New This Week! Around the world with Junzi, Latineria, and Bokksu…🇨🇳 🇨🇺 🇯🇵

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.

About Latineria:

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.

About Bokksu: 

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. 

Limited Availability, grab it before it’s gone! 

All-new, all this week. 

New This Week! Chinese Street Food Invades NYC & SoCal BBQ Makes A Smoky Statement! 🥩🥡

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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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!