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This is a list of places we have ordered lunch from (or have discovered, and would like to order at some point). If you find more places, please add them to the list. If there's a mistake in the current list, correct it.

 
  • Online ordering services: You can use the following services that allow ordering for lunch at multiple restaurants. If you make an account, you can save all the delivery information, CC information and then you don't have to retype everything everytime.
    • seamless.com - Ankita has ordered from here multiple times, and is quite happy with it.
    • rotr.com - They seem to have a wider selection of restaurants. However, they add many fees and the total amount ends up being way higher than the actual food cost.
 
Notes:
  • Some of these places need orders to be placed up to 2 days in advance.
  • Typically there are 12 people at lunch.
    • This includes 3 vegetarians.
  • You may order (non-alcoholic) drinks.
    • John likes Sprite, Mendel likes sparkling water (though most places don't have that option), others like Coke and Diet Coke.
  • Tipping 10% for a delivery is reasonable per Sue's standards.
  • Receipts to be submitted to Sue George for reimbursement. It's the same to her whether you submit a bunch at once or one at a time. She wants to see an itemized receipt and a method of payment.
  • While ordering:
    • The address for delivery is: Room 359, Gates Computer Science Building, 353 Serra Mall, Stanford.
    • Remember to give your phone number.
    • Ask them to provide utensils. In case they don't, we now have a large supply of utensils under the center table in 444. (There are enough to last 2013, but if/when they start running out, replenish by buying from a store and getting reimbursement from Sue.)

 

 

Past orders:

Spicekit 2013-06-20

Individual Kits (14):

2 x Banh Mi Five Spice Chicken
2 x Ssam Five Spice Chicken
2 x Ssam Roasted Pork
2 x Ssam Organic Tofu
2 x Bowl Five Spice Chicken

2 x Bowl Roasted Pork
2 x Bowl Organic Tofu
 
Imp note: The kimchi rice in kits contains shellfish. So please give white rice instead for the tofu dishes.

SidesFamily style
salad of organic asian lettuces
Ginger-Peanut Slaw large bowl
Lotus Chips large bowl

Drinks (10):
4 x Coke
4 x Diet Coke
2 x Sprite

Observation:
The salad is WAY too big for 10-14 people, and too expensive. Don't order this next time. Or if you order salad, then don't order the other sides.

Backayard 2013-05-02

Was too expensive.

Spicekit 2013-04-18

Hi SpiceKit Palo Alto,


I'd like to place the following order for 14 people for lunch on
Thursday, Apr 18:

Individual Kits (14):

3 x Banh Mi Five Spice Chicken
2 x Banh Mi Beef Shortribs
2 x Banh Mi Roasted Pork
2 x Banh Mi Organic Tofu
2 x Bowl Five Spice Chicken
1 x Bowl Beef Shortribs
2 x Bowl Organic Tofu

Sides (28):
14 x Ginger-Peanut Slaw
10 x Steamed Buns Pork Belly
4 x Steamed Buns Vegetarian

Drinks (10):
4 x Coke
3 x Diet Coke
1 x Coke Zero
2 x Sprite

Can you deliver these to the Gates Building Room 359 on Stanford
Campus (353 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305) at noon on Thursday? My
cell phone is xxx.xxx.xxxx. Please confirm.

Thanks,
Ryan Stutsman

Lotus Thai Bistro 2013-04-11

CoHo 2013-04-05

Email sent to: coho@stanford.edu

Dear CoHo,

I'd like to place the following order for 10 people for lunch for
Thursday Apr 4.
3 turkey sandwich boxes,
2 roast beef sandwich boxes,
2 chicken salad sandwich boxes,
2 roasted tomato sandwich boxes,
1 roasted veggie & tofu sandwich box

For the goodies, please include a mix of {apple, chips, side salad}
and {apple, cookies, side salad}. Any breads other than gluten-free are fine.

For the beverages, please include 4 bottled waters and 6 sodas.
Can you deliver these to Gates 359 at noon on Thursday Apr 4? My cell phone is
xxx-xxx-xxxx. Please confirm.

Thanks,
Ryan Stutsman

We should have specified less diet soda and no water, perhaps. Vegetarians seem to prefer the veggie and tofu box, maybe up this by one and drop one tomato sandwich. This wasn't enough food, either. Next time need at least 12.

Abundant Air Cafe 2013-03-28

Ordered online on seamless.com

3 - Veggie Panini
3 - Tuscan Chicken Panini
2 - Pesto & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Salad - Pint
2 - Broccoli Salad - Pint
2 - BBQ Pulled Pork Panini
2 - Egg Salad Panini

5 - Apple Juice
5 - Fresh Orange Juice

Sushi 88 and Ramen 2013-03-21

Ordered online on seamless.com

4 - Chicken Teriyaki Lunch Entrée
3 - Tonkastu Lunch Entrée
1 - Tempura Combination Lunch Entrée

3 - Seaweed Salad
4 - Avokyu Roll
4 - Age Roll
3 - Wakame Rol
4 - Shiitake Roll
2 - Garlic Edamame

Note: The entrees were for non-vegetarians. Sushi enough for vegetarian, and some to share.

Observation: No on seemed to particularly like the garlic edamame.

Cafe Taxim 2013-03-14

Ordered online on seamless.com

3 - Spanakopita (Borek)
3 - Deluxe Falafel Wrap
3 - Chicken Gyro Wrap
3 - Lamb Skewer Wrap
3 - Stuffed Falafel Salad

Observation:
1. We had a little more food that we needed since 1 person didn't show up.
2. John loved the food. He said exactly what he'd said last week about this being the best RAMCloud lunch he's eaten yet.

Pasta Pomodoro 2013-03-07

 
To: redwoodcity at pastap dot com
 
Boxed lunches: Pasta boxes:
 
Vegetarian:
3 - Ravioli Di Zucca
Meat:
4 - Gemelli
3 - Healthy Chicken
 
Beverages:
3 - Diet Coke
3 - Coke
 
Note: We still have leftover Sprite, so going to reuse that.
Observation: John loved the food. He said this is the best RAMCloud lunch he's eaten yet.

Lotus Thai Bistro 2013-02-28

 
Fresh rolls (vegetarian) - 1 platter
 
Stir-fried Mango with pork - Medium
Stir-fried Broccoli with fried tofu (vegetarian) - Medium
 
Panang Curry with Chicken - Medium
 
Jasmine / Brown Rice Tray - Half and Half
 
Drinks:
Diet Coke - 4
Coke - 2
 
Since the order is above $100, I believe we will get free delivery.
 
Notes:
  1. In drinks, I didn't order Sprite, since we already have a couple left over from the previous lunches, so we can just use those.
  2. I had emailed them, but after not hearing back for a while, I called. Turns out that they don't check email very often. Its better to just place the order on phone.
Observation: We did have somewhat more food than we needed. However, any lesser and we could've fallen short. No specific feedback about the restaurant / food.

SpiceKit 2013-02-14

Subject: Stanford Thursday lunch order
To: catering at spicekit dot com

Hi SpiceKit Palo Alto,

I'd like to place the following order for 9 people for lunch on
Thursday, Feb 14:

Individual Kits (9):
2 x Banh Mi Five Spice Chicken
1 x Banh Mi Beef Shortribs
1 x Banh Mi Roasted Pork
1 x Banh Mi Organic Tofu
1 x Bowl Five Spice Chicken
1 x Bowl Beef Shortribs
1 x Bowl Organic Tofu
1 x Salad Roasted Pork

Sides (18):
9 x Ginger-Peanut Slaw
6 x Steamed Buns Pork Belly
3 x Steamed Buns Vegetarian

Drinks (7):
4 x Sprite
2 x Diet Coke
1 x Coke Zero

I believe this order should be just over $150 before tax, thereby not
incurring a delivery charge :) Can you deliver these to the Gates
Building on Stanford Campus (353 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305) at
noon on Thursday? My cell phone is XXX-XXX-XXXX. Please confirm.

Thanks,
Diego

Turns out they are cheaper than their posted prices, so we did get the delivery charge. This is what they actually charged:

Banh Mi Five Spice Chicken ($6.95)
Banh Mi Beef Shortribs ($7.95)
Banh Mi Roasted Pork ($7.75)
Banh Mi Organic Tofu ($6.75)
Bowl Five Spice Chicken ($6.95)
Bowl Beef Shortribs ($7.95)
Bowl Organic Tofu ($6.75)
Salad Roasted Pork ($7.75)

Ginger-Peanut Slaw ($1.95)
Steamed Buns Pork Belly ($2.50)
Steamed Buns Vegetarian ($2.50)

Soda ($1.80)

Delivery ($15.00)

We had a Pork Banh Mi and 3 sprites left over.

Ankita says she got too many uncooked vegetables in the tofu Banh Mi; she mightt have preferred a bowl. She says to stop ordering so many Sprites because only John likes them. Hmm.

Tootsies 2013-02-07

Called, since their email bounced (to info@).

Ordered 9 boxed lunches, to be delivered to Gates 359 at noon:

3 Coppa Sandwich
2 Pollone
2 Perfetto
2 Portobello

We had 1 Pollone and 3 iced teas left over. No feedback/complaints.

CoHo 2013-01-31

Email sent to: coho@stanford

Dear CoHo,
I'd like to place the following order for 10 people for lunch tomorrow
(Thursday, Jan 31):
3 turkey sandwich boxes,
2 roast beef sandwich boxes,
2 chicken salad sandwich boxes,
2 roasted tomato sandwich boxes,
1 roasted veggie & tofu sandwich box
For the goodies, please include a mix of {apple, chips, side salad}
and {apple, cookies, side salad}.
For the beverages, please include 4 bottled waters and 6 sodas.
Can you deliver these to Gates 359 at noon tomorrow? My cell phone is
xxx-xxx-xxxx. Please confirm.
Thanks,
Diego

 

One mistake was not specifying the breads. One box ended up with gluten-free bread, and that's just not pleasant.

We had one tomato and one turkey sandwich left over, and three waters and two sodas left over. So water is not very popular, but that's a pretty good order overall.

 
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