RVA Mag taste tests Armenian restaurant Coriander in Carytown

by | Dec 29, 2015 | POLITICS

The staff here at RVA Mag loves to support our local businesses and especially our fine restaurants in the city. There are so many popping up every time you turn around that it’s hard to keep track.

The staff here at RVA Mag loves to support our local businesses and especially our fine restaurants in the city. There are so many popping up every time you turn around that it’s hard to keep track.

RVA Mag recently stumbled across a little Armenian restaurant in Carytown, Coriander. The cute little spot opened last year and is owned by Elizabet Bandazian, of the local commercial real estate Bandazian family. The Carytown restaurant, which sits between Weezie’s Kitchen and Amour Wine Bistro, serves up delicious kabobs, wraps, salads, soups, and Lahmahjun (Armenian flat bread with minced beef, vegetables and herbs).

Their star dishes however, are their bowls which encompass everything on their Chipotle-like bar, which is a colorful array of all of their offerings. The cold bowl features a combination of the six daily salads like cucumber, tomato and parsley, chick pea salad, kale with pomegranates or white bean salad. Or you can order a warm bowl which includes your choice of basmati rice or bulgur, chicken or beef, green beans and white cabbage.

If you’re super hungry, like we were, you go for their deluxe bowl which is a combination of the warm and cold bowl. The staff here ordered chicken with our bowls and enjoyed a delightful medley of warm basmati rice, red cabbage, kale, chickpea salad, lettuce, stewed green beans with tomato and onion, and diced potatoes all of course with a healthy topping of Coriander’s own hot sauce.

The deluxe bowl was a nice mix of hot and cold dishes and gave a burst of different flavors with each bite. It will fill you up and put a smile on your face. The deluxe bowl was just under $10. It’s definitely good comfort food, but also a lot of healthy items as well.

Go try it!

Amy David

Amy David

Amy David was the Web Editor for RVAMag.com from May 2015 until September 2018. She covered craft beer, food, music, art and more. She's been a journalist since 2010 and attended Radford University. She enjoys dogs, beer, tacos, and Bob's Burgers references.




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