Feel Good Food
May 01, 2018 01:10PM
● By Ashley Madonna
It can be challenging to find healthy food options while constantly on the go. At least it was before Original ChopShop moved into town. The neighborhood eatery got its start in Scottsdale, Arizona, before opening up five other locations serving up its whole dishes. And now, the local favorite has made its way to Texas with its first location opening its doors in April.
Jason Morgan, the CEO of Original ChopShop, acted as the CFO of Zoe’s Kitchen for seven years before venturing into a restaurant group of his own. He sought out to create a healthy menu everyone could enjoy.
“Our philosophy is to serve feel good food for everybody,” Morgan said. “We welcome customization to all of our menu items, as well as offer a variety of diet-friendly options including food free of gluten, dairy, lactose and soy, along with vegetarian and vegan items.”
And their menu does lend itself to creating a unique experience every time you dine in. Their grilled protein bowls come packed with healthy ingredients like roasted broccoli, cauliflower and mushroom, but then you can top with flavorful proteins like teriyaki chicken, sweet soy sesame steak or green curry tofu. For a lighter alternative, their superfruit bowls and parfaits are a sweet yet filling option for a quick lunch or a midday pick-me-up.
But their breakfast items cannot be missed. Their Avocado Toast – one egg served over easy, smashed avocado, tomato and red pepper flakes served on 12-grain ciabatta – sounds like it should an arm and a leg, like others found at a few brunch spots around town. However, it is rather affordable with its $5 price point. For a heartier option, order up the Cheat Day Wrap, made with scrambled egg, bacon, white cheddar, avocado, tomato, brown rice and your choice of turkey or ham. It’s enough to keep you satisfied all day long. And with their whole wheat and gluten-free wrap options, you don’t have to feel badly about indulging.
If you are just running in for a taste of freshness, order up one of their juices. The Cool Down, made with watermelon, pineapple, apple, lime and ginger, acts as a nice refresher on a hot day. It’s the perfect treat to pick up before heading out on a busy day of meetings or errands.
“It’s a concept that can really fit into our guests' daily lives – whether they’re slowing down to enjoy a delicious meal with family and friends, grabbing a fresh juice or protein shake on the way to work or after the gym or drinking a coffee while working on a laptop.”
Swing by to grab one of their chops, bowls or juices. It’s feel good food that your body will thank you for later.
7300 N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite 140