For a healthy alternative to the downtown fare of power lunches and take out, The Chopped Leaf is a nice spot to hit once in awhile.
Chopped Leaf is actually a franchise that focuses on healthy eating (of course) and environmentally sustainable foods. Their menu is a selection of gourmet salads or salads you can put together. They also offer salads, wraps, soups, and a light breakfast selection. For $1.50, you can also grab a bottomless glass of their fruit infused water. The last time I was there it was strawberry infused.
The inside is bright, simple, and spacious with bar seating along the windows. It’s one of those places where you don’t comfortable if you want to chill and eat on your own.
I’ve had a couple of their salads and usually I get the Sunshine Salad which is spring mix, cucumbers, mozza, avocado & apples with goddess. The other time I ordered Spa salad with tuna
The side order of Spa Salad is spring mix, tomatoes, carrots, chickpeas, cranberries & chopped walnuts with balsamic dressing topped with a generous scoop of tuna. It was a hearty fresh salad for $8.50 which got me plenty full. I like the mix of greens and protein all in one bite. Some may think ($5.50 for a side order plus the extra tuna) $8.50 for a salad is expensive but it’s pretty decent in terms of downtown prices.
I admit I probably can make a salad and bring it to work but that requires buying produce that will go bad in a week. So for a quick guilt-free bite that won’t induce a mid afternoon coma, check out The Chopped Leaf.
The Chopped Leaf
488 Robson Street