Green District Salads

Kaelynn Cowan

With all of the fast-food restaurants coming into Brownsburg, are there any healthy options that are actually good? Have no fear, rabbit food eaters! Green District Salads is a restaurant that makes salads and wraps. The menu contains a verity of caeser, vegetable, and fruit salads along with wraps and specialty soups. On Sunday March 7th, I took a trip with my parents to Green District Salads at The Shops at Perry Crossing to try the food.

My first impression of District Salads was how beautiful the inside of the restaurant was, the windows allowed natural light into the building and the white floors, tables, and chairs made the restaurant very aesthetic. My parents and I walked in line and checked out the menu. After checking out the menu and specials, my parents and I ordered. The way the salads were prepared was very similar to how subway prepares sandwiches. You’re able to watch your salad get made and placed into a bowl, you’re also able to customize your order to make it suited to your tastes.

I ordered one of the specials, a fruit salad. The fruit salad special contained mandarin oranges, strawberries, craisins, and green apples. The salad was very nice–I’d recommend it for a nice summer lunch. The fruit tasted fresh and not soggy like it’s been sitting in a container for 4  or more hours.

My mom ordered the Thai One On salad. The salad is made with your choice of shrimp or chicken, red cabbage, carrots, edamame, cucumber, green onions, and topped with peanuts and Chow Mein noodles. My mom really liked the dressing, Thai Ginger.

“It really brought everything together,” she said.

My mom is a really big salad person, so Green district has her stamp of approval.

My dad ordered the Cobb salad. The salad is made with chicken, bacon, crumbled blue cheese, hard-boiled eggs, grape tomatoes, and sliced avocado topped your choice of dressing. My dad also really liked his salad. My dad has to start working out and eating healthier meals because of his heart rate, and although he doesn’t like eating healthy, Green Salads also has his stamp of approval.

With all of those things said, the Green District Salads my parents and I went to had a mask mandate sheet on the front door. My family, I, and all of the customers at the time were wearing masks. Two customers walked into the building, a 6-year-old child and a mom, they both were not wearing masks; instead of the workers telling both patrons that they required masks to enter, the unmasked customers had their order taken anyway. Needless to say, my family and I left. Not enforcing your mask mandate delivers a hard blow to the restaurant, in my opinion, but I do think that situation has something to do with the staff more than it does with the restaurant itself.

In all, I’d still recommend going to Green District Salads for a health lunch. Just don’t forget your mask!