Tiki Loco, a brand new destination for vegetarian and vegan eats and drinks, is just weeks away from opening in Deep Ellum.
The forthcoming healthy eatery from Ink Masters tattoo artist Oliver Peck and his vegan girlfriend is slated for an October 4 grand opening but there are plans to quietly kick open the doors in the coming weeks. The former Zini’s Pizza space at 2639 Elm Street got a complete overhaul that involved combining it with adjacent spaces formerly occupied by other businesses that had moved out. Now, the eatery has seating for about 50 people amongst light interiors that feature white-washed wood, bamboo, and white subway tiles. Pops of color were brought in with a curved booth covered in a vibrant serape pattern.
When Tiki Loco launches, it will focus on a menu of juices, smoothies, and shaved ice with food items to roll out after. Customers can find juices pressed in-house like the Adelita with pineapple, green apple, orange, beet, celery, and jalapeño, or the Sweet Salud with carrot, gala apple, lemon, and ginger. Some smoothie options include the Tropical Bandito with pineapple, mango, orange, lime, and chili power and the Cielo Azul with blueberry, banana, chia seed, green tea, coconut cream, and agave. Shaved ice will feature typical tiki flavors sans alcohol like mai tai, zombie, and painkiller. Beer and wine will be served in the coming months.
Tiki Loco will also be the first franchisee of White Rock Coffee, serving most of the food, coffee beverages, and baked goods found at the shop’s original store. Tiki Loco’s offerings are 100% vegetarian and mostly vegan, aside from some of the baked goods which use dairy.
Stay tuned for more details on exactly when Deep Ellum denizens can snag juices and coffee. Hours of operation will be Sunday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. to midnight.