The dining facility aptly named Croutons, Salads, and Wraps

This is one of VCU’s healthiest options. The school has been pleasantly surprised at its popularity. They make everything right in front of you so you know it’s fresh, and the servings fill you right up until the next mealtime. The location opened in October of 2011 along with IHOP and Raising Cane’s.

OPTIONS
Wraps and salads, made the way you want it. Wraps can be on wheat, spinach, white or tomato. Meat options are chicken, grilled chicken, and tofu. Toppings range from lettuce to pineapple and hard boiled eggs. You can only get five toppings, including things like craisins, almonds, or raisins. There are a variety of sauces including 1000 island dressing, caesar, and the normal ranch.

WHERE
805 W. Grace St., at Laurel and Grace

HOURS
Monday-Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.

IF YOU HAVE A DINING PLAN
You can swipe at all times.
Wrap, chips/fruit, drink
Salad, chips/fruit, drink
And you can also get a soup, and either half a salad or half a wrap for a swipe too. Or half a salad and half a wrap. It’s a pretty sweet deal.

BUSY TIMES
Between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. is when it sees the most business, in part because its neighbors Raising Cane’s and IHOP aren’t offering swipes. It gets pretty busy again around dinner times, partially because that’s when everyone is coming back from the gym.

QUALITY
Everything is always fresh, though since Croutons now packages their meat in bags, I would be a little wary of those. It’s really meant only to give equal servings to people, but still. The fruit is always fresh though.

RECOMMENDED OPTIONS
I think everyone should try a garlic wrap with spinach, pineapple, and caesar dressing, but that’s just me. Anything and everything tastes better with pineapple, and craisins are never a bad choice.

TIPS
If they mess up your wrap, just ask for a new one. They might try to double wrap it, but trust me, that is NOT GOOD. Try for something else. Also, you can request spinach in your salad. You are not limited to their mixed lettuce or their romane lettuce. And you can request for bottled water if they don’t offer it straight up, as they do allow you to get fountain drinks elsewhere.

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