Last year, our tiny country - Singapore has thrown away enormous amounts of perfectly edible food. This happens both at homes and businesses. If averted, it could have served a meal for more than 100,000 Singaporeans! And guess what, salads are among the most commonly wasted foods.
But how exactly are they wasted? For Salad Shops, it makes business sense to prepare 15-20% more food than required. Thus, they have little alternatives but to discard unsold ingredients at the end of the day despite vegetables’ potential 3-5 day shelf-life.
Luckily, most salad shops recognise the monumental impact of food waste on the environment and their business. Hence, they are taking progressive steps to reduce their carbon footprint.
Here are 4 salad stores that have embarked on their green journey with Just Dabao to reduce operational food waste.
The Salad Shop
Have you ever ordered a scrumptious looking salad off the aesthetically pleasing menu, but felt dissatisfied when you took your first bite? We’ve all been there.
The Salad Shop has designed its menu to ensure that every ingredient complements each other, resulting in the perfect marriage between the flavours and textures on your palate. Have your pick from their wide variety of signature boxes, such as the Fire Box and J-Box, at only $10! Bring your own containers to enjoy an additional $0.50 off your orders.
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Address: UOB Plaza 2, Raffles Pl, #01-20 80, 048624
Lifebowl serves one of the most affordable rice bowls in the market using only the freshest ingredients. You can feast on various salad, and rice bowls ranging from their hearty chicken/fish rice bowl topped off with free dressing to a Vegan Rice Bowl served with delicious Vegan meatballs. Apart from partnering with Just Dabao, Lifebowl also provides compostable wooden cutleries instead of non-biodegradable plastic cutleries!
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Address: 114 Lavender St, #01-08, Singapore 338729
Crunch time is coming, and you need nourishing foods to fuel you through your intense studying sessions. With outlets at NUS, NTU and SMU, Mixed Greens is perfect for a quick and healthy bite between lessons. Choose from a variety of hold and cold toppings, made from premium ingredients such as their signature Seasoned Smoked duck and Lemon & Herbs Chicken Breast at affordable prices to further spice up your bowl!
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NTU: Canteen B, Fine Food@South Spine, 50 Nanyang Avenue
SMU Connexion: 40 Stamford Road
NUS Utown: Fine Food @ UTown, National University Of Singapore, 1 Create Way, Town Plaza, 138602
The Sandwich Shop
Need to add a bit of variety to your healthy food options? Look no further than The Sandwich Shop.
The Sandwich Shop offers a staggering 150 types of products across over 10 categories ranging from coffee and desserts, to a plant-based menu! All foods are made fresh daily at every outlet, ensuring that you enjoy fresh-tasting food with every bite. Apart from partnering with Just Dabao, The Sandwich Shop also works with Food from the Heart, ensuring that not a single crumb goes to waste.
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Collyer Quay: 16 Collyer Quay #01-04, Income at Raffles, Singapore 049318
MBFC Tower 3: 12 Marina Boulevard #02-07, Marina Bay Financial Centre, Tower 3, Singapore 018982
Gateway East: 152 Beach Road #01-04, Gateway East, Singapore 189721
Leading a healthy lifestyle doesn't have to put a hole in your wallet.
Go Green by Eating green with Just Dabao!