Original ChopShop Co
Original ChopShop Co is a delightful ‘off-campus’ eatery near Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. Sandwiched between a couple of other little eateries, the Tempe ChopShop takes residence in a cute little bungalow on University Avenue across from the campus.
Offering a pleasant and peaceful (almost cozy) atmosphere, this delightful restaurant feels like an escape, a place to relax and enjoy fresh -and delicious! – food anytime of the day.
Dine al’ fresco at tables under the trees or umbrella’s for shade from the warm desert sun. Sit by the fireplace among the casual collection of cushioned sofas while sipping one of the healthy pressed juices, popular gourmet coffee or teas, or the refreshing lemonades. Cheer on a fun game of life-sized chess or stay inside and enjoy the bright cheery dining area.
During the week during the school year, the Original ChopShop Co is a busy place with students taking advantage of the proximity to campus and enjoying the healthy choices and relaxing atmosphere.
We were there for an early lunch on a Saturday (few students). With a promise of spring in the air, the late winter sun was warm enough to enjoy sitting outside.
We chose to share a veggie sandwich with hummus spread on the house bread (low carb whole wheat) and a small side salad of quinoa and asparagus. It was a wise decision – the portions are generous!
Believing that it IS possible to eat fresh, healthy, delicious – and affordable – food in today’s ‘on-the-go’ lifestyle, the ChopShop has a menu that invites you back for more!
Starting with breakfast items (yogurt-granola parfaits, eggs with veggies, meat, hash in bowls, wraps or sandwiches) and going into lunch and light dinner meals with salads (in a bowl or wrapped) and sandwiches (also available wrapped or on low carb whole wheat bread), and protein plates and shakes, the menu fills out with small sides, and an extensive beverage selection.
According to Original ChopShop Co, the chef selects “the freshest seasonal ingredients for our innovative chop salads, reinterpreted sandwiches, and grilled protein plates.” and pairs “inventive cuisine with familiar dishes unexpectedly twisted into new combinations. ”
Try it – you’ll like it!! (Our granddaughter craves the PB&J!) And you will definitely want to go back to sample more of the menu!
Lucky us – Original ChopShop has another location, (Old Town Scottsdale) and plans for a third in Chandler!
Great Food Fun Places
Fireplace – Rachael H
Chess Game: Bruce M