Mediterranean Bowls at Greek from Greece

During lunch at our Midtown Manhattan store it's all about the Mediterranean Bowl. And it's not just us - according to industry experts dining out of a bowl is all the rage and here to stay. Why are they so popular? Let's dig in and find out!

Mediterranean Bowl with Shrimp at GFG

Why are bowls so popular?

We love our bowls & we may be a bit biased. So we narrowed it down to the top 3 reasons why we think bowls are the best thing since sliced bread. Literally. Because, with a great bowl who needs bread anyway! šŸ˜Š

#1 Balanced, quick & convenient - a bowl offers a balanced, flavorful meal, positively packed with nutrients for a nourishing feast. They are easy to prepare at home and can be built even using left-overs. A well prepared bowl also makes for a convenient & healthy office lunch! 

#2 Diet-friendly comfort food!  - According to science, dining from a bowl may be more comforting and satisfying than eating from a plate. Enjoying a meal from a bowl also seems to create the illusion that you've eaten more than you actually have.

#3 Bowls are beautiful - built up with a variety of fresh tasty morsels in different colors and textures, each bowl is a little feast in itself! It's no wonder people around the world love to pick food from a bowl. But is this a healthy way to eat?

Are bowls a healthy choice?

Absolutely! Bowls aren't just a flavorful, enjoyable and good-looking. They offer a flexible and healthy way to eat thanks to a variety of fresh vegetables, healthy fats, whole grains and lean protein. A well prepared bowl makes for a balanced and filling lunch or evening meal all in one convenient bowl or container. The convenient packaging also means they are the ideal way to stick to your healthy diet plan even when you are at work or on the go. 

However, a bowl is only as healthy as its ingredients. If you are making your own bowl at home, make sure you select ingredients that pack the most essential nutrients and a solid balance of food groups.  For a healthy bowl it is best to steer clear of processed food and maximize the good stuff! What IS the "good stuff"?

Greek From Greece Mediterranean Bowl

What goes into a perfect lunch or dinner bowl?

Grains: A base of grains such as couscous, quinoa, bulgur, or brown rice provides a hearty foundation for the bowl. 

Protein: Common protein sources for your bowl include grilled chicken, lamb, pork, fish and seafood like salmon, tuna, shrimp or octopus. Vegetarian or vegan options like chickpeas, lentils, falafel, or tofu are especially popular and make a great choice even for non-vegans looking to mix & match or up their veg intake!

Veggies: Fresh or roasted vegetables add color, flavor, and nutrients to the bowl. Common choices include tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, beetroot. Don't forget dark leafy greens like lettuce, spinach, or kale and types, because they pack a serious nutritional punch. And, of course, everyone's preferred starchy vegetable comforter like potatoes, sweet potatoes, or corn for example.

Healthy fats: A balanced bowl includes some essential healthy fats such as olives, avocado slices, or a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil . A sprinkling of nuts or seeds may help add some healthy fats, minerals and crunch too. These essential fats contribute to satiety and provide essential nutrients and anti-oxidants.

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Dairy or dairy alternatives: We love Greek cheese such us feta cheese, kefalotyri or kasseri and yogurt-based dressings like tzatziki. We find our customers add them to our Mediterranean bowls for a creamy and tangy element. Non-dairy alternatives like hummus or tahini sauce are also very popular dips and spreads at our store.

Herbs and spices: Fresh herbs like parsley, mint, or basil, as well as spices such as oregano, cumin, and sumac, are used to season and enhance the flavors in your bowl. Each also provides essential minerals, vitamins and other benefits.

Build Your Own Mediterranean Bowl

What's in Greek From Greece's Mediterranean Bowl?

Curious about what makes our Mediterranean bowls so special? At greek from greece we carefully prepare the ingredients each day to ensure our customers get the best of Mediterranean cuisine in each portion. And you can really taste the difference.

Variety of fresh ingredients

Each Greek from Greece bowl is bursting with fresh locally sourced ingredients and select top quality authentic staples imported from Greece. From delicious spreads freshly made in store by our experienced Greek chef through to expertly prepared meat and veg, you get maximum flavor and nutrients in each bowl.  Select your favorite base, protein & toppings and build your own bowl just the way you like it. We offer a variety of freshly prepared add-ons. Our Mediterranean Bowls are a quick, healthy, and balanced meal that's sure to satisfy! 

Vegan & vegetarian bowl options

If you are after a tasty vegetarian or vegan meal, greek from greece has you covered. Our protein selection includes delicious falafel and zucchini fritters. In addition, we offer a variety of freshly prepared vegetables, legumes and grains for a filling and balanced vegan meal.

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Build your own bowl at greek from greece


Healthy, tasty lunch - in a flash!

Our Mediterranean Build-Your-Own bowls are quick and affordable meals, ticking off all the boxes for convenience. Need a delicious meal or boxed office lunch in a flash? We've got you covered. And with our affordable prices, you can enjoy a nutritious feast without any stress.

There you have it! Perhaps the best way to decide if  you are a bowl person is to try it out. And we know just the place! šŸ˜‰

Greek From Greece Bowls, but also or Wraps and Pita are all made with top quality imported staple ingredients and best locally sourced fresh produce: tasty, nutritious and at great prices. If you happen to be nearby be sure to stop by our store at 469 7th Avenue or order online for pick-up or delivery. 

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