Afternoon Delights

Skip tired sandwich platters in favor of inspired in-office sustenance from these full-service caterers.


Taquería La Mexicana: Union Square’s favorite home-style Mexican joint makes superior fresh tamales and tacos, but the burritos and tortas ($45 for 10) are more suited for conference room dining. Order up a variety of fruity aguas frescas to wash it all down. 247 Washington St., Somerville, 617-776-5232, lataqueria.com.

The Savant Project: The tasty box lunches from this Mission Hill café come packed with sandwiches (try the pastrami with Roncal cheese and kimchi, right), polenta sticks, and/or salad. Boxes from $6, minimum $75 order; 1625 Tremont St., Boston, 617-566-5958, thesavantproject.com.

Citrio: Pastas at this new market/deli/catering venture from Jeffrey Fournier (51 Lincoln) and partners are made daily, and the sandwiches (cider-glazed pulled pork and slaw) get a boost from house-baked bread. Sandwich platters $8 per person, pastas $7 and up; 2 Hartford St., Newton Highlands, 617-969-1234, citrioboston.com.