When you first arrive at Zoes Kitchen you know it is going to be good. This Mediterranian experience is fresh, clean, healthy, affordable and very stylish. Can food be stylish? Oh yes it can!
The menu is full of choices and vibrant pictures. The prices are right and everything is made that day– no lingering preservatives when healthy eating is what you’re searching for.
Where will you choose to enjoy your meal? Will you dine inside and relax in their modern contemporary layout…
…or out on the patio soaking up the Texas spring weather?
Zoes Kitchen also offers traditional take out as well as family packages when you’re feeding an army at home.
We arrived at Zoes during the lunchtime rush on a busy work day, in the super active univeristy section of Fort Worth (right outside of TCU- any horned frog fans out there?).
We started with hummus as an appetizer, which was delivered to the table before I could fill the childrens’ drink cups.
Hummus is a food that I could eat every day. Lick the plate clean every day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, every day. Did I mention I heart hummus?
On a scale from 1-10, I give their hummus a solid 7, almost 8. I am a hard judge when it comes to this chickpea medley- I’ve been spoiled. I would certainly order it again, I think it just needed more garlic. The secret is out, I have a love affair with garlic. To know that everything is made by hand each morning, I get it. Sometimes we can forget to add 20 cloves instead of 5. I have forgiven them. 🙂
For my lunch entree I ordered a Greek salad, since I am the Greek salad goddess, you know.
Zoe’s has a homemade vinaigrette (it is the bottles you see sitting on the table in one of the photos above). Yum!
The salad? Fresh. Perfect. Right out of the garden ingredients.
Have you ever had boiled potato pieces in your Greek salad? Me neither until my experience at Zoes Kitchen. Let me tell ya- AMAZING!
I give this salad 10 out of 10 stars.
I want another one- like now.
Lenny ordered a chicken kabob plate, at the suggestion of the staff.
I devoured some… I am a pick- off- everyone’s- plate- kinda- gal.
11 out of 10 stars.
For the children…
I ordered chicken fingers from the kid’s menu. I missed the note where it said not fried, baked. I have no idea how I missed it because it was loud and clear, plain as day.
When sliced, baked, chicken breasts arrived as their meal, I may have said under my breath, crap, they are not going to eat that. While I bake or grill chicken at home and they happily eat it, at a restaurant when we order chicken fingers we kind of have a visual decided in our heads. Fried is that visual.
The twins ate every last bite of their chicken.
Dipped it in ketchup and never said a word.
Note to self, make this at home and call it chicken fingers. For real!
Take your mom to Zoes Kitchen today. Or tomorrow.
Take the family.
Go on your lunch hour.
If you like Greek food, this is a place you will enjoy over and over again. They have locations all over: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. See a complete location list here.
Some locations offer wine.
Hand squeezed lemonade, I should have tried it.
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Disclosure: Crystal & Co. was given a free gift card to cover the purchase of one lunch or dinner entree and one drink. All opinions stated are my own. Feel free to read my full disclosure statement .