to eat? With so much to explore in the Moab area, meals can
be a real kink in your plan. You want something fast so you
can hit the trails, but you want something good to fuel your
ride or hike as well. Add the complication of traveling with
friends, and now you’re contending with pleasing totally
What’s the solution? Hogi Yogi & Teriyaki Stix on
Since 1995, owner Carter Frank has been offering healthy choices
made your way, to eat in or to go. As the name implies, sandwiches
and frozen yogurt are the main fare, but the menu has greatly
expanded since the name first stuck. Everyone can find something
to love on this menu.
Signature sandwiches are served on toasted Focaccia bread,
while hoagies are available on fresh baked white or wheat rolls.
Turkey is the most popular, but the choices range from homemade
chicken salad, Philly steaks, and seafood to the more tradition
meatball or roast beef. The list of toppings is truly impressive:
three kinds of cheese, several sauces, and the veggies. Not
just the typical pickles, lettuce and onion here. You can choose
fresh green peppers, red onions, mushrooms, olives, cucumbers,
sprouts, banana peppers, jalapenos, shredded carrots, and avocado.
See the potential to please everyone?
OF THE MONTH
From Teriyaki Stik
3 red potatoes, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
4 cups sliced carrots
½ gallon of water
Boil for 10 minutes. Add Japanese
curry paste until thick. Add 3 cups chicken, cut
into bite-size pieces. Heat and serve with rice.
And, if someone in your party is really
craving a hot meal, at the next counter Teriyaki Stix is
serving up hot bowls of rice with your choice, once again,
of teriyaki, sweet n sour, hot n spicy, or curry. And that’s
just the chicken! There is also yaki beef and kalua pork,
as well as a veggie bowl and yakisoba noodles.
Salad lovers will be happy at either counter. Hogi Yogi offers
sweet spinach with a strawberry vinaigrette or cobb salad
with bacon and blue cheese. Teriyaki Stix serves lettuce
with chicken, won tons, and almonds.
The best reason to eat healthy (well, besides longevity,
your heart, and all those other reasons) is so you can afford
to eat dessert!
Hogi Yogi lets you get creative here as well. Four kinds
of sherbet, five kinds of milkshakes, eight real fruit smoothies,
and over 20 mix-ins for their frozen yogurt! They’ve
recently added a new temptation as well: fresh baked cookies
and ice cream. You don’t have to decide between them
either because they are serving them together as ice cream
cookie sandwiches. Again, you get to choose what kind of
cookie as well as what flavor ice cream.
Carter says the yogurt mixes are where he’s seen some
of the most interesting customer creations.
“There was one lady who really loved olives. She always
asked for extra olives on her sandwich, and one day she asked
us to blend olives with yogurt.”
“She said it was, but I wouldn’t recommend it.”
Especially when you could choose fruit, cookies, candy, and
other tempting choices!
Carter Frank’s move to Moab eleven years ago has paid
off. He loves the opportunity to live here and to work with
people directly, “both customers and employees.” He
has remained true to his original goal: to offer fast and
healthy food. You don’t usually see those two adjectives
together. “People want food that is quick and easy,
but that shouldn’t have to mean fried and greasy too.”
The active tourists to Moab have responded in kind, and Carter
is especially grateful to the diverse group of loyal locals
who keep the place open year round. Carter shows his gratitude
by giving back to the community in numerous ways, especially
sponsoring different youth activities and even coaching the
7th grade boys’ basketball team this year. “Much
of our business depends on the season. Our hours, the size
of our staff, whether we’re mostly selling hot Teriyaki
bowls or cold yogurt.”
What remains consistent is the fresh food and strong service.
Whether you’re looking for a quick fix through the
drive-through window service, or want to enjoy the weather
on the covered patio, there is something here for everyone.
Carter dares you to try it and not be hooked. “The
saying around here is: taste it, love it, crave it.”
Come try it for yourself. Hogi Yogi & Teriyaki Stix are
located at 396 S. Main, and open seven days a week, until
9 pm or 11 pm depending on the season. For more information
or to place an order, call 250-2656.