Nothing can be worse than having your apartment feel like a sauna during summer. But nothing beats the heat better than hopping on GrubHub.com to search for some good eats without breaking a sweat. Summer is also the time where I like eating a little lighter and indulging in seasonal fruits and vegetables. I recently was on a quest for a fresh and flavorful summer salad that wouldn’t bore my taste buds.
Upon a recommendation from a coworker, I decided to give Zig Zag Kitchen a try. With 14 different salads to choose from, I knew I wouldn’t have a hard time satisfying my salad craving at this Chicago eatery. If you’re looking for a hearty salad, I’d recommend the BBQ chicken salad. This dish includes chicken smothered in BBQ sauce with fresh corn, tomato, lettuce, black beans and mozzarella. The salad is also tossed in their homemade ranch dressing —you can order it on the side if you want to keep it light.
In additional to their large salad selection, Zig Zag Kitchen offers up a nice selection of gourmet pizzas. I recommend the spicy chicken pizza. Unlike your typical pizza topped with a tomato sauce, the spicy chicken pizza is brushed with olive oil instead. This savory pie is loaded with fresh seasonal veggies such as sliced garden tomatoes, juicy red peppers and zucchini. Other ingredients on the spicy chicken pizza include Gouda, Mozzarella, Fontina and char-grilled chicken breast served on a hand-tossed crust.
Along with salads and gourmet pizzas, Zig Zag’s menu includes sandwiches, burgers and pastas. Their menu also features a variety of dishes such as hummus, mushroom risotto and tomato basil soup and macaroni and cheese. Ordering through GrubHub.com has kept the hot indoor cooking to a minimum and allows me to have a perfect mellow summer evening.
Zig Zag Kitchen deliveries start from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday and Saturday. Friday deliveries start from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday deliveries start at 11:30 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Zig Zag Kitchen, 2436 North Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL