Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
60. Kale Caesar Salad from Original ChopShop Co.
It's been a few years since kale first exploded onto the average diner's radar as some sort of amazing superfood that was going to make us all look and feel like superstars. And maybe that's not entirely true.Either way it's become one of our favorite leafy green thanks to its hardy texture and faintly bitter, earthy taste. Because sometimes you just need some tasty roughage.
One of our favorite ways to enjoy our kale is at Original ChopShop Co., the healthy food stop that's expanded to include locations in Scottsdale, Tempe, and Chandler in just over a year. In menu includes juices, sandwiches, and bowls but we pretty much always go for the Kale Caeser Salad.
It's not your traditional ceasar salad in any sense -- in fact the dressing isn't ceasar at all. Instead ChopShop uses a light, tangy lemon dijon vinnagrette along with campari tomatoes, croutons, and Parmesan cheese. For protein we think the restaurant's shrimp pairs well, and if you just have to have some carbs, then you can always order your salad as a wrap. Anyway you order it, it's the kind of meal that tastes good and feels even better.
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