If you’ve turned over a new leaf for the New Year and are trying to adopt better eating habits, dining out or avoiding greasy burgers and fries when you’re eating on the run can sometimes be challenging. But not at these four restaurants in the central Dallas area, close to Olympus at Ross. With lots of menu options that are both healthy and delicious, you can order here guilt-free, while maintaining your healthy eating goals and satisfying your tastebuds.
As the name suggests, this counter-service chain emphasizes fresh ingredients, with tossed-to-order salads, smoothies, and juices, plus soups, wraps, burritos, and more. There are several Freshii locations nearby, including one on Gaston Avenue, less than a mile from Olympus at Ross. Customer favorites include the bowls packed with veggies, grains, and your choice of protein. The Freshii Green Smoothie is perfect as your pre-workout energizer, and the Teriyaki Twist Bowl is both tasty and filling for lunch or dinner.
Unleavened Fresh Kitchen
This casual neighborhood cafe in the Lakewood Shopping Center on Abrams Parkway, specializes in health-conscious salads and wraps with new and unexpected flavor combinations that are as unexpected as they are delicious. The menu at Unleavened Fresh Kitchen includes mouthwatering dishes like the Molè Verde bowl with garlic charred broccoli, roasted sweet potatoes, pico, sliced avocado, poblano feta sauce, and shaved chocolate, plus the option to add chicken, salmon, steak, or a fried egg. There are also plenty of classics like the signature Chicken Salad and Grilled Sweet Corn.
The nearby outpost of Flower Child on Cedar Springs Road in Rosewood Court features a made-from-scratch menu, showcasing fresh ingredients sourced close to home. If you’ve started a keto, paleo, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or Whole 30 diet, or are just trying to be more conscious about what you’re eating, you’ll find plenty that fits the bill here. From the Winter Grain and Brussels Sprout salad to the Turkey Sausage and Zucchini Lasagna and organic kombucha, there’s a whole lot to love.
Choose a salad or wrap from the menu or fully customize your own at Salata on Blackburn Street in Uptown. With a choice of more than 50 fresh toppings and a dozen signature dressings (including one of our seasonal favorites – Jalapeño Avocado), the options are almost endless. You start with one of six different salad bases, then go wild with whatever combination of veggies, cheese, nuts, fruits, protein, various extras, and dressing you like.
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