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100 Best New York City Restaurants Companies and Startups

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This article showcases our top picks for the best New York City based Restaurants companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Restaurants industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top New York City Restaurants Startups

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Slice

Slice

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Slice is a provider of tools for pizzerias to manage the digital side of their businesses.

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TouchBistro is an iPad-based restaurant point-of-sale system enabling owners to manage reservations and take orders instantly.

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Olo

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Olo is a SaaS digital ordering and delivery platform for restaurant brands.

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BentoBox

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BentoBox empowers restaurants to own their presence, profits, and relationships, directly through their website.

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Lunchbox Technologies

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Lunchbox Technologies offers digital marketing and ordering solutions for brick and mortar restaurants.

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SevenRooms

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SevenRooms is an operations, marketing, and guest engagement platform for restaurants, nightclubs, hotels, and entertainment venues.

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Resy, American Express Global Dining Network

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Resy is the American Express global dining platform.

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SevenFifty

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SevenFifty helps importers, producers, distributors, and retail buyers connect with each other and do business in a modern world.

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Harri

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Verticalized HCM and Workforce Management platform helping service-driven industries drive their business performance through their people.

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Seated

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Seated is a mobile restaurant discovery app that rewards customers for dining at selected restaurants.

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MealPal

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MealPal is a subscription service that provides members with affordable daily lunch options from restaurants near where they live or work.

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Reserve

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Reserve is a restaurant technology company focused on making every part of the dining experience better, for both restaurants and diners.

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xtraCHEF

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xtraCHEF is a SaaS restaurant management platform for the restaurant industry to improve productivity and increase profits.

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OTG

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OTG Management is a operator of airport food and beverage concessions

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Branded Strategic Hospitality

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Branded Strategic Hospitality is an investment and solutions company that leverages its ecosystem of hospitality venues.

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The Infatuation

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The Infatuation is a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform that helps users find restaurants for every situation.

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Dig Inn

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We serve real food—mostly vegetables—that’s grown by farmers, cooked by chefs, and inspired by the seasons. 🥕

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mealco

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Mealco is a food-tech platform to create delivery-native food brands.

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Insomnia Cookies

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Insomnia Cookies is a bakery specializing in delivering warm, delicious cookies right to the doors of individuals and companies alike.

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Marketman

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Marketman is a restaurant inventory and vendor payment management software between foodservice operators and their suppliers.

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Bite

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The most powerful software for guest experience in restaurants.

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ItsaCheckmate

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ItsaCheckmate is a leading service in integrating 3rd party delivery platforms directly into POS systems.

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Cover

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Cover offers a mobile payments app for restaurants, that automatically splits the bill and leaves a tip.

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Bikky

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Bikky is a customer engagement platform for restaurants via text and email.

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By Chloe

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By Chloe is a fast-casual vegan restaurant based in New York City.

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Junzi Kitchen

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Founded by a group of graduates from Yale University, Junzi Kitchen offers a new generation Chinese fast casual dining experience.

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Founders Table Restaurant Group

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Founders Table Restaurant Group creates, acquires, and cultivates restaurant companies.

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BuzzTable

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BuzzTable is the first guest management platform to have a mobile wait list and connected guest engagement app that work together.

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Good Uncle

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Good Uncle gives people access to crave-worthy food no matter where they live.

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Culinary Agents

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Culinary Agents is a website to find career-related information about the hospitality industry.

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Kitch

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Kitch is a commercial kitchen marketplace connecting the food world with underutilized commercial kitchens.

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Roti Modern Mediterranean

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Roti Modern Mediterranean is a restaurant specializing in wraps, rice plates and salads.

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Georgie & Tom’s

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Georgie & Tom’s is a food and beverage company that prepares small-batch, handcrafted meals, delivered fresh, directly to customers’ homes.

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Wine n Dine

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Wine n Dine is a Visual Menu company that helps restaurants create & distribute menus online with our many in house tech solutions – SaaS

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Servy

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Servy crowdsources restaurant secret shopping

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SixPlus

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SixPlus is an online marketplace for corporate event professionals to book private dining spaces in restaurants and hotels across the US.

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SocialSign.in

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SocialSign.in enables businesses to leverage their guest WiFi to learn about visitors and build relationships with customers.

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SinglePlatform

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SinglePlatform enables local businesses to publish information about their products, services, and menus across social media platforms.

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Standard International

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Standard International is the company behind The Standard and Bunkhouse hotels with offices in New York, London and Austin.

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Munch Ado

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Munch Ado is a fully-managed marketing / e-commerce growth platform for restaurants.

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Wasabi

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Wasabi is a fast food restaurant that offers Japanese food.

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Seamless

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Seamless North America is an online platform and smartphone app that allows customers to order food from preferred restaurants.

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EZ100

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EZ100 is a one-stop wholesale online restaurant supply store

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Guestfriend

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Guestfriend is a personalized chatbot for restaurant that instantly answers guests’ questions on website, Facebook, and via text.

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FOH & BOH

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FOH & BOH is an innovative platform that uses technology to pair talented restaurant candidates.

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Agnoris

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Agnoris is a guest intelligence tool that connects and collects data for all restaurant systems.

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Ingest.ai

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Ingest.ai is the central nervous system for restaurants.

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Death & Co.

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Death and Company is a cocktail bar located in East Village, Manhattan.

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The Chaat Company

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The Chaat Company is a retailer of Indian street food snacks served in snack packs intended to recreate the standards of Indian cuisine.

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Preo

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Recently acquired by a Fortune 100 Company, Preo enables users to order and pay for food and drinks from their smartphones.

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Minitable

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Hardware-agnostic customer experience Apps for restaurants

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INHOUSE

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INHOUSE is a membership club for people who care about restaurants.

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Dine Market

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Dine Market is an online purchasing platform that connects restaurants to all of their vendors.

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PieShell

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PieShell emboldens and empowers food and beverage entrepreneurs and enthusiasts to bring new ideas to life.

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Beerbet

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Predict outcomes of sports events to win free beer or discounts at bars

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zurvu

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Exclusive reservations at the best restaurants.

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Milk Bar

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Milk Bar is an award-winning bakery.

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My Cuistot

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Connected to one of our chefs near you, you will get weight loss diet and healthy meals delivered to your door. All meals are 100% homemade.

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Komeeda

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Komeeda is a direct to consumer platform for restaurants and chefs to manage their digital experience and online sales.

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Farmbird

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armbird is a grilled chicken restaurant located at 625 H Street NE.

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BookaLokal

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BookaLokal is a marketplace for group dining experiences.

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Outseeker

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Outseeker is a quantitative search and discovery tool for restaurants.

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Foodie Always

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Foodie Always | Make your Day with Healthy Calories

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RestaurantZone

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RestaurantZone is a hiring platform for the restaurant and hospitality industry.

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Matchbook

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Matchbook’s mission is to help you remember all the wonderful places you come across in your life.

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Avero

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Avero provides SaaS analytic applications and specialized services to the hospitality industry.

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Easy Pairings

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Employment marketplace that allows restaurants and job seekers to experience low friction job matching and interview scheduling.

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PearlApp

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PearlApp is a mobile app to find seafood and happy hours at restaurants around the user.

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Zagat

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The leading resource for restaurant guides since 1979. Now part of The Infatuation.

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4theTable

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4theTable is a Food & Beverage portal where you can Gift, Engage & Share with a community of Foodies, Storefronts and Establishments

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Union Square Hospitality Group

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Union Square Hospitality Group is best known for its blend of excellent food & its unique style of warm hospitality.

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FoodFan

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FoodFan is a platform that offers restaurant listings, menus, photos, ratings and reviews for people to discover local restaurants.

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Cup & Compass – Tiny Kitchen Brands

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Offerering restaurants better beverage options to serve to their customers.

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Bon Appetit Magazine

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Bon Appétit is a mobile application for placing orders in restaurants, calling the waiter or requesting the account from a smartphone.

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Momofuku restaurant group

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A group of award-winning restaurants including Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, Má Pêche, Momofuku Ko, Milk Bar, and more.

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Eataly USA

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The largest food center of the world where you can buy, eat and study high quality food.

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Le Pain Quotidien

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Le Pain Quotidien is a restaurant chain that uses organic products.

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Photomenus

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Photomenus™ powers restaurant-food search for diners through digital media.

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Rosa Mexicano

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Operator of an upscale Mexican restaurant chain and marketer of Mexican food products

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SeamlessWeb

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SeamlessWeb is an online food ordering system that links people with local restaurants, caterers and onsite dining providers.

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Indiewalls

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Indiewalls is an art marketplace that is changing the way people think about finding and purchasing art.

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The Halal Guys

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The Halal Guys is a halal fast casual restaurant franchise.

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Foodtoeat

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Foodtoeat caters company meals using the best local food trucks, restaurants and caterers. We help our clients build better work cultures.

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Serendipity Brands

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Serendipity Brands is a new line of super premium ice cream inspired by the exciting, iconic brand known for its indulgent ice cream.

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Entrée

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A mobile app that combines a dish-level visual experience with personalized algorithms that learn what and where you want to eat

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Menupages

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MenuPages provides online menus that enable users to find nearby restaurants that offer they food they want.

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Taim Falafel

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Taim Falafel offers falafel and fresh fruit smoothies.

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Gilt City

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Gilt City is a lifestyle site for offers on local services such as restaurants, spas, concerts and outdoor adventures.

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RoundTable

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Yelp Meets Quora

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Nobu Restaurant

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Nobu Restaurant offers elegant recipes, exploring the sea with some underrated fish.

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Clean Plates

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Clean Plates is an online platform that offers emails, guides, apps, cookbooks, and advice for food lovers.

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Noda

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1-michelin star sushi restaurant in NYC helmed by Shigeyuki Tsunoda

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NoHo Hospitality Group

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NoHo Hospitality Group is a collection of food and beverage works by Chef Andrew Carmellini, Luke Ostrom, and Josh Pickard.

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eMenu International

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EMenu International operates in the field of interactive menu solutions for the restaurant and hospitality industries.

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The ONE Group

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The ONE Group develops and operates upscale, high-energy restaurants and lounges.

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Evolution Spirits

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The bottler of Monkey Rum-a new spiced and coconut rum from Zane Lamprey.

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Informal

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Informal is building tools that enable chefs to focus on what they are good at.

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Resident

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Resident provides bespoke culinary experiences in unique residential spaces.

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bring10

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Bring10 is an online platform that enables users to connect with nearby shops and restaurants of their liking.

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SALT

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SALT is dedicated To provide the different kinds of Salt from all over the world to the consumers.

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