Eating healthy can raise questions such as, "Are crayons a fruit or a vegetable?" and "How many steaks does a growing baby need?" Answer culinary inquiries with today's Groupon: for $10, you get any two menu items at Freshii in Newport Beach (up to a $19.98 value). This Groupon is not valid for custom-built items.
At Freshii, diners graze on a diverse menu of healthful fare sourced from farms that use environmentally responsible growing methods and fair labor practices. A warm tortilla guards hoards of inventive flavors in the Asian-inspired Bangkok burrito, which drapes mushrooms, bean sprouts, and grilled chicken in the same warm peanut sauce that rains down from the skies of its namesake city.
Freshii’s salad masterminds amass gardens of fresh produce and protein into creations such as the Wild Pacific, which tops a bed of spinach with grilled salmon and mandarin oranges. Alternatively, noodle or rice bowls, which pack enough whole grains to fuel a marathon run in scuba flippers, is topped with aliments from spiced chicken to black beans and flavorings such as aged balsamic vinegar.
Freshii practices an ethos of planetary respect with biodegradable packaging⎯from salad bowls to cutlery⎯made from vegetable starches. Patrons can also avert packaging entirely by bringing dishware from home, which Freshii employees will wash and fill with a meal of choice. Eco-friendly cleaning products shine the surfaces of each store, which is built small and efficient, in contrast to the Coliseum-sized eateries built to host celery-wielding gladiators.