The year 2019 is already in high gear, and for those of you who stay current on the latest health trends, you’ve probably heard the Mediterranean Diet was just voted the Best Diet Overall in 2019 by U.S. News and World Report.
For those of you following this—quite honestly, delicious-sounding—diet, don’t fret… you can still order in! These are some of the great Mediterranean restaurants that Bite Squad partners with in the Twin Cities, so you can stick to your diet and your friends and family can simply indulge in some robust and tasty cuisine.
Offering a nice variety of meat and vegetarian options, Spitz‘s menu items range from salads to wraps to bowls, which are chock full of fresh and flavorful things you can eat on this diet. If you’re just getting your Mediterranean street food fix, it’s going to be hard just to pick just one entree, but we suggest the Street Cart Wrap. Touted as the most popular wrap (or “doner”), it comes with your choice of meat, garlic aioli, fresh lavash chips and romaine, cabbage, tomato, onion, cucumber and tzatziki. Is your mouth watering yet? Order some now!
Marina Grill & Deli
Marina Grill & Deli in Northeast Minneapolis has a large menu, so everyone in your group is bound to find what they’re craving (they even have hamburgers). For the dieters, there’s a long list of salads including the Greek salad, tabouli, the chicken kabob dinner and even baba ganoush—made up of mashed eggplant mixed with tahini, olive oil and other spices. For the others, menu offerings include (but certainly aren’t limited to) spanakopita (spinach pie), gyros and the kofta kabob sandwich with grilled ground beef and lamb. What will you order?
Golden Fingers is a Mediterranean kitchen with a long list of offerings. Menu items include a variety of samosas (baked pastries with a savory filling), grape leaves and even gyro cheese fries. Items that are Mediterranean Diet-approved include the chicken shawarma plate, the chicken kabob plate and the lentil soup. Golden Fingers also offers several mouth-watering platters with beef or lamb. Order Golden Fingers through Bite Squad today.
Zakia’s in Minneapolis offers a plethora of authentic Mediterranean options including chickpeas salad, tabouli salad, burghul (cracked wheat cooked with tomatoes, sautéed onions, olive oil and Zakia seasoning) and mjadra (lentils, rice and sautéed onions cooked with olive oil and special seasonings). For those who have more leeway on what they can eat, Zakia Deli offers things like the kafta meatballs plate, the beef-lamb (BL) gyro and beef grape leaves. Get your Greek food delivered and order Zakia Deli now.
The Naughty Greek
The Naughty Greek in Minneapolis and St. Paul does live down its name, with several of its menu options being totally naughty. Like the Naughty Fries covered in feta cheese and seasonings, the baked Greek feta with drizzled Greek honey (gasp) and the Sassy Cheese Spread (a mix of Greek cheeses and spicy roasted peppers served with warm, seasoned pita)—certainly worth the splurge. If you’re being good, options like the TNG Original Greek Salad, Virgin Plate (grilled zucchini, eggplant and red bell peppers) or the Chicken Souvlaki will fill you up while delivering a ton of flavor. Get your Naughty Greek tonight.
Zait & Za’atar
Similar to the other restaurants mentioned, Zait & Za’atar in St. Paul offers its customers popular choices like gyros, falafel and more. But don’t overlook the fattoush salad (lettuce, cucumber, onion, tomato, mint and pita chips sprinkled with sumac and tossed in zesty house dressing) and the yogurt soup (with rice and a hint of sweet red peppers, served with pita bread). If you want to break the mold and try something new, Zait and Za’atar’s is the place to do it. Order your soup and salad for lunch or dinner!