My daughter and I went after Christmas sale shopping at the Fashion Mall and while we were there we decided to grab some lunch. We went to the food court and tried the only place we haven’t been to yet, Freshii. To be quite honest, I chose it because it didn’t have a line and I felt like I needed to try and go a little on the healthy side after the gorging done over the holidays. A salad seemed like a good idea.
I ordered the Cobb Salad and substituted red onions instead of corn. The salad also included avocado, tomato, blue cheese, bacon, and chicken. I ordered mine with blue cheese dressing. I like the way they mix the salads—they put all the ingredients in a plastic bag and shake it up to mix the ingredients together. I was disappointed when I sat down and started to eat it because as far as I could tell, there was no avocado at all. I searched and searched. So I went up and asked for some and she gave me a little teeny wedge in a paper cup. I understand that avocado is an expensive ingredient but this made me sad. I love avocado. They did give me a lot of blue cheese, which I appreciated. But these salads aren’t super cheap (it was around $9-10) and on top of that, the bacon was chewy and a lot of the romaine part of the lettuce was wilted and had black and brown spots on it. If you’re gonna be a salad-type place, make sure your lettuce looks good. That’s all I’m saying. Maybe you’re better off with their burrito-type options, I don’t know.
My daughter got the children’s chicken and cheese quesadilla and an apple juice for her lunch. The quesadilla (I think it was around $5) looked good and my daughter said she liked it well enough. The cheese was white cheese and there were some nice hunks of chicken in there (a lot more than in my salad). Honestly, it looked a lot better than my salad.
I guess it’s better than a lot of mall food court food—it’s at least healthier, but it’s to bad they can’t give you more of the really good, “fresh” ingredients and keep on top of their produce. And it isn’t cheap—for the 2 of us with 2 drinks, it was over $22. The people working at the counter gave me what I wanted without complaint, but I can’t say they were overly friendly.
The Fashion Mall
8702 Keystone Crossing