Eating fresh, leafy greens is imperative for good health, much like going to the doctor or running laps up a food pyramid. Cultivate a healthy lifestyle with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of salads, wraps, and soups at Chop Stop in Encino.
The saladsmiths at Chop Stop pile fresh ingredients and locally grown produce into approximately one-pound hearty, low-carb salads. The menu teems with predesigned creations such as the Cobb Chop ($9.24), in which a dropped hard-boiled egg, bacon, and showers of blue-cheese dressing fall upon a soft bed of leafy greens. In the Sicilian Chop, salami plays hide-and-seek with garbanzo beans under a shelter of Italian dressing ($8.49). The wasabi veggie chop cultivates an Asian aesthetic with ingredients such as edamame ($8.49) and pairs well with a steamy cup of the soup of the day ($3.99) or a samurai sword. Patrons can also build a custom chop in three steps, choosing from several greens, more than 40 fresh toppings, and 16 dressings.
Like when the tech world first put a camera into a phone, something many assumed impossible, Chop Stop brings healthiness to speedy dining with more than a dozen signature salads for dine-in or carryout. They also offer custom salads to allow diners to blend a choice of greens with a dressing and up to six toppings from a selection of more than 40. The eatery's commitment to human health dovetails with their responsible practices toward the planet itself, using locally grown produce and compostable bowls and cups that vanish off the face of the Earth in a manner almost as sustainable as bowls made of a magician's ace of clubs