One place that caught my eye right off the bat was Crazy Bowls & Wraps. It’s right near Kenwood & Cooper Road near the CVS and US Bank. It’s got quite a large area inside to eat and there are a couple of tables outside. The bonus for me – they have online ordering as well! So I can order from my desk and walk downstairs to pick it up.
The menu is a bit like Chipotle – you build your own bowl or wrap – you add the protein – pick the sauce and they make it up for you. They don’t do it right in front of you – but it’s the same idea – in the realm of “quick service” as they call it now.
They’re going for a very healthy, organic vibe – which is easily noticed in their drink selection. Lots of choices in the organic tea world. They also have a salsa and sauce bar next to the drink bar.
I’ve been a few times now since they are so close!
First I tried the Fajita Stir Fry Bowl – Grilled Chicken ($9.05) – comes with Red pepper, red onion, zucchini, tomato, lime,
jalapeño-cilantro sauce, cheddar, avocado, beans,
roasted jalapeño; served with a warm tortilla.
I liked this but the chicken is a little bland and all in all – it’s a little dry. Definitely ask for extra sauce – they have a really great lime ranch that I love so I always ask for a couple of those in addition to their corn salsa.
I would love for them to have the option of steak or carnitas. The other options besides grilled chicken are crispy chicken (+ .50), grilled tofu or grilled salmon (+$2).
On another occasion I tried what is now basically my standard order – the Santa Fe Salad ($8.95 + $2 for salmon) which has mixed greens, corn salsa, tomato, avocado, cheddar,
jalapeño-cilantro vinaigrette. I usually get the dressing on the side and ask for the ranch as well.
I felt bad about eating fish at work but nobody complained so I guess it’s ok – at least I’m not cooking it! The salmon is a really nice addition – you don’t really find fish as an offering for quick service often and this is so healthy! They cooked the salmon perfectly – it was actually not overcooked!
The corn salsa is my favorite add-on – they have it on the salsa bar but when I do the online order – I always ask for that as well.
You can get chips and salsa with your order as well – but I usually don’t. The chips are a little hard and I just don’t figure I need the extra calories – the salad is good on it’s own.
Why Should You Go? Crazy Bowls is a great addition especially because pretty much every choice you make there is healthy. In addition to the bowls I’ve tried, they also have wraps (buffalo, caesar, thai & more), soups, sides and kids meals. Here’s a link to the Blue Ash menu – they also have a location in Mason and are opening one on Beechmont soon.
Be sure to follow me on Facebook as well – I’ll be doing a flash giveaway there as well for a couple of free lunches! And hey – you can message me and I’ll meet you there!