Greasy macaroni salad, baloney sandwiches, and a liter of warm diet cola? Looks like you’re going to hell in a picnic basket.
Delivering you from evil: Large Marge Sustainables. The conscientious caterer packs organic, farm-friendly spreads and will drop them off any beach or park blanket setup.
Fixings skew vegetarian, but no one will care about the beef with lentil and potato empanadas with mint cilantro yogurt chutney, sourdough crostini with honeyed walnut rosemary spread, and yellow bean puree on challah toast. Wet your whistle with non-alcoholic sangria or muddled Satsuma rosemary citron soda. Desserts range from the simple (black cherries with goat cheese cream) to the sublime (vegan chocolate cake).
Practicing what it preaches, the company uses washable glass pitchers, silverware, and cloth napkins and drives biodiesel-fueled trucks.
Can we get an amen?
Large Marge Sustainables (310-902-4104 or largemargesustainables.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Large Marge Sustainables