Bye, Chickpea. Hello, Anzo.  New restaurant comes to West Palm

Build-your-own bowl restaurant opens in West Palm Beach


When word got out that The Chickpea in downtown West Palm was moving, that was just part of the story. Not only did the casual, bowl-centric restaurant relocate, it opened under a new name and concept. 

Meet Anzo, Clematis Street’s newest spot.

The original Chickpea restaurant, which opened its West Palm location next to Field of Greens in 2014, was a popular build-your-own-meal eatery. But fans of the restaurant need not fear: Anzo serves the same fresh Mediterranean fare The Chickpea was known for -- and more. The new spot is described as a global café inspired by distant corners of the world. 

The concept is one Anzo plans to spread. 

Connor Nugent, Anzo’s kitchen manager, says there are plans to open additional Anzo restaurants in the future. He says the Boynton Beach location will soon change to the new concept. According to the restaurant’s website, upcoming locations include Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens.

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Anzo moved into the space formally occupied by Jardin, located on the 300 block of Clematis Street. It’s a large space decorated in light greens, beige and peach tones, which give the place a clean natural feel.

The new menu has lots of gluten-free and vegan options. There are warm bowls such as The Peace Maker, which is filled with hummus, falafel, marinated tomatoes, organic egg, cilantro avocado dressing, lemon tahini and flatbread. Plus there are build-your-own-bowls with choices, like kale mix or coconut basmati rice for a base; charred chicken, turkey meatballs or braised short rib for a protein and green bean almondine for a veggie.

There are plenty of toppings, with choices that range from carrot salad and street corn salad to chipotle-lime edamane and hummus.

Drinks include house-made teas, all-natural craft sodas and cold-pressed juices.


Anzo: now open at 330 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach; 561-855-7028.


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