Healthy Bites Burbank has been open for several years in Magnolia Park and consistently serves up delicious, filling meals that are healthy to boot. From the front entrance to the back patio, to the to-go bags and the artistic walls, the space is alive with color, and even more so than with its gorgeous snacks, meals and smoothies.
Made-to-order salads are crisp and alive with color, texture and flavor. With about fifteen different concoctions to choose from on the menu, including Strawberry-Spinach and Cabbage-Kale, they range from traditional Mediterranean tastes to popular favorites.
Wraps and plates, for the meat-eater, vegetarian and vegan, make up the heart of the restaurants menu. Falafel, lamb, beef and chicken are all prepared with flavor and style at Healthy Bites. Accompanying sauces – cool cucumber-yogurt, powerful garlic butter and more – add dimension to standard Mediterranean fare.
The Falafel Wrap was a serious family favorite – tender and only lightly fried. Fresh parsley, cucumber, lettuce and tomato were heightened with some excellent cucumber sauce.
The Shish Beef was fantastic and complemented by some of the best rice we have ever tasted. Roasted tomato and pepper were perfect to add, along with top-notch garlic butter spread.
While the Garlic Chicken Wrap’s chicken may have been a bit dry without the creamy sauce, with it, the wrap came together in a symphony of flavors.
By far my personal favorite, the Gyro was fresh and absolutely fantastic. I have had Gyros from the East Coast to the West and this one, my most recent, is a bona-fide hit, up there in the Gyro hall-of-fame.
Healthy Bites gets our vote for Tops In Town Mediterranean food, beating out other nearby Mediterranean restaurants with their emphasis on flavor and freshness. While the restaurant is long and narrow, with a few two-person tables inside, the back patio can accommodate about 30 people.
Most people get food to go and I see this as a perfect take-away meal for busy families and people. Healthy Bites also caters events. Weekly specials highlight a regular menu item and knock a dollar or two off the usual price. Check them out on Twitter, Facebook and on Instagram @healthybitesburbank.
Restaurant Info: Healthy Bites Burbank is located at 3511 W. Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91505. 818-508-0008. Open Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Closed Sunday.
Healthy Bites receives: Tops In Town
Tops In Town (Outstanding)
On The Marquee (Really Good)
Could Use A Rewrite (Average or Slightly Below)
Don’t Quit Your Day Job (Roadkill)