okgourmet.com    Home of Steve's Restaurant Reviews

ND Foods

2632 W. Britton Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK (The Village)
(405) 840-9364

ND Foods next to Johnnie's Charcoal Broiler

The bottom line about ND Foods is that it is more expensive than most restaurants and better than most restaurants. "Better" is a subjective term, but here everything is good quality and fresh to the point that they start running out of certain items if you go late.

Ever since my days of working in an office I have found it more convenient many times to splurge at lunch while having something for dinner that resembles what many people consider to be lunch food. ND Foods has a large selection of sandwiches as well as entrees, so large meals or smaller ones can be ordered any time of day. I would not say that you would save any money by eating the sandwiches here, but with Boar's Head meat and other deli ingredients it promises to be a very good quality sandwich (although I have not yet tried them).

In addition to regular sandwiches ND Foods serves hot sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps, quesadillas, and there is a daily menu which may include some other items as well. Side dishes are extra, and several appetizers are available (including hummus, chips and salsa, and dip). Several counters are also devoted to desserts, with pies and cakes making up the bulk of choices. I know by experience and by reading reviews on the Internet that the desserts are one of the most popular features of the restaurant.

Orders are taken at the counter, and tables are available for eating at the restaurant (but the staff does not come out to the dining area except to clean to the tables). In other words, it is very casual, and it is a deli. I call it a restaurant because you can get a full meal from the dinner menu, although the main dish and side items are ordered separately (and the price can add up if you order a lot). I think ordering an entree by itself is probably filling enough for a meal, but at least one side dish is probably recommended to give more variety to the food.

One interesting thing I noticed is that all food ordered here is served in containers that can be taken home or used to eat in the restaurant. Considering the type of food that is served I think almost anything would be equally good either taken home to eat or served as leftovers, thus the containers are very utilitarian.

The history of ND Foods is that it was originally located near N.W. 50th and Western, and around 2010 moved to Britton Road in The Village (in the same strip center as Johnnie's Charcoal Broiler). The Britton Road location was originally not open in the evening, but now stays open until 7:30. I have always seen more take out orders than people dining in, and it seems that the owners have been working out the recipes and the menu rotatation for a lot longer than the two to three years the restaurant has been open at its current location. I think a lot of customers have followed it from its former location, and for good reason.

The menu is a little different from most restaurants in that it lists everything ND Foods makes, but only selected items are available each day. Some of this may have to do with certain items being sold out (as I mentioned earlier), but I also think they need to do this in order to keep everything fresh. In any case, if you want a certain item it may be best to call ahead.

Stuffed bell peppers
Stuffed bell peppers

Dinner entrees change daily, but on my first visit they had more than half of the items available that were listed on the menu. When I say these are "dinners" this mainly refers to the amount of food served, since I think some of them could easily be enough for lunch with an equal portion left over for the next day. Everything I tried was excellent, and tasted freshly prepared.

My favorite was the Stuffed Bell Peppers with a very flavorful tomato sauce on top. The meat had just the right blend of seasonings and ingredients to make it stand out from many similar dishes I have had elsewhere. I am also not usually a fan of bell peppers, but these were cooked just right to give them an appealing texture.

Chicken pot pie
Chicken pot pie

The Chicken Pot Pie was also excellent, and is a good choice if you want to be quite full or have leftovers. I do not know who else even serves pot pies other than cafeterias (and I am not sure if they do), but the one at ND Foods was much better than average. The gravy was light (but not thin), the chicken was excellent (I think it was all white meat), and the dinner did not taste salty. I do not think this is a low calorie meal, but it seemed to have the type of ingredients that would make it more healthy than the typical pot pie.

Chicken wild rice
Chicken wild rice casserole

I am not much of a cheese lover, so I was surprised to find out that this was one of the main ingredients of the Chicken Wild Rice Casserole (which was listed as "Chicken Wild Rice" on the changeable menu board). The cheese was much better than average, though, and I thought it melted just right to give a good flavor and texture. The dish was also very peppery, and between this and the cheese it was not my favorite dish at ND Food, but at the same time I could not say there was anything really unappealing about it (just that the menu did not give me a good description of it).

German potato salad
German potato salad

Some side dishes such as the Green Beans and Corn had a rather bland flavor, but they were fresh. The German Potato Salad, though, tasted like it had too much vinegar or something else was off so that it had little resemblance to the same dish served at Ingrid's. I have not formed a general opinion about the side dishes-- only that I did not care for the German potato salad.

Three berry pie
Three berry pie

There were so many desserts available it was hard to choose, but the Three Berry Pie was excellent. A single piece of pie or cake costs over five dollars, but it comes in a large size and is worth it because of its home made quality. I thought the pie was just sweet enough to be good but not overly sweet, and the berries tasted fresh. The crust was excellent, and was on the flaky side (but it did not fall apart). The crust and the filling were both top notch.

Strawberry cupcake
Strawberry cupcake

The Strawberry Cupcake was also very good, but I did not consider it to be quite as good as the cupcakes at either Cafe 7 or the Saturn Grill (Saturn Grill gets their cupcakes from Sweete Memories). It is a matter of taste, though, and I am not sure why I liked the other ones better.

RESTAURANT DETAILS

RATING: 23

Cuisine: American
Cost: $$
Hours: Closed Sun.
Accessible: Yes
Smoking: No Smoking

Most Recent Visit
Jun. 29, 2012

Number of Visits: 2

Best Items
Stuffed Bell Peppers, Three Berry Pie

Special Ratings
Stuffed Bell Peppers:
Chicken Pot Pie:
Chicken Wild Rice:
Green Beans:
German Potato Salad:
Three Berry Pie:
Strawberry Cupcake:



RELATED ARTICLES
Aug. 20, 2012 : ND Foods Three berry pie



MORE ABOUT THIS WEB SITE