I am so excited that Salata is opening a third restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles. There are already Salata restaurants at Citi National (5th and Flower) and California Plaza (3rd and Grand) but soon there will be a Salata inside the Taste Food Hall in the Fig at 7th shopping complex.
The restaurant façade is up at Fig at 7th. It reads “Salata The Next Generation Salad Bar Coming Soon.” And if you are looking for a job in DTLA they are “Now Hiring.” You can apply on the Salata website.
If you have never been to a Salata, it’s a made to order salad bar restaurant where you tell them exactly what you want in your salad. For $8 you get a large salad. You pick the kind of lettuce you want, then you choose from dozens of vegetables, fruits, cheeses and nuts. Finally, you pick a dressing. They toss it all together for you. For an additional $3 or $4 you can add your choice of protein (chicken, seafood, tofu, quinoa). They also have a variety of soups.
There is no official word on when the Salata at Fig at 7th will open.