Today is the day that First Watch opened their Pearland location on Pearland Parkway! When we first wrote about First Watch, the response was positive with a lot of enthusiasm toward this type of Breakfast-Brunch-Lunch type place coming to our area.
So, with a few hungry kids in tow, we set out bright and early this morning to see what was on the menu !
The menu items all sounded delicious! Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Power Quinoa Bowls, Build Your Own Pancakes, Eggs Benedict, Omelets, Frittatas....each item sounded better than the first! Since we just got home from vacation, we opted for the "Healthy Side" of the menu.
First item up was the Power Wrap.
The Power Wrap has egg whites, turkey, spinach, house-roasted Crimini mushrooms and Mozzarella in a sun-dried tomato-basil tortilla. Served with fresh fruit and a side of housemade pico de gallo. The flavor combinations danced together and there was not any dirty after taste that spinach sometimes leaves. The fruit was full of flavor and there were not any dud grapes either!
Next was the Power Breakfast Quinoa Bowl.
It includes protein-packed quinoa, Italian sausage, house-roasted Crimini mushrooms and tomatoes, kale, Parmesan and EV00. Topped with two basted cage-free eggs. Call me crazy, but the reason I picked this meal was because I am not a fan of quinoa or kale! However, I figured if a place can make it good, then it is worth a try! And they were successful!! The bitter taste of quinoa and kale, that I tend to notice, was not there! The sausage had a good flavor, but not overpowering and the Crimini mushrooms were a highlight for me. It was filling, and it made it breakfast and lunch for me.
The next item was The Healthy Turkey.
This item demonstrated that First Watch will happily not put certain items in a meal, if requested. The Healthy Turkey is an egg white omelet with turkey, house-roasted onions, tomatoes, spinach and Feta. Served with whole grain artisan toast and all-natural preserves. Per diner request, the onions, tomatoes and spinach were removed. Although a little pale, the turkey was full of flavor and honestly, it didn't seem like I was missing out.
Finally, the kid menu item - Chocolate Chip Pancake.
This kids delicacy was a multigrain pancake loaded with chocolate chips and topped with creamy butter. Served with your choice of bacon or sausage. Really, what can I say about a chocolate chip pancake other than YUM!!
The staff was very attentive and friendly. We did learn that the menu items with a box around them have won awards. The Power Chicken Quinoa Bowl won one of the healthiest dishes in Houston awards. However, we were told the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes won an award too, but not for the healthiest!
First Watch did not disappoint from the food to the staff to the atmosphere! Have you been and what was your favorite??