On April 8, The Herb Box will be the first tenant to open its doors at The Colony, a new mixed-used development at Seventh Street and Missouri Avenue in midtown Phoenix. The Herb Box has two existing locations in Scottsdale, one at DC Ranch in the North Valley and another at Southbridge in Old Town. The new location at The Colony will be The Herb Box’s first expansion outside of Scottsdale since the company was founded in 1995.

“The Herb Box has been ready to broaden our reach for quite some time, but we’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity. The North Central Phoenix corridor has evolved into a prime destination for dining, and we are very excited to be a part of this burgeoning neighborhood,” said Susan Wilcox, CEO and founder of The Herb Box.

The Herb Box at The Colony is 3,100 square feet and offers indoor and outdoor seating for 140 guests. The space has an open and airy feel with soaring ceilings, exposed wood beams and floor-to-ceiling windows. A rustic-chic interior brings together homey farmhouse and nautical design elements, such as whitewashed wood walls, dark wood accents, shimmering chandeliers and a sleek, open bar.

The Herb Box is known for its innovative world cuisine, showcasing fresh, seasonal ingredients, with a menu heavily focused on healthy, veggie-centric dishes. The Herb Box at The Colony will offer the same signature dishes longtime fans know and love, featuring unexpected twists on tried-and-true cuisine. Popular dishes include the Avocado Love™: whole grain toasts topped with an avocado-lime smear, arugula, fennel, sweet-hot Serrano glaze, and lemon-honey vinaigrette. A hearty vegetarian dish, the Korean Fried Cauliflower is crisp cauliflower tossed in a Korean hot pepper sauce, served over quinoa with sugar snap peas and pea shoots. Meat lovers will enjoy the Beef Short Rib Enchiladas with manchego and ancho chile sauce or the Chargrilled Kobe Burger topped with bacon, Brie, and apple-jicama-watercress slaw.

In addition to lunch and dinner, The Herb Box offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday. A variety of sweet and savory brunch dishes will be available, including Simple Good Morning Eggs and Bacon, Bourbon-Ginger Peach French Toast, and Steak and Eggs. For those on the go, The Herb Box will also have a coffee bar and housemade pastries and baked goods that can either be ordered indoors or from an outdoor walk-up window.

The Herb Box at The Colony will be open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. The Herb Box is located at 5538 N. 7th St., Phoenix, Ariz., 85014. For more information, call 602-635-4965 or visit www.theherbbox.com.