Why Eat Ripe?

Health nut? Gym rat? Helicopter mom?

Vegan? Vegetarian? Carnivore? Omnivore?

High protein? Low carb?  Gluten-free? Lactose-intolerant?

Ripe has you covered. Everyone from passionate foodies to evolved eaters has plenty of choice with our enormous selection of delicious, inventive menu items. No matter how specific (or not) your food focus is, you’ll find lots of tempting options for every meal at Ripe.

No wonder some of our customers come back two, even three times a day.

Why? Because the food is healthy AND delicious.

How? We started with the Ripe idea of using only the best ingredients available at the moment — ingredients at their absolute tip-top peak of flavor. Then, we created delicious recipes with simple cooking methods.

Like grilling. It intensifies the flavor and adds a subtle, smoky richness to veggie, fish and meat dishes. Not to mention, the fat sizzles in the flames.

And steaming, which expands flavors to their fullest. While you’ll never see a steam table with food that’s been wilting for hours, you can order from a huge variety of freshly steamed menu items.

There’s one more little element that we’re big on at Ripe: seasoning. Through our own trial and error, and suggestions from customers in the early days, we’ve created zingy seasoning and spice combinations, zippy sauces and rich marinades that are slam dunk winners.

Customer reviews consistently say that our lively and mouth-watering recipes weren’t what they expected from a “health food” restaurant.

Finally, our portion size won’t give you hunger pangs, our prices won’t give you sticker shock.

Thing is, you can’t go wrong at Ripe with our health-driven menu. Whatever you select will be delicious, made to order with fresh ingredients. We also have a kids menu — delicious choices that venture outside the nugget box.

Come and get it

Ready for breakfast?  Our wraps, omelets and breakfast sandwiches start with egg whites, and we don’t skimp on the bacon — which is a-okay when it’s high-protein/low-fat turkey bacon. You’ll never miss the calories and cholesterol of egg yolks, or the fat of pork bacon when you bite into our Wake Up Call wrap — egg whites, tasty turkey bacon topped with low-fat American cheese. Or dig into the our Signature Omelet that doesn’t quit: egg whites whipped with market fresh spinach, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, peppers, broccoli — and low-fat mozzarella. Meat eaters love the juicy, marinated lean sirloin on our Steak and Egg White Sandwich. There are a dozen breakfast items to choose from, plus hearty sweet potato pancakes.

Something on the Side

For a light meal or snack, scoop up our savory soups — like thick, rich Split Pea or light, aromatic Chicken Noodle, made with little to no sodium. Break open a steaming baked sweet or white potato, or go global with the international flavors of Mexican black beans, heady jasmine rice, or crunchy blue chips with mucho-gusto guacamole.

Snack on berry fresh oatmeallow-fat yogurt muffinsfreshest fruit salad or  creamy low-fat yogurt with granola and berries. We even have sugar-free cheesecake for dessert.

Salad Days

Who knew salad could be comfort food? Ripe Juice Bar & Grill salads are big bowl of heaven. Up to the minute fresh fruit and veggies with snap and crunch, low-fat/high flavor dressings like down home BBQ, fruity aromatic Raspberryor Citrus, zingy Honey Mustard or creamy Balsamic. The Ripe salad menu offers the freshest take on the popular salads like Greek and Classic Caesar, as well as our own unique creations.

How about this bright sunny combo for a dreary day? Louie’s Tropical Island.

Golden nuggets of flame grilled chicken breast combined with creamy-smooth avocado, the euphoric flavor of cilantro, sweet/tart mandarin orange, a bright splash of lemon and citrus dressing.

Every forkful is different in our Cancun Salad — a wild combination of amazing ingredients like avocado, tomatoes, raisins, apples, almonds, sunflower seeds, and light raspberry dressing.

Check out the Ripe salad menu for all of the options and variations –keep it veggie, or  add juicy grilled chicken, firm and fresh salmon, tuna or tender steak, all with your choice of 9 dressings.

Get Bowled Over

Here’s  a concept: creative combos of great ingredients rolled into your choice of wraps, or served over a mound of steaming brown rice.  Ripe offers almost a dozen combinations, like spicy  Mexicali Wrap –  grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato, turkey bacon, onion, cilantro and hot sauce; Protein Garden — silky roasted red peppers, firm black beans, avocado with the totally unexpected but perfect accent of teriyaki sauce; or South of the Border, a 6 -oz. juicy grilled sirloin with spicy Mexican black beans, nutty brown rice, a kick of Pico de Gallo sauce, and low-fat sour cream. Or keep it light with Popeye, flame grilled chicken, fresh spinach, and creamy low-fat mozzarella in a toasted spinach wrap.

These are just a few of our wrap/rice bowl combos, created by our chefs and our customers to leave your taste buds happy and your body healthy.

Some like it Hot

For our customers who like to really dig in, Ripe has a varied selection of mouth watering burgers — like a lean and mean Canadian bison burger; classic home-style grilled turkey burger on 7-grain bread; and our fresh, full-flavoredgarden burger, gussied up with low-fat mozzarella and honey-Dijon mustard.

For dinner or a splurge at lunch, Ripe offers fantastic entrees served with a crispy house salad. Like Chinese food? Not crazy about the fat, sodium and (gulp!) MSG? Then you’ll love our wildly popular dinner special: The Great Wall— a stir fry of light, lean oriental-spiced chicken, steak and broccoli marinated in low sodium soy sauce and hot sauce, served over jasmine rice and sesame seeds.

Or pick a flame grilled entree with the taste of summer, like Grilled Norwegian salmon with steamed veggies, orProtein Boost Grilled Chicken or Flank Steak, served with toothy black beans and snappy steamed vegetable.

By the way, Ripe has a Vegan Platter to beat the band: a mound of steamed vegetables, brown rice, Mexican black beans and sweet potato.

Place your order online now, and dinner is served!