I’ve previously covered Javier’s Rotisserie & Salad Bar and Earle Swensen’s Salad Bar buffets in earlier posts, but just to recap, you can get a main plus their unlimited salad bars starting at $14.90 nett (Javier’s) and $15.50++ (Earle Swensen’s) as part of their promotional weekday set lunches. Their salad buffet alone costs $11.90 nett (Javier’s on weekdays only) and $15.90++ (Earle Swensen’s daily usual pirce). Recently, two additional salad bar buffets opened near my home. Not only do they have more variety than Javier’s and Earle Swensen’s, but they are offering incredibly affordable opening deals.
Located within walking distance from Toa Payoh MRT Station, Krazy Salad Bar and Seasonal Salad Bar offer more than just salads. Their buffets both have a wide variety of items (over 50), including soups, pastas, premixed salads, ice creams (with different toppings), and fruits, along with many choices of accompanying mains.
Here are some photos and facts about each of the restaurants:
Krazy Salad Bar:
The thing that impressed me about Krazy Salad Bar was that on the day I went, they had nachos with guacamole and chili con carne as part of their salad bar. I don’t often see these items in Singapore (Mexican food is not ubiquitous here as it is in the States, and avocados are quite expensive here so I rarely see free-flow guacamole).
Their prices are as follows (please note that some prices are promotional, not valid on PHs and PH eves, and for a limited time only):
- $8.90++ for just their salad bar between 3 – 5pm (or anytime if you are a student or a senior age 60 and above)
- from $19.90++ for their super value mains (all mains include their salad bar buffet)
- from $29.85++ for 2 mains (this price is inclusive of a limited time promotion, where the second main is 50% off)
- $50++ for any 3 mains from their promotional menu ($16.67++ per person) until Sept 2015.
Seasonal Salad Bar:
What impressed me about Seasonal Salad Bar was that on the day I went, they had prawns, samosas and spring rolls as part of their salad bar. Many diners just piled their plates with prawns and skipped the veggies altogether. For dessert, in addition to fruit, Seasonal Salad Bar also had green bean soup.
Their prices are as follows (please note that some prices are promotional and for a limited time only):
- $13.40++ for just their salad bar from 2.30 – 5pm (they advertise $9.90++ but it is a bit misleading because you must also purchase a refillable drink at $3.50++)
- $17.90++ for just their salad bar for lunch (daily)
- from $19.90++ for their mains (all mains include their salad bar buffet)
- from $19.90++ for lobster mains as part of their opening special
What Both Have in Common
Can you get a decent meal by just ordering the salad bar alone? Definitely! Even if you don’t order a main, which is just a larger serving of protein, you can get chicken breast, chicken soup, ham, chili con carne (Krazy), and prawns (Seasonal) for your protein source when you order the salad bar alone (do note that their menu does rotate weekly so some of these items may change).
If you need starchy carbs to fill you up, both salad bars have an assortment of pastas, potato salads, potato wedges/french fries, and rice. And of course, you can end your meal with soft-serve ice cream plus toppings and an assortment of fruits. That’s not bad if you happen to be eating during their promotional hours in the afternoon when their buffet is just $8.90++ (Krazy) and $13.40++ (Seasonal).