What an inspired idea: make fresh salads all day long and offer delivery at lunch. Salads 2 Go has been in business for almost a year now and their business plan seems to be working.
Their location may seem a little strange -- about a mile northeast of the Ocmulgee National Monument -- but they are very generous with their delivery area. When I asked how far they would deliver, the answer was “anywhere.” While I doubt they want to deliver to south Bibb County, I’m sure all the industry near Geico and YKK would be fair game.
The salads aren’t novel, but they’re solidly good. All of them are $6.99 for a small (a shallow, clear to-go container) or $10 for the large (a larger, Styrofoam container).
The Shrimp and Crab salad was definitely our favorite. Even though the crab is actually imitation crabmeat made from whitefish, they season it to make it taste very much like the real thing. There’s also a Crabtabulous version without the shrimp for the same price.
The Spinach and Smoked Bacon salad was our second favorite, with large strips of applewood smoked bacon and lots of blue cheese crumbles. The dried apple bits in the Chicken and Apple salad took a second to get used to, but the flavors blended well with the grilled chicken, dried cranberries, cheese and bacon.
If you would rather design your own salad, their website is very useful. Choose from either spinach, iceberg or romaine lettuce. Then, pick your meat, cheese, dressing and other toppings. Some unusual choices include turkey bacon bits, sunflower seeds, pecans and fried onions. In addition to the usual dressings, they also offer oil and red wine vinegar, Catalina and roasted red pepper.
We came in the evening and they were out of the chicken salad and the fried chicken. If you order for lunch, call early to get these popular items; if you’re ordering for dinner, you might be out of luck. Also, dinner delivery hasn’t been as high in demand as lunch, so you may have to pick up if you call after 3 p.m.
Salads 2 Go also has other items, which are very inexpensive but not as satisfying as the salads. We tried the BLT for $3.99 -- it was great bacon, and small, but a good value for the price. We also had the chicken nachos, which were even more basic than you might make at home. They also offer hot dogs and a soup of the day.
Salads 2 Go would be a great option for a healthy lunch delivered to one of the nearby businesses or a healthy, quick and cheap dinner to pick up on your way home.
Salads 2 Go
Address: 1950 Millerfield Road, Macon
Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday
Payment: Cash, credit
Kids Menu: No
Noise Level: Low
Health Rating: 94
Price range: $6.99-$10
Rating: 3 stars