Author: Holly J Coley
One of my favorite parts of going to Manhattan is having access to all those create your own salad shops. I like customization. It makes me feel special. So when Raddish opened up a few buildings down from our headquarters I was psyched. The salad station offers everything I need to make a satisfying bowl of greens. From certified Angus steak to sun dried tomatoes, you name it, they have it.
Located at 504 Main Street, Raddish offers an extensive healthy menu, made up of original salads, smoothies, a soup of the day, sandwiches, and healthy on-the-go snacks. And of course, if you don’t want to order off the menu you can have them make something just for you- a route I like to take.
While you fuel up you can admire some pretty neat decor. The intimate space showcases framed maps and shadowboxes with antique tools, as well as some more modern pieces of art. The furthest wall has an impressive light display that shifts from blue, red, purple and green at any given moment, making it a funky little place to grab a quick bite.
The first time I visited the restaurant it was to pick up a banana, strawberry smoothie made with almond milk. Straight forward with no additional sweeteners, it was refreshing to have a smoothie that wasn’t iced to death or made with frozen “fruit puree.” That stuff is usually crap, filled with unnecessary sugar and preservatives.
The next time I returned it was to get a chocolate, banana, peanut butter smoothie with one of my friends who is notoriously picky and opinionated (often to the detriment of the establishment) about whatever is on the menu. They absolutely loved the rich taste and smooth texture of the drink, not to mention that who we concluded was one of the managers opened the door for us even though we showed up a minute after they had officially closed. Places with great service always get brownie points.
Along with smoothies, their salads and sandwiches are worth checking out. I had a customized salad, made of romaine, peas, chickpeas, carrots, croutons, with blue cheese dressing. The portion was huge and came in this cool futuristic metal bowl.
Our photographer ordered a pressed grilled cheese with bacon and tomato which he enjoyed.
Along with regular staples, Raddish offers daily specials, so there’s always a reason to stop by to see what’s cooking. Every item on the menu is under $10, making it easy on the wallet. Next time you’re in Beacon, make sure to check them out.
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