From Kitchen to Café
Jan 14, 2015 02:25PM
● By Dia
Mediterranean cuisine—fresh and flavorful—is what’s on the menu at Zoës Kitchen in Southlake. With a freshfrom- the-garden flare, Zoës menu offers a variety of salads, sandwiches, wraps and more, all served with Southern hospitality.
For a meal starter, try their hummus and pita—both made fresh from scratch at the restaurant.
Then, for an entrée, choose one of their salads. Most include fresh mixes of greens, vegetables, orzo or pasta, and light dressings. You can add protein, such as grilled chicken or salmon, at an additional cost. For example, when you order the orzo tabouli salad, made with mixed greens, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, feta and lemon vinaigrette, you can add two shrimp skewers. The skewers also can be enjoyed with a side salad as an entrée as well. For a quicker bite that is a little less filling—and fewer calories—the Greek Chicken Pita (lettuce, tomato, caramelized onion, feta) served with a fresh fruit salad is a great choice.
The term may be fast-casual dining, but eating at Zoës is something to be savored. After ordering at the counter, you are given a number and can be seated inside at one of their cozy booths or café tables, or, if the weather permits, outside on their patio at an umbrella-topped wrought-iron table. Although the drinks are self-serve, the food is brought to your table, where you dine with real flatware. Inside, you’ll notice the bright colors reminiscent of the Mediterranean— oranges, yellows and greens. But, bringing you back to the reality that you are, in fact, in Southlake is the a wall with art featuring phrases such as “Dragon Pride.”
Overall, expect great things from Zoës Kitchen. It’s a treat for your taste buds without the headache of counting calories. But if managing your nutrition is something you take seriously, not to worry—a quick visit to their website gives a complete listing of calories, sugars, sodium and the rest. Approach the counter with confidence, because you will know before you go. You may also find a complete listing of the gluten-free items available at Zoës online.
2175 E. Southlake Blvd.