Vegetarian View: Snap Kitchen


Monthly Feature
Molly gives her critique of a restaurant…from a vegetarian’s perspective.

Scores for each category on a 1-5 star rating.
Overall Vegetarian Selection: (5) Stars
Out of all of the ever so popular take away restaurants boasting healthy and convenient foods, Snap Kitchen by far has the most vegetarian options. In fact, they have an entire section of their breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack menu devoted to vegetarian and some vegan foods.

Ordered Dish: (5) Stars
My favorite entrée at Snap Kitchen is the Curry Dusted Cauliflower “Steak.” I am not sure how the play on words with steak translates in this dish but I don’t care because it is delicious! Don’t be scared of the word curry in the title. The flavoring is not overly done and sometimes is actually overshadowed by the caper raisin vinaigrette.

Basically this dish is a mix of cauliflower, lentils, chickpeas, onions, carrots, red bell pepper and the caper raisin vinaigrette I just mentioned plus the curry. I love cauliflower, lentils and chickpeas so this dish is a dream for my vegetarian palate. I often wonder if fellow meat eaters would find this dish fitting for their taste buds or if I really like it only because I am a vegetarian.

Healthy Rating: (4) Stars
The Curry Dusted Cauliflower “Steak” is pretty darn healthy. I removed one star because it is high in sodium (a whopping 48 percent of your day’s worth) and I find my mouth a little parched after eating it. This dish has 14 grams of protein which translates to 28 percent of my daily protein intake. Not too bad for 340 calories. The cauliflower “steak” also has 15 grams of fiber and 54 grams of carbohydrates. Since I run, I gladly welcome this higher carb content. One thing to note, this “steak” is vegan – even better on the health rating.

Overall Opinion: (5) Stars
Vegetarian or not, Snap Kitchen is a convenient healthy place to get food on the run. There is also a small sitting area if you want to enjoy your food onsite after purchasing. All their meals have a “made on” date and most usually have a “good by” date too. Snap Kitchen also includes cooking times on the outside of the packaging. What I really like about Snap Kitchen are their containers. Sturdy and plastic, they give the grocery store plastic to go contains a run for their money. I always save and reuse mine. Parking for Snap Kitchen is no problem. It is located in a strip center with plenty of spaces but right now there is annoying construction on Kirby so traffic can be a bother at times. Oh and one last thing – Snap Kitchen is just a few doors down from Dessert Gallery. This can be both good and bad.

http://www.snapkitchen.com/

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