Mood rings offer convenient color-coded glimpses into our emotional state: red indicates stress, black suggests anger, and green means rich in vitamins, cellulose, and fiber. For $5, you get $11 worth of healthy, design-your-own salads at Cava Greens. Aiming to raise the salad bar, Cava Greens tosses an all-natural blend of raw, blanched, grilled, or roasted fare for healthfully delicious roughage. Redeem your Groupon at the Republic Plaza food-court location or at the Colorado Boulevard outpost.
Like procuring a pet elephant, Cava's bowls are priced according to weight ($0.70 per ounce, $24,692 per metric ton), with a sizable hunk of greens, four to five fillers, cheese, and a vinaigrette averaging around $5. The process begins by selecting greens, which include arugula, Boston bibb, and spring mix, among others. Next, peruse and infuse an assortment of unprocessed fillers, including pumpkin seeds, quinoa, grape tomatoes, dried cranberries, and sweet potatoes. Top off the dish with one of Cava's vinaigrettes made from 100% extra virgin olive oil, aged vinegars, and concentrated dreams. Upgrade a bed of greens and things to the next level with the addition of seared salmon ($4.50), seared tofu with basil parmesan vinaigrette ($3.75), or sage-rubbed steak ($4.25). Aside from custom field blends, Cava also serves handmade soups and a variety of sparkling beverages, sport teas, and water.
Owner Patrick Fox created Cava after a scarring airport dining experience in which the meal options involved a partially thawed chicken kiev stuffed with cinnamon-bun frosting. Desperate for nourishment, Fox vowed to open an eatery that specializes in flavorful, speedy, and nutritious grub. Feast inside the realization of this pledge by dining in, or concoct a creation for carryout.
The downtown location is open for lunch only Monday through Friday; the 8th and Colorado location is open for lunch and dinner daily.
- The fresh, high quality, real food served at Cava Greens leaves patrons feeling satisfied, not stuffed--energized, not sleepy. When looking for a meal with antioxidants, clean burning carbohydrates, lean proteins and heart healthy fats, Cava Greens belongs at the top of your list. – Lisa Groves, Examiner.com
- Cava Greens has freshly made salads that are made in front of you - you direct them on what to put in your salad - it's really fun and delicious. – denverdelish, Citysearch
- The dressings are light and delicious, the avocado that perfect summer green, and you can get a salad that really works as a full meal. – Laura L., Yelp