AZ Central: Fast but healthy: 10 restaurants for family meals to go
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one of three markets in the U.S. where Chick-fil-A is offering new family-style meals.<o:p></o:p>
The national fast-casual chain hopes to meet the needs of busy families getting even busier as the school year starts. The family-style meals ($29.99) serve four people with choice of entree (such as 12-count Chick-n-Strips), two sides (such as mac and cheese and bacon baked beans), plus rolls and drinks.
Too busy or too tired to cook? Here are 10 more restaurants around the Valley where you can pick up a family meal to go with healthy options starting at $20 for four people.
El Pollo Loco | Family chicken dinners for four include
El Pollo Loco | Family chicken dinners for four include eight to 10 pieces of marinated and grilled chicken; two sides such as corn, beans or mashed potatoes; plus flour or corn tortillas and salsa ($20.99-$25.99). | Details: 2410 W. Northern Ave., Phoenix. 602-242-8054. Also, 13233 W. McDowell Road, Goodyear. 623-935-9297. Other locations at elpolloloco.com. Photo by El Pollo
Family chicken dinners for four include eight to 10 pieces of marinated and grilled chicken; two sides such as corn, beans or mashed potatoes; plus flour or corn tortillas and salsa ($20.99-$25.99).
Details: 2410 W. Northern Ave., Phoenix. 602-242-8054. Also, 13233 W. McDowell Road, Goodyear. 623-935-9297. Other locations at elpolloloco.com.
The family pack features 24 to 100 wing pieces ($27.99-$98.99) in classic, boneless or mix-and-match varieties. Choose the flavors, such as mango habanero and lemon pepper; the sides, such as fries and baked beans; and dips, such as ranch and honey mustard. All packs come with carrots and celery sticks. Add one roll for 59 cents, six for $2.89 or a dozen for $4.99.
Details: 940 S. Watson Road, Buckeye. 623-518-2114. Also, 1616 S. Stapley Drive, Mesa. 480-633-9464. Other locations at wingstop.com.
Boston Market offers a variety of healthy family meals
Boston Market offers a variety of healthy family meals to go. (Photo: Boston Market)
The family meal for four ($29.96) includes protein such as rotisserie chicken or turkey breast; four sides, such as mashed potatoes and sweet corn; and four pieces of cornbread.
Details: 6665 W. Bell Road, Glendale. 623-979-4949. Also, 2712 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480-949-6689. Other locations at bostonmarket.com.
The Familia Box for four comes with red, green or bean and cheese burros ($32); beef or chicken taquitos ($32); beef or chicken tacos ($36); or cheese enchiladas ($39). Rice, beans, chips and hot sauce are included. Add four small drinks for $6 or four large drinks for $7.
Details: 2597 S. Market St., Gilbert. 480-497-8226. Also, 7501 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale. 480-443-8226. Other locations at someburros.com.
The takeout family pack for four includes several options, all served with antipasto salad and ciabatta. The picatta package ($35) features chicken picatta, fettuccine Alfredo and chocolate hazelnut cake. Tony’s Favorite ($35) includes spaghetti and meatballs and a 16-inch pizza with two toppings.
Details: 1850 E. Warner Road, Tempe. 480-899-1111, rigatonys.com.
Zoe's Kitchen offers family meals to go and they come
Zoe's Kitchen offers family meals to go and they come with Meals come with Greek salad, hummus, pita bread or cucumbers and two sides. (Photo: Zoe's Kitchen)
The Mediterranean family meal for four ($39.99) features choice of chicken or veggie kabobs, grilled chicken, chicken orzo pomodorina or chicken or spinach roll-ups. They come with two sides, plus a Greek salad, hummus and pita bread.
Details: 1641 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. 602-263-9637. Also, 7131 W. Ray Road, Chandler. 480-753-7204. Other locations at zoeskitchen.com.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
The six pack ($44.95) serves four to six with choice of two meats (1 pound each), such as ham, Polish sausage, pork ribs brisket and chicken; and three sides, such as fried okra, dill potato salad and waffle-iron fries. The package includes six rolls and barbecue sauce.
Details: 7919 E. Thomas Road, Scottsdale. 480- 685-4979 Also, 16581 W. Bell Road, Surprise. 480-626-2203. Other locations at dickeys.com.
The Lalibela Exclusive for four ($56.95) is loaded with traditional Ethiopian favorites, including spicy chicken stew, collard greens and savory lentils. A vegetarian version ($51.95) also is available. Both come with salad and injera, the spongy flatbread made out of teff flour.
Details: 849 W. University Drive, Tempe. 480-829-1939, cafelalibela.com.