5 Glen Cove Road
Greenvale, NY 11548
(516) 625 – 3300
I was recommended to dine at Lo-cal Kitchen from a friend. It is a new restaurant in Greenvale, NY that specializes in healthy food. I thought that they would just have salads and smoothies. Upon walking in, I was greeted by the manager a very lovely man. I was given a tour of the extensive menu of food items. Upon first glance, is the acai bowls and smoothie stations. Both filled with fresh fruits and vegetables to prepare the finest juices and bowls. Moving along is their wonderful salad bar station. Filled with many different bases for a salad, is the numerous amount of fixings. All fresh ingredients fro peppers, tomatoes, olives, broccoli and so much more, has something for everyone. As we move down from their amazing salad bar, we arrive at the mains. The mains are the protein section of the restaurant. From beef to fish to chicken, the array of proteins have no limits. There were many varieties of meatballs, skewers, and fishes. There is also various types of pasta dishes and pizza too. I definitely will return for the chicken crusted pizza. The salmon burger with dill sauce was fantastic. Bursting with flavor, one of the best salmon burgers I ever had. As we advanced down the aisle, we saw a large assortment of cooked veggies. From fresh roasted peppers, tomatoes, broccoli and more, everything was fresh and so tasty. Lastly was my own personal favorite. I love cauliflower. I always have. The chef has made the best cauliflower risotto and fried rice, that I have had. It really is so delicious, I don’t know how it is so healthy.
Besides the marvelous cooked foods, is a fantastic variety of healthy snacks. From popcorn, chips, cookies, bars, chocolate and too many to list it is just wonderful. The variety of beverages were also quite pleasing. I also must mention they have fresh made breads and muffins.
I had the privilege of meeting the owner and masterful chef. Stephen Meade is the chef on premise. Stephen was the executive chef at the famous Garden City Hotel. Chef Stephen has brought his A-game with him. Running a kitchen is an extremely difficult job. To experiment with different foods and to create a healthy menu is a difficult job to do with a very specific menu. At Lo-cal KItchen the menu is so varied, and the quality of the food is fabulous, he is doing a magnificent job creating such a diverse menu. Lo-cal Kitchen is a unique eatery. You definitely must try it. You will be very happy you did.