Augusta Eats Local at The Southern Salad

Augusta Eats Local at The Southern Salad

Mar 1, 2019 | Augusta Eats Local, Where To Eat

A New Take on Salad

What’s the buzz in town these days? The Southern Salad, which opened late last year and already has a loyal following. The Southern Salad is unique in downtown Augusta because you can walk in, create your own amazingly fresh grain bowl or salad bowl and eat it there or take it with you. And don’t get me started on the smoothies. All of this created in minutes. Healthy fast food for kids and adults alike!

Many of the ingredients are straight from the farm, with all the greens coming from Hancock Farms, the eggs from J & L Farm and Stables, the milk from Hickory Hill Milk in Edgefield South Carolina, with many more local farmers coming on board. You can even purchase these ingredients for home-use right in the store. Owner Havird Usry stresses that the vision he sees for The Southern Salad is healthy, local, fresh, and sustainable food.

I know that I am enamored with the newly available reusable salad bowls. You get a $1 discount every time you use yours and not only do get to reduce the carbon footprint, but after eating their delicious salads, you will have actually paid back the price of the bowl and will continue to receive a discount! Talk about sustainability in addition to improving the quality of our lives.

In addition to clean eating, The Southern Salad also supports local charities. This year both Paceline, which is a local Georgia Cancer Center Fundraiser, and Augusta Locally Grown, our exceptional online farmers market, are beneficiaries. Hav points out that he feels it’s important to encourage customers not only to eat well, but also become active physically in the community to help them achieve the best version of themselves. That vision certainly comes through in every delicious bite! In order to promote an overall healthy lifestyle, The Southern Salad has a partnership with the American Heart Association, Paceline, and Fleet Feet and supports various local events.

Finally, though, Hav stresses that The Southern Salad is southern. That means that at The Southern Salad he wants every guest to feel like they are a part of the family, part of a beacon of light. “Whether it’s your first trip in, or you’re a regular, we want you to feel no burden while you are under The Southern Salad roof. Positivity is contagious, and we hope to be the spread of something great!”