I have been trying to practice Meatless Mondays. I was a vegan for about 7 years and have been feeling the need to cut down a bit on the carnivorism. With it being Monday and Courtney not eating pork or fish on a regular basis, we headed out for a lunch adventure. We decided on the Chopped Leaf.
Chopped Leaf is relatively new to the Robson Street food choices. From the outside they seem to be a Jugo Juice/Wrap Zone hybrid. Their website indicates they are a franchise that focuses on the healthy and environmental factors of eating.
The decor is quite nice on the inside. Very clean and fresh. Not a lot of seating offered. There were 2 table of 4 to one side and then some bar seating along the window. Very much a get your food and go atmosphere.
Their menu offers wraps, soups, salads and some very limited hot entrees. You can order the "chef designed salad and wraps" or you can make your own from quite a large selection of items. The staff were very helpful in making our lunch choice, which was a theme of this meal. I have never had such amazing service at a "fast food" type place. We decided to sit in for lunch that day and the staff came around a few times to make sure we were enjoying our meal. Other people have said they had this experience there as well. Very nice.
I decided on a wrap and soup. I chose the chef designed Sunshine wrap.
SUNSHINE-grilled chicken, spring mix, cucumbers, mozza, avocado & apples with goddess dressing
If you don't want the meat you can substitute 2 more veggie items from their menu. I chose to add in walnuts and cherry tomatoes. I like that they let you choose what you want to add in. Nowhere on the menu do they tell you what is in the dressing. Goddess dressing? No idea.
I chose the corn chowder soup as an add on. DINING TIP: If you eat your meal in, you get a full size soup rather than the add on size!
I was quite impressed with the presentation. They are really trying hard here. The soup was really tasty and everything in the wrap was really fresh and plentiful. It was a really large portion of food. I think that I would order the salad version instead of the wrap next time.
Still no idea what Goddess dressing is.
Courtney ordered one of the hot items, the Chipotle quesedilla. CHIPOTLE: chicken, peppers, black bean corn salsa, cheddar.
Like the wrap, it was made to order. Courtney said it was really good. She also said the salsa was way hotter than she had expected. She ordered the tomato soup.
The house special is a fruit water. For $1.50 they give you a water cup with fresh fruit in the bottom and then you can choose from 2 different fruit infused waters to drink, a strawberry kiwi and watermelon strawberry. The drink come with unlimited refills.
At first I thought this was a lot for water, but it is the same price as a bottle and cheaper than a pop. They even switched me over to a to go cup (made from corn, compostable!) with more fresh fruit so I could take advantage of my free refills.
This was not a cheap lunch option. I think we both paid over $15.00 for our meals. Both of our meals were fresh made to order and really tasty. Courtney pointed out that it would be a great place for a quick take away dinner.