When Verd opened in Barangaroo in July, it helped to redefine healthy fast food. After finding success with a corporate crowd, the takeaway salad bar is expanding to Surry Hills.
To celebrate its new home, the team is giving away 100 free raw Rad-Thai bowls this Friday October 27. They’re piled with greens, tofu, shredded carrot, beetroot, daikon, adzuki sprouts, peanuts, coriander, mint and a zesty coconut-satay dressing. They’ll be handed out with fresh lemonade from 12pm.
The full menu will launch the following Monday, October 30.
Joe Pagliaro and Grace Watson (the team behind the now-closed Zeitgeist) are behind the concept and will offer just six bowls and three drinks at the new bar. It will operate entirely cash-free. The idea is that all salads can be assembled quickly and customisation is simple. Diners can add activated almonds, seitan, kimchi, avocado, Iggy’s bread and other premium ingredients.
Classic options in Barangaroo include the Not-Caesar with lettuce, cherry tomatoes, vegan parmesan and tempeh bacon; or the Spiced Dahl with brown rice, lentils, coconut yoghurt and marinated kale.
There’ll also be raw desserts and house-made nut milks to go with coffee and smoothies.
The space, designed by Liam Mugavin is minimal and revolves around a long salad bar, which has a tap pouring seasonal drinks.
Verd will open at 3,118 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills this Friday, October 27.