There is no shortage of DIY fast-casual restaurants in metro Detroit that give you the power to create your ideal meal. While Mediterranean build-your-own joints seem to dominate the landscape, the concept is gaining steam with other types of cuisine. Check out our favorites in the area.
House of Falafel (Farmington Hills, MI)
When the restaurant is named House of Falafel, you know exactly what to order! Get your bowl or wrap with their phenomenal falafel and all of the toppings your heart desires. We recommend adding lemony tabbouleh and creamy tzatziki to your creation.
Chopped Olive (Novi)
You won’t find a shortage of colorful toppings and proteins at Novi’s Chopped Olive. We give them big bonus points for offering salmon kabob!
Las Cazuelas Grill (Multiple Locations)
Create a fiesta in a bowl with all of your Mexican favorites from rice to black beans, marinated pork to jalapeno ranch dressing. At Las Cazuelas Grill, the combinations are virtually endless.
Poke Poke (Multiple Locations)
Choose from one of Poke Poke’s signature bowls or get adventurous and create your own. Ingredients like mango, watermelon radish, edamame, and avocado ensure your bowl won’t lack color or flavor.
Kalamata Greek Grill (Royal Oak & Troy)
Fill up with Greek flavors at Kalamata, one of our favorite Mediterranean restaurants to build a bowl. Choose one of their signature combinations or create your own. We love their “Zesty” profile consisting of tomatoes, pepperoncini peppers, and feta dip.
Mr. Kabob Xpress (Multiple Locations)
Kaku Sushi & Poke (Multiple Locations)
Kaku Sushi & Poke lets you choose your own poke adventure with proteins like ahi tuna, salmon, and tofu atop rice or arugula salad. Mix-ins, toppings, and a slew of sauces let you make the perfect bowl.
2941 Street Food (Multiple Locations)
2941 Street Food offers unique protein options like pork, lamb sausage, tandoori chicken, and more. There’s no shortage of sauces to add some zip to your bowl or sandwich.
Estia Greek Street Food (Multiple Locations)
Estia Greek Street Food prepares fresh pitas right in front of your eyes. Although the bowls are fabulous, the warm pita creates a tasty foundation for a Greek-inspired wrap stuffed with vegetables, meat, and more.
Pita Way (Multiple Locations)
With numerous locations across southeast Michigan, there’s bound to be a Pita Way near you. We recommend creating your own Quesopita, a play on a quesadilla with Mediterranean flare.
Ten11 Grill (West Bloomfield)
Customizable subs, salads, and bowls are what you’ll find at West Bloomfield’s Ten11 Grill. Mix-and-match fresh Mediterranean fixings with proteins like falafel, chicken shawarma, and beef shawarma.
Chickpea Kitchen (Sterling Heights)
Chickpea Kitchen has so many tasty toppings, you couldn’t possibly go wrong. You get a lot of bang for your buck, filling you up with healthy Mediterranean fare without breaking the bank.