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Daily Greenz's Tuscan tofu salad.

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Daily Greenz's Tuscan tofu salad.


Lean, Green Feeding Machine

Daily Greenz Delivers Sustainable Salads and More


If you had a resolution to eat well in 2012, there’s no better place to begin than Daily Greenz (dailygreenzetc.com, [805] 636-3812), which will deliver fresh, usually all-organic lunches to your workplace.

Who? Daily Greenz is run by proprietor chef Cristina Gonzalez and eco-cuisine business executive Elsa Cisneros. “We both have 20-plus years in the industry; we’ve learned our way up in the best corporate environments,” Cisneros says. “We definitely have the skills to make this happen.” Both have worked at esteemed places, including the Bon Appétit Management Company and Lazy Acres, and have started this catering and food service delivery company in hopes of expanding to storefronts. Cisneros asserts, “This is definitely a concept we see growing into multiple units.”

Why? “We were both working a lot of hours at Lazy Acres, and when we left work, we didn’t feel like cooking,” Cisneros explains. “We didn’t think we could find anything that was quality and worthy.” They figured they had to do it themselves, basing their idea on places they’d seen in San Francisco and Los Angeles. “Once you’ve seen the difference between natural foods and conventional foods, it’s hard to go back,” she says. “It seems only natural if you eat that yourself to offer it to other people.”

What? Daily Greenz’s menu is farmers-market driven, so it can change every other week. Cisneros likes to call the food “very filling without feeling heavy.” Some of the customers’ favorites are the grilled lemongrass chicken salad featuring rice noodles (it’s wheat-free, then) with a cool and refreshing chili-lime dressing, the grilled eggplant mezze wrap (Cisneros says customers have threatened them if they ever dare take it off the menu), and the flank steak wrap, usually made with Rancho San Julian Beef and dressed up with goat cheese, roasted garlic aioli, and cilantro pesto.

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