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Prepared Food

Cooking for yourself is great. So is getting some extra support. In an era of ever-busier lives, ready-to-eat food is becoming increasingly popular. Luckily, the Greater Boston area offers a vibrant menu of delicious and healthy prepared food.

Note: We chose not to list all local artisanal products and Boston restaurants that source locally. There’s a lot of them out there! We welcome your thoughts on how to provide this information on the site.

Catering

Alchemista

Catering

At the core of it, alchemy is born from the process of bringing together common elements in combination to create something unexpected and of rare value. As a company and brand we echo that brilliance by combining unique food and curated experiences to enrich workplace culture. We are currently serving likeminded businesses in the Greater Boston and Washington DC areas.

Chef’d Up

Chef Service (At Home)

Chef'd Up empowers you to bring Boston's top chefs into your home for a unique dining experience for you and your guests. More than a personal or private chef service, Chef'd Up is social dining reinvented.

Cook Radar

Chef Service (Away From Home)

CookRadar connects people who like cooking, are passionate about food, have time to prepare a homemade meal, with people who don't have time to cook, or don't have the facilities to prepare it.

Cuisine en Locale

Catering, Delivered Meals

Turn your home, office, backyard, roof or other venue into an all-local pop-up restaurant, with menu and service options that fit your budget and your style. Tell us what you love and what you don’t, and we’ll craft a menu based on what’s available from our farmers. Farm-fresh, seasonal and deliciously memorable.

ezCater

Local Catering Aggregation

Founded in August of 2007 and based in Boston, Massachusetts, ezCater is the nation's #1 catering marketplace.

We make it easy to order food online for meetings. From routine office lunches to offsite client meetings, from 5 to 2,000 people, ezCater connects people with reliable local caterers and restaurants. And we're not just a great web site. We're real people, ready to help. Call us and a real Catering Ninja will answer. No "Press 1" nonsense.

Farm Feedery

Catering, Delivered Meals, Chef Service

Love eating but hate thinking about what you want to eat? Farm Feedery offers menuless lunch delivery. Simply tell us what you like. Our chefs create healthy, sustainable, farm-fresh meals catered to your taste and delivered just in time for lunch. $10-14/meal.

Fooda

Catering

Powered by technology, Fooda works with restaurants to provide awesome food at reasonable prices to employees while at work.

Forklift Catering

Catering

Forklift Catering specializes in creative custom menus for events of all types and sizes. Our high standards, commitment to using local products and sustainable practices, and our passion for food and entertaining shine through in our exquisite meals. From multi-course tasting menus to a backyard wedding, we’ll help plan a great celebration and the food will not disappoint. We are dedicated to using the finest quality ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible. Vegetarian menus, gluten-free menus, and menus accommodating all food allergies are never a problem.

Kitchensurfing

Chef Service (At Home)

The online home of chefs everywhere. Pick one. Find your kitchen's inner restaurant.

Season To Taste Catering

Catering

Season to Taste Catering specializes in using farm-to-table products—organic if possible—that make your event deliciously memorable.
Locally-grown produce and meats simply taste better and look more beautiful than anything trucked into the Boston area from across the country.
When planning your special event we take into account your personal tastes, and balance them with what will be seasonally available in New England around that date. After selecting the ingredients, we apply a multitude of culinary techniques and ethnic influences to create a menu that will dazzle your friends, family or colleagues.

Food Trucks

Collection of Boston’s Local Food Trucks

The food truck culture in Boston needs to be experienced firsthand to be truly appreciated. Some trucks and companies are mainstays that have been around for years, but new trucks come along from time to time as well. The list changes too quickly for us to keep up, but luckily the City of Boston keeps much better track of these delicious meals on wheels and their schedules.

Boston Food Truck Alliance

Food Truck Advocacy, Policy, Strategy

The Boston Food Truck Alliance is focused on the advancement, support and proliferaton of the mobile food truck industry in the greater Boston area.

Fresh Food Generation

Catering, Food Truck

Fresh Food Generation aims to provide quick and easy on-the-go food options that are a healthy alternative to over-processed foods sold at corner stores and fast food chains. We are committed to operating our food truck in areas that have the greatest need for real food, while serving all of Boston through our catering services.

Reservations

Reserve

Online Reservations

Reserve is your personal dining concierge. With just a few taps, Reserve enables a more seamless experience, from getting the table you want to paying effortlessly at the end of the meal.

The goal of this resource is for it to be helpful for a range of participants in the local food system. We want to hear from you!

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