Buon dia e bon appetito! Yeah that’s just about as far as Google Translate is gonna take us. Transport your tastebuds to Italy with STADIUM’s newest pasta and sandwich partner, Claudio’s!
Owner and chef Claudio Bueti has been making some of the best pasta in our city for over two decades. With family recipes straight from Southern Italy, every bite will have you in Italian La La land. The pastas are made fresh to order and use only the best ingredients – homemade mozzarella, fresh lasagna sheet pasta, imported and aged prosciutto di parma, and much more.
Not sure what to order? Take a trip through their menu, starting with their homemade mozzarella balls, flash-fried until golden brown and ooey gooey and served with a vodka dipping sauce. Mm.
Move on to their heavenly pasta like their classic orecchiette with sausage, broccoli rabe, and sweet garlic.
Or sink your teeth into their perfectly al dente penne a la vodka.
Go handheld and get any one of their delicious (and huge) sandwiches, filled with a range of ingredients like homemade beef meatballs, chicken parmesan, or thinly sliced Italian meats and cheeses.
Feeling a little extra hungry? Go for any of their entrees like grilled salmon scampi, eggplant parmesan or chicken marsala, all served over freshly cooked pasta.
Better than your nonna’s, Claudio’s will leave you full and happy 🙂
Don’t miss this week’s special dessert!
Tuesday try Magnolia’s special Magic Bar Banana Pudding & Thursday, dip into Magnolia’s Classic Banana Pudding!
Also, this week.
Sample a fair trade, premium, Five Star Bar from Vermont-based Lake Champlain Chocolates
Extraordinary is the feeling in that first bite.
The slow melt, the irresistible taste that beckons you to indulge.
Choose among Almond, Caramel or Fruit & Nut varieties.
Last, but not least, dessert this week.
The Duchess has arrived. New super-luxe cookies from family-owned, Duchess Cookies.
Like em? Order em, and let us know, so we can bring in the chariot every week.
Han Dynasty is back for all your Szechuan cravings! 🥡🥡
Crispy, spicy, salty, nuggets of tender chicken triple flash-fried with long hot and dry chili peppers served with a side of white rice.
Cumin crusted tofu stir-fried with bell peppers, dry peppers, long hots, cilantro, and onions, served with a side of white rice.
New sandwiches from Sarge’s Deli! 🥪🥪
Layers of ooey-gooey American cheese stuffed with crispy bacon and grilled to golden perfection.
Smoked and thinly sliced turkey pastrami stacked mile high on rye bread.
Labor Day weekend may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pretend. Hold on tight to the last weeks of summer and transport yourself to your favorite beachside lobster shack with Cousin’s Maine Harvest Salad.
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Last, but not least, dessert this week.
Milk Bars delectable cookies available throughout the week!
Confetti Rainbow Sprinkle cookie for the child in all of us, and Cornflake Marshmallow Chocolate Chip for when breakfast just isn’t cutting it.
Since 1964 (four years before that absolute banger-of-a-song came out), Sarge’s Deli has been the NYC deli scene’s best-kept secret. But, guess what? The secret is out.
Whereas many of NYC’s delis have come and gone, Sarge’s is not only surviving but thriving. How do they do it? A commitment to excellence, service, and taste. They use the best ingredients and know exactly what to do with them.
It’s time to say “L’chaim” to lunch with sandwiches taller than the Empire State Building, and dishes more filling that a Staten Island park, you are sure to find the perfect dish at Sarge’s.
Start off with a classic like a potato knish that comes in a variety of flavors like spinach, kasha, and plain. Or, go for a hearty side of creamed spinach, potato salad, or a mushroom barley medley.
Next up, the heavy hitters – pastrami sandwich on rye bread, roasted turkey sandwich, or a slow-cooked roast beef sandwich au jus.
But deli sandwiches isn’t all Sarge’s has, there’s a variety of delicious salads like the buffalo chicken and the enormous Cobb salad. They also have Jewish favorites like smoked salmon on a bagel with cream cheese, American favorites like a massive Philly cheesesteak and buffalo wings, and much more.
Finish off with something sweet and try any one of their famous cakes and cheesecakes, as well as mini versions of Steve’s Key Lime Pie straight from Brooklyn.
No matter how you slice it, Sarge’s can’t be beaten!
Also, this week. Sample a Keto, Paleo & Vegan donut straight from Anchorage, Alaska.
Perfect for mountain men and sweet tooths alike, FossilFuel makes their full-circle performance-enhancing confections by hand in small batch quantities with love.
Free of dairy, gluten, soy, egg, GMO, and preservatives. Choose from a variety of flavors to hit every tastebud.
Last, but not least, dessert this week. Cause one sweet isn’t enough.
Tuesday & Thursday: Magnolia’s World Famous Banana Pudding
This week, we’re introducing three new heavy hitters.
About Junzi Kitchen:
Bings, bowl, and more from northern China to your desk. It’s about good Chinese for all.
Incubated at Yale Entrepreneurial Institute and first opened in 2015, Junzi grew out of a hunger for childhood staples: northern Chinese food made with healthy, seasonal ingredients.
In just three years, Junzi has grown to four locations across Connecticut and Manhattan.
So what does Junzi mean? In ancient Chinese tradition, Junzis were known as persons who operate with the utmost integrity. Becoming a Junzi is a pursuit: it means to be honest, kind, open to new ideas, and above all, the best version of ourselves.
Integrity is the overarching guiding principle for everything Junzi Kitchen, does: from how they make their food to how they relate to the world.
There are so many undeniably delicious options at Junzi, it’s hard to choose. Luckily, as in the case of all BYO concepts, we’ve done the legwork.
We suggest you start off with one of their signature (nonmessy) bings, like the Roasted Sesame Chicken with ginger, buddha’s palm, shredded cucumber, scallions, and a delicious roasted sesame sauce.
Keep your appetite rolling and sink your teeth into their famous Tomato Pork Noodles made with knife-cut noodles, tomato & egg sauce, braised tender pork, garlic, chives, pickled daikon, and refreshing cilantro. Fresh, and delicious.
Junzi also has a delicious selection of sides, desserts, and teas. Some that strike us are the braised beef shank with cilantro, smashed cucumber salad, and cold brew oolong.
Any way you twist your chopsticks, you are sure to land on a winner with Junzi.
We welcome the advent of sister restaurant to our beloved Mexican spot, La Chula… Latineria. Chef-crafted by the talented Chef Julian Medina’s, Latineria focuses on serving refined Latin, namely Cuban eats, in a fast-casual setting.
Chef Julian Medina, owner of numerous hotspots in NYC has been creating refined Mexican and Latin cuisine for twenty years. He’s created numerous acclaimed food concepts around town, and garnered accolades from the food media, including The New York Times and The New Yorker, as well as appearing on various high-profile television shows.
At Latineria, you’ll find flaky, homemade empanadas featuring bacon, egg & cheese, chicken tinga, ham & cheese, Columbian beef and potato, and more. There’s also deliciously classic Cuban sandwich stuffed with freshly roasted pork, crispy pickles, and gooey cheese.
We stand by their carefully prepared meats. Look no further than their Pollo Sandwich with avocado mayonnaise and queso blanco. If you’re feeling really hungry, try one of their platos like the Ropa Vieja (shredded beef, peppers braised in tomato sauce,) Pernil (Cuban roast pork,) Pollo Rostizado (Peruvian roasted chicken marinated in Spices,) or a one-of-a-kind Picadillo Vegetariano (braised carrots, potatoes, peas, capers, and olives in tomato sauce.)
Everything at Latineria will give you the energy you need to get through the workday and even fuel you into a night of salsa and tango.
This week’s exclusive offer is an invitation to try a new, unique service, Bokksu.
Bokksu, which aptly means, “box” in Japanese, is a monthly subscription box service that helps you discover Japan through snacks. Aiming to share authentic Japanese snacks with a global audience, each month features a carefully handpicked assortment of gourmet snacks from local vendors that can’t be found anywhere else.
Through generations of craftsmanship and authentic story-telling, Bokksu brings Japan straight to your door, while helping sustainably support local Japanese artisans. These curated snack tours of Japan make for perfect corporate and snack programs and are paired with a beautiful culture guide about each snack.
Items in the box range from premium Japanese tea sachets, handmade Bokksu-exclusive yuzu sake candy from 5th generation Kyoto candy makers, to funky yet delicious rice crackers, to Hello Kitty matcha chocolates.
There are options from the Classic Box, which features 20-25 single-serve snacks, to the Tasting Box, a scaled-down version, to the Bokksu market, where some snacks are sold a la carte
From now until 8/31/2019, Bokksu is offering an exclusive discount to STADIUM customers — 15% off — to redeem your first box. It’s the perfect send-off for anyone who loves all-things Japan or is looking to experience something new.
🎶 ‘Cause you MakiMaki me feel You MakiMaki me feel You MakiMaki me feel like I want some sushi (sushi) 🎶
Mmmmmmmmmm! Aretha always hitting’ those high sushi notes. “MakiMaki is a premium fast-casual sushi bar concept that focuses exclusively on sushi rolls: traditional eight-piece cut-up maki and cone-shaped temaki or hand rolls. Specifically, the patented one-of-a-kind temaki hand rolls have roasted seaweed wrapped in plastic, ensuring that the hand roll will be crunchy as opposed to soggy. MakiMaki brings sushi rolls into the fast-casual dining category by preparing all rolls in a uniquely efficient fashion that keeps prices down and taste buds up.”
Love tuna? Dive into the Tuna Lovers Combo Box featuring an eight-piece tuna roll and an eight-piece spicy tuna roll. Feeling spicy? Try the Spicy Dual Rolls Combo Box featuring an eight-piece spicy tuna roll and an eight-piece spicy crab roll. Make sure you don’t miss out on their always crispy handroll trios. Go for a classic with the Classic Handroll Trio with a California handroll, spicy tuna handroll, and an eel & avocado handroll.
You can also get sushi a la carte and get the best of both worlds. Cut rolls and hand rolls are available in their combo boxes like the Gone Fishing Combo Box with eight pieces of yellowtail scallion and a spicy scallop hand roll.
MakiMaki has perfected the process of preparing fresh, custom-made sushi rolls of five-star quality fish and proudly serves its products at reachable prices. MakiMaki pioneered this unique and engaging approach to enjoying fresh, tailor-made sushi that combines “in-and-out” pace with high quality and authenticity.
Their ultimate mission is to bring this experience to every New Yorker and we can’t wait for you to try them!
🎶 Pressure pushing down on parsley Pressing down for juice, everyone asks for Under pressure that builds a body up Splits a fruit in two Gets people into juice
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From the passion to live better, three friends came together to create a local, tasty, and innovative juice company for all. Pressed Juicery has set the standard for cold-pressed juice by abiding to a simple, guiding principle: nutrition should be delicious accessible to everyone. Pressed Juicery’s farm-to-bottle promise provides millions of customers with healthy juice sourced from California’s Central Valley.
They have a wide variety of products featuring some of the most delicious and nutritious juices you’ll ever lay your tastebuds on including green-based, citrus-based, root-based, and fruit-based juices as well as signature almond blends and lemonades. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to carry their unique plant-based soft-serve but recommend you try it in-store.
We love their unforgettably excellent Greens 3 juice, packed with kale, spinach, parsley, cucumber, celery, apple, lemon, and ginger. Or another personal favorite, the Citrus 2 – pineapple, apple, lemon, and mint. It strikes a similar chord to a tropical mojito sans the rum.
Feeling the rhythm and beets? Go for the Roots 1 juice, filled with healthy and delicious beets, carrots, kale, spinach, parsley, cucumber, celery, lemon, and orange. That’s a mouthful.
What can be better on these hot summer days than a nice cold lemonade? Try the Pressed Juicery’s special spin on the classic with a Blue Lemonade, made from lemon, maple syrup, mint, and blue spirulina.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find someone better than Pressed Juicery so try it today. Don’t forget to look out for their free samples coming this week!
To give you a little taste of that Pressed Juicery lifestyle, add a free sample functional shot to your bag this week.
Choose among Wellness, Vitality or Probiotic for a healthy pick-me-up that comes to you tagged with ANOTHER surprise offer!
At The Hummus Pita & Co., there are “so many ways to love it.” Love what, exactly? The world’s most-loved, tastiest, and arguably healthiest, chickpea spread — hummus. True, this wildly successful chain does sell all things hummus. The Chef’s family recipe is a staple in all (yes, all!) dishes, and dessert hummuses are also a specialty. (Chocolate hummus! Cake batter hummus! Cookie dough hummus! Disclaimer: Not available on Stadium, we’re just making a PSA.)
As one would expect in fast-casual land, there’s a myriad of combinations one could choose to assemble the perfect pita, platter, or laffa (an authentic Middle Eastern bread that’s thicker and chewier than pita). The menu takes you through a maze of MidEast flavors via their process of “starting” your meal (with a protein), “making” your meal (with your vessel of choice), “filling” & “topping” it (with fresh salads, condiments, grains), and surely, “saucing” it (with popular things like tahina and tzatziki as well as ooooh… harissa. As in that delicious spicy stuff.
But… with so many combinations, it’s easy to make a mistake hence why we’ve carefully curated the best of the best and the colorful-est of the colorful-est so you can forget the thinking and focus on the eating you’re most welcome. And by the way, while The Hummus Pita Co. is indeed fast, expect these guys to use real-deal methods of cooking their food. Gyros spin daily on a vertical grill, and chicken and steak are marinated overnight then cooked tender in a taboon oven.
Try it this week.
Jonny says: Don’t tell your grandma but these Levain cookies might just be better than her’s! 🤫🤫🤫
Get them while you can this Wednesday and Friday!
And this week, our samples come from pancake mix mavens FlapJacked. They’re debuting a new cookie bar.
Choose among Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Brownie or Chocolate Chip.
Perfect for our chocolatiers. A macro, probiotic, soft, chewy cookie bar. All-new, all-tasty, all healthy.
Why’d the chicken cross the road? To go to Chirping Chicken, duh. Everything about Chirping Chicken screams simplicity and absolute tastiness. From their deliciously moist charbroiled chicken basted in nothing but, garlic, salt, and the chicken’s own juices to the simple setup of the restaurant, with tasty aromas permeating out the store and into your office.
Let’s put it simply: this chicken is awesome. The addictive, thin, and crispy skin covers the delicious and juicy chicken. Their chicken plates with 1/4, 1/2, and boneless chicken come with a variety of sides like rice & beans, mixed vegetables, mashed sweet potatoes, and more.
But chicken plates aren’t all this chicken is slinging: The chicken souvlaki sandwiches are over the top. Tzatziki mixes with the juices of two huge marinated and grilled chicken breasts and plum tomatoes that will make you dream of Mount Olympus. Their burrito bowls are also filled to the brim with rice, guacamole, sour cream, and topped with a heaping portion of various proteins like grilled shrimp, chicken, or steak.
So get the cluck over here and order Chirping Chicken today.
Justin of the STADIUM Merchant Development Team loves Inday’s new:
BBQ Chicken Bowl With Cauliflower Rice
It’s so good you’ll forget that it’s actually good for you. Don’t miss it!
If you haven’t gotten your hands on Magnolia’s Banana Pudding, we’re not sure what exactly you’re waiting for. It’s ok, we won’t judge you for eating pudding in the middle of the day,
TREAT YO’ SELF!
Available this Tuesday & Thursday.
DID YOU KNOW?
One-in-three customers select an add-on for lunch. That’s why we’ve ramped our selection of who we think is the who’s who of the snack & beverage world. In case you need a lil help with some of the new selection, here are products to note:
PB & J Dipper by Serendipitty (Hai Foods)
“The photos don’t do this product justice. It’s like an amazing Pirouette filled with creamy butter, perfect with the not-too-sweet jam. Comes from Greece! Really banking on this to do well if you just tried it!”
-Stephanie Yudowitch, Cofounder & Head of Merchandising
Dang Foods’ Lemon Matcha Keto Bar & DNX’s Grass Fed Bison Bar
Picking up: a new kind of sparkling beverage & Ugly, it’s in:
Minna’s Tropical Green Sparkling Tea, and Ugly Drink’s Watermelon Sparkling H2O
Made the cut from Sample Land…you tried It, you liked it:
🎶 Just the two of us We can have greens if we try Just the two of us Building salads so high Just the two of us Just Salad and I 🎶
Now that we’ve set the mood and you’re ready to…eat … we can tell you all about our newest salad restaurant, Just Salad. Priding themselves on the health benefits of their food, Just Salad supports health in all its forms, starting with healthy ingredients. Produce arrives fresh daily, and it’s only served raw, roasted, baked, or steamed.
Embrace the Summer with their Backyard BBQ Chicken Salad, filled with romaine lettuce, breaded chicken, charred corn, sharp white cheddar, crunchy onions and a smokey BBQ ranch. Or go bold with their Smokehouse Steak Salad, featuring romaine, grass-fed free-range steak, feta, black beans & corn, jalapeños, tortilla chips, and a smoky poblano ranch dressing.
Feeling fit? Try keeping up with the Keto Salad: Romaine & spinach, grilled chicken, hard-boiled egg, pickled red onions, avocado, roasted almonds, and pepper jack with low-fat avocado dressing, YUM! There’s also plenty of vegetarian salads like the Sweet Valley Salad with romaine, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted pumpkin seeds, avocado, hard-boiled egg, goat cheese, and a lemon-basil vinaigrette.
Any way you order, the salads here are more than just your regular salads!
Don’t forget to leave room for this week’s special desserts: Milk Bar’s best cookies & Magnolia Bakery’s Classic Banana Pudding!
Last but not least, a different kind of sample this week.
Functional food goes to the stratosphere with one of a kind Energybits®.
Plant-Based nutrition tablets made purely of algae…a sustainable whole-food crop that supports your body naturally.
A new art-inspired cafe is taking residence in SoHo. By Name is a multi-purpose space with the goal of creating contemporary art space for the community of local and international emerging artists contributing to the vibrancy of New York and beyond. Their food reflects this goal with inspired bento boxes, milk teas, and more. Their goal is to create food that is minimalist but not simple.
Try any one of their bento boxes with a variety of proteins including marinated beef, chicken, or tofu. The perfectly packed boxes come with broccoli, red cabbage, carrots, cherry tomato, served with fluffy white rice. Their green tea lattes are not to be missed either. Made fresh daily and packaged by hand, By Name sources, their tea leaves from small farms in Japan.
The clean and minimalist concept is embedded throughout their entire product line. They present the food and drink in the cleanest look possible, with every dish packed full of flavor and love.
End on a sweet note with their unique matcha creme brûlée, delectably smooth and rich with a perfectly balanced subtle bitterness with fresh cream. Or go for the classic creme brûlée with a caramel bottom, a French classic! So next time you are thinking about what to order for lunch, just remember to say By Name!
🎶Do a little dance, make a little lunch, eat Forkright🎶
Put a fork in it! Do what’s right and try the newest fast-casual dining concept serving healthy, “better for us” fare in NYC. Their mission is rooted in the belief that the food you eat shouldn’t just be good for you. It should be good for us all. Not to mention tasty AF (As fork.)
Forkright is the perfect spot for anyone looking to eat something healthy and delicious, but not wanting to spend a fortune. Try their more decadent options like the lemon-herbed chicken bowl with aforementioned lemon-herb chicken, mac & cheese with sweet corn and cheddar. This is accompanied alongside a carrot, turnip, and celery root mash, and with brown rice.
Take a walk on the Vegetarian side while still satisfying your tastebuds by enjoying a mushroom “meatball” made of lentil-mushroom-bulgur “meatballs”, Forkright’s famous mac & cheese with sweet corn and cheddar, served with kale, fennel, and Aleppo pepper salad, as well as field greens. Go for something completely different with the Old Bay Shrimp Bowl -Old Bay seasoned steamed shrimp, charred paprika-lemon broccoli, rainbow salad and yogurt-poppy seed dressing served with brown rice.
Forkright will have feeling fun and full!
Last but certainly not least, our sample in residence this week is Vive Organic.
Unleash nature’s vitality with your selection of functional shots. A healthier way to fight the case of the Mondays.
Chef/Entrepreneur/Model/Singer/Actor Franco Noriega is more than just quintuple threat, he’s leading the charge on Peruvian Chicken in NYC with his lively West Village restaurant, Baby Brasa. Opened just a few years back, the former star-turned-restauranteur Franco has established himself as one of the elite Peruvian chefs in NYC. As seen on Ellen, ABC, and Live with Kelly and Ryan, Franco emphasizes the freshness of the ingredients, as well as the traditional Peruvian methods of cooking. This all organic Peruvian spot is typically a sit-down restaurant, however, we’re ditching the wait time and bringing this premier partner straight to you.
While the traditional Peruvian chicken is not to be missed, some of their other dishes are absolute standouts as well. The ceviche is an unforgettable mix of flounder, two types of corn, onions, sweet potatoes, and a refreshing mix of citrus juices.
The Lomo Saltado, one of the most popular Peruvian dishes, is a must-try as well. It is a stir-fry combining marinated strips of sirloin with onions, tomatoes, french fries, and other spices; Served with perfectly cooked Peruvian rice. Take your tastebuds for a dip and get the delicately cooked salmon with a passion fruit reduction sauce, served with white rice.
With so many great options, you’re sure to find the perfect dish for lunch.
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Okay, this place is not Italian, but the food is great! From the tastebuds behind Bombay Sandwich Co. comes a new and exciting Indian restaurant, emphasizing the flavors of Southern India. The eatery, which means ‘good’ in Telugu, presents food from the Andhra region of Southern India in a fast-casual dining setting. Manchi’s vegetable-forward and gluten-free menu is composed of core dishes found in the region.
Enjoy fresh and delicious proteins like cracked chicken or cracked chickpea tofu, with a base of either quinoa, rice, or kale salad, and toppings like spiced veggies including eggplant, cauliflower, potato, and rainbow slaw.
The Classic Curried Chicken Bowl features curried cracked chicken with eggplant, string beans, rainbow slaw, and Indian yoghurt sauce, served over rice. Want something completely different? Try The Detox, a large bowl of kitchari, a savory Indian porridge made with lentils, rice, carrots, peas, and ghee (clarified butter).
Manchi Bojanam! (Enjoy your meal!)
Also, be sure to try this week’s sponsored sample:
Cousin’s Maine Lobster, Cousin’s Maine Lobster, Cousin’s Maine Lobster
I got Lobster, I got rolls I got Lobster, I got rolls I’ve been trapping, trapping, trapping, lobster all damn night. Cousin’s Maine Lobster!
Okay, enough of that. Summer is here and lobster season is at it’s absolute peak. The meat is juicy and fresh, wild caught off the coast of Maine. What started as a couple of cousins opening up a small food truck, exploded into a Shark Tank-fueled nationwide business. As seen on Eater, Zagat, MSNBC and more, Cousin’s Maine Lobster has garnered a lot of attention and it is well deserved. All the lobster is prepared carefully in small batches, to ensure an Authentic Maine dining experience.
Connecticut-style rolls are the star of the menu, featuring plenty of hot and delicious lobster meat on a buttered New England-style bun. If you want to keep it cool go for the Maine-style rolls, served chilled with just a hint of mayonnaise and a lemon wedge.
But that’s not the only thing that will be on the menu. Sink your teeth into modern Maine favorites like lobster quesadillas, lobster harvest salads, and lobster grilled cheese. When the AC is blasting too hard in your office we got just the thing for you. Rich clam chowder and lobster bisque are here to save the day (and meeting!).
So grab your bib and appetite, it’s time to get crackin’!
Also… refer to the menu for select availability, but we will be offering SAMPLES from refreshing CBD infused Sprig. Try it, smile more & rate it so we know if we should stock it.
I want to be, the very ZEST, like no one ever was!
Zest Szechuan strives to provide authentic Sichuan food in a market that has recently become quite saturated. Zest sets themselves apart by adhering to the concept of traditional Sichuan cuisine. Zest Szechuan is committed to the dissemination of traditional Chinese food culture through their cooking.
At Zest, you can find traditional dishes like spicy mapo tofu, silky and soft tofu in a spicy bright red Szechuan sauce, mixed in with minced pork. You can also find some of your favorites like General Tso Chicken, made of battered and deep-fried chicken in a sweet, savory, and spicy General Tso’s sauce.
Lily Ma, the restaurant owner who came to the United States in 1999, knows the needs and palates of food-obsessed New Yorkers. She emphasizes food that ensures a better understanding of contemporary American Chinese food and traditional Chinese food.
In just over a year, “Zest Szechuan” has gotten diners’ and critics’ recognition, with mentions in The New York Times, Eater, and Grub Street. Whether it’s more traditional Chinese food or Chinese American classics, Zest is sure to bring an extra zip to your lunch!
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Special Desserts This Week!
Enjoy Levains famous cookies, limited quantity available on Wednesday and Friday of this week!
Enjoy Magnolia Bakery’s PRIDE Banana Pudding, limited quantity available on Tuesday and Thursday of this week!
Wolfnights is a gourmet wrap shop that cooks fresh dough wraps on a hot dome for every order. The wraps are made with unique ingredients like fig, turmeric, and ginger. Owner and founder, Itai wanted to combine his two favorite cuisines, Israeli and Thai, to create the perfect wrap. It’s sweet, spicy, crunchy, savory — all together in one bite. There are ten different wrap types. If you’re feeling a bowl, you can get them over pearled couscous or quinoa.
All the dough is made fresh on the “IronWolf”, an inverse wok of sorts fired up to 500° F, cooking the dough in less than a minute! This technique was inspired by the Druze people of his native country that bake the dough in a very similar fashion over the fire. Go veggie-friendly and try the Teen Wolf, filled with freshly made falafel in fig dough that includes pickles and sunflower seeds.
Don’t miss the Pink Moon, a grilled shrimp wrapped in a beet & chia seed dough with bean sprout slaw, charcoal grilled asparagus, pickled jalapeño, fried pickles, and a tangy-sweet coconut vanilla sauce. Or go for the protein-packed Wolfnight’s favorite, The Beast – a steak wrap made with turmeric dough, charcoal-grilled steak, blue cheese, cilantro, BBQ crunch, and red chili mayo. Your taste buds will be simultaneously delighted and excited!
Welcome Mr. Bing, Authentic Chinese Street Food, With NYC Flair.
What in the world is a Bing?
Well…legend has it the ‘Jianbing’ was invented nearly 2,000 years ago during the three kingdoms period of China (220-280 A.D.). Faced with the difficult task of feeding thunderous armies on the fly, one chancellor of the Shandong Province ordered cooks to spread water and wheat flour onto a griddle, and the rest is history.
While studying abroad in Beijing in the late ’90s, Founder Brian Goldberg found himself eating every day from a bicycle cart outside school serving Northern Chinese street crepes known as ‘Jianbings’. Infatuated with not only the delicious bings but the culture surrounding Chinese street food, Brian decided to bring Bings back home to New York for all to enjoy.
Want an authentic pan-Asian taste? Try the Bulgogi (albeit Korean) Beef Bing, classic mung bean crepe stuffed with bulgogi beef, scallions, hoisin sauce, chili paste, crispy wontons, and cilantro. Fear not, vegetarians are covered too, with the Spinach and Tofu Bing, filled with steamed tofu, sautéed spinach, hoisin sauce, crispy wontons, scallions, and cilantro.
Not feeling a Bing? Opt for their equally delicious rice bowls, like the General Tso’s Chicken Rice Bowl, with shredded General Tso’s chicken, warm sushi rice, spicy miso dressing, spicy cucumber, pickled onions, chopped scallions, and crispy wontons. General Tso’s is shredded and atypical.
Mr. Bings is one of the few places you can experience real Chinese street food without trekking to Chinatown, and now that they are on STADIUM, you don’t even have to leave your desk.
Welcome Tri Tip Grill, SoCal BBQ, Smoked, Carved, & Delivered Fresh.
Beef, it’s what’s for lunch.
Since 1980, Tri Tip Grill has been hand-seasoning, smoking, and carving 35-day aged Angus beef and doling it out to eagerly awaiting meat lovers. Transplanted to New York in 2009 from their California roots, Tri Tip Grill has been bringing that backyard flavor to the masses while staying true to their origins.
Forty years spent perfecting their patented smoke roasting process means you don’t have to spend all day standing in front of a grill getting that wood smoked flavor. The freezer is small. Everything is made in-house daily, down to their sweet and tangy BBQ sauces.
Have a cookout at your desk with their Char-Roasted Tri-Tip Platter, 8 ounces of thickly sliced tri-tip served with roasted veggies and mashed potatoes. Didn’t get a chance to stop by Geno’s on your last trip to Philadelphia? Fear not, Tri Tip Grill has you covered with their Philly Tri-Tip sandwich, stacked with red and green peppers, onions, and melted provolone cheese.
Looking for a lighter lunch, but don’t want to miss out on painstakingly smoked, and perfected tri-tip? Treat yourself with the Tri-Tip Steak Salad, featuring crisp lettuce, topped with cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh croutons, carrots, red cabbage, and of course tri-tip steak. Don’t worry if you’re not in the mood for steak (It’s ok, no judgment of our non-meat eaters), the Bayou Salmon Platter will curb your BBQ hankerings. Char-broiled fresh salmon seasoned with lemon pepper dill, and served with mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables.
It’s ok if you have to spend all day at the office. With Tri-Tip grill you can be transported to your favorite smoke-house. Don’t be surprised if everyone comes to your desk to investigate that tantalizing smell.
Enjoy Magnolia Bakery’s Special PRIDE Banana Pudding!
Special Dessert for this week is Magnolia Bakery’s PRIDE confetti banana pudding. Their classic banana pudding packed with rainbow confetti. For PRIDE month, 10% of all sales from the PRIDE banana pudding will go to the Trevor Project the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.
Last, but not least, we are sampling off Revive Kombucha this week.
Deliciously conscious and super tasty, from Sonoma County, CA.
Claim your sample when you add a lunch to bag – one per customer, per lunch. First, come first serve.
Please rate your sample – it really helps us decide on our selection and helps fuel the brands!
Happy Monday, STADIUM. We have two new partners for your ordering pleasure this week! Hope you get to try them.
As always, ratings & feedback welcome to empower a stronger menu.
Welcome, Sergimmo Salumeria. Authentic Italian panino, pasta & salads straight from Palermo.
Two steps above your go-to deli, Sergimmo Salumeria brings together all of your classic Italian favorites and stuffs them into a sandwich, transporting you straight to Sicily. With homemade mozzarella and the absolute most high quality imported Italian meats, it’s tough to find anyone better in the City.
Sergio and Massimo’s father planted the seed of what would become Sergimmo’s when he immigrated from a small town named Torretta in Palermo, Sicily in 1969. Sergio and Massimo not only grew up in the food business but persistently worked to refine and acquired a taste for only flavorful foods.
Sink your teeth into the classic Chicken Parm Sandwich loaded with freshly breaded chicken and topped with their homemade mozzarella and tomato sauce. Go full Italian with the Il VIP – Proscuitto di Parma, mozzarella, spring mix, extra virgin olive oil and fig spread, a Sergimmo specialty!
Looking for a lighter lunch? Go for the Carnivale Vegetable Sandwich with mixed grilled veggies, mozzarella, and pesto.
At Sergimmo’s they’ve taken the Mediterranean “diet” and turned it into a lifestyle in the heart of New York City. As a Paninoteca and Salumeria, they make each meal with precision and love. No panino ever goes neglected- always Sergio and Massimo approved.
…switching gears to the rolling dunes of Egypt…
Welcome, Kusharista! An ancient Egyptian grain meets pasta that goes global….
Rich in cultural flavors and delectable accents, Kusharista is the newest addition to New York’s thriving gourmet international food scene.
Having spent years researching and exploring the world’s gastronomic traditions, Mohamed Moamen, a food connoisseur and enthusiast, set out on a mission to bring the best of the world’s flavors together. The Mediterranean’s healthy cuisine, the vibrancy of Mexican dishes, the rich texture of Italian food and the exotic flavor of Thai and Indian spices under one roof for an unparalleled culinary experience.
Kushari, the namesake dish, has a rich history dating back to the 1300s. It didn’t become an Egyptian staple until the 19th century when the British introduced the food to the cosmopolitan city, Cairo.
Italian immigrants soon added pasta and tomato sauce to the dish and…voila! Kusharista was born. The dish consists of elbow pasta, lentils, chickpeas, tomato sauce, and golden fried onions.
Kusharista takes it a step further with variations like the Asian Fusion Kushari with brown rice, coconut curry sauce, teriyaki glaze, and jumbo steamed shrimp. Want something more traditional?
Try the Mediterranean Medley Kushari, filled with couscous, whole grain pasta, chickpeas, tomato sauce, grilled chicken, lentils, cranberries, baby spinach, and golden fried onions.
Kusharista’s product-driven menu is a testament to the restaurant’s quality and purity of ingredients. Every dish is rooted in tradition, showcasing organic ingredients and pristine culinary inspirations from far-away destinations – all to make the New York food scene just a tad more exciting.
The American cuisine was built on innovation and eclectic experimentation – now, Kusharista takes it one step further to celebrate culinary hallmarks with a modern twist.
Also, your favorite salad joint just got some new kids on the block. Yes, sweetgreen’s Elote Bowl returns, and the salad behemoth has also launched MANY new online-only exclusives.
Well, ain’t that fancy.
The lineup: Elote Bowl, Spring Chicken Salad, Blueberry Summer Salad, Miso Roasted Corn Bowl, Plant Power Salad, Steelhead + Summer Squash Bowl, OMG Omega w/ Steelhead Salad, Veggie Caesar Salad, Hello Portobello Salad, Chicken Tostada Salad, Spicy Cashew Chicken Bowl
Last but not least, this June, we’ll be rolling out more sampled brands. Be sure to claim & rate, so we can keep it going :D.
100 percent of guiltin’ free food is here! The Little Beet was founded with one simple philosophy: To serve real food deliciously. Inspired by local, seasonal and natural ingredients, The Little Beet created a menu that offers wholesome food that makes you feel really good about eating it and even better after.
All of their ingredients are carefully sourced from farmers and purveyors they know and trust, so you can too. The Little Beet firmly believes what grows together, goes together. All of The Little Beet’s menu items are gluten-free. But more importantly, they are also guiltin’ free. Good food never tasted so good!
Sink your teeth into the inspired Brussel Hustle with chicken, shaved brussels sprouts, pecorino cheese, cranberry, avocado white bean spread, salsa verde, pickled onion, and super seeds all over tender field greens.
Want some salmon in your life? Go for the Yuzu Salmon Avocado Bowl w/ Brown Rice. Freshly roasted. salmon is paired with chipotle slaw, golden beets, kale, avocado, sesame seeds, yuzu vinaigrette, and pickled ginger over perfectly cooked brown rice.
Give back to your body and try The Little Beet today!
Time to try your new favorite dumpling spot with so much more! The Terracotta Army may be the most famous landmark in the central Chinese city of Xi’an, but Foody’s Dumplings array of noodles, bowls, and of course dumplings are the easiest and tastiest way to be transported to China.
The minds (and hands) behind NYC’s famous Vanessa’s Dumplings bring their unparalleled technique and flavor right to your desk. With a former Xi’an Famous Foods alum in the kitchen, Foody’s draws its flavor from all over the diverse regions of China, with an emphasis on the unique flavors of Xi’an.
Think slowly stewed beef with hand-ripped noodles in a rich broth, or a specially spiced and seasoned lamb soup with thin homemade noodles. Their cold and spicy sesame noodles with shaved cucumbers are an absolute must.
Want to try their signature dumplings made fresh every day? You can opt for boiled or pan-fried. With different fillings like pork, chicken, shrimp & pork, or vegetable.
Turn it up a notch with the Red Hot Chili Oil Dumplings or the Spicy & Sour dumplings in soup. The classic sides include stewed beef, pork, or a vegetarian “Rougamo” in a flatbread as well as scallion pancakes and veggie spring rolls.
Don’t miss out on your chance to try one of NYC’s best dumplings!
Healthy eaters rejoice, your new favorite restaurant is here! Pure Ktchn serves up a mostly vegan and vegetarian fare, with a few shrimp and tuna dishes for all you pescatarians out there.
With an aim to make nutritious food that supports both your health and the environment, Pure Ktchn makes nothing fried, uses no added sugars, no soy, no chemicals, just 100% pure and organic ingredients from Mother Earth.
By making everything fresh every single day, they maintain the highest nutritional value. All of their nut cheeses, nut butter, nut milk is made in house daily using organic ingredients with no additives or preservatives.
The restaurant puts a strong emphasis on superfoods like acai, cacao, coconuts, and more. You might go for one of their hearty salads, like the avocado-beet or the Caesar salad with delectable coconut “bacon” and crunchy chickpea croutons.
Perhaps you’ll take a swim and go for the Spicy Shrimp Salad with arugula, spinach, carrots, cabbage, pepitas, spicy sunflower seeds, fresh wild-caught shrimp, cucumbers, and a spicy cashew dressing.
What better way to finish your meal than with a Pink Dragon Cheesecake made with a walnut-date base, almond cheese, pink dragon puree. All vegan, all delicious.
You really can’t go wrong when all the ingredients are oh-so-right!
New Featured Dessert This Week: Levain Bakery
You know it, you love it, maybe you’ve ever drooled over an Instagram about it. The world famous Levain cookies are here! STADIUM is skipping the line for you and bringing the cookies right to you!
After 25 years, the legendary bakery whose oversized chocolate chip cookies are a favorite among locals and tourists alike.
No two cookies are the same, as they are scratch-made by hand every day. Levain focuses on four high-quality cookie flavors—dark chocolate chocolate chip, dark chocolate peanut butter chip, oatmeal raisin, and chocolate chip walnut. Nothing can compare so grab yours today!
Natureworks is real food- as nature intended. Today, buzz words like “real food,” “eating raw,” and “all-natural,” and “fresh ingredients” seem overly used and almost insincere in some cases. In 1978, when family-run Natureworks was founded, it was unchartered territory.
If you’re in the mood for a throwback, you might remember Eva’s Kitchen, or Eva’s Health Food which is actually the mother concept to Natureworks. Locations emerged, focuses differed (Eva’s exclusively works on catering now and is focused on other boroughs besides Manhattan)
Natureworks became a mainstay for the office lunch crowd outside of its original Murray Hill location, and now West 55th St. location, sporting a vast menu of healthy “things” that fall into every lunch mood category.
Among sandwiches, choose from hot & toasted sandwiches, classic pita burgers, whole wheat burritos.
Among salads, superfood it with South American Taco Salad w/ Chicken Breast or the vegetarian Baked Tofu w/ Hummus Salad.
There are sides, aka lots of steamed vegetables.
But ultimately, what comprises half the menu…your choice of protein plates.
Legitimately, some high energy protein plates have fitting names. One is called the “Hulk”; described as not one or two or three but six egg whites, a steak burger, onion, pepper sauce, and either bean chili or lentils atop. A working lunch indeed… maybe if you’re body-building.
Legitimately, some high energy protein plates have fitting names. One is called the “Hulk”; described as not one or two or three but six egg whites, a steak burger, onion, pepper sauce, and either bean chili or lentils atop. A working lunch indeed… maybe if you’re body-building.
Get those fingers in shape.
Healthful & uncomplicated. Just like nature intended.
Restaurant Refresh: Som Bo
Holy shallots! New “snap-pea” dishes from our Cantonese-fusion treasure, Som Bo.
Dig into the Korean Steak Bowl Rice Bowl/ Sugar Snaps & Sweet Potato.
If you haven’t found the time to take that backpacking trip to Thailand, have no fear. You can sample a true Thai adventure in the comfort of your own office. Once you taste the authentic flavors of Herbs Thai Bistro, you’ll be hooked on the delicious flavors of Bangkok.
Arguably New York’s favorite cuisine has lasted long past the “it’s just a phase” point and Herbs Thai Bistro is proudly standing at the forefront of it. Pad Thai, tasty curry galore, spicy basil beef, and so much more.
Pump up your appetizer game with succulent chicken satay and shrimp summer rolls, as well as drunken noodles and a variety of garlic lovers entrees. The spices are not to be toyed with, as this true Thai cooking involves only the freshest ingredients with a solid kick of spice.
To bring the cooling sensations, much of the food is graced with loads of herbs, lime juice, ginger, and lemongrass, which are cooked into many of the dishes.
You asked for it, we delivered. Thai’s back on STADIUM for your very special lunch.
Restaurant Refresh: Avocaderia
Avocado Nation returns with our green lovelies at Avocaderia. Their spring menu is in full swing with new seasonal items such as the Tahini Gem Salad w/ Chicken, Impossi Bowl, & Burrata Sunshine Bowl. Mm, mm, it’s a refreshing (and all-the-rage) white cloud of yum.
Classic bowls, toasts and wraps return with our fan fave Portobello Road Rice Bowl w/ Chicken, and NY Salmon Avocado Toast.
We want to hear from you about a new project STADIUM is developing! Keep it on the d/l, but your input is highly appreciated.
Picnic Basket serves only handmade bread with vegetables, meats, and cheeses delivered daily. Sandwiches are packed with tasty and fresh ingredients, made-to-order. With a menu focused on simplicity and flavor, you can’t go wrong with any dish. The menu merges flavors from Mediterranean, Italian and Asian traditions — it’s a basket full of diversity.
Reign in your Italian with their famous Fresh Mozzarella Sandwich: stuffed with fire roasted red peppers, alfalfa sprouts, fresh greens, tomatoes and a healthy drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette. Take a trip to South America with their juicy Chimi Chicken Sandwich, packed with grilled chicken breast, fresh greens, tomatoes, and a zesty chimichurri sauce
Keeping it light before summer? Opt for any one of their delicious and healthy salads. Better yet, we like their side of sweet potatoes with delicious dipping aioli. Also, coming soon: half and half combos.
Restaurant Refresh: Root & Bone
Our favorite East VIllage Southern cookin’ haunt is back. Welcome back Root & Bone. Yardbird’s little sister hops back onto the menu with classics like their fried chicken drumsticks, mac & cheese, buttermilk biscuits. Gone are the jarred desserts in favor ofdecadent key lime and bourbon pecan pie. Their famed pink deviled eggs will make an appearance, alongside green options like an artisanal kale caesar salad and cauliflower steak plate.
Trekking to Avenue B no more.
New Sample in Residence: Shrewd Food, Free high protein snack delights
Innovative baked protein crisps that emulate your childhood cheese puffs, with a much healthier spin. Each serving has 14g of protein, 2g of carbs and 90 calories. Check the menu for specific dates.
Lastly, our dessert program. This week: cookies back from Milk Bar. Compost vis à vis Cornflakes.
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If you’re interested in becoming a sample in residence? Let us know!