Satisfying Your Desire to Eat Light

Euford's Orchard serves up peachy goodness, along with lots of other fresh produce.

Everyone wants to eat lighter this time of year. Perhaps it's because the fresh produce is so inviting. Perhaps it's because hotter weather just demands smaller, more nutritious meals. Perhaps both.

Here are some options from County Line Magazine's 2017 Best of the Upper East Side of Texas list:

Best Produce

Efurd’s, Pittsburg. What started out as a simple family business in a little dirt-floor shed has quickly grown to a national operation with customers all over the country. Owners Greg and Amy Efurd provide the freshest fruits and vegetables at great prices. Call ahead to check produce availability. 4004 US-271. 903.856.2253.

Best Salad

Zanata, Rockwall. This is not the first time Zanata in historic downtown has claimed the Best Salad prize – they beat out the competition in 2013 as well. They continue to listen to what customers want and today offer delicious flavor combinations including Spinach & Gorgonzola Salad (pecans, dates, pears, grapes), “Z” House Salad (figs, candied pistachios, red onions, feta cheese, cabernet vinaigrette), Brushetta Salad (avocado, tomato, mozzarella, bacon, toasted ciabatta), Steak Salad (roasted jalapenos, crumbled blue cheese, avocado, tomatoes, buttermilk chive dressing), Crab Salad (field greens, toasted pine nuts, strawberries, mozzarella, red onion) and not your average Chopped Chicken Salad (roasted butternut squash, cranberries, walnuts, goat cheese, balsamic vinaigrette). 202 East Rusk Street. 972.722.2822.

Best Vegetarian

KenSal’s Cuckoo Nest, Mount Vernon. This restaurant just off Main Street proves that vegetarians are not hard to please as long as the ingredients are fresh and the cook is gifted. While only one item on its Asian Fusion menu fits the bill — the Veggie Summer Rolls — diners say the wait staff and kitchen can expertly turn other entries into a vegan’s dream meal. 106 North Houston Street. 903.270.2512.

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