Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Salad and soup buffet and bakery
Sweet Tomatoes restaurants specialize in fresh salads and soups, offering a grandiose salad bar, homestyle soups, hot pastas, as well as breads, muffins and pizza baked on premises. They are open for both lunch and dinner.
The salad bar includes a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts, croutons and other salad condiments, as well as a few prepared featured salads, that change monthly. Other sections include up to 8 soup selections, a small bakery offering muffins and pizza foccacia, a pasta section with a few different pasta and sauces and a dessert section offering fruit, puddings, and soft-serve ice cream.
Fountain beverages are self-serve and purchase of a fountain soft drink permits unlimited refills.
The company strongly promotes the freshness of its ingredients and the fact that everything on the menu (including soups, bakery items and pasta) is made from scratch everyday at the store location. Salads are left out on the buffet for 20 minutes, and then thrown out and a new salad is made. The chain positions itself as a healthier alternative to fast food.
Featured menu items are rotated monthly often along a theme, while the standard offering remain unchanged.
Added by HealerDan on Oct 1 11 (last updated Aug 7 12)
There are over a half dozen branches, all equally attractive and with identical all-you-can-eat salad buffet with a surprising variety of fresh vegetables and salad fixings mostly without goo like mayonaise. There is also a soup buffet usually with 8 different soups, a few are standards the rest keep changing flavors, low fat and vegetarian or vegen among them. Ingredients are almost always clearly marked. The homemade soups, the homemade muffins as well as the large variety of salad ingredients including nuts and dried fruit makes for delicious vegetarian AND healthy eating. Did I mention the homemade muffins, some low fat or the best brewed decaf coffee I know or fat free Edie's frozen custard? (I know ... not for us vegans).
$ - inexpensive
- Raw Food
- Large Group-Friendly