Chickpea Mediterranean Grill: Fresh Mediterranean fare comes to Del Ray/Potomac Yard
Fast-casual Mediterranean food lovers take note as Chickpea Mediterranean Grill opened its doors earlier this month at 529 E. Howell Ave in Alexandria, Virginia. Located in the Potomac Yard neighborhood, the new fast casual Mediterranean grill is within easy reach of both Del Ray and the new homes of Potomac Yard. The restaurant offers off street parking and a dining space of 38 indoor seats and 10 outdoor patio seats. Chickpea is open 7 days a week from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Chickpea, which joins the DRP and Stomping Ground family in Alexandria, serves up fast casual Mediterranean fare in a convenient location at the corner of Route 1 and Howell Ave. The owners wanted to offer a fresh, quick dining option with as much locally sourced food as possible.
Readers have written in raving about the food. Here is one example:
“Haven’t seen any articles or information on chickpea grill on howell ave. Went there to eat the other day and it was very good.”
All food is made inhouse each day, from the pita bread to three flavors of hummus and a whole array of toppings and spreads. Customers can build their own bowl, starting with white rice, brown rice, quinoa, housemade pita or fresh garden greens, and can add proteins like lemon grilled chicken, spicy chicken, beef kofta, pulled lamb shank or falafel. Finally, pile on toppings and spreads, including our housemade spicy harissa and everything bagel hummus.
Chickpea offers vegetarian, vegan and glutenfree options and a variety of beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverages. The owners say they are dedicated to becoming a new neighborhood gathering place with a unique and upbeat atmosphere catering to both new and old residents of the Del Ray and Potomac Yard neighborhoods of Alexandria, Virginia.
Visit them online for more information.