I've gotten a little bored of Tossed lately, I thought I'd never say that but I have and so I've ventured further afield in search of my lunchtime salad this week. Krista suggested that I try Chopp'd and with a vague recollection of having seen one in Holborn before, I set off in that direction and eventually found Salad Factory.
Unlike Tossed they do not have house salads, it's entirely create your own which threw me a little whilst queueing, what would it be??? With a sense of urgency and being somewhat rushed along by my salad maker I opted for tuna, beetroot, tomato and cucumber. I had wanted avocado but they'd run out. This sounds very dull and it certainly ain't pretty but it was suprisingly good.
It was large, scoops of each ingredient are fairly generous and I was really full afterwards. It's a bit pricier than Tossed and there's a 5p charge for cutlery and paper bags, as well as a £6 minimum card spend so I ended up spending more than I usually would.
Whilst obviously food like this is in no way extraordinary, if, like me, you tend to eat something light for lunch (I prefer to save myself for a bigger dinner most days) then create your own salad bars are a good way to keep things interesting and I'm happy to see more of them popping up around the city.
74 Chancery Lane