We’re not sure about the rest of you but being locked down has meant lunches have become extremely repetitive and shall we say, even boring! So, when Salad Servers offered the Inner West Mums team a chance to sample their range we jumped at the chance to break the sandwich one day, toast the next lockdown cycle!
Salad Servers started in 1979 in a chicken shop, where they put together an impressive salad bar. From there they have gone on to supply their ready-meals and pre-made salads to Woolworths, IGA and Supabarn. What many people don’t know is that they also offer a free delivery service throughout Sydney.
Salad Servers will deliver of a wide range of products including salad bowls, soups, curries, risottos, pasta and bakes. They also have a range of plant-based meals.
We chose to sample their salad bowls and soups. Here’s how we found it.
We opted for the 8am-6pm delivery slot, because let’s face it, we aren’t going anywhere right now. We were very happy it arrived before lunchtime as that gave us our first opportunity to sample the contents. All meals are delivered fresh, and some can be frozen for use at a later date.
We opted to try out the Classic Caesar with Poached Chicken, Poached Chicken and Pumpkin Cous Cous, and the Black Bean and Beetroot Falafel with Lentil Tabbouleh. All the bowls contain a variety of extras to add to your salad in whatever way you choose, and because they are all stored separately within the container, this helps to keep everything fresh.
All of these options were delicious and the perfect size to avoid afternoon snacking. Being able to add your own dressing was a big plus as in our house we have very different ideas of how much dressing should go on a salad! The Power Bowls are priced at $9 each, which is great value.
Next up to try was the soups. We opted for the Thai Creamy Chicken and the Cauliflower, Parsnip and Dijon varieties. Again, we enjoyed both of them, the Thai Chicken soup had a good ratio of chicken pieces and the level of heat from the chilli was just right, enough of a kick to leave a little heat in your mouth but by no means overpowering. The Cauliflower soup was a huge hit with the whole family, the kids’ verdict was “delicious!” The soups, which are priced between $10.50 and $20.50 depending on your choice of flavour, come in a pack of five generous servings so easily big enough for most families. If there is any leftover this can be frozen for a later date.
The Salad Servers’ website has a wide range of products including family favourites, curries and meal kits, as well as their salads. Check them out at https://direct.saladservers.com.au/
Salad Servers was reviewed by Liz Wellman, inner west resident, mother-of-two and owner of Cake That By Liz.