SaladStop! is the brainchild of father & son team, Daniel & Adrien. At SaladStop!, customers can customize their own salad or wrap, or choose from 12 signature salads and wraps, wholesome soups, homemade yogurt parfaits, smoothies and Grab & Go Salads.
You usually pick a salad bowl size and mix and match the ingredients. But if you are in a rush, you could also choose one of the salads on the menu. Salad Stop has a wide variety of fresh leaves so your salad won’t get bored. You pay extra for premium leaves like Rocket, but it's worth the price. The meats like chicken and prawn are expensive though.
The salad sauce is packed in a separate box from your salad, so your salad won’t be soggy when you get home. They always give so much salad sauce, I only need half a packet most of the time.
I must say I really do love the variety they have at Salad Stop. No two salads that I've purchased from here have been the same, although I do stick to some staple ingredients which I can't go without like chickpeas yummy yummy. There's also a whole variety of salad dressing from creamy to light to spicy to mild, basically anything you could ever want. The staff also provide really amazing service, and always let me try a dressing before I commit to anything!
Only complaint really is the price tag on the salads. Kind of sucks that trying to eat healthy is so expensive because maybe (just maybe) if it were cheaper more people would do it.
I love a good salad bowl from SaladStop! on days when I feel generous, and nonchalant about spending $15 on greens. On such days I justify my purchase by stroking my satiated belly and reminisce on how good those cajun shrimps tasted. Said shrimps also cost me an extra $3. If you still need reasons to make it easier for you, take heart in the friendly and nice salad servers. I've never encountered anyone who's served or made my salad with a sour face. Even across outlets they remain friendly and chatty with their customers.
It is a learned experience though, understanding how the line of order works can be a little bit intimidating. Out of laziness and also a fear of being judged (I'd assume a class of salad eaters chastising me for not knowing how to appreciate arugula) I went for the classic Caesar the first few times I was there. It is undoubtedly more fun to make your own though, just know that most salad places offer premium ingredients at additional prices. So don't drool over the smoked salmon and hope that a free flow is included in your basic salad combo.
After tossing your ingredients for you (you may specify how fine you would like your salad leaves to be chopped), the salad artists will also include a really yummy breadstick in your bowl.
I also love how they have their own self-made cakes and healthy treats. The acai banana cake is really moist and not too cloyingly sweet, while the fig bar is another great choice if you're looking for a smaller snack!
Do beware if you are going around lunchtime though, the place is usually teeming with office people between 12 to 2pm and the queues may get really long!
It could be the combination of vegetables and other ingredients that goes into the bowl of salad that makes the salad feel like a wholesome meal of nutritious goodness than just a bowl of raw greens. I have never tried the wrap option so I am not able to comment on it. Also, the bowl of salad has a comforting effect on the stomach and is something I naturally crave when I am not feeling too good or just too hungover from the night before. Beware though, that a bowl of greens can set you back by quite a fair bit.
We ordered a wrap to share and my oh my the wraps were OH-SO-HUGE. like FAT. Imagine 2 subway wraps combined together. The wrap was bursting with ingredients. We ordered extra pumpkin soup which is by far, the BEST pumpkin soup I've ever taken. Even she said so too. A small bowl for 4+ bucks too expensive? Wait till you take the first sip. You'll be hooked. You'll take back your words.
The acai berry smoothie was really good too, thick and flavorful you can tell they didn't skimp on the ingredients nor bulked it with ice or other cheaper substitutes.
Will so be coming back again.
My only gripe is the cost which is a little high considering that the raw ingredients aren't very costly. I would also give the meats a miss from here as the few pieces of meat doesn't warrant the extra cost.
I've tried Salad Stop a few times and the salads are very filling and have never disappointed me. They are especially ideal for a healthy and hearty meal.
The mango yogurt here is okay too-it tastes like normal yogurt-nothing exceptional or rave-worthy.
I tried the Go Geisha and Big Bird, both of which are on their signature salads/wraps menu on the two occasions that I patronized the salad bar. Personally, I prefer the Big Bird to Go Geisha because the latter is vegetarian and I am especially fond of the roast turkey cubes and avocado bits in the Big Bird salad. Nevertheless, both were delicious.
I also liked the fact that they indicated which salads contain ingredients with antioxidants for health conscious customers, and also those which contain nuts, just in case any one is allergic to them.
However, SaladStop! is a tad expensive for me, considering the fact that the dish was 70% lettuce and 30% of the other ingredients that I most look forward to.
This is definitely a no-no for meat lovers and big eaters, but it is perfect for vegetarians, healthy eaters or just anyone who wants to eat clean for the day.