CAVA, a Destination for Mediterranean Fast-Casual Opens in Former Cosi Space on West Put

CAVA

Kay, Tyy and Gaby at CAVA, located at 129 West Putnam Ave in the former Cosi space. Oct 31, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Leading Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant CAVA opened on Tuesday at 129 West Putnam Avenue. The first day featured a free community lunch from 12:00 to 2:00pm and the restaurant will be open with its daily hours of 11:00am til 10:00pm beginning Wednesday, Nov 1.

The restaurant has a signature “balanced-yet-craveable” menu featuring Mediterranean fare.

“There is no pork, but rather braised lamb, with items like spicy lamb meatballs made fresh daily on site,” said Tyy from CAVA, who is on site for two weeks to train employees.

CAVA is also set to open a location in Rye Ridge in early November.

The opening in Greenwich marks the 40th  CAVA’s growing list of restaurants and the latest in a series of openings in 2017 that has seen its presence grow from 24 to over 40 locations nationwide in under 12 months.

Located in the space that was previously home to Cosi, which closed in late September 2016, CAVA features  a custom-designed digital ordering pick-up area.

On Tuesday, the Greenwich community joined CAVA for free lunch from 12:00 and 2:00pm.

The idea of the community lunch was to “pay it forward” with a donation to Grow To Learn, CAVA’s local non-profit partner, whose mission is to create green spaces where children and teens can learn about urban gardening, sustainability and healthy eating.

CAVA will open a location in Rye Ridge in November at 5 Rye Ridge Plaza, Rye Brook on the lower plaza level.

“We are excited to introduce our bold, innovative, and healthy on-the-go cuisine to the communities of Greenwich and Rye Ridge. Greenwich marks our first restaurant in Connecticut and we can’t wait to get to know the neighborhood here. Rye Ridge is an exciting community to be in, just outside of Manhattan, giving New Yorkers even more opportunities to enjoy their favorite meals with us,” said CEO, Brett Schulman.

CAVA offers a customizable menu of over 50 offerings including its signature Crazy Feta, Border Springs Spicy Lamb Meatballs, and Cauliflower Quinoa Tabbouleh as well as creative rotating seasonal offerings of juices, soups, and roasted vegetables. CAVA is committed to working with best in class food partners including local farmers and makers.

CAVA’s fall menu, which launched on September 18, features seasonal additions including Greek Minestrone with Harissa, sweet and crunchy Carrots & Currants, and a refreshing line-up of house-made juices and teas.

The new Greenwich location is located at 129 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830. Hours: Daily, 11am-10pm.

The new Rye Ridge location is located at 5 Rye Ridge Plaza, Rye Brook, NY 10573. Hours: Daily, 11am-10pm.


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