Since the flavors of chicken salad, Italian sausage, Philly cheese steaks, and chicken-fried Philly Oreos never stray far from the basic flavors of their protein bases, your mouth can get bored very quickly. Today's Groupon will give it a nice change of pace: for $5, you get $10 worth of meatless, milkless, and guiltless deliciousness to go from Zizi's, a vegan eatery that serves healthy and flavorful American favorites and ethnic cuisine from its Gold Hill Pavilion storefront. This Groupon is good for take-out only.
Zizi's menu offers an eclectic mix of familiar foods made meatlessly and with natural ingredients. Sub sandwiches consist of mock meats (also known as "kinda karnals") such as soy beef, soy chicken, and veggie fish. Try a chicken cheese steak with chopped soy chicken, cheese, and grilled onions ($6.50) or a mock Italian sausage sub with sun-dried tomato and basil marinara ($6.50). The vegan buffalo wings ($3.99) are a favorite appetizer and will light up your taste buds for entrees like barbecue tofu ($7.99), vegetable stir-fry ($7.99), and sesame citrus soy-protein rib tips with bell peppers and broccoli (served with brown rice for $9.99). The restaurant also offers six types of wraps and six types of salads, all of which can be eaten relatively quietly in the back of a wedding.
Besides saving the lives and livelihoods of millions of the world's most cuddlesome creatures (cows, chickens, pigs, jerboas, snow turtles), vegan food tastes delicious. Zizi's food is also healthier since it's low in fat and cholesterol, while its comfort-food options can help ease your transition into a meat-free diet, if that's what you're going for. Plus, if everyone stopped eating meat or dairy products, the world's meat and dairy products might give up their vengeful quest to flood us with harmful puberty-inducing chemicals. Today's Groupon to Zizi's is an opportunity to completely retaste the tastes of your favorite dishes and dramatically revamp your Baconaisse-soaked eating habits.
Zizi's is closed Sundays and Mondays.
- I got the avocado salad and parmless chicken with brown rice and veggies. The salad was very fresh and loaded with fresh veggies and plenty of avocado slices...The chicken dish was quite amazing...great flavor and very filling… – annabeth, Happy Cow
- This place is not just for vegan/vegetarians. I fed Zizi's to several omnivores who were so pleasantly surprised at how yummy everything was. They couldn't believe the "chicken" was faux chicken. – 2GrayDogs, Happy Cow
- The food was completely and most assuredly the best vegan food I have had here in Charlotte. – myh, Happy Cow