Cater4Cans: Gathering cans and giving back

Cater4Cans: Gathering goods and giving back

When we received the invitation to join Cater4Cans, a massive community food drive with 16 Puget Sound catering companies, we thought only one thing: YES!

Seattle’s struggle with hunger and homelessness is an issue that rests heavy on our collective hearts. As a business, On Safari Foods makes donations to charitable organizations around Seattle, and we also make regular food donations to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission in Pioneer Square. This being said..

We are always searching for ways in which we can contribute more. 

The fact that this food drive brings together a large community in order to support the larger whole, makes it even more worthwhile.

Cater4Cans began last year as the brain child of David Haggerty, owner of DSquared, another local catering company. Last year, DSquared embarked on this venture alone, and were still able to gather over 500 cans and assorted dry goods. This year, banded together as a catering community, we hope to blow that number out of the water!

We will be reaching out to all our employees, as well as our neighbors in SoDo to ask for contributions to this deeply worthwhile cause. 

How can you help?

Stop by any of our three locations and drop off whatever you can. There will be well-marked boxes, ready for donations, at each location. All canned foods, dry goods, or other non-perishable items are more than welcome!

To sweeten the deal, we will be running a raffle for one $50 visa gift card! To enter, donate 15 cans or more, leave us with your name and email address (so we can notify you if you win), and sit back knowing you made a tangible contribution to the well-being of your Seattle community.

We hope to see you all soon!

Location addresses:

On Safari Foods
3317 3rd Ave S.
Seattle WA 98134

On Safari Espresso Bar
1501 1st Ave S., Seattle, WA

On Safari Foods at Cafe Artemis
201 Elliott Ave W. Seattle, WA
(Inside the Omeros Building)

Cafe Artemis breakfast menu gets a fresh overhaul

Looking for a fresh perspective on breakfast? Check out our new AM menu at On Safari Foods at Cafe Artemis – the newest addition the On Safari Foods family!
 
Located in Lower Queen Anne, we offer busy professionals and area residents a variety of options that can be enjoyed in-house or on-the-go.
 
For hot entrees, the grill is open from 7:30-10:30 (with lunch starting at 11).
 
However, if you’re in the mood for something lighter: espresso drinks, smoothies, and a variety of house-made pastries, quiches, and other quick treats are available from 7:00am-3:00pm every week day.
 
Check out the new breakfast items below, or for our full menus click here.
 

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Cafe Artemis Grand Re-Opening Open House

Owner Teresa Carew (left) standing with artist Melissa Evans (right)

As some of you might already know, Cafe Artemis, the newest member of the On Safari Family is now open for operation – serving hungry professionals in Lower Queen Anne breakfast, lunch, and espresso every week day from 7:00am-3:00pm.

What you might not know is that Cafe Artemis will also be showcasing the artwork and photography of Seattle creatives on a quarterly rotating basis. This means that every four months, patrons of Cafe Artemis will get the chance to ponder the artistic vision of a new local talent. 

In addition, we will also be hosting a complimentary open house every quarter to celebrate the arrival of each new artist. So be sure to keep up to date via our Facebook for Open House dates and times. 

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Arcade Lights: After Hours Foodie Paradise at Pike Place Market

Hosted after hours in the world-famous Pike Place Market, this fabulous event is a food lovers paradise, and provides a truly unique glimpse into one of Seattle’s historic treasures.

It’s also one of our all-time favorite annual events!

Featuring gourmet goods from over 70 local artisan vendors, spanning the entire gamut from sweet to savory, cider to beer, and wine to craft liquor – Arcade Lights truly does have something for everyone.

Photo credit: Rosemary Dai Ross

Even better than getting to sample all the amazing food and drink, is the fact that the proceeds from this event go towards supporting the Market’s social endeavors – such as the Pike Market Senior Center and the Pike Market Food Bank.

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St. Patrick’s Day Luck O’ the Irish Special Menu



This menu is no longer available!
Please check back again next year 🙂



Good news! The luck of the Irish is with you this year!

In light of huge demand, we are again offering our rich and delicious St. Patrick’s Day lunch special! This menu is available for staffed events, drop-off deliveries, and for pick-up at our main shop in SoDo.

Place your order soon, as this menu is available now and quantities are limited! Don’t let your luck run out though – the last day to order is Monday, March 13.

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Unique Valentine’s Day Gift | Dazzling Dessert Box

valentine's day gift box

This February 14th, dazzle your special someone with an extra special Valentine’s Day gift!

Beautiful, elegant and wholly unique – our dazzling Valentine’s Day gift boxes are sure to surprise and delight!

Every box is decorated by hand, and a variety of colors are available.

Each gift set includes:

2 187ml bottles of glittering Prosecco

2 homemade and hand-decorated frosted shortbread heart cookies

4 chocolate ganache and Dulce de Leche tartlets

1 blank card for a personalized note (optional)

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Our Favorite Food Moments of 2016 [Mouthwatering Pictures]

new-years-champagneHappy New Year Seattle!!

Like most people, the beginning of a New Year gets us thinking about the one that just passed. Though the world seems to be in a somewhat constant state of turmoil, we take comfort in the fact that no matter the circumstance – food has the power to transcend boundaries and bring people together. 

As a company, we took back at 2016 and remember the pleasure of working with some amazing clients, the excitement of expanding our kitchen in SoDo, the humble honor of winning Best of Western Washington’s Wedding Caterer of 2016, and the true joy of improving our craft and experimenting with new flavors and cuisines.

Bombarded as we are by upheavals worldwide and widespread negativity in the media, we believe that now, more than ever, it is important to remember those truly remarkable things that happen everyday. Keeping that in mind, we’ve compiled below a short montage of our favorite food moments of 2016.

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Classy Comfort Food at the Seattle Northwest Event Show

Last week we set up shop for an all day meet, greet, and share at the Seattle Northwest Event Show. Held in the Seattle Convention Center, this fun event is a veritable cornucopia of gourmet food, sweet treats, event rentals, and stunning venue booths.

We love attending because it gives us the chance to meet up with old friends in the business, get a read on the latest and greatest in high-end event planning, and make connections with Seattle’s best and brightest event planners.

This year we decided to keep it simple, yet delicious.

For the “entree” we opted for four delectable varieties of gourmet grilled cheese: arugula pesto with pear, Beecher’s and bacon, ham & cheddar with mango chutney, plus a light and delicious Caprese with thinly sliced tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.

Our favorite was definitely the Beecher’s and bacon, but if we may say – they were all quite delicious.

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Surprise Happy Hour: An Espresso Bar Pop-Up

Last week we made the spontaneous decision to host a pop-up happy hour at our SoDo Espresso Bar.

Located across from the Home Plate entrance of Safeco Field (a bit of a coffee shop dead zone), our building was sparsely populated for quite some time.

In fact, at the very beginning it was just our baristas and a few loyal fans!

However, with the start of 2016, everything changed.

Most floors in our building filled up, we saw massive growth, and those not-so-busy times seem like a distant memory.

As more and more businesses have moved into the building, we’ve extended our hours, bulked up our menu, and hired more staff (Thomas, and Adriene – we love them!). Most importantly, we’ve really gotten to know our growing community of coffee lovers, and we thought it might be nice to throw a small celebratory mixer.

Cold Brew On Safari Espresso Bar

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