Thursday, March 9, 2017

Helping You Eat Healthier Restaurant/Farm Review #13

Helping You Eat Healthier

                         Review #13

Welcome to our thirteenth review of restaurants and farm markets in our healthy eating series. This restaurant serves nourishing and wholesome dishes using local products and healthy, clean cooking. I was fortunate enough to talk to Ruzie; she is in charge of the marketing at Pasha Mezze. She was able to tell me a bunch of great things about this restaurant to share with you.




Pasha Mezze

Pasha Mezze is a Turkish restaurant with an American influence, their menu is full of Old World recipes made with healthy, clean cooking. Their mission has always been and still is to eventually serve 100% organic in the near future. Since certified organic food is hard to find, they try to get as much organic food as they can. They want their dishes to be nourishing and wholesome, so cooking is done the old fashioned way. Their produce is from local farms, everything is made from scratch, no preservatives, no food additives, no canned food and no trans-fat used.  

Pasha Mezze's menu shows that healthy can be tasty. Some items that you would find on their menu are soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches, hummus, sampler platters, and entrees. They also offer brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am-3:00pm, which will include eggs and omelets, brunch signatures, plus the lunch menu. Pasha Mezze offers a lot of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free choices. The menu will tell you what is gluten free, although if you see something on the menu that you want and it is not gluten free, you have the option to make it gluten free, just let them know and they will take care of you. They have a few award winning dishes such as their hummus, red lentil soup, red lentil cake and baklava. They try to add some items to their menu about every six months; they also have specials sometimes such as Farmer's Market specials, and holiday specials such as Valentine's Day and Mothers Day.

If you are looking for a health conscious restaurant go to Pasha Mezze; they are located at 350 W 22nd Street in Norfolk and open Monday through Friday from 11:00am-9:30pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am-9:30pm. They also sell retail; you can buy some of their products at Whole Foods, Organic Food Depot and The Heritage Food Store. They also have a PIP (Pasha's Important People) membership card. This card is free, all you have to do is fill out a simple form and then you can start earning points each time you shop. Once you spend $100 with them, they give you $15 back, and you will also be receiving e-mails in which they send coupons, discounts or other updated information about the restaurant and events. Also, you can follow their Facebook page to catch up with specials, live music, etc. 

For more information about Pasha Mezze give them a call at 757-627-1318 or visit their website at


  1. This is our favorite restaurant!!

  2. This restaurant has wonderful food. Their hummus is the best. Definitely worth giving it a try.


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