What do you get when you mix fresh ingredients with savory sauces and cook them in a warm, saucer-like bread pocket? The answer is a Zookz sandwich.

Carole Meyer, owner of Zookz located at 4750 N. Central Ave., has perfected the “pocket” sandwiches she ate as a child growing up in North Africa. “People are really craving fresh, healthy meals they can get on the go,” said Meyer. “Zookz are prepared quickly to cater to the fast-paced world in which we live.”

Patrons can grab one of Meyer’s savory sandwiches for breakfast or lunch within minutes for either dine-in or carry out. Concoctions include the No. 44, a two-egg frittata with bacon, ham, feta, parmesan, roasted red peppers and fresh basil for $4.25, and the No. 20, with sliced turkey, crisp bacon, fresh avocado, tomatoes, shredded cheddar and sweet heat mustard sauce for $5.95, served with a side salad of the day.

For those working on their New Year’s resolutions, Zookz offers four different salads including a sweet kale salad. The sandwich shop also has non-meat sandwiches for vegetarians.

Zookz is open for breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Saturdays. For more information, call 602-279-0906 or visit www.zookzsandwiches.com.


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