So for those living in the Netherlands, or visiting (you’re all equally welcome *wink*) I’ll be reviewing a new salad available at SLA, a dutch health food restaurant. The dish is a collaboration between SLA and Go With The Glow Let me start by explaining a little bit about Go With The Glow and the origin of this dish and why I’m so stoked to be trying it out (besides me being a super foodie and trying out new food).
Look at me stuffing my face though! Thats how you can tell their food was great, well to be honest I’m a food monster, but yeah their food was awesome!
First of I’ll talk a little bit about Go With The Glow, created by two power women & sisters Loulou and Isabella Machiné. I was first introduced with them through one of their vegan brunches, they were kind enough to invite me for a delicious brunch in the centre of Amsterdam. Go With The Glow reaches out to eating establishments to, together with these locations, create a vegan menu, which they later share with people from around the country. By doing so they make a huge effort to spread the word on a plant based lifestyle, and they do it in class, by introducing people new to the lifestyle with a deliciously nourishing dish that will leave them with a great first impression of what it means to life a less cruel life. Besides just the food they also entertain their guest with inspiring presentations and talks from other people thriving on a vegan lifestyle. And last but not least by working with these awesome ladies these eating establishments end up adding more vegan menu options to their menu, which is a huge win for the vegan community!
These incredible women teamed up with SLA, a salad bar in the Netherlands with locations in Haarlem, Amsterdam, Utrecht & Den Haag, to create a delicious salad of the month. Even though SLA isn’t all vegan/plant based there are many vegan options on the menu! This salad included greens, sprouts, sesame mushrooms, broccoli, black rice, coconut sweet potato, turmeric cauliflower and a tamarind dressing.
Now let’s go to the verdict, what are my thoughts on this salad!?
Me and a friend went to try this for lunch, well for me this ended up being a brunch because I accidentally skipped breakfast (whoops)! So it’s safe to say that I was very hungry.
First off I’d like to say that even though this is a salad, it in no means is a side dish, because this dish stuffed me! It left me satisfied for a couple of hours and really gave me the energy I was craving for after accidentally skipping breakfast.
For me it was definitely a salad that grew on me with every bite I took. The first bite I took had me like “ok nice” and I ended up swallowing the entire dish, it’s really tasty! Especially the 5 spice in the dressing combined with the sesame mushrooms got me good, growing up with Chinese cuisine it hit a soft spot for me!
Now will I order this salad again!? Well most definitely, YES! I don’t know if I’ll be back at SLA during the month of February, but if I do I’d get another one of these delicious bowls, with extra avocado, because avocado is life am I right!? Since this is a monthly salad you should make sure to get it while it’s hot! I mean cold!
Did you like this post? I hope you did because I’ll be making more trips beyond the kitchen to find great vegan food and of course share my finds with all of you.