The Greek Mish Salad at Chateau Coffee Shop in Woodmere. Photo by Susan Varghese
Getting It Chopped, Mixed, and Tossed in The Five Towns
The precise moment that leafy greens moved from a side dish to a main course in The Five Towns is unknown. Nevertheless, residents can be seen grazing the restaurants and shops of the area like sheep looking for their next herbivorous fix.
In the world of salads, carbohydrates are a thing of the past, (who needs rice, bread, or pasta with a meal, anyway?) and chicken is merely a topping. Salad’s such a hot commodity, that there are an abundance of restaurants that specialize it, and The Standard brings you some of the top salad choppers.
Inside this small grocery store, lies a self-serve salad heaven, fully equipped with artichoke hearts, seasoned avocado halves, asparagus, tuna, an apple, strawberry, cranberry and walnut medley, and other salad toppings. It’s $6 for salad per pound.
One customer, Dina Anzalone a Hewlett-Woodmere School District employee explained her loyalty to Town Gourmet. “It’s fresh, clean, quick and consistent. For me, I just want to grab something on the go.”
But, is salad always healthy? According to Anzalone, not all the time. “It depends on what you add. They have broccoli marinated in soy sauce here, which I would avoid. Creamy dressings are deadly,” she joked, her salad topped with eggs and kidney beans in hand. “You have to know something about nutrition to make the right choices for a salad.”
Town Gourmet is located at 1270 West Broadway in Hewlett. (516) 569-7910.
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