Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Fresh City, Various Locations, Boston

Wow I seriously lucked out- a ho hum Friday was elevated into the stratospheres with a little lunch time delivery which satisfied every craving in a fresh and delicious way.  Fresh City specializes in food prepared quickly- but lets not confuse them with a "fast food" spot.  Their offerings are prepared with local, fresh, healthy ingredients all combined into creative sandwiches, soups, salads, smoothies and more offered from Breakfast right through lunch.   

They surprised me with a smorgasbord of their lunch offerings- starting with their Napa Valley Turkey sandwich, their Powerhouse Salad, a serving of their Butternut Squash and Apple soup, their own Sweet Pita Chips and a delicious Berry Blast smoothie. 

I immediately tore into the sandwich and the smoothie,  The Napa Valley Turkey sandwich was a fresh baked crusty roll stuffed high with naturally raised roasted turkey breast, fresh avocado, smoked crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and topped with a lemon chive aioli.  The crunchy roll gave way perfectly to well seasoned, moist turkey breast surrounded by the smokey bacon, and creamy avocado.  I love the aioli with this- it added a nice tangy punch of flavor that highlighted the other other flavors.  This was a stacked high, satisfying sandwich big enough where I split it into two meals!

Next up was the Powerhouse Salad, a huge helping of fresh veggies and assorted toppings that made for a filling lunch.  Combining hearty spinach with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, edamame, carrots, cranberries, grapes, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, toasted almonds and a smatter of grated cheddar cheese- this salad was full of all sorts of incredible vitamins, flavors and great textural changes.  I mowed this down for dinner the night I received it and felt like it was a great size.

Next up the butternut squash soup with apple was rich and creamy, full of spices and offset with the sweetness of full chunks of apple.  I loved this variation, taking a normally monotonous soup texturally speaking and adding sweet chunks of apple.  It was a hearty, satisfying lunch served with a crackly sourdough roll it made for a perfect lunch.

Along with the rest of the lunch they sent a long a Berry Best smoothie- a refreshing blend of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, apple juice and raspberry sherbet blended into a frozen drink.  It was nicely sweet and tart, making it a little addictive and easy to finish long before it melted. 

The final addition to the meal, providing an incredibly sweet end were their cinnamon sugar pita chips.  Crispy, sweet and full of rich cinnamon flavor these were a lovely end to several meals.

I have seen the signs for Fresh City around the city and surrounding areas but for some reason haven't ever stopped in before.  I was incredibly excited to find their foods to be fresh, locally sourced, and their dishes creative with exciting flavors and well seasoned to boot.  Fresh City is definitely now on my list of places to head to for a hearty, healthy lunch.

1 comment:

Emily@SimplyGourmetinSouthie said...

That powerhouse salad looks awesome! I need to try it!

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