New This Week! Organic Peruvian Staples From Baby Brasa, and Manchi Serves Up Healthy Southern Indian Inspired Dishes!🍗

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Bienvenido, Baby Brasa!

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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Mangia Manchi!

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!)

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Also, be sure to try this week’s sponsored sample:

New This Week! Get Crackin’ With Cousin’s Maine Lobster 🦞 🦞

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. 

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!