Welcome to the city that I love. The Dallas food scene has grown so fast lately that it is sometimes hard to keep up with all of the new, the trendy, and the dives. For a cool mom that is always looking for restaurants that are kid friendly, it can be a challenge to do so among Dallas’ new hipster-like trend. Sometimes, it feels a little weird taking the kids out to restaurants where the 20-somethings are seen Instagramming and posting selfies with their food. The goal: mom-friendly eateries that guarantee a relaxed and stress free experience.
I look for family-friendly options that are fast and delicious so that my kids will enjoy them, but I also want something I feel good about my family eating. Start restaurant is where I take my kids when I want something that is healthy and has a drive thru for when we are in a rush. The restaurant is very kid friendly and has plenty of high chairs and great booths to corral the kids in. I really enjoy sitting outside on those sunny days where we can be loud as we want. We may get awkward stares, but who cares!
When we choose to sit inside, I really like the little nook with mother-approved books. If you have kids, you will love the mini library of books that are on display. This selection is really diverse and has includes books from Dr. Seuss to Thomas the Train and my favorite, Stella Luna. My kids automatically run over to the books to grab their favorite ones whenever we go to Start. The staff at Start really put a lot of effort in making moms feel relaxed! The kids are happy with books and board games, which makes it possible for this momma to eat!
Now the food! What makes me choose Start restaurant is obviously their unique fast food concept. The menu has variety that begins in the mornings with burritos, whole wheat pancakes, and steel cut oatmeal. There are enough options to satisfy all types of cravings. The lunch menu is what we tend to go for most often: grass-fed beef burgers, fresh salads, and homemade cakes are at the top of our list. Start has done it right by catering to the needs of moms who want to feed their kids healthy food that is delicious and convenient. My kids are always happy to eat at Start because they love the chicken tenders and crispy tater tots. The kids menu options are all very delicious, and I appreciate that these items exclude a lot of the greasy, fatty stuff that has become synonymous with “fast food”. The food at Start is always fresh, and the best part is that the staff always brings the food to your table, which is a plus for moms. Who wants to get up with kids when you’re already nestled in your seat?
The crowd at Start is very diverse, from professionals on a lunch break with coworkers to girlfriends catching up on current events to students from SMU running in for a quick bite. That’s what I like about Start: catering to the needs of its demographic with smart healthy fast food.
Checkout Start at http://www.startrestaurant.net/.
Hi, Hola, Bonjour. I am a mom of 3 kids (2 boys and a girl). I have a fantastic husband who embraces my crazy ways. I blog about family-friendly happenings going on in the Dallas and Ft. Worth metroplex. I like to travel, eat, and play with my family all the time, which is what inspired me to blog about our little adventures. Go ahead, don’t be shy, I like to be social, so follow along!