As I read the article, I noticed a joking reference to Salad and Go – a leafy-green restaurant chain that I had never heard of – being located where an old Sonic once stood.
"Have I been gone for that long?"
With only Walmart, 7-Eleven, and various fast food chains being the food suppliers in that area, the only way I could enjoy a healthy meal when I lived close by was to munch on iceberg lettuce at the Mazzio's buffet. Ugh.
So, during a recent visit to my old haunts, I swung by Salad and Go, 2400 N. Pennsylvania, to try out their drive-through chain model of health-consciousness eats.
My chauffer for my visit, Mom, got the ancient Greek Salad ($6.42) – a potent mix of fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata olives, red onions, green onions, feta cheese, romaine, mixed greens, and tofu.
By Zeus’s thunderbolt, this was a truly boisterous salad!
With festivities abounding, the cucumbers, red onions and kalamata olives did a traditional Greek dance on the dinner plate, with the different greens and feta cheese combining to form a splendid taste that will undoubtedly please the Gods.
I, on the other hand, tried the springlike Roasted Autumn Salad ($6.42), again with tofu and dressing on the side. Encompassing both sweet potatoes and tofu, it came equipped with brussel sprouts, candied pecans, dried cranberries, and grated Parmesan cheese, with mild balsamic vinaigrette as the recommended dressing.
The firm spouts and bulbous sweet potatoes pair tremendously with the winning tofu, but what truly made this salad truly special were the fruits and nuts liberally applied to the body, an adornment that took the meal to a new level, making every bite feel like a celebration of good health.
While there’s one Salad and Go at N. Penn, they are also located in Edmond, Del City, and on the Southside, with more on the way. I'm not usually one for chains, but in a town where “chicken-fry” is another food group, they're a welcomed addition.