Summer Eats & Treats

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With a little over a month of summer left, there’s still plenty of time to take advantage of the warm weather and all that comes with it in Portland! We put together a quick list of summer eats and treats available through Spork Bytes to help you and your team cool off in style.
Sloshy Pops by the Pool Photo via IG (@sloshypops, Photo Credit to: Lindsey Rickert)
Sloshy Pops by the Pool Photo via IG (@sloshypops, Photo Credit to: Lindsey Rickert)

Sloshy Pops

When it’s sweltering hot, the best thing you can reach for is an icy cold refreshing popsicle. But wait - it gets better. Sloshy Pops aren’t the typical fruity treat you remember from your childhood. They have been upgraded for adulthood and crafted with curious alcoholic flavor combinations. Pick your poison and choose between a wide variety of boozy or wine pops, each carefully curated with fresh fruits and herbs. At that upcoming pool party, delight your guests with these innovative cocktails and be sure to purchase some non-alcoholic ones too for the kiddies.

Carioca Bowls

Refreshing, delicious, and actually good for you? Yup, that’s Carioca Bowls. Açaí bowls have stepped into the spotlight as one of the newest superfoods and for good reason! The main ingredient, of course, is açaí, an edible berry that grows on palm trees native to Central and South America and is loaded with nutrients. With a wide range of impressive health benefits from lower cholesterol levels to cancer-fighting properties and even improvement in brain function, açaí bowls are the perfect addition to your morning ritual. Carioca Bowls happens to serve some of the best açaí bowls in town! Choose between a variety of delectable toppings including hearty grains and fresh fruits and start your day off right! You won’t regret it.

Emma’s Detox Salad from Crisp Salads via IG (@crispsalads)
Emma’s Detox Salad from Crisp Salads via IG (@crispsalads)

Crisp Salads

On a hot summer day, you are craving fresh, light meals. Crisp Salads has just the thing to satisfy your needs! Offering a wide range of nutrient-dense and filling salads, you really can’t go wrong. Try one of their chef-curated salads or design your own with dozens of fresh toppings, savory proteins, and delectable dressings to choose from. Those with strict dietary restrictions, fear not! Crisp Salads has plenty of options that cater to most diets. Be-leaf us when we say, no matter what you pick, your body will thank you.

What's the Scoop

One lick of an icy cold scoop of artisanal ice cream can immediately ameliorate any discomfort from the sun’s piercing rays. Why suffer when you can tickle your tastebuds with wonderful flavors from What’s the Scoop, a local ice creamery on N Williams. Crafted in small batches, their ice creams and sorbets feature quality, locally sourced ingredients. The ice creams are slowly infused with real ingredients such as roasted nuts and coffee, or hand crafted toffees, nut brittles, candied fruits, and sauces. You can taste the love and time that goes into every batch! With a constantly rotating selection of flavors, there is always something new to try. The only question left is which one to try first.

Sandwich spread from Laurelhurst Market via IG (@laurelhurstmarket)
Sandwich spread from Laurelhurst Market via IG (@laurelhurstmarket)

Laurelhurst Market

In a city with no shortage of beautiful parks, warmer weather beckons beloved picnic season! Everyone knows the key to a successful picnic is practical, yet delicious food. At Spork Bytes, our go-to picnic spread features none other than the exceptional Laurelhurst Market. Known for their artisanal cold cuts and hand-cured meats, their lunch menu features some pretty outstanding sandwiches. Our recommendation? Order a few sandwiches to share and ask for them to be cut in half. That way, everyone can try a bit of each. Don’t forget to add a few sides of potato salad!

Lardo

Do you smell that? It’s the scent of BBQ weather in the air! Instead of entering the great debate of coals vs. propane, why not order a large platter of mini sliders from Lardo?! Each platter comes with a combination of their oh-so-satisfying Korean Pork Shoulder sandwich, the crispy Fried Chicken Sandwich, and the vegetarian friendly Rapini Sandwich, all perfectly portioned into slider-sized delights. Take the hassle out of cooking for a crowd, and instead sit back and enjoy the feast!

Spork Beverage

What better way to kick back and enjoy the sunshine than with a cold beverage in hand?! With a full liquor license, trained and permitted service staff, and a wide selection of local beer, wine, cider, and non-alcoholic beverages, adding cold drinks to a catering order has never been easier. Simply tell a friendly Account Manager you’d like to add drinks to an order and you’ll be good to go! We can simply deliver and set it up for self-service or send a licensed server to pour for your group at your office or event. Cold bevvies, yummy nibbles and sweet, sweet sunshine? Yes, please!

Make the most of the remainder of summer by choosing these satisfying summer eats and treats. You can order from all of these delicious restaurants and more when you complete the Get Started Form on our Spork Bytes website. And in case you missed it, check out this list of 10 Portland Patios to Visit This Summer 😎. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions and please give us a follow on social media @sporkbytes.

Stay cool out there!

The Spork Bytes Team

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