Immediately after placing my order, a woman from 7 West called me to let me know that my original order (chicken souvlakia with stewed green beans and roasted potatoes) would have to be modified because the stewed green beans are no longer 100% gluten-free. I’m glad this was caught before the order proceeded, but was disconcerted that they are presented as a gluten-free option. Hopefully this will be corrected in the future so that others don’t risk a reaction if the kitchen is too busy to follow up. I switched my veggie to steamed broccoli instead.
From order-to-delivery, my wait was a few minutes over an hour, not bad for a delivery service considering that it allowed for the restaurant to cook the meal, transfer it to the the driver, and make it’s way to me.
As soon as I made it back to my room, I opened the piping hot styrofoam container and was pleased to find a sizable amount of food waiting for me. After a week of fending for myself with a mix of frozen meals and dorm cooking, getting real food for a change that I didn’t have to cook was a revelation. The broccoli was fresh and perfectly steamed. The potato wedges were well seasoned with herbs and also roasted to perfection where the edges were brown and leathery. While the two sides were great, the real showstopper of the meal was the chicken kebabs. Tender, seasoned, and roasted, the meat was succulent and simply delicious.
If you haven’t guessed, I gave 7 West Bistro two thumbs up- way up. I was blown away by my order, and will definitely be exploring more of their gluten-free menu via Order Up and will make a point of making it to the restaurant when it gets warmer. The price-to-portion ratio was great, and I the lunch perfectly satisfied my collegiate appetite. Order Up also impressed me with their smooth, efficient delivery process. I will definitely be utilizing their services for the the remainder of my college career. For a student with a restrictive diet, they are an invaluable resource that expands my dining options.
Disclaimer: This review is based upon the information I have at the time of the review and does not reflect changes in ingredients or availability of items. Please contact the restaurant directly for up-to-date information and feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. I was provided a Order Up Towson credit as an incentive to try Order Up’s service but this review is a reflection of my personal opinion and is not influenced by either Order Up or 7 West Bistro.