Salad Works – Gluten Free Options!

I love salads, however I love them even more when someone else makes them.  It’s hard for me to find really good salads where I live (you wouldn’t think so, but it’s true).  My option used to only really consist of Subway but you have to be very careful with them and cross contamination.  In the past few moths, we got a Erik’s Deli – which is great!!  They have a few salads and even provide a list of their ingredients for you to check over.  But up until we got Erik’s it was pretty bad around here.  The salads at Trade Joe’s are okay but nothing great and the Gluten Free options are very limited!!

Bryan has been craving a Chinese Chicken Salad for what seems like two months now.  He finally found one at this place called Salad Works. Here is a little blurb from their front page:

“Saladworks is the nation’s first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept with over 100 restaurant locations across the country. Saladworks offers a “fanatic’ly fresh” menu of America’s Best Salads, Focaccia Fusion sandwiches and proprietary soups.
All Saladworks salads are made-to-order, chopped fresh daily, and under 500 calories! Choose from over 50 fresh ingredients and create your own today!”

See as I’m always looking for a place that has great salads I sent them an e-mail to see which of their products (salad dressings, meat etc) were gluten free.  I got a very quick response from Jennifer that said:

Thank you so much for taking the time to contact us.  Below you will find a list of items, including dressings and soups, that are labeled with allergen information, including gluten content.  Please note that fresh produce items like lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, etc are not included because they are inherently gluten free and we do not use any kind of preservatives that would add allergens.

Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is any more information that we can provide.  We are currently working to distribute this information to our stores so that questions like yours can be answered at the store level.

Thanks again and have a great day!

-Guest Relations”

She also included a chart in the e-mail that lists all of their products and which ones contain gluten (along with other allergens!). Please click  Allergen Information to view it as a PDF.

I’m very excited to try Saladworks out this summer!

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