Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe
Taziki’s Mediterranean Café with six locations in metro Atlanta is a new, interesting and healthy fast-food option. The menu has plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian options, but also offers breads, pastas and desserts. A very friendly staff at Taziki’s Decatur location helped us navigate the menu and gave us great suggestions about what we might enjoy. We placed our order at the counter and found a spacious booth, and our food was delivered to our table quickly. We were impressed with the restaurant’s cleanliness – booths, tables and floor were spotless.
What’s on the menu: You’ll find gyros, deli sandwiches and rollups, soups and salads and options such as grilled lamb, chicken, salmon or veggies on a bed of rice, and desserts. All meals come with a choice of healthy side items such as basmati rice, pasta salad, fruit or tomato-cucumber salad. We loved the Taziki Dip ($4.99) that was served with both soft and baked fresh pita chips. Sneaky Taziki ($4) is a great option for kids because they get to choose toppings to “make their own” chicken roll-up.
Why kids will like it: The restaurant has a wide variety of kid-pleasing food. Our daughter Natalie, 10, liked the seating options and loved her gyro filled with grilled chicken tossed in basil-pesto sauce ($7.89). Kate, 7, was happy with the Mediterranean Turkey Melt from the kid’s menu $4.50).
Why parents will like it: My gyro stuffed with Grilled Beef Tenderloin ($8.99), Taziki sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion was delicious, and my husband’s Chargrilled Lamb ($12.49) from the Taziki Feasts menu, served with a Greek salad and a side, was just right. We appreciated the friendly staff and thought the price was right. The restaurant also offers fresh Take-Home dinners for four ($25.99-$28.99), …because sometimes you just don’t feel like cooking!
Locations in Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Suwannee, Toco Hills, Decatur, Lenox Square
Open for lunch and dinner; hours vary by location but generally 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
– Jennifer Joyner