Culver City Salads + another Pie!

Culver City Salads + another Pie!

I’ve walked by Culver City Salads a couple of times already when I went to check out Fat Duck Truck, Aussie Pie Guy, and ChouChou. They didn’t originally have a branded white board, so I wasn’t very taken by their incredibly minimally decorated food truck. Not the case anymore! They now how a great board that they use to outline the details of their salads.

menu

Menu

Culver City Salads has three salad options: Quinoa, Soba, and Grain-Free. All their salads are vegan and consist of an impressive list of ingredients! They also have a number of pre-made dressings – only two were on the board when I took the photo, but they also have a fantastic chipotle dressing (which is what I chose) and several others (one of their top dressings is apparently a basil dressing, but they didn’t have any that day).

Take out container

Take out container

Their containers are biodegradable, and you can actually bring them back to the food truck and they’ll make sure it gets recycled properly for you!

I pack quinoa salads here and there and the grain-free option didn’t appeal to me. That left me with the Soba Salad to try out!

Soba Salad and Chipotle Dressing ($9)

Soba Salad and Chipotle Dressing ($9)

I was really surprised when I opened it – it was huge! The salad contains: kale, chard, romaine, arugula, soba noodles, black lentils, chopped green cabbage, tomatoes, fennel, carrots and beat, avocado, and sesame seeds. Probably the most work intensive salad I’ve ever had!

What a huge salad!

What a huge salad!

After taking the first bite, I realized that this salad is well worth the $9. Not only is it huge and filling, the flavours are amazing! Everything is so fresh – the veges are all crisp and everything just tastes so vibrant. The chipotle dressing tasted like a thousand-island dressing with a chipotle kick to it, and it worked really well with this salad. The chipotle kick really brought this salad alive!

I will definitely be back to try out some of their other salads in the future! Any vegans, vegetarians, and health-conscious people must give this cart a try!

 

Culver City Salads on Urbanspoon

Bonus! I actually went to get the salad with Caroline, who won a free meal from the food carts lining up the QE Pod (this girl wins all the contests).  She went to get a pie from the Aussie Pie Guy, and this time they had Aussie Pies ready to go!

Aussie Pie from Aussie Pie Guy

Aussie Pie from Aussie Pie Guy ($8)

Just like with the Shane Pie I had a few days ago, the top  is an amazingly flaky puff pastry and the bottom is a doughy butter crust.

Close up of Aussie Pie

Close up of Aussie Pie

I was a bit disappointed by this pie compared to the Shane Pie. The Aussie Pie contains chunks of beef, onions, and gravy. The beef was a bit on the dry side, make it tough to chew. I’ve had better beef brisket, so this didn’t wow me as much as the Shane Pie.

 

The food cart scene at the QE Pod is definitely impressive, and I’ve got just one more truck to review before I’ve tried them all at least once!

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