A trio of Greek-American friends opened the first CAVA in an effort to bring the fresh, healthy cuisine they grew up eating to the masses. Their high-quality ingredients and fast-casual approach quickly propelled the original location to popularity, ultimately spawning many other branches—including a Philly branch that opened last month.
Come out to CAVA to build your own healthy lunch in a matter of minutes. Start by selecting your base, from a green salad to a grain bowl to a warm pita. Then layer on up to three spreads such as hummus, tzatziki, and eggplant-red pepper dip. Next, pick a protein, perhaps meat-free falafel or the signature spicy lamb meatballs. Choose your toppings from a list that includes cauliflower-quinoa tabbouleh, pickled onions, and crumbled feta cheese, and select a dressing. Sriracha Greek yogurt, lemon herb tahini, and date vinaigrette are just a handful of your options.