It’s delicious, it’s full of flavor and it’s good for you. Is there any wonder Mediterranean food has grown in popularity? From mouthwatering falafel and rich hummus dips to delectable kabobs and gyros, this cuisine is currently trending as one of the most popular choices for office lunch in Washington DC.
Ready to treat your taste buds but not sure where to start? Here are some of the most popular Mediterranean restaurants catering to offices in Washington, DC.
1. Zoes Kitchen
Zoes Kitchen is a great example of how much Mediterranean food has been embraced by Americans. From humble beginnings in Birmingham, Alabama, the restaurant has grown to include more than 250 locations across the country. Offering fresh fare simultaneously tasty and heart healthy, they make a great choice no matter what the office is craving.
Try their most popular lunchtime menu item, the Chicken Kabob Boxed Lunch, which includes two chicken kabobs (with bell peppers, onions and tomatoes) and choice of two sides (with over a dozen to pick from). Or give one of their pitas, salads, power grain bowls or falafels a go.
Easy and excellent. That’s how happy customer Karen from Glenn Dale described her experience with Kabob.Us. “Lots of options for food allergies and preferences, timely delivery and great presentation,” she added. “Thank you for making me look good.”
Their most popular boxed lunch is the Chicken Shawarma, made with spit-roasted chicken, vegetables and tahini sauce. There is no shortage of delicious things to choose from, however. You can’t go wrong with the Falafel Sandwich (chickpea fritters with hummus, lettuce, onions, tomatoes and tahini sauce) or the Chicken & Spinach Melt Mozzarella Sandwich.
In the mood for dessert? Be sure to order some sweet Baklava for the team.
3. Urfa Tomato Kabob
You won’t be disappointed by what you find here. The menu at Urfa Tomato Kabob is overflowing with creamy hummus, protein-packed pitas and platters, and garden fresh salads. The food is so satisfying, it just might become your new favorite Mediterranean spot.
Their top boxed lunch is the Chicken Kabob Platter Boxed Lunch. Each box includes chicken skewers served with rice, salad, grilled vegetables, cacik (strained yogurt) and pita. Also popular is their Chicken Avocado Pita, stuffed full with chicken, avocado, provolone, onions, tomatoes, cucumber and lettuce.
As loyal customer Nicolette in Camp Springs commented, “Urfa Tomato Kabob has become my office’s favorite go-to spot for their delicious lunches and great variety!”
4. The Simple Greek
Just call them the heroes of gyros. Locally owned and operated, The Simple Greek features authentic flavors and healthy recipes from the Mediterranean that include made-from-scratch sauces and a variety of protein and fresh vegetables.
Try their popular build-it-yourself Entree Boxed Lunch. Each box includes your choice of base, protein and toppings, and is served with a side of pita, hummus, tzatziki and cookie.
“Great portions, fresh and everyone loved it!,” commented happy customer Stephanie from DC. “I should have ordered more. They scarfed it down!”
5. Moby Dick House of Kabob
Since they first opened in 1989, the folks behind Moby Dick House of Kabob have committed to two things: never cutting corners and making the best kabobs in the area. With over 20 locations currently, it’s clear it’s a winning formula. The owner, Mike Daryoush, takes pride in using traditional Persian cooking techniques, from slow-braised stews to house-made seasonings, and it’s a difference you can taste.
See for yourself with their popular Kabob Tray #2, which includes a variety of kabobs and sides, and your choice of either an appetizer or dessert. But don’t take our word for it.
“The chicken and beef kabobs were a big hit,” commented satisfied customer Liza from Annandale. “The rice, salad and hummus were delicious too.”
There’s more where those came from. We’ve got over 700 restaurants offering office catering in Washington, DC!