Through my participation over on the New Orleans Moms Blog I was given the opportunity to try out the newly opened Zoe's Kitchen in the Elmwood shopping plaza. I regularly (or as often as I can) attend the gym on that side of town so I am very happy to hear that another establishment that sells healthy food is open! It is so easy when you are exhausted, lugging a kid, and don't feel like cooking to turn to McDonald's or Wendy's. Zoe's Kitchen gives me another great go to option when I need a quick healthy meal.
Evan, Weston, and I headed over last Sunday to try the place out. The first thing I noticed was the slogan on the awning. Simple, tasty, fresh! These adjectives really set the tone for our experience. This restaurant is an order at the counter type of establishment. The food is Mediterranean inspired which I love. I ordered the orzo tabouli salad with grilled shrimp on top and we shared a side of hummus and pita. Evan had the chicken roll-up and we chose the kids baked chicken fingers for Weston. The food was light but filling, delicious, and full of flavor.
Other Unique Positives About Zoe's Kitchen in Elmwood:
They sell very large plastic drink containers and have fountain Diet Coke AND Diet Dr. Pepper (Yay!)
The high chairs are on wheels! Do you know how nice it is to be able to just roll a high chair over to your table instead of holding it in the air?! Then when Weston got fussy we made a game out of sliding the high chair back and forth. He really enjoyed that.
You can also order dinners for four, they recommend that you order these in advance. These affordable dinners come packaged with rice pilaf, greek salad, and pita bread. They dinners for four range in price from $26.99 to $34.99. I am definitely going to be taking advantage of this deal next time I just can't bring myself to cook.
If you haven't had the pleasure of checking out Zoe's kitchen yet you should head on over!
Disclosure: The meal in this post was complimentary, however, all opinions remain 100% my own. I am disclosing this is accordance with FTC regulations.