Salata reached out to me to participate in a blogger event which I jumped on immediately. You know… I never say no to food. While I have heard yummy whisperings about Salata, I have never tried their Chipotle-esque salad bar. When it comes to dinner, a salad just doesn’t sound like it’s going to be enough, but this night it was. The salad bar is badass.
As part of the Eat Light at Night promotion, I stopped by Salata in uptown with a friend and got myself a wrap. There are sooo many options to choose from when customizing your salad or wrap and it’s awesome.
My wrap had spinach, tomatoes, bell peppers, red onions, celery, jicama, corn, parmesan, green apples, mushrooms, banana peppers, and sun-dried tomatoes, tossed with a fresh herb vinaigrette and pesto chicken and wrapped in a cool cucumber tortilla. You can also sample the dressings and the proteins to find the one you like best.
While the Salata worker wasn’t a pro at rolling my wrap aka burrito, that thing was humongous. I just loved all the toppings I could choose from and it was better than I expected. I’m not a huge salad lover and typically imagine them being very boring and plain in order to keep it “healthy”. There was a time I used to drench my salads in ranch thinking I was making good choices. LOL. OH how glass shattered when I learned otherwise…
Not sure how a wrap the size that it was is considered “light”, but it was delicious and the ingredients were fresh. I saved some for lunch the next day. I was a little disappointed when I got home and checked the calorie count for my entire wrap. I capped around 800 calories for the whole thing. Next time, I’m taking a leaf out of my Chipotle book and leave off the 300 calorie tortilla.
Salata can be a great healthy option if you stay away from certain toppings and I would go back for lunch if I want to keep it healthy. The average wrap or salad can run you $9-$10 bucks depending on which proteins you get (chicken or shrimp). I think it is a bit pricey when you can get “lunch specials” from other restaurants or fast-casuals for about the same cost (and sometimes cheaper). It all boils down to what you’re in the mood for.