You’ve chosen your junk boat company, got all your buddies on board (pun intended), and now there’s the small task of stocking up your boat with enough food and drink to feed a small army. While there’s no denying that all-inclusive junks have their appeal, especially if organisation is not your strong point, they often come with a hefty price tag. But that shouldn’t stop you from having an epic party at sea, so we’ve sussed out the best junk boat catering companies to satisfy all appetites and budgets. Take your pick!
Sure, junk parties are all about small bites and easily digestible food to maximise in-water time, so what’s more fitting than healthy plates catered by TREEHOUSE? Dig into some healthier and greener options with signature Flatbreads, Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Sauce, Sourdough Flatbread Chips with Garlic Roasted Hummus, and fresh juices to keep yourself hydrated. Visit Deliveroo for the full menu and to place your advance order, and Deliveroo will have your meal delivered to you on the morning of your junk party. How’s that for convenient?
Flying the flag for sandwiches is popular eatery Knead, which has a selection of pastries ($15) and breakfast sandwiches ($35) with fillings like egg, bacon, tomato, and cheese, as well as hearty sandwiches ($68) and salad trays ($200 for 10 people) to share among guests. Alternatively, you can opt for one of many food packages, which start from $980 and include a selection of sandwiches, pasta salads, fruit platters, and brownies. Delicious! Visit their website for the full menu and call them to place your order.
Taking over the city one outlet at a time, Cali-Mex also offers four different catering packages that are guaranteed to add a kick to your epic party at sea. You can choose from different foodie options, ranging from $98 to $208 per person, including various combos of burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and churros. Each package serves 10 people, and you can also choose to include Coke, coconut water, or Mexican beers. Visit their website for the full menu and to order online.
You’re pretty much spoilt for choice when you let Shamrock Catering come aboard. These junk boat pros offer four different junk party menus, which cater for a minimum of 20 people, and range from $220 to $320 per person. These include a huge selection of sandwich platters, salads, appetisers, mains, desserts, and a separate drinks menu to wash it all down with. You could be nibbling on everything from crab cakes and Tandoori chicken wings, to a hearty veggie lasagne or Thai green curry while you sip on a cold beer, cider, or glass of Prosecco. The selection seems endless, so if you’re looking for the ultimate feast at sea, this is a winner! Click here to see the full food menu and to order online, and click here for the full beverages menu.
If you’re looking for a classy addition to your junk then Invisible Kitchen is your ticket. These top-notch caterers offer three junk boat buffet packages for 15 people, which cost $200 to $350 per guest, and feature a selection of gourmet sandwiches, salads, pasta dishes, and desserts. Whether you opt for the Essentials or the Classic menu or go all out with the Deluxe, which includes hot dishes such as traditional Italian lasagne and chicken tikka masala, you’re onto a winner. In terms of drinks, the company will happily put together a bespoke package if you let them know your guest numbers and needs. What’s more, sustainability is top of their agenda which means all their menus are WWF-approved ocean-friendly and they only use environmentally-friendly Vegware packaging and catering disposables—added bonus! Click here to see the full junk catering options.
Ooh la la! Add a bit of French flair to your day at sea and try out one of the three junk packages available from little French resto, Monsieur CHATTÉ. Homemade salads, quiche, bread, and French cheeses are up for grabs, with bottles of French wine available to buy for a very reasonable price too. The chef’s menu costs $350 per head and caters for a minimum of 10 people, while groups of 20-plus can opt for two other menus which cost $150 or $200 per person. All menus include free delivery to the pier, along with cutlery, plates, and napkins. Click here to view the full catering menu and order online. Bon appetit!
K-pop chicken and Kimbap roll, anyone? Bring a touch of Korean spice to your junk and order one of the four junk packages available from popular Korean joint TaKorean. Serving between seven and 15 people and ranging from $600 to $2,000, these tasty menus cover light snacks through to full-on ultra feasts, depending on your budget—and appetite. They also offer add-ons such as chicken or japchae trays and extra burritos for those who love their Mexican food. You can also enjoy free delivery to Central Pier or self-pick-up at their store in Central—bonus! Get in touch with them via Facebook to find out more and place your order.
This epic pizzeria may not offer junk food packages as such, but with three different sizes of pizza available, and heaps of pasta and salad trays which cater for eight to 10 people, Paisano’s is an excellent crowd-pleaser for a day at sea. Depending on the length of your guest list, you can choose either 14-inch, 16-inch, or 24-inch pizzas with a range of mouth-watering toppings, costing between $134 and $340 each. Paisano’s also has a range of bottled beers and wines (ranging from $30 to $150) that they will deliver to the ferry pier for a piddly $20 charge. A Manhattan Special, anyone? Click here to see the full menu and place your order.
Junk parties don’t always have to be about pizzas and burgers—why not dig into some vegan and vegetarian food? If you and your guests are up for some exotic nibbles, then KALE’s junk boat package is a perfect choice. They’ve got all your yummy needs covered, with everything from veggie sliders and mini wraps to assorted healthy snacks, such as Chia Beetballs, Teriyaki Chicken Skewers, and Falafel. Alternatively, go for their vegan and flexitarian sets designed for easy sharing among large groups and take the headache out of planning! Click here to see the full menu and place your order.
For all the meat lovers, La Rotisserie Catering would be your ultimate good-to-go catering option. Enjoy sharing trays of their classic items including finger-licking roast free-range chicken, spinach & goat cheese lasagna and Quiche Lorraine, or opt for their larger party sets which come with a selection of beverages as well for a hassle-free experience. Click here to see the full menu and place your order.
Keep your boat bites light and easy with quality sandwiches from popular neighbourhood eatery Morty’s Delicatessen, which offers a selection of breakfast sandwiches and bagels with fillings such as Classic Pastrami and Smoked Truffle Chicken, as well as pasta, rice, and salads to share among guests. Click here to see the full menu and to place your order.
Anytime is bagel time—even on junks! R&R Bagels is serving up their signature bagel and bagel sandwich bundles—specially created for large groups and parties! Even better, you can customise your type of bagel and enjoy a selection of bagel sandwiches including Maple Bacon and Egg, Smoked Salmon, and Smashed Avocado and Egg. Click here to see the full menu and place your order.