At this point it’s hard to deny: poke is more than just a lunchtime trend. The fast, healthy, sushi-esque bowls no longer truly connect to their simple Hawaiian roots, but it’s hard to deny that the poke craze is going away. Enter: Aloha Poke Co, one of Chicago’s most consistent, colorful, and fresh poke chains. And oh yeah, they cater.
Start off with your base—either white rice, brown rice, or mixed greens—pick between ahi tuna, salmon, tofu, chicken, or shrimp for your protein, and start throwing in some toppings. Rice seasoning, cucumber, Maui onion, jalapeño, edamame, pineapple, scallions, avocado, tobiko, seaweed, ginger, and crunchies are all on offer, so put together your bowl and add your sauce (samurai, wasabi, volcano, spicy aioli, sesame oil, yuzu ranch, or sesame vinaigrette). Throw some edamame, seaweed salad, or miso soup on the side, and you’ve got a great meal in front of you. So what are you waiting for? Hit up Aloha Poke Co. at one of their Chicago locations, or just bring them right to you by booking them to cater your next event.
Aloha Bowl — Pineapple, cucumber, scallions, jalapeño, Maui onions, your choice of protein, and sesame vinaigrette