Saladworks

8/2/2007:

Doomed. Several readers mentioned this place is DOA. Wasn’t a bad place, I guess lettuce didn’t cover the rent.

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6/2/2006:
Name implies something, I’m not sure.

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Description – Fast food / health food
Services – Salads, sandwiches, wraps, panini, soups…. Catering, Delivery
Website – saladworks.com
Address –
110 River St, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030
Telephone – (201) 216-9984, Fax – (201) 216-9227

June 2006
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You ever think that an advertisement left on the windshield of your car is effective?

Well, it is when you’re hungry!!

I guess Saladworks went on a menu blitz, and as I started the car I browsed the menu. I knew immediately that I’d be eating there soon, and exactly what I was going to order.

So me and a couple friends decided to schelp down to 2nd and Hudson on this hot day. We went in between lunch and dinner, so it was hard to gauge the overall popularity of the eatery. When I asked the owner how they’re doing, he honestly said “Ok, could be better”. I find this odd that new and somewhat healthy restaurant couldn’t be doing smashing business right outside a moderate sized office building AND near the PATH. Perhaps not enough people know what’s going on there. Either that, or the trees and bushes in front of the place?

Our first impressions of Saladworks were very positive. Pleasant decor, easy to read signs, and well-arranged foods in the display cooler.
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The place was very clean. I would call it immaculate actually.
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We only ordered two dishes. One Panini (which I knew I wanted), the Turkey Kapos. The girls each ordered the southwestern chicken salsa salad (I forget the name, it is (was) a seasonal item which won’t be specifically available for long).

The Panini was very robust and crisped to perfection. Turkey, cheese (your choice), cole slaw and russian dressing. Crunchy and fulfilling. Came with a pickle and small bag of chips ($6.95). They also had a a small side of soup, I chose the Chunky Tomato Bisque, which was very good.

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The girls copied each other and got this mexican salad with chicken, roasted peppers and corn salsa, shredded cheddar and tortilla strips. Of course, they each ordered the dressing on the side. That seems to be the majority of women in Hoboken. But then they dip their bread in it anyway! Just get it put on, and don’t finish the salad! What’s the big deal?

I tasted it. The chicken was cooked well, had a good chew consistency. The girls liked it as well. No complaints.

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Overall, we were satisfied with Saladworks. I will most certainly come back to sample the other items on the menu. The owner, Ross, was very accomodating and took pride in his store, which is something that you don’t see too often. The other employees were also very friendly and helpful. Not the cheapest lunch in town, but the value was good because you did get a hearty helping of food. So go there with an appetite.

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37 Comments on "Saladworks"


Member
el norte
7 years 4 months ago

Saladworks II ? Let me know. I’ll be there.

Member
7 years 11 months ago

pita grill – decent food, lousy service ethic for take-out. Show up to pick up your food and it takes MINUTES for some gen-Y to look up and say “uh, can i help you?”
Saladworks seemed good quality but not great $$$ value//
just my $.02. I ate there once too.
Once.

Member
fmn
7 years 11 months ago

[quote comment=”37337″]Food was good, location was bad. I never saw more than a few people eating in there are the same time. Speaking of Doomed is Pita Grill Open or are they one vacation or something?[/quote]

no no, it was crazy busy at times. mostly lunch. you didnt stop working… ridiulously crouded.

Member
rag246
8 years 30 days ago

I ate at Pita Grill once.

Once.

Member
8 years 30 days ago

[quote comment=”37337″]Food was good, location was bad. I never saw more than a few people eating in there are the same time. Speaking of Doomed is Pita Grill Open or are they one vacation or something?[/quote]

They’ve just been fixing the floor in the kitchen… Supposed to re-open any day now..