Status: Opened Friday
Just a few days ago, Michael Carroll opened the first Los Angeles outpost of the The Salad Bowl franchise. With locations in New Mexico, Colorado and Texas, Carroll’s team has now expanded into the salad-loving territory of Southern California. Following the recent openings of Mixt Greens, Choppe Choppe and LA’s own Tender Greens, The Salad Bowl makes the fast casual salad bar concept one of the hottest trends around. The Salad Bowl’s motto is, “Need it fast? But not in a wrapper!” The Salad Bowl offers the usual organic greens and farmer’s market produce driven salads, but with a decidedly middle America approach. Their signature salads take a stab at international flavors with Asian Chicken, Swim Upstream Salmon, Chipotle Chicken and Grab it Fast Greek. Salads like Mexplosion (romaine, black beans, avocado, corn, tomato and red peppers) and Napa Valley (greens, grilled chicken, apples, blue cheese, celery, cranberries, walnuts) hit close to home.
Their fitness menu sets The Salad Bowl apart from its competitors. Combinations like the Healthy Healer include cottage cheese, peaches, pineapple, grapes and apples. Nutritional facts accompany each menu item. Of course, a large part of the menu is devoted to creating your own salad concoction and with prices just below $10, it’s one of the most affordable lunch options in Beverly Hills. Carroll and team have already signed on to open their next location on the corner of Robertson and Beverly Blvd; they have plans to open at least 20 Salad Bowl Cafes in California in the coming years.
Partner Yury Gampel and Manager Christa Lanphere have been welcoming guests and celebrities into the Canon Drive location all weekend. Even our governator is a fan! Open now for lunch and dinner daily.
Additional Reading: Plywood Report, 3/29
Additional Photos: Eater LA Flickr Page
— Daniela Galarza