Salads UP is the perfect, quick salad spot for UMich students. Select from a list of their “Signature Salads” or “Mix it UP” and create your own. While their salads are the main attraction, many people opt for their soup, juices, wraps or even froyo.
Some of our favorites include the Saddle UP Salad, which has romaine, black beans, chicken, corn, jalapeno, tomatoes, tortilla strips, white cheddar and chipotle ranch. Another front-runner is the Kale Caesar Salad, which is made up of kale, chicken, homemade croutons, parmesan, tomatoes, and Caesar dressing. The Robbs Cobb Salad, with romaine, chicken, egg, feta, tomatoes, turkey bacon and shallot balsamic vinaigrette is another must-try.
Salads UP has a laid back and modern vibe. There are a few long tables and a counter along the windows, so unless you’re coming with a big group around 10pm, expect to be sharing a table. There is outdoor seating, perfect for when it gets nice out. There are also plenty of people working on their laptops, so if you're swamped with work, feel free to multitask. If you don’t feel like eating at Salads UP, you can have it delivered (from 12pm-8pm) or get your order to-go.
Signature salads range from $9 to $11 and if you make your own, they start at $6.50, and increase in price based on which toppings you choose. Salads UP might be on the slightly more expensive side, but it’s well worth it since all of the produce is from local suppliers.
what to wear and who to bring
Salads UP is a fast, casual setting, so feel free to wear whatever. It’s totally acceptable to come straight after class in jeans and a sweater or after a workout session in gym clothes and sneakers. It’s the perfect place to bring friends or a study group for a quick bite, especially since it’s no more than a five minute walk from the Diag.
Salads UP was founded by two 2013 Michigan graduates, Robert Mayer and Max Steir. The two were roommates freshman year and then ended up living together all throughout college. As recent graduates who wished they had a healthy spot like this when they were students, they know exactly how to gear this restaurant toward the community.