What’s Cooking In Zoës Kitchen?

As a native of Madison County, I’m loving the “culinary renaissance” of sorts that Huntsville is experiencing. I remember when it was hard to find a place to eat that wasn’t a chain, and ethnic food was few and far-between.

Now that I’m a mom, healthy choices are more important than ever to me, so you can imagine how excited I was upon hearing Zoës Kitchen was coming to town! They specialize Mediterranean-inspired comfort food with customers’ dietary concerns in mind – nothing fried, and there are gluten-free and vegetarian options available.

My boys and I had a date night last week, so we thought it was a great time to try out something new. We headed to Zoës on Whitesburg Drive, in the Fresh Market shopping center, despite the rain deluge. We’re glad we did!

Kid’s Menu:
Includes grilled chicken fingers, grilled turkey & cheese on wheat, cheese quesadillas, chicken salad on wheat, chicken & cheese roll-up with marinara, and a fruit cup, orange wedge or chips to accompany it all. Available drinks for kids were milk, an assortment of bottled juices and water, and lemonade from the fountain drink machine.

Mom & Dad Menu:
Known for their grilled shrimp, chicken, and steak kabobs served in seasoned rice with grilled vegetables and taziki sauce on the side. Greek salads are generous portions and come with iceburg lettuce, bell & banana peppers, red onion, cucumbers, kalamata olives, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, and a yummy homemade Greek dressing made fresh each day. Classic and pita sandwiches, soups, and hummus plates are great for lunch, while entrees include all kinds of kabobs, grilled chicken breast, steamed & seasoned veggies, and a variety of delicious sides to choose from. Beer & wine are also available.

Here’s Zoës complete Huntsville menu to peruse.

We ordered the shrimp kabobs & Greek salad, a Kid’s Rollup to split (chicken & cheese with marinara dipping sauce) and a side of hummus & pita.

A small wait followed our brief ordering line, so we knew our food was being cooked to order. Clean booster and high chairs were available inside, and the restrooms were clean and single-room occupancy (great for toddler escape artists!) with a baby changing station in the Women’s. There is ample booth and table seating indoors, as well as 10-12 tables outside.

I will be back for the Take-Away options at Zoës – they are mindful of busy families on the go, and offer “Dinners For Four” with kabobs, roll-ups, salads and sides. They also have a cooler full of “Take Home Tubs” of chicken salad, pimento cheese, hummus, slaw, potato, tuna, and egg salad, and fresh fruit. Handy recipe cards are there for the taking to find new ways to enjoy Zoës takeaway. You can even order online and then pick it up on your way home!

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