Orlando may be famous for its hearty buffets with generous portions for the average resort traveler, but there are still alternatives for lighter and healthier eating when you need lots of choices. Sweet Tomatoes is one place where you can enjoy some of the healthiest salad and baked goods assortments, and Orlando is home to two locations just minutes from Disney and neighboring parks.
Sweet Tomatoes: What to Expect
Sweet Tomatoes is a chain, and is set up with convenience in mind. The location on South Kirkman Road in Orlando offers both booth and table seating, and the buffet line is easy to navigate. If you choose to build your own salad, expect to wait an extra five minutes to get to your destination; the restaurant is a busy spot for both locals and visitors so a little planning can help you get to each area smoothly and efficiently.
Sweet Tomatoes is open for both lunch and dinner, and offers a range of tossed and prepared salads, soups, pastas, muffins, and desserts. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarina options are available, and each item is labeled as low-fat or otherwise. Choose from dozens of classic and gourmet soups and salads, and be sure to make a stop at the dessert bar for low fat frozen yogurt, cake, and pudding.
Menu Highlights at Sweet Tomatoes
A few not-to-be-missed salads and soup offerings at Sweet Tomatoes include the:
-Joan’s Broccoli Madness, a restaurant favorite that disappears quickly
-Artichoke Rice: a great side for any salad and soup combo
-Deep Kettle House Chili: a hearty but surprisingly low fat soup
-Buffalo Chicken Focaccia: in the baked goods section, be sure to grab a couple as these also disappear fast
-Won Ton Chicken Happiness Salad: a zesty and flavorful asian chicken salad
-Fire-Roasted Tomato Basil Alfredo: a hearty pasta dish that can easily become a meal in itself
-Chocolate Lava Cake: only available for dinner but well worth the wait!
Other Information About Sweet Tomatoes
Sweet Tomatoes does make it easy to load up your plate with your favorites, and it’s a great place to enjoy a variety of high quality salads and pasts dishes you don’t have the time-or ingredients-to prepare on your own. Soda refills are free, and you can easily enjoy a hearty meal for either lunch or dinner. It’s a great spot to grab a lighter meal if you’re traveling or visiting attractions in Orlando.
If you happen to stop in on a Sunday morning, you can also enjoy a healthy feast with the Sunday brunch menu; Sweet Tomatoes offers scrambled eggs, waffles, oatmeal, muffins, and make-your-own breakfast burritos for a custom brunch you’ll have a hard time finding anywhere else.
Where to Find Sweet Tomatoes in Orlando
Sweet Tomatoes has three locations in central Florida; two in Orlando and one in neighboring Altamonte Springs (about 10 miles from downtown Orlando). You’ll find it at 6877 South Kirkman Road and 4678 E Colonial Drive in Orlando-both easily accessible from the Interstate and International Drive. You can also visit the website for more information and locations nationwide.