It’s sometimes hard to find new lunch spots in my office’s area since there hasn’t been a whole lot of new places lately but my co-workers and I were able to check out a new spot in Sorrento Valley called Lean and Green Organic Health Bar.
Lean and Green Organic Health Bar is committed to serving their customers organic products as well as sustainable products.
I appreciate their commitment to leaving a smaller footprint behind and using biodegradable products for all of their packaging.
Here’s a closer look at their menu.
What I loved the most about Lean and Green was the atmosphere! They’ve managed to make it feel like the outdoors even when you’re inside the restaurant with this astroturf and wide open doors.
Here’s a peek into the dining area from the “lawn” with my co-workers jumping for joy… probably because it was a Friday and we were currently away from the office.
There are lawn games to enjoy and lots of chairs to lounge on. Each booth inside of the restaurant also had a TV hook up to catch the latest games. It’s a very friendly, open, and inviting atmosphere. It was quite a relaxing spot for lunch and really breezy with the wide open doors.
We all sat at the one large dining table in the restaurant. Instead of numbers, they give you pieces of fruit. Our table was the “lime” table. I actually thought we had just a lime fruit sitting at the table for fun. Here’s my lunch which was delivered in this GIGANTIC bowl. The bowl felt more like a serving bowl you’d serve at a dinner party and I felt a little ridiculous eating my salad out of it.
[asian chicken salad / $10.95 + avocado for $2]
My Asian Chicken salad came with romaine, chicken, brown rice, green onions, mandarin oranges, cilantro, raw almonds, and miso dressing. I really enjoyed the flavors that were combined in the salad. The sweetness of the mandarin oranges contrasted nicely with the bright green onions and cilantro. The brown rice was an interesting addition – it more a little more substance to the salad and a little extra texture. I added the avocado for a little creaminess (and because I adore avocado) but I don’t think the amount of avocado I got was worth the extra two bucks I paid for it.
I enjoyed the salad but I felt it was kind of a hefty price tag for a salad, even if it’s served in a gigantic bright yellow serving bowl and makes me feel like I ate a ton of salad.
As we were finishing up our lunches, one of the workers came out to give us all samples of their Ultimate Green juice (a combo of apple, celery, cucumber, and spinach). It tasted very green and very healthy. Uhh, that’s all I got on that front.
This place has not became a regular spot in my lunch rotation, probably because I’m cheap. I even wanted to try a smoothie here but over $7 for a smoothie was too rich for me. Hey, at least I’m honest.
Lean and Green Organic Health Bar
9868 Scranton Road, Suite 180
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 455-LEAN (5326)
Hours: Monday-Friday 7AM to 3PM
Their original location is in La Jolla!