Does anyone have a caterer to recommend? A place located in the LES, SoHo, and E. Village would be ideal, since we'll need to pick-up before heading for the suburbs, and it'll be less stress if it's near where we'll be departing from. We need breakfast and lunch for about 15 people for three consecutive days next week. Nothing fancy, but something other than sandwiches would be ideal, so would the ability offer something different each day. Breakfast can be very simple, just bagels, coffee, and juice. Our budget will probably be $15-$20 per person.
I was thinking Mama's, not sure if they can provide breakfast items.
Last year, we used Seasons Market on Allen St, since I always enjoyed my take-out from there. We persuaded the owner/chef? to accommodate our budget, which was $10 less per person than what he normally works with, but we explained that we could do without dessert and the extras. Everything tasted great, but the portions were kind of skimpy and I was afraid I would have to run out to the nearest supermarket to make sure everyone was full. However, the main problem was that the owner/chef gave my friend major attitude when he went to pick up the food, because of a miscommunication. We were unaware that we were supposed to pay the full amount prior to pick-up, so the owner/chef was hostile towards my friend--who had credit card in hand--taunting that maybe he didn't have our food at all. Well, he did have our food and ended up handing it over, but as much as I like the food, the incident left such a bad taste in my mouth that I have never gone back.