Oh friends, do I have a tasty story for you! Do you like supporting local restaurants? How about super fresh, healthy foods that are bursting with flavor and offer tons of variety? And convenience, you like that too? Well buckle up, because a brand-new restaurant just opened and I think you’re going to LOVE it!
Mayd Modern Mediterranean just opened in the former Butterfish location on the Palm Extension, just north of Herndon a few doors down from Dutch Bros. Coffee. Modeled after popular, fast-casual Mediterranean-style restaurants that have been popping up in Southern California, Mayd Modern offers a build-your-own bowl main dish featuring some of the healthiest, most delicious options you’ll find anywhere in Fresno. You can make a salad, a grain bowl or a bowl with both greens and grains as a base.
From there, you’ll get to choose your protein/main item (or you can do half and half and try two) such as tri-tip, lemon garlic chicken, tandoori cauliflower or roasted vegetables. (Whether you’re an omnivore or a vegetarian, you’ll find tons of choices that suit your needs.) Next up are tons of fresh ingredients to add crunch, texture, spice and flavor like pickled red onion, olives, roasted red peppers and Mediterranean salsa plus homemade spreads like Fresno chili tapenade or roasted red-pepper hummus. There are also chef-created seasonal salad mixes, a multitude of dressings and sauces, and house-made crunchy finishers to top your bowl with such as roasted chickpeas and crispy falafel crumbles.
In addition to the bowls, Mayd Modern offers customizable Naakos (tacos made with a Naan shell instead of a tortilla), prepared, fresh salads and snacks such as fried artichokes and crispy roasted Mayd Potatoes with roasted kale, garlic and parmesan cheese. Mayd Modern also offers hot plates featuring a crispy chicken sandwich (both a Deluxe and Spicy version) and a Greek-fried chicken plate featuring homemade garlic-ranch dip and crispy Mayd potatoes on the side.
I visited on Mayd Modern’s second day of business and the service was very friendly and everyone was happy to explain the ordering process and different ingredients and options. I ordered a bowl for myself, a Spicy Chicken Sandwich for my son and the Greek-fried chicken for my husband and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals.
Mayd Modern is owned by the same local restauranteurs behind Butterfish and Heirloom, and you can view their full menu and order online for convenient window pickup via their app. I highly recommend you check out Mayd Modern — it’s something different, new and really special for Fresno.