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My Mix Creative Kitchen: Healthy Eats & Bold Flavors in Greenwich

Mix Creative Kitchen is the latest to grace the ever-growing and increasingly popular health-focused, quick serve restaurants in the area. Located near the bottom of Greenwich Avenue on Elm Street, a brightly lit café style eatery now occupies the longtime vacant space. The restaurant was created on the premise of bringing together “fast food” and “real food,” a theme that seems to be trending in Fairfield County. As I walked in and surveyed the premises, noting the salad and bowl areas as well as the items in the refrigerated sections I was reminded of other local favorites; The Granola Bar, Organika, B.GOOD and Freshii and was curious to see how this would stack up against the competition.

As I sat down next to a colleague I helped myself to the two soups that were offered, a golden corn chowder and a creamed broccoli. Always trying to watch my girlish figure, I was thrilled to learn that neither contained cream or any thickening agent, and made simply by blending the restaurant’s own house-made vegetable stock and fresh vegetables.

The Corn Chowder was rich, creamy and despite the simplicity of ingredients was fairly complex. First the unmistakable sweetness from the corn then a peppery finish which gave the soup a nice kick. The Broccoli Soup, also delightfully rich and creamy tasted of well-seasoned, freshly grown broccoli. Both soups were extraordinary and exactly what one wants on a cold, wintry day or evening.

From there I went on to sample several flatbread pizzas. The Napoli, made with San Marzano tomato sauce and mozzarella, The Polynesian with BBQ sauce, pineapple, red onion and mozzarella and the Garden Pizza with fresh vegetables. Each in its own right was delicious.

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Jessica Ryan