I love salad.
I could write odes to it and eat it every day. Some weeks I do just that (eat it every day that is, not write odes to it)!
For the past few years, one of my biggest wishes for St. Louis has been for a place dedicated to salads. And not those damp, limp salads found on many salad bars, or salads that are considered daring for having cranberries or cherries on them.
I wanted a salad place with fresh, crisp lettuces and spinach, with toppings like hazelnuts and quinoa and fun cheeses.
To my great delight, I recently discovered that such a place now exists!!! I am seriously beyond ecstatic!
I went to Green Bean in the Central West End the other night, and it did not disappoint!
You can design your own salad or order one of their combinations. If you build your own, these are all the possibilities from which to choose:
The Barcelona – romaine, roasted peppers, asparagus, eggs, almonds, manchego, and romesco – sounded perfect to me. The only change I made was to add chicken, although it would be quite filling without the extra protein. Here it is:
The salads are large enough to leave some and take it to go, but I was so happy, I ate the entire thing in one sitting.
The plastic bowl and utensils are compostable, but it would be nice to have a to-stay china and silverware option. I appreciate the compostability, but I think compostable plastics generally take a long time to break down.
Other than that, I have absolutely no complaints! I will definitely return for more salad!
PS You might notice that I now have a browser logo! Thank CJ for urging me to use a little Keetah picture!