No this ain’t your average bowl of rabbit food.
I’m talking about Mad Radish‘s perfectly crafted bowls, featuring various types of greens, vegetables and proteins.
And take it from me, from someone who likes to eat meat, these salads definitely make the cut!
I recently had the chance to sit down with the brains behind the brand, founder David Segal.
If the name sounds familiar, it’s likely because David is one of the co-founders of the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country. I’m talking about DAVIDsTEA!
David said it best, he was tired of eating boring salads. People are too focused on everything but flavour.
He said Mad Radish was created to prove that good-for-you can taste amazing too!
David works closely with his Executive Chef, Nigel Finley, former chef of The Chase in Toronto and a rising star in Canada’s food scene.
During our meeting I had the opportunity to indulge in a bowl myself. I opted for protein and spice.
The Fired Up Chicken bowl is loaded with mixed rice, roasted sweet potato, crisp peppers and cabbage, pickled radish and a cilantro-jalapeno salsa and topped with hot sauce marinated chicken.
And this is real chicken – not the rubbery, white comminuted type.
The contrasting flavours of the spicy chicken with the sweet potato and the wide range of textures from the cabbage to the radish are sensational.
I also enjoyed a fantastic freshly baked Rosemary Focaccia. This bread is pure perfection!
The subtle taste of delicious olive oil shines through and is topped with fleur de sel. Making the flavours pop.
There are currently 2 locations in Ottawa, one on the corner of Albert St. & Metcalfe St. and another in the Glebe on Bank St, but David plans to take his venture to new heights – and with his entrepreneurial past – he likely will!
The other perk to mobile ordering is that you can simply walk-in, grab your order and go – no waiting around.
It was a pleasure to meet David and discuss the Mad Radish vision.
In my opinion, David and Nigel are doing many things right and will become leaders in the made to order salad industry.
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