Urban Plates announced on May 31 the addition of five new wholesome and craveable items to their chef-driven menu, including sustainably sourced Garlic Shrimp with Parmesan Butter, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Chili Lime Corn on the Cob, and a gluten-free chocolate cookie. Additionally, due to popular demand, the California-based restaurant will also be adding the crisp Caribbean Salad to the main menu, which was originally a catering menu exclusive. The seasonal menu items are now available at all 17 locations across the state.

“The lighter, brighter flavors of summer are joining our menu,” said Chef Joe Noonan, Culinary Director of Urban Plates.”

The culinary team at Urban Plates has thoughtfully curated these new menu items with the changing seasons in mind, crafting craveable dishes with the freshest ingredients that are right for the times.”

The new additions to Urban Plates’ menu include:

  • Garlic Shrimp with Parmesan Butter [GF]: Broiled sustainable shrimp with garlic parmesan butter

  • Herb Roasted Marble Potatoes [GF][V][DF]: Roasted whole marble potatoes tossed with garlic, basil, dill & chives

  • Chili Lime Corn on the Cob [GF][VEG]: Corn on the cob with cayenne pepper rub & sour cream parmesan garlic lime aioli

  • Chicken Tortilla Soup: Hearty tortilla soup with tender, cage-free chicken, coriander, cumin, chili peppers, topped with crispy tortilla strips & queso fresco

  • Gluten-Free Chocolate Cookie [GF][VEG]: Chocolate on chocolate cookie with brown sugar, hints of vanilla and coffee, and sprinkled with Maldon sea salt

  • Caribbean Salad [GF][V]DF]: Organic artisan lettuce, pineapple mango salsa, jicama, mint, coconut roasted cashews, mild jalapeño-lime dressing.

New items such as the Herb Roasted Marble Potatoes, Chili Lime Corn on the Cob, and Chicken Tortilla Soup can also be enjoyed as a side when ordered with dishes like the Two Chicken Tender Plate on the new 13 under $13 Everyday Value Menu.

Urban Plates began in 2011 with a single restaurant in Del Mar, California, and has grown to 17 locations, with future expansion plans underway. Headquartered in Solana Beach, Calif., the restaurant group has locations throughout San Diego, Orange County, the greater Los Angeles area, and Northern California. Urban Plates’ expansive selection of menu items are made fresh in-house, from scratch, every day using clean (has organics all the time guarantee) ingredients. Recipes feature exclusively GMO-, antibiotic-, and hormone-free, grass-fed, and finished steak; wild line-caught ahi tuna; sustainably raised salmon; and humanely raised and sourced, cage-free, hormone-free chicken. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, or a straight-up carnivore, Urban Plates has a plate you will love and feel good about eating.

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