Zoës Kitchen to open Tuesday on Valley Mills

The restaurant will give Wacoans with a fast, fresh-first dining experience. The location is directly across from H-E-B on Valley Mills Drive. Photo credit: Richard Hirst

Zoës Kitchen will open a new location in Waco on Tuesday. The new restaurant is undergoing finishing touches at 1810 South Valley Mills Drive.

Zoës Kitchen serves mediterranean-style cuisine and prides itself on using fresh ingredients. Some dishes they serve include salads, chicken or salmon kebabs, steak rollups and hummus.

Dr. Melanie Nogalski, program and admissions manager of Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, said she is excited about the opening.

“I ate at Zoë’s Kitchen in Austin recently and love the food,” Nogalski said. “It is like a Mediterranean Chipotle with fresh ingredients and healthy new choices. As soon as the Waco Zoës opens, I’ll be there.”

Jeff McGrory, regional operator of Zoës Kitchen, said he’s ready for the store to be open in Waco.

“We are thrilled to become a part of the Waco community and expand our presence in Texas,” McGrory said. “At Zoës, our mission is to deliver goodness from the inside out. We look forward to delivering Zoës goodness to the Waco community.”

In addition to Zoës Kitchen sit-down environment, they will also provide a catering service. According to their website, “Zoës Kitchen party pack serves up to 10 and are filled with their own unique combination of fresh fruits, veggies, good-for-you proteins, and grains.”

Since 1995, Zoës Kitchen has created 160 locations in 17 states across the United States, according to their website. The restaurant was founded by Zoe and Marcus Cassimus in hopes of providing people with fast, fresh mediterranean food.