I often find myself in a dilemma: I'm hungry and I don't feel like cooking... but I don't want to go out to eat because Lord knows how many calories are coming out of a restaurant's serving window.
A few months ago, I solved that problem by finding one of my new favorite spots to nosh: Zoes Kitchen
. The food is healthy and delicious - literally just an extension of my own kitchen. It's easy and guilt-free eating out when you know there is no fryer or microwave in the kitchen!
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to host a tasting event at the new Zoes Kitchen In Reston
. Zoes Kitchen is a Mediterranean-inspired fast food restaurant with signature dishes that the whole family can enjoy. Along with local bloggers, foodies, and friends - we tried just about everything on the menu!
Jason, the GM, brought out a selection of the most popular menu items: grilled chicken, steak, and shrimp kabobs, salads, chicken rollups, hummus, and even gluten-free options. Zoes Kitchen touts the freshness and quality of their food - and the product delivered on that promise (all the way down to the warm, fresh chocolate chip cookies!).
We are always looking for laid back (aka kid-friendly) restaurants with outdoor seating, so we'll definitely head back when the weather is nicer to enjoy the patio. Check out the pics below of yesterday's tasting event... (my stomach is growling just looking at these!)
Thanks to everyone who came out to the event! If you missed it, you can follow the tweets & pics: #ZoesKitchenReston.
About Zoës Kitchen: Founded in 1995, Zoës Kitchen is a fast-casual restaurant that creates homemade Mediterranean-inspired food designed to help you celebrate life with family and friends through providing authentic, better-for-you recipes that are hand-prepared daily with wholesome, close-to-the-garden ingredients and a side of Southern hospitality. Zoës Kitchen is dedicated to delivering delicious, fresh and convenient in-store and takeout meal solutions that allow families to get out of the kitchen and enjoy more time together. All Zoës Kitchen recipes are made using good, honest ingredients that are chemical-free, as well as fresh, never frozen poultry. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes are also available. Zoës Kitchen has 75 locations in 12 states across the U.S.
For more information, please visit www.zoeskitchen.com, www.facebook.com/ZoesKitchen or twitter.com/ZoesKitchen.