Jul 20, 2022 - Food and Drink

Fast-casual Greek bowls have arrived

I went wild with the toppings. Photo: Alex Golden/Axios

I personally can always use a little more feta, hummus and falafel in my life.

What's happening: Newly acquired Zoë's Kitchen and their two NWA locations have transformed into Arkansas' first CAVA restaurants.

The scene: It's basically Chipotle but for Mediterranean food.

You can build a bowl with greens, grains (rice, lentils or RightRice made with chickpeas and lentils) or a mix of greens and grains, and top it with a protein such as spicy lamb meatballs or grilled chicken and toppings of your choice.

  • A few standard bowls are also on the menu, such as a Greek salad or the harissa avocado bowl with greens, rice, crazy feta, hummus, harissa honey chicken, fire-roasted corn, avocado, pickled onions, cucumber, feta and vinaigrette.

The verdict: I'm officially a fan. I got a greens and grains bowl and gave the RightRice a try. It's a good veggie alternative to regular rice, but don't expect to mistake it for the real thing.

  • This bowl was loaded with half grilled chicken, half falafel and topped with red pepper hummus, olives, Greek vinaigrette, cucumbers, tomatoes and onions. Try the crazy feta — a jalapeno-infused whipped cheese spread, on anything.

Bonus: If you or your lunch buddy eat a vegetarian or vegan diet, this place has options for you.

When and where: 10:45am-10pm daily at 3379 N. College Ave. Ste. 8 in Fayetteville and 4007 W. Walnut St. in Rogers.


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