CHIC & GREEN CAFE

>> Tuesday, February 16, 2010

CHIC & GREEN CAFE HAS CLOSED.
CHIC & GREEN CAFE
109-23 72nd Road
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(347) 475-0569


If you work in Midtown or FiDi, then you know how the salad cafe has grown into a venomous beast dominating the lunch scene. Pax, Chop't, Hale & Hearty, Cafe Europa, Pret A Manger... and those are just the ones I can name off the top of my head. They all sell salads, soups, sandwiches. Lunch zones where you can get your custom salad with everything. Pax will even take that salad and shred it into an inedible baby-food-like mush if you're so inclined to try drinking your salad through a straw.



Forest Hills has long anticipated its own Midtownesque lunch spot with EuroPan on the corner of Austin and 70th. But as of this writing it's progress is comparable to that of a stranded and dehydrated Bedouin crawling helplessly through the desert in search of water as the cruel Arabian sun saps his energy with each lethargic step. No one seems to have noticed Chic & Green, tucked between Austin and QB on 72nd next door to Best 1 Sushi.



Chic & Green is like a cute, Park Slopey version of the cold salad giants. It sports a bright white interior with light blue tables, and no sodas except the high brow Izzys. I'm not a salad person, but I can attest that the variety of toppings is comparable to the big boys. If memory serves, there are 26. They also serve sandwiches and soups and a handful of desserts. I tried their Mushroom Soup and was impressed. Creamy, not too salty, and with plenty of big chunks of mushroom.



Since salads aren't really my thing, I'll leave to everyone else to critique the place in their comments.



My soup and a water was about $7. Salads start at $6.50 The wi-fi is free.

4 comments:

Wayno2424,  February 16, 2010 at 11:44 AM  

I didn't know about this place. Ripe has been a great addition to the neighborhood and hopefully this place can too. Sometimes I just need something light. I will let u know how it is when I try it. Thanks for the word about this place.

Rebekah February 16, 2010 at 12:20 PM  

I didn't know that they were here, either. Thanks for keeping us updated.

Jon Parker February 16, 2010 at 2:18 PM  

Wayno, you should post you Valentine's Day meal alongside the Dee's post where it'd be most useful to people interested in other diners' experiences.

Susan February 17, 2010 at 9:29 AM  

I wanted so much to like this place when it first opened. I live on the other side of the church, so the thought of access to organic food steps away from my building was damn exciting.

While I can't vouch for the soup, I went back for salads several times the first few months they were opened. Blah. The salad and toppings just never tasted fresh to me. A friend from the 'hood gave up on them for the same reason.

So many people don't know about this place, I give them credit for hanging in there. Seems empty most times when I pass by.

Maybe I'll give them another shot at some point.

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