Finding a restaurant that keeps the whole family happy can feel like a challenge sometimes. Finding one that offers healthy options, too? That can seem next to impossible. Fortunately, the Goodyear area has a variety of delicious restaurant choices that will please adults and kids alike. That’s where Crème de la Crème of Goodyear comes in. We’ve put together this list of mouthwatering options close to home to take the guesswork out of planning your next family meal. From Mediterranean flavors to sandwiches when you’re on the go and so much more, our area has it all.
When you’re in the mood for a quick and easy yet healthy bite to eat, you can’t go wrong with Sandwich Masterz. This Goodyear spot prides itself on sandwiches made from fresh, natural ingredients. The all-natural meats stay away from preservatives, fillers, and nitrates, and the menu features a wide range of vegetarian and vegan sandwiches, as well. You’ll also find all-natural cheeses alongside bread without preservatives or high-fructose corn syrup. You can even take any sandwich option and order it as a wrap or salad instead.
With nearly 150 sandwich selections on the menu, there’s something for everyone here. Sandwich Masterz makes the process simple, too. Start with a meat, veggie, or vegan option, then choose your type of bread. Choices range from soft French rolls to spinach and tomato wraps to a super healthy salad bowl. You can then choose from an assortment of toppings. Make things even more delicious with the Masterz sauce: A tasty pesto-like option that doesn’t have nuts.
Go for homestyle cooking with a meal at Pita Palms. Popular options include the gyros plate and hummus dip, but you’ll find plenty of flavors to love here. This Goodyear restaurant doesn’t make any compromises when it comes to the quality of its meals. Pita Palms sources its fresh ingredients straight from local farmers markets, making a meal from here an all-around feel-good option.
The extensive menu focuses on Mediterranean flavors, so you’re sure to find something for the whole family. You’ll find everything from wraps to salads to bigger plates. Go with a classic lamb and beef gyro, or opt for a chicken wrap. Not sure what to choose? The Palms Mixed Grill dish includes grilled chicken as well as beef and gyro meat. Of course, you can’t go wrong with falafel, either.
You’ll find a variety of vegetarian salads, as well, making this is the perfect place to introduce kids to tastes from across the globe while still staying healthy. Don’t worry if the kiddos are in a picky mood — this restaurant comes to the rescue with a kids menu of classic (albeit less healthy!) dishes such as chicken nuggets and cheeseburgers.
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If you’re looking for a warm, inviting experience, you’ll want to check out Wildflower. This Arizona chain spot has a cozy location right in Goodyear. Every Wildflower restaurant is designed to reflect its neighborhood, including a custom color scheme and original artwork. Wildflower is a community spot that offers a contemporary setting and fresh, delicious food.
Real, fresh ingredients make for healthy meals when you stop into Wildflower. You’ll find a range of hearty salads to start. Think butternut squash and apples, strawberry spinach, and a “Southwest Superfood” dish that comes complete with quinoa, spinach, avocado, dried sweet corn, black beans, and more. Add all-natural chicken, wild Alaskan salmon, or even organic plant-based chicken.
And that’s just the start of the salad menu. This restaurant also offers sandwiches and soups, lunch and dinner, and just about everything in between. The “Wildflower Kids” menu makes it easy to find a delicious meal for anyone in your brood, while a bakery features options such as nine-grain sandwich loaves to make putting together healthy meals from home even easier.
Take your kids on a trip without ever leaving Goodyear with a meal from this tasty Thai eatery. Royal Jasmine introduces area families to Thai cuisines and customs, all while making healthy eating a breeze. Treat your bunch to regional Thai specialties just a few minutes from home.
You can start off with a fresh vegetable salad or hearty soup before moving on to the main menu. Whether you’re looking for curry dishes or stir-fried noodles, rice dishes or barbecue, this restaurant has it all. You can go spicy or get something milder depending on your tastes. Kids will find plenty of options if they’re looking to try new flavors, but Royal Jasmine makes things easy with a kids menu. With treats such as Chicken Pad Thai or Orange Chicken with rice, kids are sure to enjoy exploring the menu options here.
High-quality, local ingredients and a commitment to healthy options make Pita Kitchen another great choice close to Goodyear. This restaurant has two locations, with the first spot in Avondale just a few minutes away. That location opened in 2012 to introduce the community to authentic Mediterranean dishes. Pita Kitchen features fresh, never frozen chicken and steak as well as a variety of veggie options sure to please when you’re looking for healthy and yummy choices.
The restaurant takes inspiration from a home kitchen, stocking up with authentic ingredients sourced from local providers. Whether you’re looking for a Greek salad, lentil soup, or tasty hummus on the side, you’ll find all that and more at Pita Kitchen. A kids menu makes ordering with the family even easier. From pitas to plates, you’ll find an abundance of meal options to love here.
Mealtime can offer an opportunity for family bonding as well as showing your kids the value of healthy choices. We hope this list of five great healthy eateries in our area gets the inspiration flowing the next time you’re looking for a restaurant close to home. Do you have a favorite healthy spot you take your kids to around Goodyear that we missed? Let us know so we can check it out and add it to our list!