March 11, 2019 • Workplace3 min read

Food essentials for your office summer party | City Pantry

5 top tips from City Pantry to make the food at your office summer party really pop. 

Let's face it, the office summer party is the highlight of most office calendars. 

And the perfect summer party is actually a perfect storm. A beautiful venue, drinks flowing and the very best summer party food. Plus, no actual storms.

So once you've got your boss on board, here's some ideas to make the food at your summer office party pop, all delivered by City Pantry. 


Order a City Pantry pop-up

City Pantry - Office summer party - Pop-ups

Make your summer party a little bit unforgettable by bringing the restaurant into the office and serving your colleagues right there. From set up to serving, hand-rolled sushi pop-ups to DIY dessert bars, our City Pantry pop-ups have something for your whole team. 

So whether it's build-your-own burritos from Benito's Hat, incredible mac 'n' cheese from Mac To The Future or ice-cream made in front of your eyes with Bad Brownie, our pop-ups are perfect for any budget, diet or preference. 

Want to find your ideal office pop-up? Just start here. 

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Order office canapés 

City Pantry - Office summer party - canapés

No summer party is complete without a range of sweet and savoury bites for your colleagues to nibble on. 

Perfect for when you've got a large team with multiple different diets and allergies, ordering canapés for your office summer party is a bit of a no-brainer. And if you want a set of canapés you're going to love, look no further than Buchanan's Cheesemonger, with their big cheeseboards sure to be an ever bigger hit with your team. 

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Order bowl food

City Pantry - Office summer party - Bowl food Rola Wala

Bowls of food aren't exactly a new trend, or a unique one at that. But boy are they good for your summer party. 

The ideal kind of lunch for getting your team around a table enjoying food, we feature hundreds of restaurants that can deliver bowl food to your office. From Karma Cans to Itsu, whatever you fancy, we've got you covered. And if you really want some different? Bring the bold flavours, vibrant spices and fiery Indian flair of Rola Wala's rice bowls into your office. You won't regret it. 

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Keep it casual

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For a summer party that ticks all the boxes, we recommend avoiding formal catering styles. Not only will it be a bigger drain on your finances, but your office party or team lunch will probably suit a more informal tone.

Take it from us - leave the cutlery or the sit-down dinner and let your team get their hands dirty for your summer party. We guarantee it’ll leave everybody happy - especially when you order doughnuts from Dude's Doughnuts. That's sure to be a winner. 


Order for your team's diets and allergies

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We know one of the hardest things to get right is the food. No-one wants to go hungry at the summer office party, and with a raft of dietaries it’s easy to have things slip through.

But with over 400 of London and Manchester's best restaurants, caterers and street vendors on the City Pantry platform, plus dedicated account managers here to help you tailor everything around your team's dietary requirements, we've got your office party catering covered. 

Whether you already have an idea in mind or don't know where to begin, we're here to help. Simply fill in the form below and one of our dedicated team members will be in touch to help make it the best office summer party ever! 


So what are you waiting for? Take a look through some of our incredible office pop-ups for your summer party - and make it the best one yet! 

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