Cava is a growing Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant with locations all over the nation. The first Cava opened in 2010, but it wasn’t until just a couple years ago that Cava made its debut in New Jersey.

From opening day, Cava has always had lots of popularity for their casual Mediterranean cuisine ranging from grain bowls, salads, and pitas. The best part is that Cava is completely customizable and can be made to suit your taste.

That sounds a little familiar doesn’t it? Cava opened up their doors only a short distance from their Mexican competitors, Chipotle, who also allow customers to fully customize their meal. From bowls, burritos, quesadillas, and tacos, Chipotle also offers a wide range of variety in their menu

But is a bowl from Cava really your best option?

A bowl at cava is priced at $11.15 and has around 1200 calories. A kids meal on the other hand incorporates of half a pita with your choice of three toppings and a dressing, pita chips and your choice of dip, a side of rice, and a drink for just $6.80. They also offer pre-selected bowls crafted to pair perfectly together but can go up to $12.25.

Even in comparison to the kids meal at Chipotle, which is priced at $5.55, you get a lot more bang for your buck at Cava. A kids meal at Cava is 1080 calories and Chipotles’ is only 630 calories.

It goes without saying that a kids meal at Cava is the better option than one from Chipotle. And seeing as a typical grain bowl at Cava is only a couple hundred calories more than it’s half-priced counterpart, it also goes without saying that a kids meal at Cava is the better option than an entire grain bowl.