Salata, which bills itself as a “next generation salad bar” is now open in the U Centre at Fry Street, on West Hickory Street.
When we went for a preview lunch Monday, all were welcome ahead of their scheduled Thursday, May 12 grand opening.
Salads and wraps range from $7 to $15, depending on the size and toppings on the salad. Almost all vegetables are included in the base price, $7 for a small or wrap and $8 for a large, though it’s extra for avocado and proteins.
Visitors start at the Chipotle-style line and pick what lettuce they want, and go through a series of toppings from fresh fruit like mango and grapes, to veggies like onion and raddish. Then, you pick a dressing made at their Houston facility and whatever protein and additional toppings you want, like croutons and bacon.
The grand opening will have free meals for the first 50 people in line at 1200 W. Hickory St.
Hours at the location are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. It’s closed on Sunday.