Seattle Salads hopes to be the start of a new boom in fast, made-to-order salads shops in Seattle. That is, of course, if owner Desirae Rabe has her way.
After a year and a half dishing out salads at the Queen Anne farmer’s market, Rabe opened her first permanent shop in Madison Valley earlier this month. The shop, at 27th and Madison, fills the space vacated by New York Cupcakes in early August.
“I had to start the hard way, but the good way,” Rabe said, referring to the long days involved with running a business at a market. “I’ve learned so much.”
Rabe, who lives on Capitol Hill, sees a market for the fast, healthy food the shop offers, much like salad shops she has seen in other cities on the east and west coasts.
You can either choose salads from a list of shop recipes or pick and choose each ingredient. There’s limited seating inside at the moment, but Rabe hopes to add more dining space inside and hopes to add outdoor seating during nicer weather.
The shop currently offers limited delivery (large orders delivered Tuesdays and Fridays), but hopes to have local bike delivery soon.
Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-6pm. Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm.