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One Year of FRESH!


We are so grateful for all of the support we’ve received from the Des Moines/Waukee community over the last year.  We’ve gotten to know so many great people through the various community organizations and conversations with our wonderful customers.  So, first off – A BIG THANK YOU!


A look back!  In 2014, with only our dreams and ideas in hand we embarked on an adventure…what is now Fresh Mediterranean Express!

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We started construction in February of 2014.  Our contractor, Dwight, was instrumental in creating the design we had only seen in our minds.  His skill at interpreting our ideas allowed us to create the modern fast casual dining experience we were envisioning.

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From the get-go our staff has been the backbone of everything that we do.  Positive attitudes, friendly smiles, and overall outstanding customer service, we appreciate them for their fantastic contributions to Fresh Med! Go team Fresh Med!

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An opportunity to give back to our community through donations to non-profits and community groups both locally and internationally has allowed us to stay rooted to our values.

Fresh Mediterranean Express Best of Des Moines 2015

We were humbled by the outpouring of support of Cityview readers, as we were named Best Mediterranean Restaurant in Des Moines for 2015!

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The food!  We’re passionate about Fresh, made-to-order food! We started out with 8 different sauces and one flavor of hummus, all made in-house.  We’ve now added two additional flavors of hummus (spinach & red pepper) along with a deliciously Fresh Greek dressing.

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Oh, and don’t forget the sweets!  We love our Baklava and locally made Thelma’s ice cream sandwiches!

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So what’s next for Fresh Med?  This year we’re planning to expand our catering services and through a partnership with a distributor, we plan to offer Fresh Med hummus in a grocery store near you.  And of course we plan to keep doing what we’re doing – offering delicious Mediterranean foods in a casual café setting right here in Waukee!

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A shout out to the Des Moines Register, Cityview, and Eat, Play, Love Des Moines for helping us get the word out.  Also, to our many friends on social media who continue to support us by sharing, liking, and checking in! Fresh Facebook, Fresh Twitter, Fresh Instagram  And last but not least, we’re always grateful to our friends and family who were with us from the first Fresh twinkle in our eyes!



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