I wasn't able to attend the grand opening of the restaurant, Salata in Frisco, so I send my trusty sidekick, Erica R. on a mission - to "Eat Light At Night" - and here she goes......................
Salata has opened a new location in Frisco, so I grabbed a couple of girlfriends to come with me and try it out! In case Salata is new to you, it's a salad bar concept that allows you to choose everything in your bowl or wrap.
No premade dinners here, only fresh ingredients that you choose!
You create your own salad or wrap by telling the employee what you would like and he doles out an appropriate portion. The cleanliness of the serving line is immediately noticeable; foods are not accidentally mixed together and everything looks very bright & fresh.
You get to choose your base of greens and vegetables.
Pick a few of your favorite additions like beans, eggs, cheese or even fruit if you like.
Top your salad with a delicious house-made dressing.
Go all vegetarian? Or add some tasty proteins like chicken or seafood.
If at any point, you're not sure what you want? You can have a sample and see what you like best.
SIDE NOTE: On your first visit, I would recommend walking down the serving line first. We jumped right in and by the time we got to our dressings we realized we were just throwing yummy things into our salad and weren’t planning how these things were going to taste in the end. Oops! Check out all your choices and try any samples you may want. Then go back to the beginning and start your salad once you know what you want on it.
My salad had an amazing lemon vinaigrette dressing and seafood mix (crab meat, herb marinated shrimp and lobster) with avocado, beans and a lot of veggies. I also added a piece of pesto bread, which was just right to round out my meal.
Seriously, it was the best salad I’ve had in long time.
The store had three types of lemonade and three types of unsweetened tea to choose from, I tried the peach lemonade. I liked that the sweetness of the peach canceled out the tart of the lemonade. Our group also liked the raspberry lemonade.
Salata has a small dessert selection as well.
Balsamic vinaigrette and herb marinated shrimp
The menu is priced on whether you choose a salad or wrap, and whether you choose vegetarian, or go the meat route with chicken or seafood.
The kid’s menu is a smaller price for the smaller portion of the salad or wrap.
If you are gluten free, let them know when you order and they will take steps necessary to accommodate your dietary needs.
They sell their dressings in 12 ounce bottles, which are all-natural with no preservatives, so they will last 2-3 weeks once opened.
Fresh Herb vinaigrette & Herb Marinated Grilled Chicken with croutons
The atmosphere of Salata is nice, clean & fresh. The hardest part of the evening was deciding what to put in the salad!
Eat Light At Night!
[Buy One / Get One FREE Salad or Wrap]
Salata is currently having an “Eat Light at Night” Promotion through October 20. The promotion encourages you to eat 500 calories or less at dinner, and include lean proteins, vegetables and fruits.
You can participate by joining their mobile club; simply text SALATA to 777111. You will receive a buy one get one free salad or wrap after 4PM offer, as well as other coupons and discounts throughout the promotion.
You can learn more about Salata and their Eat Light At Night Promotion by visiting: http://salata.com/
Driving Note: Salata is located at 3411 Preston Rd., # 14, in The Center at Preston Ridge, just north of Stonebriar Mall. If you are standing in front Best Buy, it is diagonally to your left. Hopefully that helps you find it without too much driving around!