Review: When Eddie Met SaladAuthor: WIBIA | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Carmel, IN, Location: Indianapolis, IN, Recommended: Independent
When Eddie Met Salad
Downtown Indianapolis, 96th St. and Old Meridian (Carmel), Pyramids
When Eddie Met Salad is the creation of Eddie Sans, a Purdue grad and this idea was from his senior project. A few years later and 4 restaurants and a great lunch crowd. They offer salads, wraps, sandwiches and soups. It reminds me of the service model of Subway, but instead of subs, it is basically a salad bar where other people do the work.
What I Ate: BBQ Chicken Salad $6.99 (Regular)
The portion is very satisfying. Salad is like sushi to me, for some reason I can eat a ton and walk out not feeling full at all.
Lettuce, BBQ Chicken, Cucumber, Corn, Onions Strings, Croutons, Monterey Jack, Avocado Ranch Dressing. The BBQ salad is solid, though my favorite is Eddie’s Club salad with ranch. Eddie’s has a great ranch dressing, the avocado ranch was not very avocado-y, but it was good.
Eddie’s quality is the reason to go. His dressings are top notch and everything always seems to be fresh. All of the salads have a base of iceberg lettuce, but can be upgraded to mixed without an additional costs (at least I never get charged). The menu has some interesting combinations like Philly Cheesesteak, Buffalo Chicken and sandwich called “Rodeo Beef.” Ha!
Would I Buy It Again? Yes, I enjoyed this salad. The menu is deep enough that I will try something else the next time I go.
Before I go, I would like to see healthier items for signature salads. A lot of them are ranch heavy topped cheese and croutons…