Restaurant Tucked Away in Ballston Office Complex Announces Opening

It actually opened three months ago, but unless you work on the western side of the 1100 block of N. Glebe Road, in the Ballston area, you probably don’t know it exists.

Olive Express Mediterranean Café, a small local restaurant and catering chain that also has locations in Reston and Herndon, opened in October at 1100 N. Glebe Road, in a long-vacant ground floor retail space.

Well off the beaten path but exceedingly convenient for those who work at the office building — home to the headquarters of Arlington Economic Development and government contractor CACI — the restaurant offers salads, sandwiches, bowls, Illy coffee and Italian gelato.

More from a press release, sent last night:

Residents of Ballston should prepare themselves for a new  Mediterranean flavor in town. Olive Express Mediterranean Café has announced the opening of its newest location – 1100 N. Glebe Road, Arlington VA  22201.

Olive Express Mediterranean Café  is a Mediterranean style restaurant that also specializes in Salad, Panini, and Sandwiches as well as Bowls and Plates. Olive Express Mediterranean Café features award winning falafel, hummus and shawarmas as well as  a full Illy Coffee Bar including Nitro Cold Brew and Italian Gelato. Olive Express fuses the mouth-watering taste of Middle East with the exciting new techniques. All items are prepared fresh and fast. Olive Express prides itself on its scratch kitchen and preparing everything from fresh ingredients never frozen. Olive Express features gluten free, lactose free and vegan/vegetarian options/

Olive Express is an upscale counter-service restaurant and catering service that offers quickly prepared healthy and tasty food. Olive Express was founded in the D.C. metro area and provides a full menu of breakfast, lunch/dinner, and a full-service Coffee House. Our food is made from fresh ingredients and is “Simply Good for You.” We specialize in Mediterranean cuisine, with a menu that also focuses on paninis, deli sandwiches, and salads. No preservatives or other chemical additives are utilized. All items are delicious and will fit into a busy schedule.

Olive Express Mediterranean Café’s other locations include Reston, Virginia and Herndon, VA.

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