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Sharing the Best-Kept Secrets...To A Catered Lunch

Hosting a meeting or group get-together and need a catered lunch? Lucky for you, you can trust the downtown Rochester's restaurants with the following possibilities. Get a delicious dinner that you didn't have to prepare (other than the ordering!).

Almadina Restaurant

Try a taste of the Mediterranean with Almadina's menu! For a catered lunch, they have $6 to $9 sandwiches or $13.99 to $21.99 plates. As an added amenity, Almadina offers vegan and gluten-free options. Within hours of ordering, your lunch order will be ready for pick up or delivery. Call 507-206-4057 to place your order.

Cafe Steam

No get-together should be left without a warm beverage and something sweet. Cafe Steam's coffee, hot chocolate, or hot apple cider and assorted pastries should hit the spot. When ordering for 30 people or under, allow for 24 hours. For more than 30, please allow for 48 hours. Place your order for pick up or delivery (if more than 30 people) online or call 507-261-4673.

Carroll's Corn

If a quick meeting snack is all you need, Carroll's Corn has options! Choose from a variety of sizes and flavors for people to snack on or pick a larger back to share with the group. Order online or call 507-287-3307 for a pick-up or delivery. They appreciate a day's notice for online orders or the same day for phone orders.


Want a fresh spin on American cuisine for your catered lunch? Crave offers a multitude of menu options from sushi platters, decadent desserts, delicious sides, and more. Best of all, everything can be delivered straight to you with no minimum spend required. Pick-up is also an option for those who desire it. Order online or call 507-512-3800 within hours of needing your order.

Grand Grill

The Kahler Grand Grill features a wide selection of tasty appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and comfort foods as well as delicious seafood, pasta and steaks available for dine in or pick up from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Click here for their freshest lunch menu. Then get your fingers ready to call 507-280-6200, extension 2520 to place your order. To schedule a delivery for all Mayo Clinic departments attached to the Kahler via pedestrian subway/skyway system, please contact Ray Roberts, Area Director of Food and Beverage 507-272-6920 at least 24 hours in advance.

Pasquale's Neighborhood Pizzeria

Pasquale's Neighborhood Pizzeria loves to deliver their amazing pizzas and all other menu items to any department to bring joy. All you need to do is bring your hunger! Pasquale's can cater for any size group and try their best to accommodate any order time. Click here to view Pasquale's catering menu, then get ready to place your order online or call 507-424-7800 for pick-up or delivery.

People's Food Co-op

If some are in the mood for a sandwich but others want something different like a burrito, People's Food Co-op can take care of both cravings. Choose a natural and organic sandwich or a custom burrito, along with coffee, scones, and/or pastries. A $75 minimum is required for delivery. Call 507-289-9061 or order online by 9 a.m. the previous day for an 11 a.m./noon delivery the next day (Tuesday through Friday only). Or you can always pick up your order at the Co-op.

QDOBA Mexican Eats

Box lunches, custom burritos, bowls, quesadillas, tacos, and salads: the combinations of catered lunch possibilities are endless at QDOBA Mexican Eats! QDOBA has a minimum of 10 and increasing in increments of five people with a $25 delivery fee for 24-hour advance notice catering. Order online or call 507-322-6305 for a pick up or delivery order.


Make "Thai"-me to order your lunch from ThaiPop. Whatever you decide for your meal will be delicious from ThaiPop's menu. Heads-up: every day except Monday, ThaiPop is open at 11 a.m. (just in time for lunch!). For a pick up or delivery, order online or call 507-226-8146 within hours of needing your order.

Victoria's Ristorante

Get the quality of a sit-down meal with a catered-in option with Victoria's Ristorante! They can create a full pasta bar that includes two to three pasta options, salad, and rolls just for your group. Place your pick-up or delivery order online or call 507-280-6232 for a quick meal.


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Disclaimer: This list is not all-encompassing and was based on restaurants submitting its catering menus. Although every effort was made to provide accurate information, each establishment has a right to change its menus without notice. Please ask your server or manager prior to ordering to ensure the special is still being honored. If yours is an establishment listed in this blog and anything needs updating, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at