A sandwich, like a wallet, safely contains its precious contents, fits comfortably into a back pocket, and is rarely found by the police once it's been stolen. Curb crimes of hunger with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of organic sandwiches, soups, and salads at Molly's Salads in Georgetown and the University District.
The masterminds behind Molly's collaborate with local farmers to offer seasonal, mostly organic meals to conscientious consumers. Flavor artists blend vibrant root veggies such as steamed beets and radishes under a blanket of goat cheese for the Provencal sandwich made with sourdough bread, which flies into mouths with wings identical to those of commercial planes ($7). The Freebird Turkey ($7.50) refrains from waving a lighter in crowds, focusing instead on igniting palates with piles of spinach, pepper jack cheese, and sundried-tomato spread. Leaf-lorn diners may mend broken hearts with bowls of festive goat salad, mixed with spinach, white beans, dried apricots, and puckered lemon dressing ($7). In addition to its grainy roster of culinary stars, Molly's kitchen stars conjure a new seasonal soup each week ($4.50), ladling it alongside the robust blends of Stumptown coffees.
What started as a simple salad-making ritual during lunchtime at her corporate office sprouted into a business for Molly, owner of Molly's Salads. Her dedication to fresh vegetables and fruits culled from local farmers inspires her customers to eat healthier and live more sustainably. With Molly's Fridge—her business within a business—customers are also able to augment their diets with all-natural fare delivered directly to their office or hovercraft, which is often a feature of dream within a dream.