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.
GANACHE DIPPED SUGAR COOKIE
Legend has it that the very rare four leaf clover represents good luck. Each leaf of the clover represents faith, hope, love, and luck. Even if you’re not Irish, you can still indulge in the spirit of the holiday, which is widely celebrated in the city. A quick and festive dessert is the MANGIA Shamrock Ganache Dipped Sugar Cookie. If you’re feeling lucky try out our recipe and if not every MANGIA location has them on hand. Share the luck with your family and friends!
CHOCOLATE DIPPED STRAWBERRIES
There are many ways to celebrate Valentines Day. Some like to go out for a special evening, others have a night in with loved ones or a group of friends. We vote for a night in and spending the evening cooking. A quick and easy dessert to make is chocolate dipped strawberries. We produce them every year, so if you’re not culinarily inclined you can pick up a box (and pretend you cooked).
- 1 box of fresh large strawberries, rinsed and dried
- 1 bag dark chocolate chips
- optional toppings white chocolate
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.
EASY TIRAMISU AT HOME
Tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert, and a family favorite at Mangia. It may appear to be an intimidating dessert to try at home but it’s actually a very simple, rustic, no-bake dessert. Tiramisu is traditionally made in a large pan or bowl and scooped to serve. But we like to serve it in individual ramekins – it’s great for parties whether it’s a sit down dinner or a standing cocktail party, each guest gets a perfect portion of this rich, creamy dessert.
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!