I am very pleased to partner with Honest Cooking and Fiji Water to get an opportunity to rave about some of the best eating-places around the area I live. All views and opinions, as always, are completely my own.
It has been more than a decade since I left Bangladesh. The sad truth is that I have only been back to my hometown, Dinajpur, four times in the last 17 years. The small, peaceful town has changed so much over the years that I hardly recognize it when I go back to visit. When I think about home now days, I think about the Dallas-Frisco area.
I moved to North Dallas(Frisco) area about 13 years ago and have been living here long enough to call it my home. Frisco was the fastest-growing city in the US in 2009, and also the fastest-growing city in the nation from 2000 to 2009. In 2011, CNN listed Frisco as one of the “Best Places to Live” in the US and Forbes ranked it 7th in its list of “America’s 25 Best Places To Move”.
Once a very small village, Frisco has perhaps reached its adolescence. According to the city’s master plan, when Frisco develops fully the city will double its current population to 350,000 people. It feels as if Frisco has been growing up in front of my eyes. I can almost count the few places there were in Frisco when I fisrt moved in the area. Living in the area for 10+ years, we had enough time to explore and find some awesome places to eat. Real food made with fresh ingredients that taste good is what we care about. We don’t drink, so can’t vow for the alcoholic drinks.
Here’s my guide to affordable yet amazing eating in Frisco (listed in no particular order of preference).
1. Platia Greek Kouzina
First time we visited Platia Greek Kouzina to celebrate my birthday in 2011. It also happened to be after a recent trip from Greece and we couldn’t be happier. From the decor to the food and to the service – all is wonderful in this family owned restaurant. We went there many times afterwards and enjoyed the family friendly and cozy environment and delicious food. The service is also prompt and friendly. I’ve taken my vegetarian co-workers to Platia and they also had a variety to chose from the menu. The Dolmas, spanakopita or hummus is great as appetizer. Ali loves the Pa’i’dakia a.k.a. the lamb chops. The moussaka, souvlaki or any of the pita sandwiches are greatly satisfying as well.
The mille-fuille is an excellent choice of dessert to finish the meal.
Platia Greek Kouzina
2995 Preston Rd. #1590
Frisco, TX. 75034
2. Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill
Fadi’s menu is made of a vast selection of refreshing and colorful items. It is a cafeteria style restaurant but with delicious and quality food. Fadi’s can get very packed during lunch and dinnertime. You’ll find families with kids as well as business people from around the offices in the area. We love the selection of veggies, dips and salads the restaurant has to offer. The freshly baked, hot and soft pitas are to die for.
This place is a winner for us also because they serve halal food. Their grilled meat is absolutely delectable, very well spiced and grilled to perfection! If you like fresh, fast, delicious food, this is the place in town.
Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill
2787 Preston Rd. #1100
Frisco, TX 75034
Truefire is a great casual place for date night but also family-friendly. The dishes are globally inspired with Mediterranean and Italian flare. A great selection of appetizer and fresh salad to chose from. Love the hummus, sweet potato fries, falafel platter and the fire charred artichoke. They have more than one great salads to chose from. The seared Ahi tuna, spinach and quinoa, Maditerranean shrimp and the panzanella salad are fresh and delicious.
The environment is warm, friendly and energetic. This place is pretty famous for their everyday happy hour.
6959 Lebanon Rd Ste 114
Frisco, TX 75034-6737
Phone : (214)-872-3830
I’m a boba fan, almost addicted you can say. I first encountered bubble tea in Singapore about 6 years ago and there is no turning back. Frutealicious has cooked tapioca pearls, a great selection of fruit jellies, the newest popping boba, so this fun, friendly shop is bubble tea heaven for me. The boba is always perfectly chewy and never soggy.
The staff is great and is really upbeat and knowledgeable about their products. I always have the non-dairy teas with bubbles but I have friends who rave about their smoothies and fresh fruit slushes too.
5566 Main St #170
Frisco, TX 75033
5. Global Peace Factory
The real reason I like Global Peace Factory is because of their believe in the power of community and their environment. The coffee shop invests a portion of every dollar they make in non-political charitable causes. Hence, by enjoying any of their delicious selection of panini, sandwiches and pastries, or breakfast items you are helping those in need and helping Global Peace Factory make A World In Peace, Not In Pieces TM.
The food option is not very large here, but a soothing and unique selection of music from all over the world, comfortable seating and a warm welcoming environment is what I need for my weekend mornings. What else do you need to enjoy a great cup of coffee, a tasty breakfast and relax? Another added bonus for a lazy weekend morning is their FREE WiFi.
Global Peace Factory
1377 Legacy Drive
Frisco, TX 75034
Now that I’ve shared my, what are the best eats in your hometown?
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