New This Week! Pure Ktchn & Everyone’s Favorite Cookie…🥗🍪

New On Stadium, May 20th-24th,

New Restaurant: Pure Ktchn 

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!

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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!

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Have A Great Week! 

New This Week! Natureworks, Som Bo, New Dishes & Snacks … 💪 🍲 🍃

New on STADIUM, May 13 – May 17

New Restaurant: Natureworks 

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.

Or,  Roasted Chili Lime Chicken Rice Bowl w/ Sugar Snaps & Roasted Corn & Edamame.   

Their real-deal grilled tofu is still kaling it with the Grilled Tofu Rice Bowl w/ Miso Kale & Sweet Potato.

Or opt for a simple and rustic Vegan Market Farro Bowl if tofu isn’t for you.


You’ll be wanting som mo’.

Have you seen our Recently Added section, recently? 

New from Han Dynasty…

Chicken in Garlic Sauce w/ White Rice & Rice Noodle w/ Shrimp


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New from Sushi-teria

Shrimp Shocker Combo & Veggie Good Combo

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New Snacks…

Stay tuned on the menu for more surprises.

Have a great week! 

New This Week! Thai Food, Avocaderia & A Quick Survey: Should We Have…? 🇹🇭 🥑

New on STADIUM, May 6- May 10

New Restaurant: Herbs Thai Bistro

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. 

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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.

Please take our very quick, three-question survey to find out more.

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Lastly,  a lil’ sweet surprise. This week: we’ll be featuring pie slices from Four & Twenty Blackbirds.  From BK to You.
Enjoy, limited quantities.  Check menu for specific dates.

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Happy May!

Have a great week! 


New Eats This Week! Sandwiches (You Asked For It!), Southern Cookin’ & More Samples … 🍗 🧀

New on STADIUM, April 29 – May 3


New Restaurant: Picnic Basket


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.

Do you like this new Monday email format? Let us know! 

Any suggestions on our feature dessert provider for the week?  Let us know!

If you’re interested in becoming a sample in residence?  Let us know!

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Have a great week!  Spring-ding-a-ling.


Flavors Of The World, Spice Up Your Lunch: Spicy Moon (NEW)

🎶”Flavors of the world, Spice up your lunch, Every bowl and every dish, Spice up your lunch, People of New York, Spice up your lunch, Aah”🎶

Meatless Mondays (and any day really) have a new face, and it’s name is Spicy Moon. Over in the East Village, and now at your office, Szechuan food has been given a much needed makeover by the Szechuan peppercorn–powered Spicy Moon.

As for the menu itself, it covers a lot of regional standards, but with a vegan twist. Think twice-cooked yuba, fan-favorite dan dan noodles with Beyond Meat, flavor-packed cumin-style tofu, and a spicy vegetable or tofu dry pot.

There is of course, the famous regional dish, mapo tofu which is not to be missed, or burn your way into the veggie wontons in chili oil. They are a stand out for being an undeniably terrific representation of the classic dish.

Other dishes include vegan versions of Chinese-American classics, like the General Tso’s mushroom. The ‘shrooms come nugget-shaped with a special dipping sauce after being breaded and fried. Don’t stop there because the cold sesame noodles are calling your name and the flaky scallion pancake will have you happy and no longer hungry!

While standards make up most of the menu, there are also less conventional items like the fried pickles with “Szechuan sauce”. You’ll be sure to put some respect on their name after trying your first bite!

At Spicy Moon, it’s the little things that make it a more interesting place than your standard Szechuan restaurant and showcase the owners’ passion for the food and dedication to creativity in the city’s ever-expanding field of vegan restaurants.

This Tuesday…

They See Me Rolln: Rolln Sushi (NEW)

🎶“They see me Rolln, they hatin’, patrolling tryin’ to catch me eating sushi”🎶

Fresh in from the coast of sunny Australia comes an innovative sushi restaurant looking to change the way we think about hand rolls. Noticing that there was a lack of affordable sushi in his new hometown of NYC, founder David Tam decided to bring a little of his Australian secret sauce to our streets. 

Rolln focuses on doing one thing, and doing that one thing extraordinarily well: Handrolls. So if you have an irrational fear of chopsticks (it’s understandable), look no further for your sushi fix, simply grab and enjoy. 

All of their handrolls are made fresh each day in-house with sustainable seafood, organic vegetables and handcrafted sauces. These are not your traditional cone shaped handrolls, but rather one you may find in the hands of an Australian student on “sushi day” at school. Don’t be fooled however, these are not simply a kids treat. 

Try their unique take on a deli classic, a tuna salad handroll, packed with high quality Spanish tuna and a crunch of fresh cucumber, that’ll have you rethinking how you order sushi. 

Looking for something more traditional? Take a bite out of the salmon avocado roll, stuffed with fresh sustainably sourced salmon, paired with avocados ripened in-house for the perfect texture in every chomp. 

Don’t call it quits there. Rolln offers a unique quinoa handroll for when you’re tired of the traditional quinoa preparations you’ve had one hundred times over. Start with a classic California roll, but choose the path less taken and opt for quinoa instead of rice, you won’t be disappointed. It may just be your new favorite way to enjoy the ancient grain!


Hey, Handsome Fella. (NEW! & FREE SAMPLE!!) 🍚 🍃

Korean cuisine never looked so good! Handsome Rice brings all the fresh flavors of Korea right to your desk. 

Handsome Rice specializes in Dosirak, which refers to the Korean-style lunchbox typically made at home. Similar to Japanese bento or Indian tiffin, they are made with a variety of vegetables and meat, paired with pickled vegetables and rice.

The founder of Handsome rice, Hansong Kim, is a highly experienced chef with a venerable gourmet background. Working in the menu development and franchising industry for years, Chef Kim opened his own brand focusing on creating healthy and delicious Korean dishes. A celebrity chef in Korea, Hansong utilizes the Handsome Rice kitchen to serve fresh Korean food with modern touches. 

For many of the dishes, freshly cut vegetables with house-made small batch sauces, marinated meats, and grilled to order proteins sit atop a bed of fluffy rice.

Go for a classic – traditional Korean Bulgogi. Sweet soy sauce-marinated rib eye & Roasted vegetables is layered atop a bed of perfectly cooked Korean purple rice. Want to try something new? Opt for the Jeyuk – Gochujang (spicy Korean sauce) marinated pork with roasted vegetables atop that delicious portion of rice. Just because you can’t pronounce it yet, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it. 

The side dishes, like the pork and spinach dumplings, are all made with fresh ingredients. Value your vegetables? The vegetable dumplings offer a lighter yet equally delicious treat!

For more healthy options, try the juicy and delicious sous vide chicken and avocado plate. A healthy helping of good fats next to high-protein chicken breast that is slowly cooked then finished on the grill- YUM! Wanna go even lighter but keep the full flavor? Order the bibimbap for a bevy of veggies and seaweed atop Korean purple rice with a spicy Korean sauce! 

It’s K-Time
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Restaurant Launch: Fle-Fle Do You Love Me ? 🥙

Welcome Mediterranean powerhouse Fle-Fle. Relative newcomer Fle-Fle is entering into the hardened arena of Mediterranean cuisine, but don’t be caught off guard, they are well prepared for battle. Focusing on crisp clean Mediterranean flavors Fle-Fle brings their own flare with authentic, true-to-form dishes.

An storefront that’s not flee-ing

Feeling falafel? Check. Hankering for hummus? Check. Pristine pita?  Check. Did we mention their menu is 100% sustainable, all-natural, homemade, and non-GMO?  While 95% of their menu is vegan or vegetarian; perfect for all appetites!

The delicious brainchild of Syrian-born Riad El-Khaliabi, Fle-Fle packs in a mouthful of fresh ingredients into every bite. Four simple ingredients – chickpeas, lemon, tahini, and a pinch of salt – create the heavenly smooth hummus that is the centerpiece of almost every dish.

Looking for something more protein-packed to stave of those hunger pains? Try their marinated Chicken Tawook, accompanied with all your favorites; hummus, pickled turnips and peppers, drizzled with a rich tahini sauce, to name a few.

Their falafels are hand made daily to order. Crispy and brown on the outside, light and bright green on the inside, they are cooked to perfection and reminiscent of falafels only found in faraway lands along the ancient Silk Road.

If you are looking for a light vegan-friendly option, look no further than their crunchy falafel salad, accompanied by homemade pickled vegetables, seasonal mixed greens, some of that divine tahini, and a healthy scoop of hummus.

Have a sweet tooth? Savory isn’t the only thing Fle-Fle has perfected. Their flaky baklava has dozens of layers of buttery crust, topped with honey. The homemade phyllo dough pastry comes in a box of miniatures, perfect for sharing with your co-workers and will have you all saying, “Honey, I’m home!”

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