Today is the Grand Opening of Salata’s newest Dallas location, Salata Uptown, located at 3000 Blackburn Street, Ste, 150 in the West Village area. The salads and wraps are $5 all day today…it is a fabulous opportunity to sample the goods at reduced prices. AND…the first 50 people in line will receive gift cards!!
I had an opportunity to dine there yesterday to try their selection of fresh salad ingredients and build my own (dare-I-say-perfect?) salad creation. I was impressed with the freshness of the ingredients on display. They offer a nice seating area – both inside and out – or you can opt to do take-out.
Salad prices start at $8 and you can add various choices of chicken or seafood for an additional charge. They also offer salad wraps, which start at $7 ($8 if chicken is added; $9 if seafood is added). There is a variety of choices for the tortilla wrap itself, including Southwest, Cool Cucumber, and Wheat. Finally, for those wanting a little more to go with their salad there are a couple of soup options, as well as dessert selections for those who wish to indulge.
My personal creation consisted of their Salata lettuce mix as the base, followed by a wide variety of fresh vegetables including the normal suspects such as cucumber, onion, radishes and feta. I added a spicy chipotle chicken for some protein and dressed it with their ginger-lime dressing (which they let me sample first). It was a HUGE bowl of salad – and I ate every bit, down to the last drop of that delicious ginger-lime dressing!
I have eaten at Salata’s Shops at Legacy location many times over the past few years and I want to highlight a favorite feature of mine. They offer online ordering…you essentially go through the salad line and choose your salad just as you would in person, only you do it online. When you get to the end you can choose to pay online or in person. Every time I have ordered online it has been a fast, easy process and my salad has been ready and waiting for me in the short time it takes me to drive over and pick it up. I see that the Uptown location will also be offering this feature, but right now it says it is not yet available. Hopefully it will be added soon…
Visit their website at www.mysalata.com to get full details as well as directions to this location or to find an alternative location near you. I have been a fan for years, and if yesterday’s lunch is any indication, I’d say Salata Uptown will be a huge hit…it offers a healthy option for those with high standards looking for a quick meal.
**One note: If you have another Salata located near you be careful to check times and dates since not all of them follow the same schedule. For instance, the one near me is not open on Sundays, but the new Uptown location is.**