The Chick Pea in West Palm Beach Offers Healthy Food Fast
Andrew Durgee Hummus...where chick peas go to party
Lunch, the ubiquitous time of day that can sometimes be more of a lingering question than a meal. Where to go that will satisfy everyone in your increasingly hungry party? Healthy, sure. Fast, that goes without saying. Both at the same time? Dream big.
Well, that's exactly what Amange Foad did by opening The Chick Pea on Clematis Street in April. The first and only hummus bar in South Florida, The Chick Pea is taking your lunch options head on.
Foad has lived in South Florida for over 15 years and noticed a big discrepancy around lunch options. "Around 11:30 p.m. or so you start thinking, where am I going to eat today?" says Foad. "It was either McDonald's or Burger King, something really bad for you and quick. Or you would have to sit there and wait for an hour to get your food. So we saw a need for something faster but also healthy. That was the whole idea behind The Chick Pea."
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Andrew Durgee The Chick Pea crew ready to help
Somewhat of a Mediterranean Chipotle, the assembly line style service gives the customer an abundance of options for combinations of The Chick Pea's super fresh veggies, meats, sauces and hummus. And they take their hummus seriously, making it fresh, in-house, everyday. The result transforms chickpeas into a creamy blend worthy of your stacked plate. But not just the hummus gets the special treatment at The Chick Pea, everything does. There is no freezer in the kitchen meaning your lunch is as fresh as possible.
These days, healthy means different things to different people. With that in mind, and a general emphasis on well-being, Foad took the time to make his menu easy to read for all dietary conditions. Menu items are clearly marked as organic, vegan, vegetarian, lactose free, containing nuts and gluten free. With something for everyone clearly marked, The Chick Pea is a place to bring even your pickiest eaters.