Introducing Late Lunch Specials
Celebrating 35 of MANGIA
Dear New Yorkers,
We are excited to announce the celebration of our 35th anniversary!
A family business opened in 1981, MANGIA transformed the New York lunch scene by being one of the first to offer fresh, artisanal ingredients and a farm-to-table menu comprised of rustic, delicious Italian fare.
Nothing is more delicious than Valentines Day… save the sentiment, we just like everything culinary this holiday brings about. Handmade chocolates, fresh strawberries (covered in chocolate), champagne, red wine and the list goes on. This year we produced not only our signature sugar cookies we also decided to make some of our own chocolate truffles. Stop into any of our three locations to pick up a gift box of truffles, cookies or chocolate covered strawberries. XOXO
5 Best Bread Makers in NYC
There’s no doubt at Mangia we are geeks about our bread. We’ve eaten our way through the best bakeries in New York City to source delicious breads for our sandwiches. Our Founder, Sasha Muniak, believes we should bake everything in house – except the breads. Why? Because there is a true art form and skill to bread that is outside being a good pastry chef. We produce 90% of the food we serve in house, in our kitchens on 57th street – that includes all our pastries, juices and all our prepared foods are made each day. We’ve left the bread and the pastas to the artisans. If you have chance to visit us or cater in your lunch in the city – don’t miss out on our sandwiches. Our favorites are the Smoked Turkey, Ham & Brie.
MEDITERRANEAN BAGEL ‘SIMIT’
As New Yorkers, we love our classic New York style bagels. But as foodies, we love to find unique foods from different Mediterranean regions and bring them into our stores. If you’ve been into one of our stores recently, you might have tried one of our “Mediterranean Bagels” – also known as a simit. We fell in love with the nutty flavor of these simits – commonly eaten throughout the Balkans and Mediterranean for breakfast or as a snack throughout the day. The twisted bread of a simit is more dense with a thick, crunchy layer of nutrient packed seeds in comparison to a classic bagel. Using a whole wheat and semolina flour the simit is lighter and less caloric – saving the bloat and a few calories doesn’t hurt! At Mangia, we love to load them with fresh whipped cream cheese, crisp sliced vegetables and layers of smoked salmon. All three locations are now carrying four delectable varieties: Plain, Sesame Seed, Poppy & Chia Seed, and Everything. Hurry in tomorrow morning, they go quick!
CATERING THE PERFECT PARTY
We are not only passionate about food, we are sticklers for planning a perfect party. Whether you are catering a simple breakfast or lunch for a boardroom meeting, a cocktail hour or an intimate holiday soirée, there are many components to consider when you begin organizing your event. We were recently invited to participate in a webinar hosted by our delivery partner, Seamless. The invitees were asked to discuss the elements of a winning catering menu and we wanted to share our points with you!
When Mangia decided to incorporate matcha into our menus, we had to search for a company that met our uncompromising standards. After our first meeting (and taste) with PANATĒA Matcha we knew we had found our supplier.
PLANNING YOUR THANKSGIVING FEAST
Fall is one of our busiest times of year at Mangia – we are bustling behind the scenes planning holiday parties, our bakery production triples and our stores are full of customers and tourists holiday shopping in midtown.
When we were planning our Thanksgiving promotions and menus, we really wanted to set the scene for our customers. Turning our storefront on 57th street into a Thanksgiving feast with a full Thanksgiving dinner for everyone to enjoy as they passed by our location.
NO TRICKS, JUST TREATS
In keeping with tradition, we always design a decorated sugar cookie for seasonal holidays. We have been serving them since the very beginning, about 35 years ago. They are one of my favorite cookies we bake and since they are produced only a few times a year, it makes them that much more delicious!
SCARY GOOD PASTRIES
At Mangia, we love to incorporate the holidays into our stores and onto our menus. Halloween is one that we get to have a lot of fun with! We even like to change our table displays the week of Halloween from something a little less traditional “fall” and turn it into something a little more spooky! At each of our locations you’ll find an assortment of homemade Halloween treats, that we bake fresh daily at our flagship 57th street location. Each year our Pastry Chef, Wilson Morocho dazzles our customers with an unexpected, and wickedly good pastries. This year one of our favorite sweet treats are the Mummy Cherry Tarts and Mini Ghost Cupcakes. After speaking with Wilson, he explained these are both easy treats to replicate in your own kitchen. By using a round pastry tart and strips of pie dough you can create a mummy face by placing the dough asymmetrically across the tart, and use pre-made candied eyes or dark and white chocolate in a fine pastry tip. To make the ghost, use a wide-mouth round pastry tip with meringue, and dark chocolate in a fine pastry tip for the eyes.