Friday, September 20, 2019

Summer Party Prep Made Easy with Grab-and-Go and Catering Options in Southlake

Summer has officially arrived, along with outdoor parties, backyard barbeques and other festive occasions with friends and family. Instead of spending hours in the kitchen—or over a flaming grill—let one of these culinary destinations in Southlake do the work for you so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy the party.

Offering from-scratch, home-style cooking for families on the go, Scratch Catering & Fine Foods specializes in food-to-go and custom catering. Located at 2125 W. Southlake Boulevard, the gourmet food shop has a menu that changes seasonally. New and delicious dishes are continually popping up, but certain customer favorites are always on the menu—like the oven baked lasagna and bacon-wrapped meatloaf. Catering options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With several meats and sides sold by the pound, Scratch Kitchen is the perfect option for feeding a hungry crowd.

For health-minded hosts who want delicious options, stop by Protein Fit Kitchen at 1151 E. Southlake Boulevard. The restaurant serves chef-prepared, nutritionally-balanced meals and snacks with convenient carry-out options. Pick up to-go orders (which can be made online) or grab prepared options from the cold cases for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks. The restaurant uses whole, quality proteins and responsibly grown, seasonal ingredients to offer healthy, flavorful foods. With dine-in options and meal prep also available, Protein Fit Kitchen caters to all types of healthy appetites.

Nothing welcomes company more than the smell of fresh bread. Great Harvest Bread Company is your neighborhood family bakery, complete with milled-on-site whole grains, baked into from-scratch breads and goodies and served fresh daily. Great Harvest can put together the perfect assortment of baked goods for morning events or a delicious array of equally filling lunch or dinner meals—including box lunches, hand-crafted sandwiches, salads and grain bowls. If you’re invited to a gathering, a Great Harvest gift basket filled with handmade bread and treats is a delicious way to show your appreciation.

Not sure what to serve at your soirée? Before you decide, let your eyes feast upon the many global flavors at Central Market, located at 425 E. Southlake Boulevard. With an expansive cold case filled with a wide variety of fresh salads, vegetable dishes, meats and more—all sold by the pound, Central Market has flavors to suit ever palate. Sample a few specialty cheeses and peruse the extensive wine selections, or even pick up grocery essentials while you’re there. With chef-prepared dishes, custom-made in-store and delivered to your door, Central Market catering makes feeding a crowd even easier with party platters, hors d’oeuvres and appetizers to order.

Located across the street in Southlake Town Square is Trader Joe’s, the California-based specialty market known for its extensive private label products such as wine, frozen appetizers, salsas, candies and other party essentials. The grocer carries an extensive array of domestic and imported foods and beverages, including artisan breads, Arabica bean coffees, international frozen entrées, fresh crop nuts, deli items, in addition to staple ingredients like eggs and milk.

No need to stress about what you’re serving—or taking—to your next summer party. With fresh and flavorful options ready to be picked up or customized catering orders a phone call away, Southlake can satisfy appetite for festive, crowd-pleasing fare.