Time To Listen To Mama And Chow Down On Some Classic & Fresh Mediterranean Dishes From Mama Ganoush! Plus, Don’t Miss Dessert!

Winter is coming, but that doesn’t mean your appetite has to cool down as well. Mama Ganoush is here to save you from “just another lunch” spot and transport you to the Mediterranean with each and every bite you take. 

What did Mama always tell you? Not sure. I didn’t have much of an attention span as a kid and never really knew what anyone was going on but that shouldn’t stop you from ordering Mama Ganoush! Based on the widely-acclaimed Mediterranean diet, Mama Ganoush focuses on fresh ingredients inspired by the coastal towns of the Middle-East, North Africa, and Southern Europe. 

Try their signature grilled steak bowl with saffron basmati rice, tomato, pickle, pickled onion, parsley, spicy hummus, romaine, and lemon tahini. Their loaded cauliflower bowl is a winner as well with bulgur, hummus, tomato, scallion, charred jalapeño, and lemon tahini.

What is a Mediterranean place without salmon? Their spicy salmon bowl comes with fresh roasted salmon, whole wheat bulgur, spicy hummus, marinated chickpeas, spicy broccoli, tomato, kale, pickled turnip, and charred jalapeño. 

Mama didn’t raise no fool so I’m ordering from Mama Ganoush today!

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Don’t Miss Dessert! 

On Wednesday this week get your hands on some of New Yorks’s most coveted cookies from Levain, and on Thursday Magnolia Bakery serves up some sweet goodness with their Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Pudding! 

Bareburger Is Here To Satisfy All Your Burger Cravings, Meat Or Otherwise! Plus, Don’t Forget About Dessert!

The founder of Bareburger, Euripides Pelekanos, knows that America loves their burgers, but we’re also becoming more conscientious about our food. So he’s created a healthier comfort food chain that sources sustainable ingredients and goes above and beyond for special diet needs. They recently revamped their menu by halving it between meat and vegan dishes. 

As momma said, veggies first! Their vegan options cannot be beat! They offer multiple varieties of both the Impossible Patty and the Beyond Meat Patty. If these aren’t your jam, they also offer completely plant-based options, such as the gluten-free Farmstead — sweet potato, kale, and wild rice patty — as well as the quinoa and chia-based Rambler or the black bean and roasted corn-based Guadalupe. 

But let’s not forget their outstanding meat-based burgers. The American is a classic with organic grass-fed beef, organic Colby cheese, green leaf, red onions, tomatoes, sweet pickles, organic ketchup, stone ground mustard, on a brioche bun. Feeling bold?

The Flaming Bacon is a must – organic grass-fed beef, organic Colby cheese, uncured all-natural smoked bacon, green leaf, pickled jalapeños, habanero mayo, on a brioche bun…mmmmmmm. Don’t miss out on their chicken dishes either like the spicy Buffalo chicken sandwich with blue cheese or their chicken fingers. Bareburger is the best thing you’ve had since sliced bread!

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Don’t Miss Dessert! 

On Wednesday this week get your hands on some of New Yorks’s most coveted cookies from Levain, and on Thursday Magnolia Bakery serves up some sweet goodness with their Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Pudding! 

Pickler & Co. Serves Up Fresh Sandwiches & Brodo Bone Broth Is Here To Warm The Soul…Plus Some Fall Desserts!!

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Brodo Broth Co. 

Broth is having a moment right now. The days are getting darker and the winds are getting colder. Two cold, hard facts that bring upon your notion that you need to stay warm, and you need to turn a new healthy leaf with something super revitalizing.  Forget super greens this and quinoa that – we have something truly different, very nutritious, and totally new for you.  

We have Brodo, which means “broth” in Italian, founded by Chef Marco Canora of Hearth (the Michelin-guide rearing, NYT Two Stars hailing, James Beard Award-winning Hearth). What began as Hearth’s rich, and intensely flavorful soup and stew stocks turned into a revolutionary way to see the soup base – not as a soup, but a standalone beverage that can be drunk as an alternative to the perils of caffeinated coffees and teas.

Like many of us, Canora’s cry for broth came from a strong desire to detox from the daily stress of the kitchen — late nights, no sleep, too many adult beverages, smoking, and bread-eating (We know that one).

Broth, with its life-giving elixir type properties, is something that should be sipped slowly and enjoyably to really reap its elixir type properties.  The base broths are tasty; their intense flavor from sipping on slowly simmered bones of organic chicken, and grass-fed beef. It’s also many steps above your average cooking or soup broth, given the various infusions Chef has curated in what he calls “Combinations We Love.”

Namely, the Deeply Rooted  – Hearth’s signature broth (a quad of beef, chicken, turkey, fresh veggies), with health-giving turmeric and stomach-pleasing ginger. There’s also the popular Spicy Nonna – the signature broth is dressed up with chili oil and roasted garlic puree as Canora sticks to his roots. And for any Asian flavor lover, we have Oishi Oishi (it’s fun to say) – chicken broth, shiitake tea, reishi powder, roasted garlic puree, grass-fed butter. Or the classic notes of Tom Yum  – a broth that is spicy, and tart. Chicken broth, chili oil, coconut milk, lime, curry spices.

Drink up and brave the season together.

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Pickler & Co. 

Reubens, Cubans, and salads, oh my! You will find these delectable items and so much more at Pickler & co, a Midtown deli squeezed into the lobby of a fashion college. Just steps away from the UN, Pickler & co. manages to satisfy the UN of palates, so to speak. Whether you’re looking to go light or hearty, they have something for everyone! 

Pickler & co. works off of 4 basic yet underutilized values:  1) Serve worry-free food that is not just for the well-to-do. New Yorkers of all income levels should be able to eat a meal that is free of artificial preservatives, antibiotics, artificial growth hormones, and all the other junk, and do it at an affordable price. 2) Improve the health and quality of the local and national food system by working with vendors who share our commitment to responsible business practices. 3) Provide guests with consistently great products and customer service. 4) Provide their team with a positive work environment and pay them well for an honest day’s work.

Sounds pretty good to me!

So what will you order? Chewie’s Wrap is a fan favorite with a hearty portion of roast beef, pepper jack cheese, garlic mayo, avocado, hot peppers, on a wheat wrap. Another Pickler favorite is the NJ Sloppy Joe. If you know what this is you know how good it is. Smoked turkey, roast beef, swiss cheese, 1000 island dressing, coleslaw on rye bread. Damn. Maybe you want something lighter to get you through this client meeting? Go for the turkey and hummus wrap with delicious ingredients including smoked turkey, American cheese, hummus, olive oil, half-sour pickle, carrot, red onion, all on a wheat wrap.

No matter which way you slice, top, bite, or chew it, Pickler & co. is the way to do it!

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Don’t Forget Dessert: Magnolia Bakery 

Magnolia Bakery is delivering fall in a cup! This Tuesday and Thursday check out the pumpkin gingersnap banana pudding. Limited quantities are available. 

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Also, this week’s sample in residence: UPTIME Energy

 A premium, better-for-you energy drink that delivers balance, clarity, and focus. Formulated with natural flavors and 142 mg of natural caffeine, this is how energy should feel.

 Choose from six unique SKUs: 

Blood Orange Natural Energy Drink 
Blood Orange Sugar Free Natural Energy Drink 
White Peach Lemonade Natural Energy Drink 
White Peach Lemonade Sugar Free Natural Energy Drink 
Original Citrus Natural Energy Drink 
Original Citrus Sugar Free Natural Energy Drink 

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There’s Never Too Much Toum…Or Dessert! 🥙🥙🍨🍨

Too Much Toum! 

Yea there’s no such thing. For those uninitiated, Toum is Lebanese for garlic, so as we said, there’s no such thing as Toum much. Toum is known as the national condiment of Lebanon, and its signature dip, for good reason, you can put this stuff on anything. No seriously, test it out. 

While trying to recommend Lebanese fair to friends visiting, founders Christine and Rodrigue realized there weren’t many places they could go, and the idea for Toum was born. They would introduce authentic Lebanese cuisine to us grateful New Yorkers. 

Toum hit the streets in 2012 with their brand new food truck, eager to serve the masses. From the Upper West Side to Midtown, to Fidi, people just couldn’t get enough. Fast forward to today and Toum finally has a brick & mortar location so we can all stop chasing down that elusive truck. Stop by for juicy chicken shawarma, served with Toum (of course), Fattoush salad, pickled turnips, and freshly made pita. Try the classic crispy falafel rice bowl, served with rice and vermicelli, creamy tahini, and pita. 

Looking for something light and fresh? Don’t miss the Tabbouleh salad with beef shawarma, served with creamy tahini, pickled onions, and fresh parsley. They also have delicious sides, such as pumpkin kibbeh (bulgur with minced onions, and spices stuffed with pumpkin), beef kibbeh, and spinach pies. 

There’s really no way you can go wrong, so step up Toum the plate and try one of their dishes today! 

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Don’t Forget Dessert: Magnolia Bakery 

Magnolia Bakery is delivering fall in a cup! This Tuesday and Thursday check out the pumpkin gingersnap banana pudding. Limited quantities are available. 

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Also, this week’s sample in residence.

Blondies & brownies that break all the rules, made from chickpeas with no compromise on taste. 

Hello, Rule Breaker Snacks. 

Get rebellious with GF and plant-based flavors: Birthday Cake, Chocolate Chunk, Deep Chocolate, P Nutter. 

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Never Say Goodbye To This Thai Chella & More Sweet Treats…🍩🍩

Thailand is one bite closer with STADIUM’s newest addition, Thai Chella! Thai Chella captures the genuine flavors of Thailand and brings them straight to your office. From the flavors and minds behind Herbs Thai Bistro comes New York’s newest and most delicious Thai restaurant, kicking it up a notch from the usual suspects. 

It’s tough to beat Thai for lunch, whether that be a sweet and creamy Thai iced tea, flavorful (and spicy, depending on your palate) pad Thais, or rich curries.

Thai Chella takes these classics and bumps them up, pairing crisp, roasted duck with their deconstructed Pad Thais, adding bright pops of lychee to their Thai iced tea, and much more. 

There is an abundance of garlic throughout the menu, which accentuates each and every dish. Their crab fried rice is dotted with large chunks of crab, their spring rolls are as crisp as can be, and the Thai Chella specials – ranging from honey tamarind duck, miso-glazed salmon, and slow-cooked beef khao soi noodles – are flavorful, unique, and deeply satisfying.

Knock Knock, it’s Flavortown delivered right to your desk!

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There are plenty of chances to score some top-notch dessert this week, so don’t miss out! On Tuesday, sink your teeth into Doughnut Plants magical carrot cake doughnut. On Wednesday, everyone’s favorite original banana pudding from Magnolia Bakery is back, and on Thursday act fast to get your hands on Doughnut Plants vanilla bean and jam doughnut! Limited quantities are available. 

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Also, this week’s sample in residence.

Fat is back. Sugar is out. Keep it keto…and delicious…and clean. Feel energized and Love Good Fats.

 Insanely creamy bars with only 1-2g of sugar in a variety of flavors

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Bienvenido Otto’s Tacos & Dessert! 🌮🌮 🍨🍨

You get a salad! You get a burrito bowl! You get guac! This place has absolutely nothing to do with Oprah but sometimes game needs to recognize game. What started with a young SoCal NYU film school graduate’s dream has exploded into one of New York’s favorite Mexi-Cali spots, dishing up all of your favorites with the freshest flavors. 

Otto wasn’t always a food fanatic, but after much thought and consideration and an empty stomach lacking food of his hometown, Otto decided enough was enough and sought to open his own place with a couple of friends. Well, about 6 years and several locations later I think it is safe to say he succeeded. Still a quality-obsessed individual, Otto focuses on fresh and seasonal ingredients for every dish they serve. 

If a burrito bowl is what the appetite gods are craving, fall in love with anyone of the Otto bowls, served with a healthy portion of protein or vegetables, rice, beans, pico de gallo, and maybe a little more; you’ll just have to order and see 😉 

The proteins range from juicy carne aside to fresh chicken and you can even dive under the sea with flavorful marinated and grilled shrimp. The same goes for all their salads, which begin with a heaping portion of greens and are served with crispy masa croutons. Literally, slay me to the heavens and back (or to SoCal and back, heard the weather is better there).

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Don’t miss this weeks specialty dessert from Magnolia Bakery! 

Monday enjoy Magnolia’s Magic Bar Banana Pudding, and on Friday, get back to the basics with Magnolia’s Original Banana Pudding. Limited quantity available.

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Also, this week.

Sample a premium beef jerky that is hand-crafted & slowly-marinated overnight to perfection from T.O.P. Chops Jerky.

Life’s tough, chew easy.  Available in Original, Teriyaki, Spicy Chili Pepper.

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Bon Appetito Claudio’s & Weekly Desserts 🍝🍫

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 🙂 

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Don’t miss this week’s special dessert! 

Magnolia’s Banana Pudding! 

Tuesday try Magnolia’s special Magic Bar Banana Pudding & Thursday, dip into Magnolia’s Classic Banana Pudding!

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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.

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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.

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New This Week! Go Green With Just Salad 🥗& Leave Room For Dessert! 🍪

 🎶 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!

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Don’t forget to leave room for this week’s special desserts: Milk Bar’s best cookies & Magnolia Bakery’s Classic Banana Pudding! 



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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.

Try one, add to bag.

New This Week! Zest Szechuan 🥡🥡Authentic Chinese Cuisine & Everyone’s Favorite Desserts! 🍪🍨

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! 

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!