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Over the last several years the popularity of salad-based restaurants has grown extensively. Places like Chopt and SweetGreen offer fresh salads with quality ingredients and have an emphasis on sustainable, visible suppliers. They seem to be focused on providing good, natural food, but how easy is to avoid soy at these places?
In general, salads are a great way to stay soy-free since almost all the ingredients are fresh and not processed. The places you need to watch out for soy are breads and oils. Any bread products on the salad, like croutons, should be avoided unless you know for certain that they are soy-free. Similarly, any oils in salad dressing should be investigated before you eat them. In our experience, most salad-specific restaurants have at least one or two salad dressings that are soy-free.
Even if all of the food isn’t soy-free, the good news is that these restaurants care about their ingredients. Since they try to serve products from local suppliers, the likelihood that an item contains soy is low. Then, if you do have questions, it is also very easy to either find ingredient information or ask what a product contains. We love the quick, healthy, soy-free meal that these types of restaurants provide!