Recently, I stopped by the Greenz Salads for the first time in Uptown Dallas. This cafe upped its look by adding bright colors and art to create fresh, modern and earthy textures inside and out. The color (and the appetizing smell of the food) definitely created an uplifting mood when I walked in. Greenz Salads is owned and founded by Casie Caldwell, and the Uptown Dallas location is spearheaded by local franchisee, Joel Stabil.
I started off my meal with Passion Fruit Iced Tea and a few soup and appetizer samples. I was not really a fan of chili until I tried the turkey chili at Greenz. It’s very lean and light tasting, so I kept going back for more! The Asparagus soup was also delicious and creamy. The last soup I tasted was the Chicken Enchilada. For those of you who enjoy spicy food, this would be a perfect appetizer for you. It’s mixed with corn, carrots and beans for an even more flavorful taste.
After the soups, I tried out the Chipotle Pinwheel. This cute bite was filled with shredded chipotle chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and monterrey jack cheese spiraled into a mini tomato-basil tortilla wrap. Next, I sampled the Brie Pastry. This French-like delicacy tasted crispy and was filled with delicious cheese- all dipped in a sweet strawberry sauce. Since all these appetizers tasted sooo good, I was more than excited to try out the meals.
An array of fresh sandwiches and salads was brought out next by the friendly wait staff. The chicken pesto sandwich was my favorite one, even though I could do without the mayo. It had an overall flavorful taste with the sun-dried tomatoes (I can’t stay away from those!) and grilled chicken on a toasted ciabatta bread. Next up was the buffalo chicken. This breaded chicken sandwich had a nice kick to it. Blue cheese, though not my personal fave, was smeared on the sandwich for an additional taste.
My last round of food was the garden-fresh salads. The Bar None salad was designed for guys in mind. With grilled steak pieces, roasted nuts and a Shiner Bock based vinaigrette, there is no shame to say this is definitely a guy’s salad. It even comes in a large pretzel bowl, which is pretty awesome. The Hawaiian Tuna salad was my favorite with savory ahi tuna pieces, crispy tortilla noodles, and a tangy Asian vinaigrette sauce served in a spring roll bowl. Any salad can be turned into a wrap, so I’ll have to try that out next time I’m at Greenz!
CEO Casie Caldwell mentioned her team will add seasonal meals throughout the year. Last fall, Greenz offered its popular pumpkin soup and butternut squash pasta. We can expect the next round of seasonal items in the late spring season. I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch at Greenz Salads and plan on returning with my friends. Greenz has one location in Addison, one in Uptown (where I visited) and one in Highland Park inside Equinox Fitness.
(Disclaimer- I was invited to participate in the Greenz Salads media lunch at no cost and was not paid for this review.)