Baytown’s own First Watch restaurant, 6320 Garth Rd. Suite 105, is one of over a dozen of the health-conscious chains in the Houston area.
Those who aren’t grateful to be home to one of these locations should bow their heads in shame and order a fast food breakfast burrito.
First Watch is the real deal when it comes to health and good taste and every time I leave there I feel clean and my belly feels satisfied without experiencing that stuffed up feeling.
I guess that is what eating healthy feels like?
Open daily from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the breakfast, brunch and lunch destination finds a way to tickle your taste buds while also making you feel good about eating better.
Usually, if I unfortunately wake up way too early for my night owl self, I mosey on over to First Watch for its breakfast.
Many times, I settle in for an omelet – I am all about the bacado since I am all about my avocado – but for this occasion I decided to go for the tri-athlete.
This was a big surprise and a hit to the tongue.
I mean an egg white omelet with house-roasted Crimini mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and green chill? Homemade pico de gallo? Whole grain artisan toast? All-natural house preserves and fresh fruit?
OK yeah, maybe not that surprising.
And the punch line: All for 520 calories and only 83 carbs is good for a guy trying to cut 15 pounds.
That’s the big deal about First Watch. It finds a way to make you feel good about eating better and you lose that horrible guilty feeling for devouring the triple decker, drippy cheeseburger with all the trimmings and a large order of fries and a XXL chocolate shake.
You don’t need this at First Watch because its healthy options are second to none.
Some of the seasonal offerings include Million Dollar Bacon – um, maple syrup – Brilliant Beet Toast and Vanilla Chai Latte Pancakes with some smoothie offerings.
There is the munchable avocado toast and the A.M. Superfoods Bowl. Floridian French Toast looked very good and the salads such as old-fashioned Cobb and the Chicken Avocado Chop Salad have the look and feel of filling.
All told, First Watch is a legit joint. Chain or not, I would bet that if one ate there every day, they’d have a better chance to live to be 100.
Alan Dale is the Sports Editor for The Baytown Sun. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.