Finally, a Salad Stop in Makati CBD
If you work along Ayala Avenue and back of Dela Rosa in Makati, you’d often end up with fast foods and an unhealthy array of restaurants and bars for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We often wonder, if there is a more accessible, healthier option, would we be skipping our next French fries or slab of pizza from around the corner of the building? Well, now there is a new green option in the OPL Building at Carlos Palanca Street.
Now on its third branch in the Philippines, Singapore-born healthy food chain SaladStop! is expanding and made more accessible for on-the-go eaters. Since its inception in November 2009 by father and son team, Daniel and Adrien Desbaillets, SaladStop! continues to uphold its vision of bringing something innovative, fresh and healthy to a wider group of people.
“When we started, there were not enough healthy options in Singapore. We wanted to bring something different aside from the normal char kway chow, laksa or chicken rice. Nobody was doing it the way we were doing it, sort of like a fast casual concept,” explains SaladStop! co-founder and managing director Adrien Desbaillets.
If you have not tried SaladStop!, it’s a quick service salad-bar concept that allows you to choose and customize your salad from over 60 fresh toppings along with a selection of 20 homemade dressings. If you’re not sure of the mixes, you may opt to choose from 10 quirky named signature salads to get you started. Some of the crowd favorites are – Iron ‘Wo’ Man – no, it’s not just for people who do triathlons, it’s a mixture of baby spinach, feta cheese, roasted pumpkin, yellow raisins, toasted almonds in raspberry vinaigrette dressing. A spicy pleaser is Oh Crab Lah! Made out of romaine, crab sticks, egg, vermicelli, tomatoes, red onions, croutons and Singapore Chili Crab dressing. Now if you want something with Wasabi Honey Soy dressing, opt for a Tuna San, it’s a mixture of romaine, seared tuna, avocado, edamame, cherry tomatoes, mandarin orange, and sesame seeds. For the Philippine palate, they specially created Man-go Wild (romaine, cucumber, carrots, green mango, red onions, white turnip, yellow raisins, fried garlic, mint leaf, in Mango Vinaigrette dressing) and Sunshine Manila (romaine, tuna flakes, brown rice, cherry tomatoes, crispy lumpia skin, in Tamarind Citrus Vinaigrette).
Today SaladStop! currently runs a total of 15 outlets in Singapore and is still expanding. In the Philippines, it is officially franchised by Specialty Food Retailers, Inc. (SFRI) and is scheduled to open two more outlets in Greenhills and the Glorietta Mall by the latter part of 2015.
For more information visit them on Facebook at SaladStop Philippines and follow @saladstopph on Instagram and Twitter.