Shoppers looking for lunch and dinner to go are in luck, as the co-op’s hot bar has extended its hours to 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Along with the new hours, the hot bar is offering rotating culinary themes each running for two consecutive days:
Indian • Mung dal, spiced basmati rice, roasted cauliflower, vegetable curry, roasted cabbage sabzi, house-made saag paneer, pork vindaloo, rotating chicken: tandoori, butter, madras, and Parsi; naan, punjabi carrot salad, raita, cilantro chutney, lemon pickle, and mango chutney
Levantine • Sauteed kale with garlic and chiles, rotating grains: mujaddara, Persian yellow rice, spanakoriso; rotating vegetables: tahini cauliflower, sumac cauliflower, batata harra, and Levantine roasted carrots; kamfounata, tahini eggplant, spiced chickpeas, falafel, rotating meat: baharat meatballs, lamb stew, and kofta kebab; chicken shawarma, harissa chicken, pita, hummus, baba ganoush, tzatziki, garlic sauce, Israeli salad, and feta
Southern American • Braised greens, dirty rice, rosemary potatoes, succotash, mac and cheese, barbecue jackfruit, pulled pork, blackened chicken, buttermilk biscuits, pickles, cole slaw, macaroni salad, barbecue sauce, and vinegar sauce
East Asian • Sauteed kale with garlic and chiles, white rice, ginger roasted carrots, rotating rice: fried, kimchi fried, and Vietnamese red; broccoli, rotating tofu: orange ginger, vegan mapo, and Thai green curry; rotating beef: Japanese curry, bulgogi, Thai curry, Thai beef and basil stir fry, beef and broccoli; rotating chicken: five-spice, tuk meric, and adobo; spicy peanut noodle, and green papaya salad
“The hot bar has maintained some of our and our customers’ favorite dishes, while also bringing on some new ones,” said Andy Catalano, prepared foods manager. “We’ve done some work to solidify the culinary theme of the day and really build out the plate in a culturally specific way.”
Catalano added that all of the food is outrageously delicious and the staff focuses on quality offerings.
“Every menu is comprehensive, balanced, colorful, accommodating of varied diets and fun,” Catalano said. “People should come in to try it because it’s the best food in town.”
Other prepared food offerings include the burrito bar, salad bar, the grab and go section and the bakery. Click here for more information.