Food That’s Good For You, Tastes GreatFeatures Inside Feature
July 30, 2017
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: Anthony Consillio
The GRYLT approach to crafting “good food that’s good for you” has become a big hit among local diners.
Positive feedback stems from the stellar flavor profiles developed in each dish, something made possible when items are healthy but not boring. Customization is also key to the dining experience at GRYLT as the “one-meal-fits-all” mentality often found at typical plate-lunch places does not fly.
For example, one may order a Fresh Grilled Plate ($13.85) with a combination of line-caught ahi tuna, grilled baby romaine lettuce and mashed cauliflower. The fresh Pacific ahi is seasoned with a hint of sea salt and cracked pepper and seared to perfection on the grill. Seafood fans can also build a Fresh Grilled Plate with seared Atlantic salmon ($14.85).
Surf-and-Turf Plates (combinations pictured here for $14.85 apiece, plus some upgrades for additional fees) combine some of the popular protein selections from land and sea. Popular combinations include Angus steak and garlic shrimp with smashed potatoes, as well as grilled all-natural chicken along with the savory garlic shrimp.
GRYLT’s husband-and-wife ownership team of Allen and Mayu Farinas strives to offer restaurant-quality cuisine that is served quickly, yet puts a spin on fast food, as dishes feature fresh, locally sourced ingredients that offer “a healthier alternative to the plate lunch.” Diners can customize their favorite GRYLT entree plates, sandwiches, wraps, salads and soups, and pair them with dressings and sauces all made from scratch, and each incorporating local ingredients.
The management team emphasizes that customers can look forward to an enjoyable all-around experience, including the commitment to stellar customer service coupled with the freshest, tastiest ingredients possible in every meal.
Diners continue to enjoy the Built by GRYLT chef-crafted meal service, which launched late last year to rave reviews. The new facet of the restaurant is aimed at helping local families enjoy healthy and delicious choices in a flash without having to be bogged down by spending extra time planning and preparing healthy meals.
The chef-crafted meals feature proteins such as steak, chicken, tofu and salmon in customizable portions at frequencies of one to three meals per day.
In addition to the aforementioned popular proteins, complete meals also include two side options, including vegetables and starch selections. The delicious meals are cooked and ready to be picked up, and just need to be heated before enjoying.
The thoughtfully constructed meals align with GRYLT’s philosophy of including locally sourced produce, steroid- and hormone-free proteins and fresh, not frozen, ingredients to create superb flavor without creating needless calories.
Log on to built bygrylt.com to place meal orders and to learn more about the Meal Prep possibilities. More information and menu options at GRYLT’s three locations can be found at grylt.com.
Ala Moana Center, Makai Market Food Court
1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste. 1160 B, Honolulu (additional locations in Kahala Mall and Kailua)
grylt.com and builtbygrylt.com
Daily, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m-6 p.m.