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If you’ve ever worked in an office, the idea of corporate catering might be enough to make you cringe. Why, with so many amazing local food options, would one waste their time with trays of cold cuts and subpar sandwiches? The Minneapolis food scene is unlike any out there and if you were to ask me, our lunch breaks should reflect that.
Fortunately for us, the attitude around eating at work is changing. A well-fed staff is happier, healthy, and more productive, so it’s no wonder that employers are starting to take notice.
Foodee, a corporate meal delivery service, is helping companies keep up - delivering meals from local restaurants to offices and other work-related environments. Partnering with a wide range of eateries, Foodee coordinates every aspect of the delivery, only relying on the restaurants to have the food ready at the allotted time.
If happiness, improved health, and kickass office meals aren't enough to convince you, here are five local hot spots to try at your next lunch meeting.
The Herbivorous Butcher
If you haven’t heard of The Herbivorous Butcher, it’s about time you did. This brother/sister duo is responsible for opening America’s first vegan butcher shop, providing meat-free-meats and cheese-free-cheeses in a fun and fresh environment. Their menu is constantly rotating, and includes a selection of sandwiches that are available through Foodee. Try their Turkey and Dill Havarti or their Italian Sub!
The Fresh Connection
If you’re into handcrafted, locally sourced meals, The Fresh Connection will be right up your alley. With a farm to desk philosophy, T.F.C. wants to make fresh, healthy, great tasting, and natural meals available to all in the workplace. It’s no surprise then they’ve partnered up with Foodee: it’s a match made in heaven.
Pizzeria Lola needs no introduction. Named after the dog of owner/operator/head chef, Ann Kim, Lola has amassed so many accolades its name is known world-wide. Actually. Pizzeria Lola was ranked the 18th best pizza joint in the world by Daniel Young in his book Where to Eat Pizza - a manual on must-have pizza. Your mouth has got to be watering by now.
Already a Twin City institution, Rustica Bakery continues to turn heads with their dedication to taste, texture, and process. These pastries, boxed lunches, salads and cookies are all beautiful, but don’t let that fool you - they’re meant to be eaten. Quickly. Usually in one sitting.
The Copper Hen
The Copper Hen sources as many ingredients as possible from local farms and businesses, and are committed to making everything from scratch. With delicious desserts, sandwiches and starters, this brand of comfort food will lighten up even the most dreadful day at work.
The days of crappy corporate lunches are over. Check out the all the restaurant available through Foodee!