Today Kim and I headed over to a restaurant for lunch that she has visited numerous times before and has even dragged me to while I was at the RightNow Technologies Higher Ed Usergroup Conference back in October. While they offer soups and sandwiches, I was mostly interested in their salad bar and that’s why we headed over there today.
When I asked Kim what time she wanted to meet up she said that noon would be a busy time there and we would end up having to eat our lunch elsewhere. Because she was busy she postponed it out to 12:30 and we walked in to find the place busy but still with plenty of available seating. Kim was in the mood for soup so she waited in line near the door and suggested that I walk to the salad bar to begin loading up.
The salad bar includes your average toppings including meats like chicken and ham, cheese, veggies, etc. They have a variety of dressings and dry seasonings (pepper from the mill, red pepper flakes, etc). You pay by weight so Kim suggests that you put your dressing on the side as the cashiers rarely weigh it in addition to your plate. I forgot about this little suggestion until after I had paid and my total, for just the salad, was $7.06. A bit expensive IMHO but one of the healthier lunch options in the area. Kim got their Wisconsin Cheddar cheese soup and it came with breadsticks which were salty, warm and unlimited. After I snuck one off of her plate, she went back up and grabbed a handful more. They were pretty tasty and were excellent for wiping down my plate of balsamic after I was finished.
While Eddington’s is pretty expensive on the salad bar side, they are currently running a promotion for $3.99 soup bowls so on one of those blustery July days if you’re in the mood for a hot soup to warm you up and get even more sweaty than the hot streets of Minneapolis are making you, stop in!
Anyone have suggestions for other places that have excellent salad bars that might cost less than half my arm and one of my legs? If so, please let me know below!
200 S 6th St Suite 296
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Check out all the pictures from Eddington’s in the US Bank Building on Flickr here (mobile).