Zoës Kitchen has several locations around the Houston and Dallas area, with one of the most recent openings being located on Westheimer. All of these restaurants exist because of Zoe Cassimus’ lifelong work in the kitchen. Each recipe used at Zoës Kitchen is inspired by her passionate belief in using only the freshest ingredients. Restaurants begin each day creating from scratch. These people promise to be super serious in reference to all that is– fresh.
Zoës is obviously not interested in making people fat or unhealthy stating, “Our dishes are wholesome; our portions generous. It’s Mediterranean-inspired comfort food with customers’ dietary concerns in mind–nothing fried with gluten-free and vegetarian options.” Just try and be obese while eating at Zoës. It’s not going to happen.
We recently stopped by to taste many of the different menu items at the Westheimer location. The general manager greeted us in a laid back, positive “I love my job” way. There’s nothing more exciting than meeting a manager that doesn’t suck. This guy honestly stands behind the product he represents. After a mini interview, he’s definitely proud of the standards for health and excellence that Zoës Kitchen strives to achieve. Zoës doesn’t just care about healthy food, they are also committed to fundraisers and a children’s artwork program. The artwork seen throughout the restaurant will definitely put a smile on every customer’s face.
Sad people against shady service, rejoice! Zoës has a counter for ordering, which means you do not have to wait for a server. Feel free to get your own refill located in an extra special drink area. Customers are in charge of it all. This will make cheap people happy because they don’t have to tip. It is nice to tip the busser though, so don’t be a non-tipping loser.
Of all food tasted, the kabobs were a clear win for me. Maybe I didn’t feel like jumping for tuna sandwich joy because I’m hardcore about tuna sandwiches. It’s almost impossible to produce a tuna sandwich win without cheese melted all comfy on top. This is not Zoës problem. Zoës never promised to provide me with a tuna melt. They probably felt satisfied knowing the sandwich given possessed albacore tuna, rather than scary chunk white tuna. Zoës should tell me to get over the melt part of a tuna melt because the menu never promised anything would be melted on top.
P.S. Please do not leave without trying the house-baked chocolate chip cookie.
Zoës Kitchen has put a lot of thought into developing a healthy menu with something for everyone. A list of their locations can be found—> here.
3838 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77027