A restaurant called Sweet Tomatoes is opening later this year at the corner of 7th and Currie Streets, which is just a hop, skip, and jump from where I work.



Regular Blotch readers know all about the painful demise of my honey hole lunch spot last year. This led to a stumbling quest for a new favorite lunch spot that continues to this day.  In fact, I’ve given up on a single restaurant filling the bill, and now I have a handful of North Side and Near West Side favorites — El Asadero, Nuevo Leon, Dickey’s BBQ, Nizza Pizza, and Central Market salad bar.


I love a good salad bar, but Central Market is kind of a far drive from my workplace just to get a good spinach salad.

News of a Sweet Tomatoes opening up nearby is exciting. Except (1) I’ve never heard of them or eaten at one, (2) I don’t know if it’s any good, and, most importantly, (3) I don’t know how much it costs.

I refuse to pay $10 for a salad.

I googled Sweet Tomatoes to check it out and clicked on “Locations & Menus.”

Hmmm, there’s a Sweet Tomatoes in Arlington, Irving and Dallas. Who knew?

The online menu is remarkably organized, allowing you to click on any food item and get a complete nutritional breakdown of calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium, fiber, etc.

But it’s missing the prices.

That doesn’t bode well.

Oh well, if the salad bar is under $10 you’ll be seeing my smiling and nutritionally cognizant face around there quite a bit, reading the latest issue of Fort Worth Weekly and picking spinach out of my molars with a toothpick, I imagine.


  1. I have eaten at Sweet Tomatoes many times. There was a location in Orlando when I lived there. This is one of my wife’s favorite places to eat. The best way to describe Sweet Tomato is viewing Souper Salad to Kroger and Sweet Tomato is Central Market. They feature a different ingredient each month that is infused into all of their recipes. The prices should be reasonable, I don’t remember paying more than 10 for the whole salad bar. Also, if you join their mailing list, you can get coupons on a regular basis. I think you will pleasantly surprised. I was quite excited to find out they were opening in such a great location.