Today, Savoring Shreveport ventures across the Red River into the uncharted culinary culture of Bossier City. Good Eats Market is an oasis of fresh, clean foods on what is otherwise the barren wasteland (foodwise) of Airline Drive. Amongst the Pizza Huts, Dairy Queens and IHOPs sits an unassuming storefront that no doubt has been passed over dozens of times in favor of Moe’s or Applebee’s, both just down the street. But venture inside and you’ll be rewarded with an extensive, lunch-centric menu focusing on sandwiches, homemade soups, and gigantic salads.
Good Eats is abuzz with local workin’ folks and stay-at-home Southern Belles during lunchtime on most weekdays, and with good reason. Old favorites like the Cobb Salad and BLT become jazzed-up versions of themselves at Good Eats. Regional specialties, like a variety of Po’Boys, also shine. But there is something special about the signature foods of Good Eats, which are both innovative and familiar. The Portobello Mushroom and Provolone panini (served on white bread instead of the traditional country Italian or ciabatta, but I’ll let it slide…), topped with roasted red peppers and onions, is a vegetarian treat, while a bowl of their unbelievable (and extremely popular) Tomato Basil Soup brims with creamy flavor and comfort. As a bonus, every sandwich comes with a fresh white chocolate macadamia or peanut butter cookie! Cookies, people. They can be a little heavy-handed with the meat on their sandwiches, though, so if a big, honkin’ stack o’ ham isn’t your thing, let them know to go easy.
Lest you think that Good Eats is a snooty, ladies-who-lunch type of place, be assured that the staff is always happy to see you, even in their busiest moments. Take a look at the menu on the wall and order from the counter–or grab something to go from the cooler in front. They also sell their salads by the pound to take home and enjoy in the comfort of your own couch.
Good Eats is open for lunch Monday through Saturday, 10:30-2:30. Their store and deli, however, is open from 9-7. They accept to-go orders via phone for quick pickup, and even do catering and customizable party trays!
Good Eats Market
2177 Airline Drive, Bossier City