GLASTONBURY — There are dozens of fast-foods restaurants all over the location. Some of them make a assert to remaining a healthier possibility, but just one quickly-foodstuff restaurant in Glastonbury makes its assert to healthy ingesting by creating its key target salads.
“We wanted to have a much healthier different to speedy foodstuff,” said Maria Pirulli, manager of The Salad Bar.
Pirulli manages the 2nd The Salad Bar. The initially opened in Rocky Hill three years in the past, Pirulli mentioned, led by operator and Glastonbury indigenous Marc Bojick.
Right after the achievements of the first restaurant, the new one at 2858 Most important St. experienced its tender opening Oct. 1.
“Here you can get salads, wraps, soup,” Pirulli explained. “Everything is cooked on the premises. All of our meats, everything is cooked below each day. Our fresh new veggies are shipped each day.”
All the food items is natural and prepped the identical day it is offered, she said, which include meatless alternatives for vegetarian and vegan buyers, which includes vegan grilled cheese and make-your-have salads, which an worker will do for you similar to going by way of the line at Subway, Moe’s, or Chipotle.
“When you appear in, you can pick from our 7 signature salads or make your very own,” Pirulli reported.
Signature salads involve kale Caesar with toddler kale, romaine, shaved parmesan, and dwelling designed croutons the Tex-Mex Taco with romaine, tomato, blended peppers, pink onion, sweet corn, cheddar cheese, and tortilla strips and the California Cobb with romaine, tomato, scallions, kalamata olives, hardboiled egg, avocado, applewood bacon, and gorgonzola.
Your alternative of protein for the salad — which include rooster, taco-seasoned beef, and salmon — is a quality merchandise and comes with an extra cost, Pirulli said.
If you want to make your individual salad, you method the initial station in line and request your alternative of lettuce, together with romaine, kale, spinach, or mixed greens. You can then choose up to eight vegetables to prime your salad. From there you can include further objects these types of as cheese or guacamole. Then you increase your protein, if you’d like, and then salad dressing and croutons.
Pirulli mentioned seasonal menu things rotate, and the restaurant has just commenced its wintertime menu.
Amid the featured summer season salads was a strawberry feta salad, she mentioned.
The fall menu capabilities a Korean barbecue salad with blended greens, carrots, scallions, red cabbage, and spicy kimchi the Develop Me Up Butternut salad with roasted butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, quinoa, infant kale, and scallions and the Apple Harvest with sweet potatoes, Granny smith apples, walnuts and cranberries and mixed greens. There are also new salad dressings with the maple honey dijon and a Korean dressing.
All salads can also be designed into a wrap, she said.
Each and every salad will come with a piece of ciabatta bread, both common or tacky garlic, Pirulli stated.
To drink, you can select a single of their residence brewed teas or buy one particular of their shakes or smoothies.
Pirulli reported the major offering smoothie is the choco-peanut-banana smoothie with chocolate, peanut butter, and banana.
Her personal favourite, she mentioned, is the banana berry, with raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry.
You also get your selection of protein, either whey or plant protein, and decision of milk, h2o, or almond milk.”
In preparation for opening owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pirulli said The Salad Bar put in more guards around the vegetables, space 6-foot markers during the cafe, and enable only alternate seating booths.
“We ended up previously utilizing distinct gloves for each individual buyer, so that didn’t influence us any way,” she explained.
So far items have been going properly, Pirulli claimed.
“No complaints from prospects,” she mentioned. “Everything’s been heading fantastic. We’re just making an attempt to get the term out.”