WHAT: Yalla, an authentic and good-for-you Mediterranean fast-casual concept, will debut its first Orange County locale in Seal Beach on Monday, February 22, 2016. Opening on Presidents Day, Yalla offers sustainable and flavorful dishes reflecting the culture and cuisine of the Mediterranean. An in-store herb wall and live lemon tree located in each store showcases the restaurant’s commitment to the environment and freshest ingredients from local purveyors. Designed by Innovation & Design in Architecture, Yalla’s colorful and modern décor incorporates sustainable materials, including reclaimed wood, natural metals, steel, and retro blue chairs. Yalla’s newest outpost provides a convenient and satisfying meal for surfers in the neighborhood as well as a leisurely option for those looking to enjoy a sit-down business lunch.
MENU: To order, guests follow three simple steps in an assembly line that exhibits vibrant, seasonal sides. The first step in ordering is selecting a style, such as a Pita Wrap, Chopped Salad(with either Power Greens or Fattoush), or Yalla Plate, which includes basmati rice, seasoned vegetables or spiced lentils, pita, and a selection of up to three Mediterranean side dishes ($8.50-$9.95). Next, guests pick a favorite, such as the house-made Falafel with GMO-free chickpea fritters; the Salmon Skewer with wild caught salmon marinated in Greek yogurt and chermoula; or Shalafelwith half Chicken Shawarma and half Falafel, among others. Finally, guests can add Yalla Fries topped with feta sauce, individual sides or a sampling of three sides ($1-$2.00), such as Moroccan Carrot Salad, Greek Potato Salad, Turkish Slaw, and more that change seasonally. For a special treat, Yalla offers Greek Frozen Yogurt with a selection of toppings, such as Chocolate Pita Crumbles, Chopped Baklava, or Honey Syrup ($2.25-2.95). Yalla’s beverages include California Wines on Tap ($5), local Bottled Beer ($5), honey-mint House-Made Lemonade ($2.50), and organicblack Iced Tea ($1.90).
WHEN: Daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
WHERE: Yalla Mediterranean
12420 Seal Beach Blvd
Seal Beach, CA 90740