Credited with inventing the chicken sandwich in 1946, Truett Cathy opened the first Chick-fil-A in 1967, gaining fame with the original chicken sandwich and crispy waffle-cut fries. Breaded by hand, each boneless breast fillet tumbles in special seasonings before 100% refined peanut oil endows a crispiness as golden as the heart of Eugene Levy. Though tender fowl available in sandwich or nugget form fills out the majority of the menu, Chick-fil-A also carries an assortment of breakfast sandwiches, side salads, and desserts.
The name Annapurna, which means to be filled completely with food in Sanskrit, hints at a sprawling buffet and busy kitchen. Jumbo shrimp and boneless chicken marinated in a spicy yogurt cook inside a traditional Indian clay oven, and bite-sized bits of lamb simmer in a curry infused with Andhra spices and herbs. Chefs simmer milk, crafting it into thick paneer cheese, which pairs with a spiced gravy to fill out the range of vegetarian items. The scents of cardamom, cumin, chili, and pickled mangos fill the air. At the lunch buffet, heated pans hold mounds of rice, creamy sauces, and frozen popsicles that won’t give up information.
Tucked into a strip mall in Mira Mesa and just off the 15 Freeway on Mira Mesa Boulevard, Ba Le French Sandwiches serves up delectable Vietnamese-French fusion sandwiches. This friendly and humble deli provides fresh-made fare for those who crave a taste of Vietnam. Their banh mi sandwiches are a real treat in a city in scarce supply of high-quality authentic options. One of the keys to these subs is the fresh-baked baguettes, always carefully toasted for a delightfully crispy crunch. A variety of ingredients can fill a banh mi, but typically they come with a choice of meat, pickled vegetables and chili peppers. The meat of the sandwiches may vary, from barbacue pork to ham or veggies, but the taste is always delicious. With a very affordable spread, Ba Le French has all the amenities one needs for a lunch on-the-go.
Inspired by the kebab stands that occupy corners all across Europe, The Kebab Shop blends the simple street food philosophy of Turkey with a laid-back SoCal state of mind. Its menu pairs signature lamb, chicken, and falafel doner kebabs and shawarma with 10 types of salads. Their bebe caprese get complex flavors out of a simple combination of ripe grape tomatoes, baby mozzarella, and fresh basil; on the other end of the spectrum, their traditional tabouleh is a delicious jumble of couscous, parsley, fresh mint, tomatoes, and cucumbers. To really get a feel for the menu, consider a rotisserie plate, loaded up with a meat, one hot side, and a salad of your choice.
This location of the increasingly popular Jersey Mike’s sub sandwich chain is nestled in the Mira Mesa Market Center. Their signature sandwiches are served up on fresh bread, baked daily on site, and the deli meats and cheeses are cut to order as needed, giving their sandwiches the fresh finish that’s catapulted Jersey Mike’s into nationwide popularity. Patrons can chow down at this quick-order sub joint in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, adorned with New Jersey imagery, red tones and lots of tile. Each sub is served up “Mike's way,” with lettuce, tomato, onions and dressed with a blend of vinegar, oil and spices. Popular classic sandwiches include their original Italian sub and big kahuna cheese steak, and the menu rounds out nicely with wraps and salads as well.
If you were to trace the origin of one of Jamba Juice?s freshly squeezed juices, it wouldn?t take long before you ended up face to face with its most important supplier: Mother Nature. Whole fruits and vegetables from her gardens, groves, and orchards fill Jamba Juice's stores: kale, apples, pineapple, carrots, beets, and other produce. Although it?s serious about filling cups with wholesome, natural ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate.
Sure, there are classic juices on the juice menu. Purely Carrot, for instance, which is as elemental and straightforward as it sounds. But there?s also the Tropical Greens, which combines apple juice and pineapple with super greens and chia seeds. And there?s Kale Orange Power, loaded with kale, bananas, and orange juice?all of which are packed with a serious helping of vitamins and manganese. Regardless of which flavor you choose, each 12-ounce juice packs in at least 1.5 servings of fruits and veggies, making it a convenient way to restore energy and get nutrition on the go. The same commitment to simplifying healthy eating can be found throughout the Jamba Juice menu, from its Fruit and Veggie smoothies to its Artisan Flatbreads.
In addition to providing healthy options to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative is focused on improving childhood nutrition and fitness by encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to helping the nation stay fit?which you can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
With over 500 stores serving the full freshly squeezed juice menu, Jamba Juice is the perfect way to blend in the good.