Just some of the benefits to using EatFirst for your Lebanese catering
Every diet covered
Nobody goes hungry on our watch! From gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and halal, we have special diet options to suit all needs.
Easy to use
Ordering catering is a breeze with our easy-to-use online platform that's currently #1 in Australia.
Best local suppliers
Access to the highest-quality food from the best cafés, restaurants and caterers in your area.
Authentic Lebanese food for your office or corporate event
We'd only provide food we'd be happy to eat ourselves, and our Lebanese options are no exception. All of our catering partners are carefully researched, vetted and tested before we offer their service to customers like you.
Serve only the creamiest hummus, juiciest kofta, freshest Lebanese bread and plenty of toum at your next catering event.
Create the perfect Lebanese menu that suits all tastes and diets
We know teams come in all shapes and sizes, and that includes tastes in food and dietary restrictions.
Our catering menus cover just about all dietary requirements, and we're able to suit the needs of vegans and vegetarians, people who keep Kosher or halal diets, and those who need to avoid nuts, gluten and dairy.
We'll note this on all of our menu items within the EatFirst marketplace, but if you're having any trouble or have additional questions, feel free to get in touch! We're more than happy to help you put together a menu for your next event.
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How I'd create the perfect Lebanese catering menu
EatFirst Key Account Manager Rami Karaki was born in Lebanon, and shares some of his favourite foods he thinks should be a staple on any Lebanese catering menu.
- Chicken shawarma: Spit-roasted chicken marinated in cumin, cardamon, turmeric and other spices
- Chili potatoes
- Fattoush salad: lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes and fried pita bread
- Dips, including hummus, babaganoush and toum
- Kibbeh: Football-shaped balls of meat, spices, bulgur wheat
- Fatayer: Spinach triangle pastries (can also have cheese or meat)
- Bulgur pilaf: Bulgur simmered in tomato sauce
- Loubieh bi zeit: Green beans braised with garlic, onion and tomato
- Mujadara: Lentils and rice with caramalised onions
While Rami isn't a vegan, he notes that quite a few of these dishes are vegan-friendly, which is great for those who are on both plant-based and dairy-free diets.
How EatFirst can help with your Lebanese catering
How EatFirst can help with your Lebanese catering
We know what to order for special dietary requirements
If some of your team or event guests have certain allergies or diets that need to be catered for, we make it easy to figure out what is and isn't suitable for them. Each of our menu items will be labelled, but here's a guide that should help you when ordering Lebanese food.
It's important to note though, that each restaurant may prepare items different, so it's best to double check the menu before ordering, especially for serious allergies.
If you're catering for some coeliac or gluten-free guests, avoid Lebanese bread in their dishes. Unless noted that it's gluten-free, it's best to skip falafel too as, while it's mostly made of chickpeas, sometimes it does contain wheat flour as well.
Cheeses such as labneh and yogurt-based dips are common on Lebanese menus, but aren't essential. Labneh is usually served on the side as is yogurt. If you're ordering any pre-made wraps or single-serve plates, opt for sauces or sides that don't include cheese or yogurt.
Dips, salads, breads, picked vegetables and falafel are all staples on Lebanese menus and don't usually contain animal products. Lebanese pita bread does not contain any egg or milk, and is suitable for vegans.
As some dips may contain yogurt or mayonnaise (which contains eggs), it's best to check the ingredients on those items before ordering.
There aren't many Lebanese dishes that contain haram foods, such as pork. While Kosher and halal foods have similar principles, they don't always go hand-in-hand. We'd recommend checking with our customer service team if you're unsure about any items.
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FAQs about Lebanese catering and cuisine
Is Lebanese food healthy?
Yes! SBS highlights the popularity of the Mediterranean Diet and it's similarities to the Middle Eastern Diet, which includes Lebanese and Turkish food.
Middle Eastern diets tend to include less processed food, and it's rich in whole grains, olive oils, nuts and seeds.
It's also easy to avoid fried foods with Lebanese cuisine as it's offered, but not a staple. Of course, hot chips and fried falafel appear on most menus, but it's easy to opt for grilled meats, salads, rice and fresh bread instead.
Is Lebanese catering halal?
Most of it will be, but it's best to double check when ordering. Whenever possible, we will note any dietary needs (including religious diets) on each item on the menu. If you're unsure, feel free to give our customer care team a call on 1300 851 900 and we can help find an alternative caterer if needed.
Does Lebanese good often contain nuts?
Almonds and pine nuts are pretty common ingredients in many Lebanese dishes, but if you have an allergy we can help you select nut-free menu items or see if your preferred caterer can make your dishes without any.
How EatFirst makes corporate catering simple
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Spending much of the last decade juggling eating her way around the world and working within the travel and lifestyle content marketing space, Alex joined the EatFirst team in 2022. With 15 years of experience under her belt, she specialises in content strategy, SEO, writing and editing. Some of her favourite eats include Japanese, Thai and Italian, and she’s a firm believer that pineapple has no place on a pizza.