A common complaint for on campus dining last year was, “Man, I wish there were some place on campus that offered healthier food besides the fried stuff we eat everywhere else.” Looking around campus this year, you may have noticed the Radford University community is rapidly growing and making changes. One of the most noticeable is the new restaurant that has taken the place of Wild Ginger. Wild Greens, as it is now called, is a Subway-esque eatery located in the Bonnie Hurlbert Student Center that allows you to choose one of their specialty salads or the option of creating your own. They offer soup, as well as many different types of salad mixes, toppings and dressings for your dish. You also have the option of adding grilled chicken or steak, tuna or chicken salad, as well as a bread stick on the side to complete the deal. All of these options help you create a meal that is truly your own.
As a new restaurant on campus, the line to eat there can sometimes be a bit intimidating, but it’s definitely worth the wait. If you find that you don’t have time, you can always grab one of their ready-made sandwiches prepared with ingredients as fresh as your salads. If you find that you want something a little sweet to top off your healthy meal, they also have desserts such as tiramisu and hot fudge cake.
Wild Greens is a welcome option to the meal choices on campus and offers a fresh alternative for students’ meal plans.
“I really enjoy the new salad bar,” junior Kate Fisher said. “It’s a quick, healthy option that’s great for a busy person like myself. It makes eating healthier much more convenient.”
Judging by the occasional long line, it would seem that most of the student body agrees.
Wild Greens is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., noon through 1 a.m. on Saturday and noon to midnight on Sunday. If you haven’t tried it yet, or even if you have, be sure to stop by between any of those hours to get your healthy food fix!