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Catering & Food at our Cambridge Location
Food is an excellent companion to paddling, and Charles River Canoe & Kayak is happy to arrange catering from any local restaurant. A selection of our favorites is presented below.
You can arrange the catering yourself (so you can confer directly with the caterer regarding menu selections), or we can make the arrangements: choose one of our Featured Selections (at right) or work with us to plan your menu for a fee of 20% of the food cost (minimum fee $50; food cost includes 6.25% state tax).
Most of our locations have a waterfront picnic area available for group use. Learn more about picnicking at our Cambridge location!
An eclectic approach to pizza (that’s the ZA) and salads. This sister restaurant to EVOO offers an ever-changing menu of fresh, local ingredients. A less-expensive option for groups that offers an outdoor patio and full bar just a stone’s throw from our dock in Kendall Square. Save 10% on the day you paddle with your receipt.
Kendall Square’s American-Style family restaurant and market built on good food and local options. Located 50 yards from our dock. Can provide bartending and catering services on the Kendall Square North or South Plazas. Save 10% on food ordered at the restaurant the day you paddle with your receipt.
A very popular Davis Square restaurant serving authentic, downhome-style Southern food. Menu includes standard barbeque favorites like ribs, chicken, pulled pork, and more. See our Featured Selection from Redbones above.
More Catering Options
Registration/Cancellation Policy for Catering Orders
- All food orders require pre-payment in full.
- Food orders cancelled at least 7 days before the event receive either a refund of the deposit less a 10% registration fee, or a full credit to a store account. This credit does not expire and may be used for instruction, rentals, or purchases at Charles River Canoe & Kayak, Weston Ski Track, or Skate @ Canal District Kendall.
- For all cancellations made less than 7 days before the event, no refunds or credits will be issued.
An eclectic fine dining restaurant focused on local ingredients and constantly changing menus. According to Zagat, "The sophisticated eclectic fare with great emphasis on local ingredients served at this comfy, urbane gem scores every time." Offers an outdoor patio and full bar just a stone's throw from our dock in Kendall Square. Save 10% on the day you paddle with your receipt.
Let the professionals bring their mobile bar to you. Since 1992, they have catered thousands of events for satisfied customers.
Located 100 yards from our dock, Aceituna offers Lebanese/Middle Eastern "fast food" with many vegetarian options. Both sit-down and take-out are available, so it's perfect for a picnic or pre-/post-paddle snack. Open for lunch and dinner, Monday – Friday.
Restaurant and sports bar located in the Cambridge Marriott. Watch your favorite sports team on one of 20 flat-screen TVs. A great place for a post-paddle beverage, appetizer, or dinner. Thursday nights: all-you-can-eat BBQ on the patio!
Eat-in and take-out food on a budget. Pizza, breakfasts, salads, sandwiches, hot meals.
World-renowned chef Jasper White will now bring his delectable seafood to you! Enjoy steamers, mussels, lobster, corn on the cob, clam chowder, and more.
Catering and sit-down dining in a number of locations. They offer a wide variety of soups, sandwiches, wraps, a daily hot entree, and a daily vegetarian special. Sit-down and take-out available in their Kendall Square Cafe, so it's perfect for a picnic or pre-/post-paddle snack at our Cambridge location, and they also have a catering location near our Newton Boathouse.