When deprived of fresh food, mouths will often retaliate by shouting your bank-account number at sporting events or turning every sentence into a high-pitched jingle. Tame an unruly tongue with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of healthy American fare at The Big Salad located in Grosse Pointe Woods or Troy.
The professional leaf wranglers at The Big Salad rustle up a menu of hand-crafted soups and sandwiches, and a bevy of fresh ingredients for diner-designed salads. DIY salad-assemblers can compile a hit parade of robust [fixins] (http://www.thebigsalad.net/cms.php?cms_id=37), including three types of lettuce, and fresh mix-ins such as beets, black olives and mandarin oranges. Top off any edible blend with a punch of protein from pulled turkey breast ($2.75) or a salmon filet ($3.25), and indulge in one of 28 dressing choices including fat-free tomato balsamic or wasabi cucumber. With four build-your-own sizes ($6.49–$20) guests can grab a light snack on a lunch break or a hearty leaf-laden feast to share with friends or wise-cracking cartoon rabbits.
For those who prefer to leave salad craftsmanship to the professionals, The Big Salad provides a wealth of signature salads, such as the zesty Baja ($9.49), featuring fajita-style chicken. Hungry tummies with less-leafy inclinations can load up one of The Big Salad’s sandwiches or soups, such as the classic albacore-tuna salad on sourdough ($6.95) or the hefty 32-ounce serving of chicken noodle soup ($10.95), a tasty, traditional remedy for the common plague.
The Big Salad
According to The Big Salad, there are more than 17 million gustatory possibilities, and a quick look at their build-your-own salad menu makes it clear they aren't exaggerating. Customers start by selecting their base greens—baby spinach, iceberg, or romaine lettuce. Next, they choose up to seven toppings from options including artichoke hearts, black olives, edamame, sliced beets, mandarin oranges, and unlimited oxygen molecules. Folks can the build in flavor layers with five kinds of cheese, seven sorts of dried toppings, and more than two dozen dressings including sesame ginger, chardonnay chenin blanc, Mexican ventural, and blueberry pomegranate. For salad-weary guests, the shop extends their democratic process to their wraps, and offers a pre-designed selection of sandwiches ranging from a Thanksgiving sandwich to a meat lover's classic italian.