Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Great American Health Bar

The Great American Health bar has been in it's same spot on 57th. Street since at least the eighties when many including myself opted for healthier food after dance classes nearby. The place looks like a California diner circa 1979. This place is no bargain, but still does a ragin' business with their made to order salads with lo cal house-made vinegaigrette. Salads numbers 1-9 or your own mix runs from about $8.95 to $14.95. The Tasty Avocado includes spinach and romaine, very fresh avocado, tomatoes, peppers and mushrooms. Though not cheap at $13.94- it is tasty. My fave for a dinner salad is the cheese tortellini and spinach salad which has spinach, grape leaves, tortellini, feta, hard boiled eggs, red onions tomato, and cheddar. Alot of cheese and very tasty. There is squeezed on the spot orange juice by the great machine that takes the whole orange and spits out the juice(very popular in Spain), Other fresh squeezed juices are available as well. The low fat frozen yogurt has always been popular here and still is and is offered in a variety of flavors with extra toppings. Main dishes are pricey and I think the salads are a more interesting food option. The bathroom has been updated to marble, but still retains that old-school smell.

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