If I got to eat out somewhere for the rest of my life, I can tell you this would be one of my top places in Lubbock to pick, hands down.
Most of that is because I’m a sucker for anything that tastes good and is good for me. Bless Your Heart is both. Located on 19th street, it’s one of the freshest, most delicious places in all of Lubbock, and I highly recommend going there.
And seriously, I could eat it everyday. It’s that good.
Bless Your Heart opened over 20 years ago as part of a franchise that had several restaurants in Texas. Store owner Monty Gardner started working there in 1992 and stayed closely connected to the business even when other Bless Your Heart franchises in Texas had begun to close. 16 years later, the store owner offered him a chance to buy the franchise, and he took it.
Since that time, he has built a reputation for offering delicious, healthy food that is also wholesome. And by wholesome, I mean: homemade bread (without a lot of extra salt or preservatives), meats that are hormone free, and fresh fruits and veggies that don’t have tons of chemicals on and in them. Monty says that one of his favorite things about owning Bless Your Heart is the opportunity to provide his customers with a meal that tastes good and that he knows is good for them. Such loyalty has earned him many customers throughout the years who are loyal to Bless Your Heart. I can say that I haven’t had a bad experience there yet.
Like I said, I’m a sucker for things that are actually good for me, and taste delicious.
The price range is also pretty decent. You definitely pay more here than you would for a fast food sandwich, but you’re also getting something that is not a fast food sandwich. I’m a big fan of getting good things with my money.
One of my all-time favs from them is the turkey sandwich with avocado (for me, avocado=bliss) and a side bowl of their fresh vegetable soup. Sounds simple, but it’s so good. They also have delicious chicken platters, Mexican plates, and soups/salads. If you get one of the platters, you could probably even take half of it home, or split it with a friend. Which would leave more room for…dessert?
And it’s the kind of dessert you don’t feel guilty for eating: fresh frozen yogurt with a huge selection of toppings. They always have vanilla and chocolate, and then a special flavor each day. Top it with fresh fruit, granola, nuts, or candy (ok, not quite as good for you, but I figure it all evens out if I’ve eaten a healthy meal, right?).
If you’re careful on what you choose, you can walk out with lunch and dinner for right around $10–not bad for a good, wholesome meal.
Go ahead, try these guys: they’ll bless your heart with their wholesome food, and your tummy with their delicious taste. And if you happen to see a girl in the corner scarfing her yogurt like it’s going to run away from her, it’s not me–it’s probably my evil twin. The one that does that sort of thing.
You believe me, don’t you? Even if you don’t, I hope you believe what I say about Bless Your Heart. Check them out for yourself!