Kye’s, a new fast-casual restaurant opening Wednesday in Santa Monica, plans to serve super-food burritos.
The restaurant is centered around the Kyerito, a portable wrap invented by owner Jeanne Cheng, who happens to hold a degree in both traditional and holistic medicine. The wraps come stuffed with various proteins, grains and vegetables in a cocoon of nori, romaine and other greens.
If you’re thinking protein-style at In-N-Out, you’re not alone.
There will be four categories of wraps, including breakfast, deli style, classic comfort and Asian-inspired. For breakfast, the nori n’ lox kyerito is a piece of nori wrapped around green eggs, smoked salmon, scallion aioli, arugula, tomato and a white rice and quinoa blend. For lunch, the deli turkey has turkey, goji aioli, sprouts, sprouted sunflower seeds, sugar snap peas and brown rice wrapped in romaine.
There’s also the the bulgolgi, with marinated beef or portabello mushroom, kimchi, Asian pear, carrot, cabbage, herbs, sweet and spicy red pepper paste, sesame seeds and a red and black rice blend wrapped in nori. You can also choose to add a number of items including bonito, freshly ground flax seeds and Japanese furikake.
To drink, super food-inspired beverages including mocktails, shakes, smoothies and herbal waters. Highlights include a kale, grapefruit, ginger, apple and raw honey mocktail, a caramelized banana shake with caramelized bananas, sucanat, soaked cashews, coconut milk, maca and Chinese yam, and an avocado smoothie with avocado, coconut water, pineapple, orange juice, spinach, lime and sea salt.
For dessert, black bean brownies, kabocha squash squares and chocolate avocado pudding.
Kye’s will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday to Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1518 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 395-5937, www.kyesmontana.com.
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