My Favorite Takeout

My Favorite Takeout

Need some fast and healthy takeout!?  Check out my favorite Moe’s vegetarian options and how the restaurant can accommodate ANY diet!

This post is sponsored by my friends at Moe’s Southwest Grill; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Thanks for considering supporting companies who support Running in a Skirt.

Moes Vegetarian Options

Hey guys!

As of yesterday, I’m officially 32 weeks pregnant with the twins and time is flying.  Since I haven’t been feeling great and the doctors have told me to rest more I haven’t been cooking a lot.  This has also been a busy few weeks for the Hubs at work since the tax extension deadline is today.  He’s been working nonstop so he doesn’t have time to cook either.  Needless to say, we’ve been eating a lot of takeout food and I’m grateful there are so many wonderful options these days.

When I first stopped eating meat in High School I remember the only good option I could come up with sometimes was a fast food burger without the burger… which basically meant a sad cheese sandwich.  I’m so glad that it’s a pretty normal thing these days to not eat your regular ole’ meat and potato diet and you can actually get good, healthy plant-based food out.

Moes Vegetarian Options

One of my favorite options for takeout is Moe’s because it not only has fabulous, customizable vegetarian and vegan options… but it literally has something for every diet.  Their famous line has over 20 fresh and flavorful ingredients to suit anyone’s taste, restrictions and stomach.

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Moes Vegetarian Options

My LOVE for Moe’s runs deep… in fact, there were several years of my life where I ate a burrito every Monday for Moe’s Monday… no joke.  So I’m always suggesting it when we need a fast meal.  The Hubs and I stopped and got some dinner the other evening on our way home.

Moes Vegetarian Options

I thought I’d share some of my favorite Moe’s vegetarian options with you guys and also how to make the menu match any taste and special diet… including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or paleo!  Moe’s has made it easy for you to determine which ingredients match your diet HERE!

Moes Vegetarian Options

We decided to take our meal home, but eating in the restaurant is always a great option too.  It does give you easier access to the famous salsa bar. 🙂  And y’all know how I feel about salsa.

Moes Vegetarian Options

Of course, we love eating at home because it means we get to hang out with Makena.

Moes Vegetarian Options

She will not leave my side these days!

Moes Vegetarian Options

Moe’s Vegetarian Options

So back to the food and Moe’s vegetarian options!  I ADORE a burrito (Did you know they now come in perfectly proportioned JUNIOR size?!) as much as anyone… but if I’m looking for something a little lighter I’ll get the Earmuffs Bowl.  It’s basically everything in a burrito but without the tortilla shell.

I’ll load mine up with seasoned rice, black, and tofu for protein.  I’ll also ask for a light sprinkle of cheese but if you are vegan, just leave that off.  Next, I’ll top it with every veggie on the line… plus cilantro, lime, and a fresh guacamole.

Did you know that Moe’s makes their salsas and guacamole from scratch daily? That’s lots of chopping, dicing, and mixing!  It’s worth it though because the taste is so fresh.

Moes Vegetarian Options

Looking for more Moe’s Vegetarian options?

I also adore the Close Talker salad.  I get mine without the shell and with romaine lettuce.  I skip the rice and beans but load up on tofu and ALL THE VEGGIES including fresh lime and cilantro.  For dressing, I’ll either get the Southwest Vingarette OR just use some of the Tomatillo Salsa as a dressing.

Moes Vegetarian Options

Hands down one of my favorite parts about Moe’s is their Organic Grilled Tofu.  It’s hard to find a counter service restaurant with a substantial plant-based protein option like this and I love that they have it and it makes it easy for me to make sure I’m getting a good source of protein in my meals.

And whether you like the organic tofu, grass-fed steak, all-natural adobo chicken, pork carnitas or 100% ground beef… all the proteins are grilled on a consistent production stream, so they’re hot and ready as you order and kept safe from other food options to prevent cross-contamination!

Moes Vegetarian Options

The Hubs ordered his classic steak burrito with lots of mushrooms and a side of queso… of course!

Moes Vegetarian Options

We also brought home our own little salsa bar to enjoy.

Moes Vegetarian Options

We had such a nice meal enjoying the freakishly warm October weather.  AND Makena got to be her co-dependant self.  She sits like this on his lap all the time and it always cracks me up.  I don’t know what we’d do without this crazy pup.

Moes Vegetarian Options

Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or even paleo (OR just want to be for the day – no judgment here!) I love that Moe’s really has something for everyone.  I also adore that each Moe’s is locally owned and operated so you are supporting a local family.

And don’t forget to bookmark THIS PAGE so you can check which ingredients match your specific diet!


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Your turn!

What do you order at Moe’s?

By | 2019-03-28T16:14:47-04:00 October 15th, 2018|Asheville / WNC Living, Fitness, Fun, Healthy Living Tips|23 Comments


  1. Alisa Fleming October 17, 2018 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh, I remember Moe’s from years ago! So glad they are still around. I’ll have to look for one.

  2. jamie October 16, 2018 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    I love good takeout! I wish we had a Moe’s nearby!

  3. Rachel October 16, 2018 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    I was in Washington DC a few years ago and there was a Moe’s around the corner from my hotel. I loved it. I had never had it before.

  4. Annmarie October 16, 2018 at 8:30 am - Reply

    I don’t have a Moe’s near me but this looks deeeelicious! I always opt for a bowl when I go to similar places!

  5. Kristine Nicole Alessandra October 16, 2018 at 5:14 am - Reply

    You look so blooming and beautiful and that dish really looks so good, healthy and tasty.

  6. Kelly October 15, 2018 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    Nice to have so many great options, especially when you’re at 32 weeks. Kudos to you. Good luck with the remaining weeks.

  7. Deborah Brooks October 15, 2018 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Have not been to one in a long time. That is great that they now have smaller sized options. I love all the hot sauces.

  8. Sonali- The Foodie Physician October 15, 2018 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    How great that Moe’s is so accommodating! And Makena is adorable! 🙂

  9. Sarah October 15, 2018 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    Wish we had one here!
    I have been eating out more than I care to admit lately but less than we were earlier in my pregnancy. It was easy or take-out.

  10. Pam October 15, 2018 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    Now that looks so delicious and healthy! I have not heard of Moe’s before but I am going to look to see if there is one close to where I live. Congratulations on the twins! And I love your pup!

  11. Lisa Ballantyne October 15, 2018 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Everything looks scrumptious! And I love the look on your hubby’s face with Makena! That one’s priceless!

  12. Brandy October 15, 2018 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    Wow, this looks like a delicious option. I wish we had a Moe’s here, I would take full advantage of it, as a busy mom of 3 I enjoy being able to have options that save me a bit of time.

  13. Jean October 15, 2018 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    You have my mouth watering. We have eaten at Moe’s a few times but not often enough. Thanks, I can hardly wait to go back. Love beans, rice and oh yes guacamole among other things. Your spread looks so yummy.

    You look awesome!

    How do you keep flies and other things off your porch when you eat?


  14. Emily Kyle October 15, 2018 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Oh Julie, you are just glowing!! I love to see how happy you are 🙂 And I would be happy too if I had Moe’s at home! Everything looks so tasty!

  15. Abbey Sharp October 15, 2018 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    This place looks so yummy! So many tasty options 🙂

  16. Neely Moldovan October 15, 2018 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    My hsuband loves moes and gets it all the time but I have never tried it! I clearly need to!

  17. Taylor Kiser October 15, 2018 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    You look beautiful!! Thank goodness for take-out options that can meet any dietary needs!

  18. Farrah October 15, 2018 at 10:54 am - Reply

    So much deliciousness! I haven’t been to Moe’s in a while, but this post is kinda making me wanna go there for lunch!! *-*

  19. Andrea on Vacation October 15, 2018 at 9:55 am - Reply

    I just finished Whole30 which is very difficult to eat out on. But I love a good taco salad or burrito bowl so this is right up my alley normally! I love that Makena Rose is staying right by your side. Although I’m sure the dropping of food may have a little to do with that in those photos 🙂

  20. Nick October 15, 2018 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Welcome to Moe’s

  21. [email protected] October 15, 2018 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Wow! I had no idea that Moes is so accommodating! Looks great

  22. Lori Bosworth October 15, 2018 at 8:47 am - Reply

    First of all, you do not look like you are 32 weeks pregnant! Wow, Moe’s looks like a great restaurant to suit all types of diets!

  23. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real October 15, 2018 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Moe’s is delicious! I haven’t been in a while but I used to get the toastado type thing. I forget what it’s called but it’s a burrito sized tortilla but it has the crunchy flat shell in the middle. It’s my go to since I can’t get it anywhere else.

    Moe’s has some of the best salsa. Gotta love a salsa bar.

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