Mel's Take 5 January

Your publisher’s guide to all things #naturalinnola

5 Places to Grab a Salad on the Go

  1. City Greens—“We like to have fun and get a little weird” is one of their mantras. Love it! They also serve seasonally fresh produce that is locally sourced. With salads, wraps, and soups served at 3 locations: Elmwood, CBD, and Old Metairie—this can be a go-to to grab-and-go. www.eatcitygreens.com. 

 

  1. FRESH Bar—Like the Chipotle or Subway for salads! This fast-casual gem on Magazine Street near the park can make a salad just the way you like it on the fly (and then you can eat it on the Fly! Ha). www.freshbarnola.com. 

 

  1. Satsuma Café—With 2 locations already, one in the Bywater and another on Maple Street in Uptown, this awesome eatery often has a line out the door. They now have a 3rd one on the way, Satsuma To-Go, that will serve fresh salads and sandwiches already prepared, on Magazine St. near Whole Foods. www.satsumacafe.com. 

 

  1. Max Well—The new kid on the vegan block, Max Well just had its grand opening on December 11th and I am so excited about it. Serving more fruits, veggies, whole grains, and nuts, they are creating a menu of “nutritionally dense whole foods” often in their raw form to serve food that “heals and satisfies.” Yet another great addition to restaurants geared towards healthy eating here in NOLA! Welcome Max Well, we’re glad you’re here! www.maxwellneworleans.com.  

 

  1. Swegs Kitchen—Swegs hit the NOLA scene with a bang. With their first location in Mandeville blowing up, they now have locations in Midcity, a satellite location in Benson Tower in the CBD, and just recently opened their newest location on Veterans in Metairie. With the motto, “Eat Well. Feel Great,” this is a great place to pick up healthy food that is already prepared or made fresh to order and you can even “build your own salad” for $8.95. I love the color-coded menu so you can easily find food that is vegan or gluten-free, to name a couple of examples. I love that the tomato basil soup is not cream based and every now and then I treat myself to a chocolate peanut butter sweggie (their super yummy smoothies). They cater events as well. www.swegskitchen.com. 

 

You can reach Melissa at publisher@nalamag.com anytime.