver, Nashville, and Seattle, Sifted’s customized menus incorporating your specific dietary restrictions get delivered on time to your office. You get to choose a delivery frequency that can either be daily or weekly.
Centrally situated at 11101 Burnet Road, FreeBirds is a Mexican restaurant that provides guests with a personalized dining experience. They offer full-service menus to group sizes of 20+ with all the tortillas (wheat, flour, cayenne, and taco-sized corn and flour) and both cilantro lime rice and Spanish rice. You also get to order box lunches through its online ordering system. According to its slogan, we do the rolling, you do the eating and FreeBirds’ multiple locations around the U.S, it is possible to access their tasty food anywhere at any time.
9. The Vanilla Orchid
The Vanilla Orchid is an outstanding Austin catering services company with unmatched premium services. It offers full-service catering backed by decades of culinary experience. Specializing in creative catering for cocktail parties, large events and corporate catering, The Vanilla Orchid’s custom-crafted and varied menus will make your event and even office lunches memorable. A unique feature with this catering company is that it’s licensed with a TABC mixed-beverage permit, allowing them to cover all your alcohol catering needs.
10. Apple Spice
Another catering company situated at the intersection of MoPac Expressway and Highway 183, Apple Spice specializes in lunch box deliveries and corporate catering. It boasts boxed lunch catering selections such as the famous fine meats, freshly baked bread and crisp vegetables. If you are looking to treat your workers with varied meals, Apple Spices’s homemade soups, healthy salads, and fresh bakery treats can be delivered to your office at any time of the day as scheduled. It also offers holiday menus which features Virginia baked ham, mashed potatoes, roasted turkey and much more.
With 5 locations in and around Austin, TX, Pok-e-Jos advertises itself as the best and most convenient BBQ place. From irresistible BBQ staples such as German-style potato salad, slow-cooked tender pinto beans to zingy crisp coleslaw, their menu is loaded with options in order to appeal to a wide range of tastes and preferences. Each restaurant has a pit master with over 10 years’ of experience, which makes a huge difference in their perfectly seasoned and smoked brisket chicken, turkey and sausage. Their deliveries start in the morning and end late in the evening, making Pok-e-Jos an option at almost any time of day or night.
12. Primizie Catering
At 4601 Southwest Parkway Suite 102, Primizie Catering boasts full-service and off-premise catering services. Translated from Italian, the word Primizie means the first fruits and vegetables harvest in a season. As the name suggests, Primizie Catering serves high-quality food. With varied menus created from scratch and executed by seasoned chefs, you’ll likely get fresh and delicious food delivered at your office. It also offers four categories of catering services: corporate catering, event catering, holiday party catering, and wedding catering customized to meet any of your specific event needs.
13. Royal Fig Catering
According to its slogan, Royal Fig Catering offers three features: simple, seasonal and fresh. They provide both full-service and drop-off catering and handle event catering from start to end. Their varied drop-off catering is perfect for office lunches, small cocktails, corporate events, informal weddings, and casual dinners. Situated at 2100 West William Cannon, Suite H, Royal Fig Catering’s limited service catering packages include delivery within Greater Austin. Orders of $200+ are delivered free, while smaller orders incur delivery fees of $25. Make your order at least 7 days in advance to avoid the last-minute rush.
14. Central Market
Another catering services company, Central Market has two locations in Austin, TX and five more around the U.S. Whether you have a big or a small group, their fresh and chef-prepared dishes are custom-made for you and your employees. From international deli meats, desserts, appetizers to bread, they have most of everything you’ll need to feed hungry staff at any time of the day. Once you select a category (boxed lunches, salads or platters), it is important to note that you need to make your order 48 hours in advance of delivery.
15. Whim Hospitality
Whim Hospitality sets to distinguish itself by uniquely providing unique products. While they may offer traditional services – venue and floral management, catering, tent, and event rentals, they offer them innovatively. Conveniently located both at Dripping Springs, TX and mid-town Austin, Whim Catering cuisine offers delicious menus tailored for your preference. Whether you are organizing a party, wedding or corporate event, their on-site team provides excellent services for any type of catering including plated meals fit for office catering, family-style or buffets.
16. Urban Cowboy
With top-notch customer service, competitive pricing and attention to detail, Urban Cowboy advertises itself as Austin’s full-service catering company for any kind of event. Specializing in Southern fusion cuisine, they also offer drop-off catering, upscale and basic catering, wedding catering and film crew catering. To have them cater for your event or customize your office menu, you can meet them in person or over the phone. Urban Cowboy’s lunch service truck menu includes chicken tinga taco, chargrilled BBQ chicken, fried catfish, and seasonal soup options.
17. Courtney’s Catering
Situated at 13233 Pond Springs Road, Suite 318, Courtney’s Catering is always open between 9 am and 5 pm. It offers both drop-off catering and full-service buffet catering with discounts for groups of more than 100+ people. They deliver homemade food to your office, saving you time and money, so you can concentrate more on your business. The drop-off catering service includes box lunches, labeled menu items, professional staff to set-up meal and disposables, including napkins, utensils, plates, and cups. You can also order for a large corporate party, an intimate corporate luncheon or an open house with at least a three day’s notice.
18. Rosemary’s Catering
Catering to the individual needs and special events of clientele in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, Rosemary’s Catering serves customized and delicious culinary creations and cocktails. They provide creative menus and gracious catering services to any venue or setting with guests ranging from 20 to 20,000 in size. Whatever you have on your office agenda – boardroom luncheons, meetings or executive dinners, their catering options can help your business grow. They also offer recognized-client events, training retreats, seminars, and team building activities.
19. Ranch Hand
Sourcing its local proteins from Texas ranchers who pasture-raise happy and healthy animals, Ranch Hand serves healthy and delectable protein dishes. It also gladly accommodates all dietary restrictions such as gluten, dairy, soy, vegan, egg-free and nut-free. From organic greens and grains, plated meals to drinks, there is something for each of your employees. With a GPS installed food truck and Instagram schedules, you get to know the whereabouts of your order at all times. You also get to share your opinion on new dishes the company should incorporate in its menu.
20. MAD Greens
Another catering services company offering office lunches, MAD Greens has 32 locations in three states, namely Texas, Arizona, and Colorado. With three locations in Austin, they provide fresh and tasty meals in an environment that is affordable, hospitable and convenient. Their box lunches, which include salad box lunch and wrap box lunch, allow you to make lunch orders for 10 to 10,000 people. MAD Greens Catering provides healthy options such as leafy greens and savory soups at a reasonable price to improve your team’s productivity and performance. You can place your order on their easy-to-use system at least one day in advance.
21. 34th Street Café
Located next to The UPS Store, you’ll find 34th Street Café at 1005 W. 34th St. It offers the finest catering and event services including lunches, sit-down dinners, cocktail parties, and receptions. You’ll be involved in the thoughtful planning of your office lunches to help you create a refined menu specific to your staff needs. Their lunch menu is diverse, with a hot plate lunch having mashed potatoes, wild mushrooms and vegetables. However, their kitchens are not vegan or celiac friendly thus food allergies should be emailed in advance to inform their staff.
22. Austin Daily Press
As a team of musicians and artists with a passion for food and community, Austin Daily Press operates two locally-grown and owned kitchens in East Austin. Whether you are looking to kill some time, or you are in a rush to get in and out quickly, their comfortable space and awesome flavors will leave you with an incredible experience. From corporate lunches featuring grilled chicken, bread puree and chilled veggies to weddings, their menus are designed to cater to your office needs and even happy hour. Just choose a location and delivery service will be directed to your preferred destination.
23. Napa Flats
Last on our list is Napa Flats, located at 8300 N. FM 620, Building M, Suite 100, but the caterer has two other locations, in College Station, TX, and Tulsa, OK. It offers locally-sourced, made-from-scratch and delicious meal options. Their lunch menu has six categories (starters, pizza, soups, salads, sandwiches, lunch pasta, and wood-fired lunch entrees) which are cooked to order. Napa Flats’ delivery service ensures your ordered food is delivered ready-to-serve in disposable containers with a service charge of $25 added to all deliveries.