AS OF MID APRIL FOOD SECRET IS NO MORE. I HAVE LEFT THE REVIEW UP AS A SIGN OF RESPECT. RIP FOOD SECRET YOU WILL BE MISSED.
On arrival at Food Secret your first thought is to turn on a sixpence and retreat as quickly as you can before the health police* capture you and start talking about calories and saturated fats and the like. I urge you to continue. A world of variety awaits.
I admit it does look like it is only for the health conscious individual. Most of the food from the Grab and Go section comes with nutritional information, and tells you how many calories you are eating plus the food is given a rating on how good it is for you 5 stars means its very good 1 not so, but you need to look past this and enjoy the fact that here is a company that has dared to offer something different.
I am not going to lie, I love this place. So much effort seems to have gone into creating food that is fresh, tastes amazing and dare I say it, is healthy and nutritious. Salads such as Honey Cured ham and Five bean and Pasta , soups like the delicious Chorizo and butternut squash, and the Feta and Caramelised Onion Pita all keep me coming back. Plus you often get a healthy fact about what you are eating for example did you know that "the sulphur compounds in onions help detoxify the body", No, thought not, but now you do. You will never look at an onion in the same way again will you. I certainly haven't.
The prices at food secret have been changing with the winds over the past few months. However it now seems that the prices have settled, at a very reasonable rate I might add. Around £3,80 to £4,15 for a healthy, delicious and generous salad, and £4,95 for a Tall Pot, or £2.95 for a small pot - soup to you and I. Perfect for when the weather drops. Wraps, pittas and rolls are all around the £3 mark, again very reasonable for freshly made produce using quality ingredients.
Once you have successfully conquered the Grab and Go section, you might want to try creating your own salad or soup. Scary perhaps, but look how far you've come already!!
One last thing, nothing big but a nice touch all the same. The Food Secret website changes colour for you depending on whether you're a boy or girl. Its the small things that count.
Current Favourite: Marsala Chicken with Wild Rice Salad.
Open: Mon - Fri 9 -7, Sat 12,30 - 6,30
* A real organisaton made up of volunteers who will pop up at the most inconvenient times to tell you what you should and shouldn't be eating. I believe they are an ancillary of the salt police but I could be wrong.