You know what Beaver was missing? A spot to grab a quick bite to eat that is on the healthier side. You know what Beaver has now? That very thing!
After much anticipation (and maybe a little peeking through the papered windows), Soup-Herb Sproutz finally opened.
Many of my Facebook friends checked in there but it took me forever to get there to try it for myself! And by ‘forever’, I mean one week. It’s amazing how long one rainy week can feel when you are stuck in the house with a very energetic toddler. But, I digress..
What Do They Have?
In lieu of dragging two small (but abnormally loud) kids into the rain and into the restaurant, I decided to grab the food to go. The menu is all on their Facebook page, so it made ordering pretty easy.
They have salads, wraps, baked potatoes and soup from one of Soup Makers receipts.. I went in with an order for two Crand Turkey wraps for Grandma and Grandpa Beaverhausen, a Lil Sprout wrap for Toddler Beaverhausen and something for myself. That part was still up in the air…
Once you get to the counter, you can see all of the food and just how fresh the veggies are! There are all sorts of things that you don’t typically see at a restaurant – Avocado, beets, chickpeas. This is where things got a little overwhelming for me!
I was too hungry and going in without a plan, I wanted to eat it all, and eat it all immediately. I took a cue from the nice woman in front of me in line and went with a Create Your Own salad with grilled chicken…. And a whole ton of delicious veggies piled high!
Something About Those Veggies
There is something so very right about a huge bowl of raw veggies.
Don’t get me wrong – I am the first one to enjoy any kind of dietary indiscretion topped with cheese (and washed down with a stout), but having fresh veggies just makes you feel good when you eat it.
Also much better for the ol’ waistline than, say, a delicious vat of saucy hot wings with a side ranch.
So, a huge grilled chicken salad with a ton of veggies, and I went with the lemon poppyseed dressing to top it off.
They also have pairings from Two Rivers Olive Oil to dress your salads or wraps. If you read the article on Two Rivers, you know they have some pretty good oil/vinegar pairs.
And Those Wraps
Next up, they put together the two Crand Turkey wraps for the ‘rents while I looked on – A pile of turkey, some cheese and lettuce, and a delicious looking cranberry mayo, all on a tomato basil wrap that they warm up first. Yuuuuum!
Then Toddler Beaverhausen’s – You can pick any meat for the Lil Sprout, so I went with chicken, and the kid eats whatever we put in front of him, so I piled his high with veggies too. We went with salsa and homemade chips on the side, but they also have hummus or guacamole as well.
What I didn’t try on this visit was the soup or a baked potato. Wedding soup is their staple, and they have a second soup offering that changes daily. As far as the potatoes, there are five different spuds on the menu, ranging from basic Sour Cream & Chives to the more awesome Chicken, Cheddar Cheese and Ranch. Oh yeah, tell me that doesn’t sound good?!
How Was the Food?
The verdict is, as you can guess from my enthusiasm, that the food was excellent!
The salad was massive, enough to fill me up through dinner. The wraps were just as delicious, and the Toddler devoured his wrap in just under 4 minutes. So, yeah, that was a hit too.
They have a bunch of tables inside the restaurant, but there are also tables set up outside as well. If you have read my past articles, you know that outside seating is my jam. A restaurant automatically goes up a few notches if they have this available, and Sproutz does! Woohoo!
This is also a huge bonus for eating with kids. The little darling’s voices don’t echo outside, therefore reducing any risk of annoying your fellow diners.
I sure can’t wait to make it back to try out a spud! Hopefully we are turning a corner on this ridiculously rainy weather and we will be able to walk into town soon. Please, please, please let us be done with the rain!!