Don't cook, choose catering!

Rosslyn cafés and restaurants offer many tasty options for catering your next event

Whether you're cooking for a small group or orchestrating a larger gathering, consider leaving the cooking to the pros. Several Rosslyn restaurants and businesses offer catering for every budget. Here are some great options:

Barley Mac: 1600 Wilson Blvd., 571-800-3070. Barley Mac's innovative American comfort food is available for catering. Their team handles all the details, from setup to service to takedown, and provides custom pricing for your event, whether it be a holiday party or a corporate event. Request a quote 

Bethesda Bagels: 1851 N. Moore St., 240-382-2435. Bethesda Bagels delivers a wide variety of platters to meet your catering needs, whether it's for breakfast, lunch or a holiday celebration. Their platters serve a minimum of ten people and include bagel sandwiches, salads, deli meats, smoked fish and more. Catering menu. Request a quote by calling the number above or emailing

Capriotti's: 1500 Wilson Blvd., 703-465-2277. Capriotti’s creates party trays featuring their cold subs and specials. They also offer boxed lunches and a hot meatball bar. Their menu includes vegetarian subs made with meatless products. Their smallest sandwich tray serves eight to ten people. Catering menu

Chipotle Mexican Grill: 1735 N. Lynn St., 703-294-6669. Chipotle's catering spreads of Mexican fare serve from six to 200 people. Choose from a more extensive create-your-own taco and bowl option or go for something simpler like burritos by the box or a chips and salsa spread. Catering menu

Cosi: 1801 N. Lynn St., 703-294-6750. Cosi offers salad and sandwich box lunches and platters as well as soups, fruit and veggie platters, and cocktail sandwich platters for groups. Their flatbread pizzas and chicken, steak and veggie platters are also available through catering. Catering menu

District Taco: 1500 Wilson Blvd., 571-290-6854. District Taco serves Yucatan-style Mexican food that is made fresh daily from quality ingredients. They accept catering orders for delivery (minimum order cost $200, plus there's a delivery fee) and pickup (minimum order cost $100). Catering menu

HUNGRY Catering: 1560 Wilson Blvd. 571-429-4705. HUNGRY Catering provides exclusive access to top chefs in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area. They make sure ordering is easy, that food is fresh, and that it arrives quickly. Among their chefs include a former White House chef, a three-time Chopped champion on the Food Network, and an amazing chef of Indian cuisine who used to cook at the Taj Mahal Hotel in India. HUNGRY has over 60 chefs on their platform who only cook a handful of their very best dishes so each meal is really good and truly authentic. Catering menu 

Kenny's Café: 1911 N. Ft. Myer Dr., 703-717-9792. Kenny's Café is a simple sandwich shop based in Rosslyn that is also affiliated with the D.C. catering company Columbia Catering. Choose from breakfast catering, a variety of salad and sandwich platters, and some delicious hot entrées, such as roasted salmon, chicken parmesan and lump crab cakes. Contact the café for catering support. Catering menu

Open Kitchen: 1300 17th St. N. 571-483-0940 (main number) 703-577-7606 (catering). Open Kitchen is a locally owned and operated café that is a popular Rosslyn lunch option. They offer catering for businesses, and can prepare food for up to 300 people as long as they have three days' notice. Choose them to cater your holiday party with such classic dishes as whole turkey, spiral ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet corn and sweet potatoes. They slow-roast their turkeys themselves, ensuring a juicy and well-seasoned result. Call 703-577-7606 to discuss your catering needs.

The Little Beet: 1800 N. Lynn St., 703-310-6711. The Little Beet serves a health-focused, vegetable-rich menu that is 100 percent gluten free and mostly vegan, although you can choose to add chicken, steak or fish to your meal if you wish. Their delicious seasonal fare is a great choice for catering, whether you need an easy office lunch, buffet dinner for 20, or food for a more substantial gathering. You can choose to place an order directly via their website or contact their catering director with a custom order or additional questions. The catering order minimum is $150. Catering menu

Nando's PERi PERi: 1800 N. Lynn St., 571-200-7909. Nando's PERi PERi has delicious, flame-grilled chicken served with their famous, mouth-watering sauces. Get is as spicy as you like it! Besides chicken, their catering menu includes wraps, burgers, veggie options and more. Catering orders serve 12-200 people and must be placed at least 24 hours in advance. Catering menu

Panera Bread: 1700 N. Moore St., 703-812-4690. Serving gourmet salads and comfort foods such as macaroni and cheese, hearty soups and sandwiches, Panera Bread offers catering for groups of less than 10, but can also handle corporate events as large as 1,000 people. Choose from a catering spread or boxed meals. They accept catering orders for delivery or pickup. Catering menu

Poké Bar: 1735 N. Lynn St. Poké Bar serves fresh, healthful food in the form of poké bowls: a Hawaiian staple that features raw, diced fish tossed with rice, vegetables and sauces. They also offer catering, enabling you to enjoy this light and fresh alternative for your next office party. Catering menu

Potbelly Sandwich Shop: 1735 N. Lynn St. 703-717-5033. Potbelly's toasty warm sandwiches, salads and freshly baked cookies are great for a crowd. Popular options include a box of sandwiches, large salads, shakes and smoothies, and soup or chili for a group. Catering menu

Roti Modern Mediterranean: 1501 Wilson Blvd. 571-257-3295. Roti Modern Mediterranean serves fresh, healthful Mediterranean food such as shawarma, falafel, hummus and house-baked pita bread. Their catering menu offers several options, including an "any way you want it" buffet, sandwich platters, box lunches and tasting platters. Roti also provides customers with the services of a skilled delivery team that can handle set-up. Catering menu

Safeway: 1525 Wilson Blvd. 703-276-9315. Completely renovated and expanded in summer 2019, the Rosslyn location of Safeway offers fully cooked holiday meals, party trays, fruit and veggie trays, sub sandwiches, chicken, a breakfast and brunch tray, and salads. You can order online, visit the deli counter to place an order or call 1-888-358-7328. Catering menu

Taco Rock: 1501 Wilson Blvd., 571-775-1800. Taco Rock serves a variety of gourmet tacos on house-made blue-corn tortillas. Choices include proteins such as ahi tuna, skirt steak, slow-roasted pork brisket and tequila-battered shrimp. There are a lot of good vegetarian possibilities, as well, including elote street corn and tacos with portobello mushrooms and peppers. To learn more about catering, contact Taco Rock on their website.

Thai Select: 1713 Wilson Blvd. 703-567-7527. Located in Colonial Village Shopping Center, Thai Select offers healthy and modern Thai cuisine. Their menu features a variety of soups, curries, noodles and fried rice and includes a few dishes specifically for kids. Their catering menu offers a variety of à la carte dishes for groups. Catering menu

The Simple Greek: 1731 Wilson Blvd. 703-875-1800. The Simple Greek offers traditional Mediterranean flavors using only the freshest ingredients. Order different pans of meat and veggies (e.g., chicken gyro, grilled steak, village salad) or choose a Greek party package serving a minimum of 10 people. All party packages come with pita bread and a variety of toppings. Catering menu

Tom Yum District: 1515 Wilson Blvd. 703-528-8424. Serving made-to-order rice and noodle bowls inspired by authentic Thai flavors, Tom Yum District has a full catering menu for a minimum of 15 people. Choose grilled steak, chicken, shrimp or tofu, a base of rice or noodles, a sauce, and unlimited vegetable toppings, such as Asian mixed lettuce, bean sprouts, pickled Thai pepper and cucumber relish. Orders can be delivered within a three-mile radius of the restaurant. Catering menu

Photo at top: Based in Rosslyn, HUNGRY Catering serves a variety of cuisines prepared by top chefs in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area.
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