The Best Spots for Catering in Hoboken

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As we begin to get back to normal life {or try to iron out all of the craziness that we have been left with}, we have come to realize that some of the ways that we do things are not the same and might not go back to normal for quite a long time. Indoor parties and dining have transformed into outdoor shindigs and luckily for us, restaurants have adapted to this new way of life. In order to continue to celebrate the wonderful occasions in a safe way, takeout catering might be the best option for parties and events. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Hoboken spots for catering all things from full parties to charcuterie selections and desserts. Check out this list of local restaurants and companies who cater in Hoboken — and who have upped the ante and are able to cater to all sorts of events. 

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Abbey Bell Catering {Online Orders}

ABC Catering specializes in gluten-free and paleo menu items and has been serving the community delectable dishes for groups of all sizes. Abbey employs all of her cooking skills and wellness knowledge, creating healthy, gourmet dishes for any event. She tailors each event to her clients’ needs, whether catering a wedding or a private sit down dinner. She even offers cooking classes and a weekly meal plan delivery service. Contact Abbey either via Facebook or Instagram.

Alessio’s {539 Park Avenue} 

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Catering at Alessio’s is truly something special. It’s authentic Napolitano touch makes all who dine feel like they are in Italy. For corporate and personal events, Alessio’s uses the freshest, local ingredients to craft truly decadent meals. Catering is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with assortments of small plates, mains, desserts, and drinks. The range of availability within each meal makes catering a personal experience. For more information, visit the catering website, here.

Ali Baba {912 Washington Street}

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The catering menu at Ali Baba features a heaping selection of authentic Middle Eastern food. The menu has options for larger groups and can be customized to fit your party’s needs. Available selections include a Meat Party Platter {with lamb, chicken, kofta, and gyro with choice of side and a Mediterranean salad}, the vegetarian Party Platter {hummus, baba ganoush, tabbouleh, falafel, and stuffed grape leaves}, as well as desserts like Baklava and Harissa Honey Cake. The catering menu can be found here

Anthony David’s {953 Bloomfield Avenue} 

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Chef Pino has an extensive catering menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The selections are crafted to fit any event and can be tailored to your needs. Available by the dozen {$40/doz.} include crostinis, empanadas, tartares, spring rolls, crabcakes, and more. Other options, that can be ordered by the half or full tray, include wild boar ragu, grilled hanger steak, truffle carbonara, and more. The restaurant also has different cheese and crudités platters as well as salads and gourmet sandwiches. The catering menu also features a delectable breakfast menu with in house favorites such as the challah French toast, scrambled eggs, bourbon-glazed doughnuts, and more. The catering menu can be found here.

Antique Bar + Bakery {122 Willow Avenue}

Known for its coal-fired meats and eats — and of course, bread pudding, Antique Bar + Bakery also does catering in the area. From Jersey salads to large family-style meals {like a 30-day aged dry rib or coal-fired chicken}, you will be in good foodie hands. Add some desserts and cocktail catering — they do that too — to the menu, and it’s a party.

Baja Mexican Bar + Grill {104 14th Street} 

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Catering Baja’s menu would be a blast for any celebration. The menu includes an extensive selection of classic Baja-style dishes and has been serving the community since 1987. The Parrilladas Especiales {BBQ specials} allow guests to cater to two or more people. All catering inquiries can be placed by calling the restaurant. 

Barbés {1300 Park Avenue} 

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The unique experience that happens when French cuisine meets Morrocan flavors is exemplified by Barbés, an uptown eatery that also provides catering. Anything on the menu can be made to order for catering such as the Couscous Royale {Moroccan couscous with lamb + chicken merguez} and the oh so popular Crevettes Méditerranéennes {sauteed shrimp in a garlic sauce}. Contact the restaurant for more details on how to have Barbés cater your next event.

The Belle of the Boards {Online Ordering}

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The Belle of the boards is a COVID-born business owned and operated by Hoboken BNR Lexi Pellegrini. Lexi turned her passion and creativity into something that she could bring into other people’s homes. From breakfast boards to assorted cheese and fruit boards, The Belle of the boards offers charcuterie boards perfect for any occasion.

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Blue Eyes {525 Sinatra Drive} 

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The authentic Italian menu at Blue Eyes is enough to make your mouth water. The restaurant’s party menu is tailored for a smaller crowd of 10-25 people at $40 per person plus tax and gratuity include three family-style appetizers and each guest can choose an entree item from the party menu. Of course, guests can add on anything they’d like! Also available is a $50/per person buffet style menu which includes four cold platters, and five hot platters, plus add ons for unlimited drinks for two hours. For more information, the party menu can be accessed here.

Boards by Daniella {Online Orders} 

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This local gal has turned talent into business with her new venture creating custom-made charcuterie boards for special events — or just very hungry customers. Daniella’s boards are completely customizable and come standard with a gorgeous wooden board for you to keep. Fruits, vegetables, meats, and cheeses are on her boards but each can be customized to fit your needs. Dessert boards are also becoming increasingly popular, especially for children’s parties. Daniella works with each person to learn more about his or her needs and can incorporate specialty diets or needs such as keto, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, plant-based, and fruit only platters. Orders can be placed by emailing orders@boardsbydaniella.com or visiting the website here.

Cafe Michelina {423 Bloomfield Street} 

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The catering menu at Cafe Michelina takes all of the house favorites and supersizes them. Each entree, seafood, pasta, and appetizer can be served as either a half or whole tray. Our favorites include the penne vodka with chicken, cavatelli e broccoli, and the Tortellini Alla Michelina but any tray on the menu will be delicious, that’s for sure. Also included on the catering menu are salads and appetizers such as mussels marinara, fried calamari, and mozzarella sticks. The catering menu can be found on Cafe Michelina’s Instagram. 

Casey 2 Cook {Online Orders} 

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Casey Repetti, chef, food blogger, and local celeb {as she has appeared on quite a few TV shows like The Chew + Cooks vs. Cons on the Food Network} has created a business of catering for her clients. Her catering menu is widespread and can be customized to any needs. For more information, check out her Instagram account @Casey2Cook or email her at Casey2Cook@gmail.com

Charrito’s {518 Washington Street + 974 JFK Boulevard East in Weehawken} 

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Charrito’s is a local hot spot for all things Mexican and the catering menu is a great way to bring that home for all to enjoy. With options like guac and salsa, tacos, taquitos, fajitas, and rice and beans, everyone can enjoy the unique flavors of Mexico. Catering options range from self-serve tacos, appetizers style, or dinner style. More information and the full menu can be found by contacting the restaurant.

City Bistro {56 14th Street}

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The menu from City Bistro is seriously amazing and we all miss throwing back a few drinks on the rooftop, but luckily the restaurant offers catering to get that same fix at home. Anything off the regular menu can be made to catering sized portions. The best way to organize an order is to call the restaurant and discuss options.

Choc-O-Pain {157 1st Street} 

 

This French bakery and cafe is able to cater and deliver for any special event. Its selection of sweet and savory selections for breakfast and lunch. With different packages that include items such as mini croissants, sandwiches, parfaits, coffee, desserts, and fresh fruits, guests can customize their order to meet their particular needs. Upgrades are available as is coffee. Catering starts at a minimum of 10 guests per order and must be placed 48 to 72 hours in advance. The catering menu can be found here

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Dino + Harry’s Steakhouse {163 14th Street} 

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Just when you thought this restaurant couldn’t get any better, it drops a catering menu, so guests can take the flavors and tenderness of the food home. Dino + Harry’s can cater any of its steaks and sides in large quantities for your next party. This uptown hotspot is notorious for incredible meals. Plus, don’t forget to pair the catering with some great drinks!

Dolce + Salato {1101 Grand Street} 

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This Italian cafe has been a hot spot in the Mile Square since its opening in 2018. The catering menu has a selection of half {5-6 people} and full tray {10-12 people} options. With main entrees like tortelloni, baked ziti, meat lasagna, and appetizers such as roasted fingerling potatoes, brown and wild rice, and escarole and white beans. There are also options for desserts like napoleons, carrot cake, rainbow cookies, sfogliatella, specialty cakes, and so much more. Twenty four hours notice is required though the cafe will always make every effort to accommodate last minute orders. For more information regarding catering, visit the catering website, here.

Frankie + Ava’s {208 Washington Street} 

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This spot on Washington Street offers full catering services for private and corporate events. Italian specialty platters come in two sizes — half tray {feeds 10-12} and full tray {feeds 20-25} with prices varying depending on the specific food. The catering menu is filled with Italian selections such as sandwiches, fresh mozzarella, salads, pasta, meat, vegetable, and seafood trays. To place an order, visit the catering website, here.

Green Pear Cafe {93 Grand Street, Hoboken + 93 Franklin Street, Jersey City} 

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This quaint and unassuming cafe hidden on a quiet spot on Grand Street serves up fresh and truly delicious meals for breakfast and lunch. The cafe also offers a selection of platters for early morning bites and afternoon treats. With a menu including fresh fruit, yogurt and granola, egg omelets, crépes, sandwiches, smoked salmon, salads, and more, Green Pear is a delightful cafe that always rises to the occasion for even larger catering events. The best way to get in touch with the cafe in regards to catering is to call or visit its Instagram.

Hoboken Catering {Hoboken, NJ}

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This well known, local catering company has been serving the local community, and even NYC, for quite some time. Whether planning an intimate event or a large gathering, Hoboken Catering is able to attend to all needs. With careful attention paid to all stages of the event, this catering company can help to arrange the perfect menu for each event. The menu can be tailored to each event and includes breakfast brunch, BBQ, children’s selections, buffet dinners, and food station selections. For more information, visit its catering menu, here

House of ‘Que {340 Sinatra Drive}

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Everyone loves BBQ; that’s an undeniable fact, and House of ‘Que is no stranger to cooking and serving up some of the best BBQ in the area. The menu is filled with items like St. Louis pork ribs brisket, and smoked chicken. Other options include hot and cold sides like mac’n’cheese, corn pudding, collard greens, brisket chili, corn salad, and homemade Texas slaw. Also available are pulled pork or brisket sliders, cornbread, salads, and desserts — cookies, brownies, pecan pie, and so much more. The restaurant even offers a kid’s menu. All catering inquiries can be placed by calling the restaurant. For more information, check out the catering menu, here

Hot House Pizza {606 2nd Street} 

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Pizza is in no short supply in Hoboken but there’s something special about Hot House. Owner Ralph Gallo knows how to serve up some of the best Italian specialties either through single orders or larger catering orders. With options for large pizza orders, platters of wings, hot sandwiches, cold heroes, eggplant parm, meatballs,  pasta, and salads. Orders can be placed by calling the restaurant. More information can be found on the website, here.

Hudson Table {1403 Clinton Street} 

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This well-known uptown spot is an awesome place to grab dinner, learn to cook and enjoy some take-home meals, especially during the pandemic. Available at the restaurant is a carefully crafted catering menu, focusing on brunch, lunch, and dinner. With options for all meals, Hudson Table has a wide range of menu and package options that are completely customizable based on clients’ vision for their event. Some favorites include Pat La Freida beef sliders, arancini with sauce Pomodoro, chicken and waffle bites with hot honey butter, and scallions, mini crabcakes with roasted pepper aioli, and so much more. Visit the website to learn more about the catering options available at HT.

Il Tavolo {700 Clinton Street} 

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New to the restaurant scene in Hoboken but certainly ahead of the game, Il Tavolo has an unbelievable menu filled with Italian delicacies. All catering orders are completely customizable and can be tailored to fit any occasion. Everything on the menu is fair game for catering — that means trays full of gnocchi and meatballs and much more. Reach out to the restaurant to inquire more about the catering options.

Johnny Pepperoni {219 11th Street} 

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Everyone in town knows the iconic Johnny Pepps, with its red and white checkerboard tablecloths and mouth-watering Italian food. The restaurant also offers full catering services for private and corporate events. The menu includes pizza, appetizers, fresh salads, pasta, and entrees that can be found in-house. The restaurant specializes in large orders and even offers delivery. The full catering menu can be found on the website

Karma Kafe {505 Washington Street}

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This Indian restaurant is truly a treasure in the Mile Square. The food is second to none and truly captures the essence of Indian cuisine. The catering menu includes party trays to go for every occasion. Half trays feed about 8-10 and full trays about 15-20. Be sure to try a mix of dishes like the Tandoori Sampler {chicken tikka kabab, wings haryali, and seekh kebab}, or the ginger shrimp, chicken kabab medley, or the basmati biryanis. Also available are some Indo-Chinese options like chicken spring rolls, chicken Hong Kong, and Gobi Manchurian. The catering menu is available online.

La Bouche Cafe {207 Washington Street} 

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We are all about this little French cafe in the heart of Hoboken on Washington Street. Known for breakfast and brunch, this adorable little spot also has quite the lunch and dinner menu, too. What’s more, is that the cafe offers a full catering menu. With a selection of French favorites that sprinkle the menu with cheer, this amazing little cafe is capable of so much. Reach out to the restaurant for more details. 

La Isla {104 Washington Street + 25 12th Street} 

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When Cuban food is on the menu, everyone is happy. From the savory dishes that are full of flavor to the dulces for dessert, La Isla knows true Cuban cuisine. The catering menu holds all of the popular Cuban classics like croquettes, arroz con pollo, Cuban sandwiches, and more. Each comes in half tray and full tray options. For more information, visit La Isla’s website.

Lisa’s Deli {901 Park Avenue} 

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This popular deli in Uptown Hoboken is where loyal customers flock to for deli sandwiches, fresh mozzarella, and even hot foods. With half tray and full tray options, guests can enjoy all of the favorites of the deli at home, too. With options for hot dishes like ravioli, pasta with vodka sauce, eggplant rollatini, and more, as well as platters with cold cuts and cheese or pre-made sandwiches and wraps, this deli has it all. Be sure to check out the full catering menu on the website, here

Losurdo Brothers Italian Deli {410 2nd Street} 

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Everyone knows that Losurdo’s has the whole works when it comes to Italian food. Whether picking up a small order on a Saturday afternoon or an entire catering order, the guys behind the counter make it look easy to put together these incredible creations. With custom charcuterie boards, sandwiches, sausage, salads, focaccia, braciola, pizza, and so much more, this deli is able to accommodate all requests for catering. Reach out by calling the deli or by sending a message via Instagram at @losurdobros.  

Leo’s Grandevous {200 Grand Street} 

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Best known as Hoboken’s oldest restaurant, Leo’s has a full catering menu, complete with favorites from the house. With trays of eggplant rollatini, muscles, clams oreganata, baked ziti, penne alla vodka as well as chicken, veal, and seafood dishes, Leo knows how to help anyone throw a party. For more information on the restaurant’s catering options, visit the website, here

M+P Biancamano {1116 Washington Street} 

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While most delis can accommodate a catering order, we know that M+P does an exceptional job with everything they make. This well-known hotspot has been proudly serving the community since 1981 and if that is not enough to amaze you, owners Pietro and Teresa Biancamano are the only two people who work in the shop. Everything is made to order, fresh and delicious. The couple is old-school, and so there is no actual website. The best way to contact them is via phone during off-peak hours {think early morning or late afternoon}.

Mikey’s Squared {616 Washington Street} 

This neighborhood restaurant and bar not only services amazing drinks and food but also has a drool-worthy catering menu available for all types of events. With appetizers like quesadillas, wings, and calamari as well as entrees like pasta primavera, grilled salmon, and filet mignon medallions, this spot is sure to help you wow the crowd. Also available are trays of salads and platters of sandwiches and wraps. Be sure to check out the full catering menu online.

Mr. Wraps {741 Garden Street}

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This local hot spot is more than just wraps, that’s for sure! Whether stopping in for a lunchtime sandwich or placing a catering order, Mr. Wraps knows how to get it done. On the catering menu is obviously, sandwiches and wraps. Additionally, the eatery has salads, starters, and even hot food on the catering menu such as chicken tenders, eggplant rollatini, sausage, peppers, onion and potatoes, and so much more. For the entire catering menu, check out the website.

Napoli’s {1118 Washington Street + 133 Clinton Street} 

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Napoli’s is such a well-known part of the Hoboken community and their iconic menu has everyone always coming back for more. Available at this Neapolitan brick oven pizzeria is a heaping menu filled with Italian classics. The menu can be accessed by visiting the website here

Northern Soul {700 1st Street} 

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This spot, tucked away in the heart of Southwest Hoboken, features a menu filled with healthy, comfort food, tons of delicious vegan and gluten-free options, as well as some meat and fish-based dishes. NoSo is a great place to order from if looking for specialty menu items that follow both vegan and gluten-free diets. Be sure to check out the website for more information

Rosticeria Da Gigi {916 Washington Street} 

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This Hoboken eatery has built up such a reputation since the opening in 1956 {that’s 64 years — but who’s counting}. Available are half and full tray options that span from breakfast to dinner. Each full tray feeds 15-20 people while the half trays feed 8-12. Included on the menu are cold salads, side, pasta, chicken, roasted meats, and vegetable entrees, as well as specialty sandwiches and cheese/cold cut platters and antipasti. The full catering menu and prices can be found here.

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Hoboken homeowner and lover of all things local, Danielle made her home in the Mile Square City nearly six years ago. Danielle is a second grade teacher by day; after hours, she can be found in the kitchen whipping up a a new recipe or grabbing a bite to eat with her husband and friends. Danielle is the try-er and buyer of all things beauty and loves finding a good deal. Shopping on Washington, interior decorating, and riding her Peloton are just a few of Danielle's favorite things. Oh, and did we mention her undying love for the New York Yankees?