In an effort to not entirely lose our minds in the suburbs (seriously, who chooses to live out here?!), we’ve been running errands on the weekends that are conveniently on the other side of the river and it helps me feel a little less homesick.
After Sunday’s Starbucks date, we tried the new salad restaurant in Carytown, The Good Leaf.
We both got the Cobb on Cary with their homemade balsamic vinagerette (menu here) and I opted for no cheese, mostly because there is no place in this world for bleu cheese but I guess also because I’m not currently eating cheese. The salad portions are massive, and I would probably even recommend sharing a portion if you’re having it for lunch.
I’ve always wanted Richmond to get a sweetgreen, but this is a fairly good substitute. No delicious frozen yogurt for after (which is fine for now, because whole30), but I was so full only halfway through my salad and it’s kept me full for hours. Table seating is limited but when you’re surrounded by chain restaurants, you take what you can get as long as there aren’t tables of screaming children around. Dear god am I excited to be back in the neighborhood in just a few weeks.
Update: a friendly google search tells me that apparently sweetgreen stopped selling their frozen yogurt (I just assumed it wasn’t at every location!) and now I’m feeling a little broken inside. Who wants to start a salad/froyo concept with me? #balance