Customers who park their cars in Lakewood Shopping Center have a new dining option that stands in stark contract to the temptations of Liberty Burger and Yumilicious. Unleavened opened yesterday, offering a selection of wraps and salads for those who are feeling a little over-burgered lately.
The concept is the work of Scott Piland and Tom Dynan, two East Dallas residents who are banking on flour tortillas as your soon-to-be-preferred sandwich delivery vehicle. Their counter offers wraps on breads made here in Dallas at Luna's, salads and a number of sides they call "complements." They also sell dips including hummus and roasted eggplant, served with grilled flatbread or vegetables — your call. If you're up early, Unleavened also offers breakfast. Wraps become breakfast burritos, and steel-cut oatmeal and quinoa porridge are on the menu to help you start your morning right.
Inside, the space is open and light. There are tables and booths, large windows on two sides and perfectly spaced prints hanging on the walls. After you order, take your number to your table and a few minutes later your food will arrive.
Service was hyper-attentive when I visited the first day they opened. I was asked a few times if my food was to my liking, and a few more if I had finished before my plate was cleared. Everyone was fresh out of the gates and full of energy. It was nice. A solid wrap didn't hurt things. Chicken salad with currants, raisins, celery, shaved carrots and more — the salad was wet but not sopping and made for a solid lunch.
Unleavened, 1900 Abrams Parkway, 214-828-8700, unleavened.com