27 December 2022

Catered Lunch Options in Norfolk

Hosting a meeting or convention in Norfolk? Gathering your local team for an all-day retreat? You’ll need some catering recommendations, and we’ve got you covered. From individual boxed lunches to assorted salad and sandwich spreads, here are some of Norfolk’s best catered lunch options. 

Baker’s Crust

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Known for their artisan breads and ingredients fresh from Virginia farms, Baker’s Crust is a staple in Norfolk and beyond. You can’t go wrong with their boxed lunches or trays featuring their signature salads—Wine Country, Shanghai tuna or a lovely avocado, mozzarella and tomato option—or sandwiches like a roasted chicken grinder, smokin’ turkey BLT or classic veggie. Need a little warmth? Try ordering quarts of their delicious soups like tomato and cheese or corn and crab chowder. End on a sweet note with an assorted cookie box or a Sweetie Tray featuring mini cookies, brownies and seasonal dessert bars. 

Chef By Design

This full-service catering and event planning company specializes in seasonally inspired menus with beautiful presentations and impeccable service. They enjoy creating custom catering menus for every client, including corporate teams. 

East Beach Catering

Located in Norfolk’s East Beach but serving the whole city, this delightful catering company understands that great food is the key ingredient to making meetings enjoyable. They’ll feed your team’s bellies and brains with platters that are almost too beautiful to eat—yes, almost. Their success stems from crafting custom menus that suit the budget, style and cuisine requests their clients need, plus award-winning food displays and exceptional service. These remarkable standards have kept them in business for nearly 20 years. 

Gourmet Gang

This locally owned cafe has two Norfolk locations (Downtown and near Military Highway) offering individual lunch orders to-go as well as catering. On their deli menu, you’ll find classic platters with sandwiches and wraps, including vegetarian and vegan options. There’s also a flavorful selection of salads like Chinese chicken, Greek, Baja chicken, California cobb and traditional Caesar. Pair these with a bag of assorted flavors of kettle chips or fruit salad, and you’ve got a meal that’s sure to please. Don’t forget dessert! You can choose from cookies, rice crispy treats, assorted bars or a dessert bar platter that will have something for everyone.  

Omar’s Carriage House

In addition to being Norfolk’s cherished Moroccan-focused gem in the heart of Freemason, Omar’s Carriage House has been a full service catering company since 1998. Their catered lunch consists of assorted baguette sandwiches such as turkey, havarti and honey mustard; roast beef with cheddar and horseradish; housemade chicken salad; and tomato, basil and mozzarella. Pair these with Omar’s Mediterranean pasta salad, homemade potato salad or kettle chips, plus a fresh fruit tray, and you’ll be in business. For a sweet ending, try their assorted mini desserts: lemon squares, brownies and cheesecakes. 

The Stockpot

On a daily basis, The Stockpot specializes in healthy comfort food made to wow. When it comes to catering, you can expect the same great flavor and quality. Planning for a breakfast meeting in Norfolk? Go simple with their grab and go yogurt and granola or individually packaged coconut chia bowls. Add some sustenance with breakfast breads: English muffins, blueberry muffins, fruit danish, lemon poppy loaf, cinnamon buns or their famous rosemary biscuits. Or, go all out with a platter of Florentine quiche, egg and cheese burritos or Stockpot bread pudding French toast. Don’t forget juices by the half gallon, coffee carafes or a 32-ounce Vessel Cold Brew to share. 

Stockpot’s catered lunch menu is just as impressive. For a lighter option, try their toasty and soup combo. Toasties (think toasty sandwiches) come in assortments of buffalo chicken, Mediterranean or plain cheese. Pair these with a chicken noodle, seasonal vegan or bone broth soup, and you’ve got the ultimate comfort catered lunch. Or, opt for the lunchbox grab and go featuring tasty salads (zucchini noodle Greek, or kale BLT) or handhelds (falafel, Southwest or chicken salad wrap) served with a side like broccoli slaw, pasta salad or seasonal fruit. Want a simpler option? Order a couple platters of starters, handhelds and sides that are all sure to please. 


The name says it all. Come taste what you’ve been missing at this regionally loved food market and upscale cafe. Each of their TASTE locations, including the one in Norfolk’s Ghent neighborhood, offers cafe catering perfect for any type of gathering or work meeting. Always a hit are their classic boxed lunches featuring a choice of sandwich, chips and a cookie or dessert bar. For a slightly elevated option, consider their signature boxed lunches featuring the same offerings but with a signature sandwich option. You may also opt for a platter of classic or signature sandwiches, plus salads or even a dessert or cookie platter. 

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