Author: Rebekah Gregg- Spring Intern 2020
Mezeh Mediterranean Grill offers a wide range of options. Whether you're adventurous or a picky eater, you definitely won't leave hungry. You can branch out with Falafel or just stick with a simple bowl of chicken and rice. It's also a great place to catch up with friends as it's just a short walk from NC State's campus. They even have parking spaces behind the restaurant, which makes it super convenient to get to.
Feel Good Vibes
As soon as I walked in the door, I was immediately struck by the bright colors and elaborate patterns. The restaurant has a really modern and unique vibe that honestly brightens your mood. The floor and wall tiling were beautiful and covered every square inch of the restaurant. They also have really cool light fixtures that are perfect for food pictures. One of the coolest parts about the restaurant was the fact that they also have upstairs seating that overlooks the first level!
Mezeh is great because you get to pick your ingredients as you go down the line. I think this is awesome because you don't have to modify pre-made dishes and you get exactly what you want! You can start out by picking a bowl, a flatbread wrap, or a pita wrap. I decided to go for a bowl and I chose mixed greens and brown rice as my base. Chicken was my choice of protein and I added hummus, olives, and corn. To top it off, they drizzled some lemon herb dressing on it, which really tied all the ingredients together. Overall, this meal was the perfect choice for lunch. It was refreshing and light but I also left feeling full because of the protein packed in the bowl. To my surprise, it was even a little bit spicy but luckily my bowl came with a warm slice of pita bread on the side.
Great for your health
One of my favorite things about Mezeh, and the reason I'll surely be back again, is the fact that they value health. As soon as I walked in and saw the line of ingredients, I could tell that everything looked really fresh. And I was right! All of their food is made from natural ingredients and they don't use any additives or preservatives. They even have a drink station that has freshly made drinks like their Lemongrass and Apple drink, which is supposed to detoxify and energize you. If you are on a particular diet, no need to fret! Their menu does a great job labeling low sugar dishes. They also have a very extensive allergen menu that labels everything containing soy, gluten, dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, and fish so it's not a guessing game!
Overall, I was more than satisfied with my experience at Mezeh and I'll definitely be coming back. From the really cool design of the restaurant, to the healthy and fresh ingredients, I encourage you to check it out! They're open from 11am-10pm every day of the week!