Monday, December 3, 2012

fresh city - review and giveaway

Update: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to winner, Eliza!

It's finals time, you guys, and that means I've been spending all my days typing, reading, clicking, and pulling out my hair. Just over a week to go and I'm in the clear!

This is my seventh year of college final exams, and it somehow still catches me by surprise. I'm always a little stunned to remember how draining it can be, how there's so little time for anything else...exercise, tv, cooking...

So it was a wonderful surprise this year to get an email with the subject, "Can we bring you lunch?"

Um, yes please.

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Fresh City brought by salad and sandwiches and desserts last week so J and I could sample a bit of their menu. And while I consider some of their items a bit indulgent (think thick mayo and chewie blondies), all of the ingredients are incredibly fresh, and everything is full of (mostly organic) raw fruits and veggies.

And don't get me wrong...there are plenty of amazingly healthy items on their menu too, and many of them can be customized to suit your tastes.

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Fresh City provides all their nutrition information online, and you can sort based on the healthy choices you prioritize (vegetarian, gluten free, low sodium...). One of their main goals is to be able to serve the dietary needs/preferences of a very diverse group of people. Though I generally prefer independent businesses to chains, this reliable information is something I really love. (And they've got a location at Logan airport...always good to know where to get fresh food when traveling!)

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Would I spend my money on it?

For sure. While I'd probably opt for a mom-n-pop place if it were available, this would definitely be a great option with a group of people with picky preferences or if you're looking for a fast, easy, healthy meal. I'll definitely be checking it out next time I'm at the airport.

So here's where it gets awesome for you too. One of you can win a $10 gift card to Fresh City. They have locations across Massachusetts, and one each in Connecticut and New Jersey.

Each person can enter up to two times. Leave a comment for each entry. Doing each of the following will earn you an entry:

1. Visit the Fresh City website, then leave a comment on this post telling me which menu item you'd like to try.
2. Share this giveaway via twitter with a link to this post (leave a comment below).

The winner will be chosen randomly next Monday, 12/10.

Good luck! And stay fresh. ;-)

7 comments:

  1. We must be on the same PR list or something, because both Fresh City and Cut Out and Keep contacted me as well - I'm doing my "superstar" week after Christmas!! That blondie looks deeeeelish.

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  2. Well that's really nice of them! What an interesting way to promote a business

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  3. This post made me so hungry! :) xoxo, eliza

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  4. The burrito grande, for sure! I'd also be interested in the sugar content of the smoothies. Love ALL your blog entries!

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  5. Well, I'm a sandwich girl. I took a gander at the menu and I'd love the Cordoba Turkey sandwich. MAYO. YUM.

    (Did that just gross you out? Maybe.)

    The roast beef one also looks good.

    SAMMIES. YUMMY.

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  6. Watermelon smoothie! Would love to think it's summer again.

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  7. veggie stir fry with tofu and ginger lime sauce.. delish!

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Thanks for making me smile. =)