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Ready To Eat Catering - 29 Reviews - 525 Hudson Street, New York, NY - Lunch Spot Reviews - Phone (212) 229-1013

Ready To Eat Catering

525 Hudson Street (at West 10th Street)
New York, NY 10014
(212) 229-1013
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Ready To Eat Catering - New York, NY


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We recently used Ready To Eat for a 15-person work dinner and were so pleased with our experience. Joseph worked with us on our specific needs regarding delivery, setup, and menu....


This company has left nearly ALL the reviews here for their own company! Shame on you, Joseph!

Editorial review from Citysearch 12/10/2013

Once again we must express our thanks to the staff at Ready to Eat for making our recent party such a success. As always, our guests raved about the food. There is a reason why we return to you whenever we need to cater a party in our home. The food is always great. The delivery comes on time. We know that we can rely on you. That is what brings us back time after time and that will cause us to return again in the future. more

not a fake rewiew lmao! 6/23/2011

Its so small its easy to pass, but don't pass it by! to hear there are fake reviews, I'm a real person who ate there tonight with my hubby and wanted to leave a nice review. Food was tasty and fresh which is what we always look for. He had the seafood salad which had plenty of shrimp in it. I had the mozz/pesto tomato sandwich cibatta (half price guess due to the hour), tasted great. Also had the couscous cranberry walnut and scallion side dish AMAZING! I want to make it! Only down side is the place is tiny and tables are jammed next to each other. But most people look like they take it to go. more

Fake Reviews Left Here! 6/21/2011

This company has left nearly ALL the reviews here for their own company! Shame on you, Joseph! more

Wonderful Catered DInner 3/24/2011

We recently used Ready To Eat for a 15-person work dinner and were so pleased with our experience. Joseph worked with us on our specific needs regarding delivery, setup, and menu. We got many compliments from our guests about the food and were so pleased with how it turned out. We will definitely be using Ready To Eat again! more

Outstanding Caterer 10/27/2010

I catered a birthday party for 23 guests. Working with Joseph to plan the menu was easy and fun. He had great suggestions. The 4 appetizers including the lamb kebabs and scallops wrapped in bacon were delicious. The cheese platter and the cold buffet - chicken and salmon were presented beautifully. The 4 sides including sesame noodles were awesome. All the guests raved about the food! Thank you Joseph for making this party so special. I look forward to planning another event in the future catered by Ready to Eat. more

A Delicious Evening 7/30/2010

Joseph, the evening was perfect. The food was plentiful and delicious. Your staff was incredible. Darryl (love the name), Spiro and Justine were personable, professional and simply put, perfect. They made our evening as much a delight for us as for our guests. Cocktails on the roof worked out great. And, D, S and J made everything look effortless. Honestly, I felt as if I were at a posh NYC event space. Both Joe (my husband) and I look forward to working with all of you again. We just have to come up with an event ;-) Thank you for all of your attention to detail. You certainly got the evening off to the right start from the beginning. Daryl Boren more

Catering company that cares 6/13/2010

After calling a few places about catering my sons graduation, i came across ready to eat catering. They were friendly and very accomodating. They even recommended servers for our event. I have worked with other catering companies in the past but none that were this organized and affordable. Pros: Amazing catering more


I decided to throw a dinner party & have it catered, which seemed a bit decadent in this economy, however it was worth it & reasonable. I was thrilled with the food & service! The catering director, Joseph Laurro was amazing to work with, genuine & very helpful with putting everything together(and in a budget!) The waitstaff were so pleasant, on time & professional. set up, served & cleaned up everything! Pros: Great Fresh Food, Affordable, Comfortable & Professional more

Amazing Caterer 3/5/2010

The team and Ready to Eat managed to arrange a beautiful spread for a fundraiser at very short notice, and the eats were delicious, tasty, fresh and unique. We love the staff, who were flexible and engaging and took care of everything. I also worked with them on an adult-friendly birthday party for a 4 year old, and they could not have been more accommodating. Would use again and again and again. Pros: Delicious food, great staff more

great caterers 12/14/2009

expertise of joseph who heads up the catering dept. ..his patience with questions and changes to the menu..the food was top notch and the 2 servers were unbelievably professional and intuitive when it came to the needs of guests...and to top it off they left the kitchen spotless!!! Pros: amazing, beautifully presented food...incredibly intuitive s Cons: can't think of any more

Great catering 11/24/2009

We've used Ready to Eat for some of our large client events in NYC. They were on time (and as someone who's used countless caterers, this is HUGE) and the food always looked and tasted great. The servers and delivery driver were nice & always went above & beyond. I will definitely contimue to use them for our large & small events. more

FABULOUS Service and Food 10/19/2009

Used Ready to eat for my Canadian Thanksgiving family dinner for 12. We ordered a full traditional dinner, Turkey, stuffing with all the trimmings. The food was superb! Can not say enough for the service and quality. Pros: Everything Cons: Nothing more

Fabulous catering for a wedding 8/20/2009

Pros: everything Cons: none more

Gorgeous NYC dinner party! 2/12/2009

When I couldn't book our usual space for a dinner meeting, I decided to hold it at home, with food provided by Ready to Eat. It was my first time, and I was not disappointed. Everything arrived on time and packaged beautifully. Their web site was easy to navigate, and when I phoned them, the advice and recommendations from the head of catering were terrific. My guests raved about everything - delicious food -- and lots of it, great variety, beautifully presented. We had appetizers of little crab cakes, and lamb kebabs, each with its own special dipping sauce; for main course, from the ""fancy buffet"" we had a large, luscious filet of beef, shrimps in a brandy sauce, the most fabulous roast potatoes you've ever had, and more. It will be hard to get my people back to our corporate space in the future! Did I mention the reasonable prices? Pros: Great web site; great service; delicious food, great prices. Cons: None. more

Best Hours Devours 1/22/2009

Went to a friend's cocktail party catered by Ready To Eat and had some Pros: everthing more

Good Food Fast 12/16/2008

I go to Ready to Eat a few times a week. Their grilled veggie salad is my entree of choice. Their wraps and desserts look amazing although I've never tried them. The place is super small, but they do have a few tables where you can eat inside. Sometimes the line gets long and they don't really move at a faster pace, but it's not really that big of a deal. It's a bit more expensive than your average take out, but it's worth it. Go try it. Pros: restaurant quality food with fast food speed Cons: they aren't particularly friendly, very small - gets crowded more

Caterers Extraordinaire 9/19/2008

I have used Ready to Eat to cater parties for the last few years. The menu is scrumptious, the waiters are uber-helpful and Joseph in particular has the patience of Job and the creativity of...well...someone creative!! I am never disappointed with RTE and will continue to use them forever. Pros: Great menu, excellent service, fantastic wait staff more

Best Catering Service in NYC!! 5/19/2008

This is THE BEST catering service ever!! They catered a 60th birthday party for 30 people in our tiny NYC apartment, and made the space feel like it was more than enough. I dealt with Joseph from the Catering department. Joseph could not have been more perfect. He helped put together the menu which was uniformly delicious. All our guests raved about the food. We used Joseph's recommendations and everything tasted fresh, healthy, and delicious. He also helped us rent all our party needs. The wait staff was perfect! They arrived early, set everything up, served hor d'oerves unobtrusively and pleasantly, decorated the table for our buffet dinner, and anticipated and met our every need. They kept me out of the kitchen all night and really made me feel like a guest. When they left, there was literally nothing left to do! I will be using Ready To Eat for all my future catering needs. Pros: Fresh, healthy, and delicious food choices. Very helpful. Reasonable prices for high-quality product Cons: None! more

Wonderful food, terrific service 1/28/2008

We have used Ready to Eat for several receptions in our apartment, and they have always been amazing. Great hors d'oevres, platters and bar service, and professional and friendly set-up, clean-up and service, Joseph, the catering director is patient, creative and loevely to work with. Truly, they make hosting parties feel effortless. And their prices are totally reasonable. Pros: Consistently wonderful food and service Cons: None more

Professional, creative, helpful --- and most of all, DELICIOUS! 12/13/2007

I had to organize a holiday reception and Ready to Eat was ready to make me look great. They were so flexible and responsive -- it was a pleasure to work with them. I will definitely use them again and again. more
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  • READY TO EAT prepares inventive, affordable cuisine for discerning clients at the office, at home, Catering, and at special events. Delicious food crafted daily for the READY TO EAT retail store in the West Village, with an imaginative menu, daily special, week-long themes emphasizing seasonal produce, and both traditional and innovative holiday offerings.

    READY TO EAT offers CATERING for all occasions, from small gatherings at home and milestone events like birthdays and anniversaries, to office events, trade show buffets, diplomatic functions, photo-shoots, and more! Choose from our very popular menus, or from custom menus that we'll develop with you to please your palate and your purse. In addition to our delicious food, we will arrange rentals & staff as needed. Our goal is to make entertaining easy.


  • Dine-in, takeout, delivery and catering; menu ranges from grilled Atlantic salmon to turkey club. Catering served in platters or buffet.

  • 4/28/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 8am-10pm Sat, Sun 12pm-8:30pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, West Village