A new fast-casual concept by family-owned Urban Belly restaurant group aims to showcase how Asian food can be healthy, wholesome, gluten-free, and hormone-free, all while boasting unforgettable flavors.
Recently opened at the Fifth Avenue Shops in Boca Raton, Eat District gives patrons the opportunity to build their own bowls (available in three sizes) filled with healthy Asian flavors. The eatery incorporates a wide variety of Asian ingredients from cuisines all over the continent—especially Thai, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese flavors.
And it’s truly a family affair: Eat District features family recipes passed down through the generations, and aunts, grandmas, and other family members can often be found in the kitchen, cooking up their specialties.
Bases include yellow turmeric rice and pad Thai noodles; from there, patrons top their bowls with their choice of seasonal roasted vegetables (think fresh ginger broccoli or garlic cauliflower) and protein options such as Thai coconut chicken satay, Korean steak bulgogi, Vietnamese pork chop, and sesame organic tofu.
Then it’s time to sauce it up: there are 10 different options, from red curry to sweet-and-sour to peanut sauce (and a range of spice levels). Lastly, bowls can be garnished with cucumber salad, kimchi, Vietnamese pickles, fried shallots, and various other tasty additions.
There’s also a full menu of salad bowls, soups and side salads, and chef’s-pick bowls. Beverages include fresh-brewed Asian teas like fresh ginger, lemongrass oolong, roselle, butterfly pea, and chrysanthemum. The menu has many non-GMO, hormone-free, antibiotic-free, gluten-free, and vegan options.
Urban Belly’s other restaurants include the popular Lemongrass Asian Bistro, Ramen Lab Eatery, Ganzo Delray Beach, and The Sea Southeast Asian Kitchen & Sushi Bar.
Eat District is located in the Fifth Avenue Shops at 1914 NE 5th Avenue in Boca Raton. In addition to dining in, guests can order online or order delivery via Uber Eats and Delivery Dudes. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For more information, visit eatdistricts.com or follow @eatdistrict on Instagram and Facebook.