We all could stand to eat more veggies. (Can you hear your mom’s voice telling you to eat your green beans?) Most people don’t crave salad. So what to do? The good news is that numerous options abound in the Summit City for green goodness. Here’s a look at some of Fort Wayne's freshest salad bars:
Fort Wayne Salad Bars
Easily my favorite option, Cork n’ Cleaver’s salad bar is locally renowned. Eat your heart out, because they have 50 items on the bar. Yes, 5-0! Anchovies and caviar make for an upscale salad bar. Plus the freshness of the ingredients and chilled pewter plates gives the salad a whole lot of crunch till the last bite. They are located at 221 E. Washington Center Road and open for lunch and dinner 5 days a week; with dinner hours on Saturdays and Sundays.
The Trolley Bar is a true contender when it comes to serving up greens. Along with the standards, they even have gummy bears! Ask about their soup and salad special. They are open for lunch and dinner 6 days a week, with dinner hours on Saturday at 2898 E Dupont Rd.
This spot just south of Downtown serves up a fresh salad bar, along with bar food, including Impossible Burgers and other vegan options. 1915 South Calhoun St. Open at 11am Tuesday through Saturday.
Downbeat Diner at Sweetwater
Off the beaten path, this salad bar will be music to your mouth. Sweetwater, the world's largest online music retailer, which has its headquarters at 5501 US Hwy 30 W in Fort Wayne, features the Downbeat Diner. You can arrange your salad selections in perfect harmony until 7pm daily.
Eating at this salad bar is not only delicious, but also supports the empowerment of people with Down Syndrome. Build your own salad and grab a wrap, sandwich, or pizza, with gluten free options available. The Genesis Health Bar is located at 6081 N Clinton St.
Three Rivers Co-Op provides delicious healthy food options produced locally, with a store and a deli available to customers. Head to 1612 Sherman Blvd and browse through the deli's organic salad bar.
With a soup and salad bar, Wrigley's is the perfect place to grab a drink, watch your favorite sports games, and munch on some delicious greens. Go to 6527 East State to try out this salad bar!
Located in Electric Work's Union Street Market, Plowshares is a great healthy choice, where you can purchase produce and other local products or make a salad at the salad bar. Plowshares is located at 1622 Broadway.
Open from 9 to 4, Monday-Saturday, every week, Health Food Shoppe's deli has a delicious salad bar that features gluten-free soups, pickled eggs, fruit, and more! Health Food Shoppe is at 3515 N Anthony Blvd.
Here's to your health!