Healthy, Fresh Ingredients at Zoes Kitchen

Williamsburg has a  new option for healthy dining: Zoës Kitchen at 5025 Settlers Market Blvd. As one who eats a mostly “mediterranean” diet, I was predisposed to like the new restaurant and I was not disappointed. My friend and I both thought our entrees were delicious and look forward  to trying more items on the menu.

Zoes Kitchen, Williamsburg, VA

Shrimp kabobs, Zoes Kitchen, Williamsburg, VAThe restaurant offers “simple, tasty, fresh” food, just like their tagline says. Nothing arrives frozen – they prepare the meats, veggies, and desserts daily. Even their desserts are made in-house. They also have a selection of wine and beer to accompany your meal.

You place your order at the counter and take a seat in the modern, colorful dining room. Staff brought us our meals in about 5 minutes.

I ordered the shrimp kebabs ($10.09): two charbroiled kabobs, zucchini, rice pilaf, cucumber raita, side Greek salad, and pita bread. I’d give the shrimp a “mild spice” rating, which is perfect for me, but maybe not spicy enough for cajun food lovers. The veggies were well seasoned and the salad was very fresh with just the right amount of dressing.

My friend ordered the steak kabobs ($11.79) and ate every bite, even though the portion was more than she typically eats – it was that good. She especially liked the flavor of the grilled potatoes.

steak kabobs, Zoes Kitchen, Williamsburg, VA

Be sure to download the restaurant’s mobile app. It makes ordering takeout easy and you can also use it to take a photo of your receipt to give them feedback about your meal and their service. I especially appreciate the question “Did the team share Southern Hospitality?” We can always use more of that! Plus, when you give feedback this way, you get free stuff! I already have a free sports cup to collect next time I visit the restaurant.

I’m looking forward to my next visit.


UPDATE 8/9/2014:
I stopped in to Zoe’s Kitchen for a quick lunch and tried their tuna salad sandwich with a side Greek salad. I’m always cautious about restaurants’ tuna salad, because I don’t like mayonnaise very much. I was pleasantly surprised! Zoe’s version uses very little mayo. The staff told me they use a little olive oil and chopped egg whites to make it moist. It was a delicious sandwich.

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