Located in front of Home Depot on the corner of the Loop and Old Jacksonville, Newk’s has got to be one of the best new places in Tyler – especially for lunch. It’s trendy decor, well stocked menu, and cool take home plastic cups all combine to make a winning combination. Just check out the parking lot on a Saturday lunch – the place is packed!
Newk’s offers fresh tossed salads, oven baked sandwiches, soups and pizzas. My favorite thing on the menu is the Vegetarian Club with roasted red and yellow bell peppers and grilled portabella mushrooms smothered in pesto and goat cheese… It’s addicting. Half a veggie club with a cup of their seasonal squash bisque is one of my favorite cold weather meals. Another one of their sandwiches I’ve been wanting to try is the Newk’s Q which consists of Newk’s white BBQ sauce, grilled chicken breast, Applewood smoked bacon and Swiss cheese. It sounds so good, but I just love the Vegetarian Club so much it’s hard to stray. Newk’s is set up where you walk in, order, take a number and a seat, and your food is brought out to you when ready. The service has been fast every time I’ve eaten there, even when there’s not an empty seat in sight.
For dessert, Newk’s randomly sells several different varieties of cake. Red velvet, chocolate, and pineapple cake just to name a few. It does seem a little strange to me that a place like Newk’s would sell whole cakes, but I’ve heard they’re pretty good, though I’ve never tried them myself. They also sell these really good brownies with white chocolate shavings on top.
Though it seems nearly every Tylerite has caught on to the greatness of Newk’s by now, if you’ve somehow missed it, be sure to give them a try, and soon.
Newk’s Express Cafe
3985 Old Jacksonville Rd
Tyler, TX 75701-8519