Healthy on the go? No prob.
Chase Hospitably Group’s Palm Lane is serving up gourmet greens, grains and smoothies in a luxe, fast-casual spot on the upper level of Yorkville Village.
CHG president Steven Salm saw a gap in the market for nutritious salads made with quality, sustainable ingredients. Culinary director Tyler Shedden, inspired by recent travels to Asia – especially Vietnam – created healthy dishes based on different regions including Korea, Thailand and Japan.
Choose from nine composed salads, four grain bowls, as well as build-your-own options from 80 ingredients including: vegetables from local suppliers such as 100 Km Foods, Inc., grains, seaweed, poultry, meat, cheese, bread, herbs nuts and seeds. Expect the unexpected with elevated items of crispy rice noodles, cauliflower pakoras, kelp noodles, poached egg, and kefir vinaigrette. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-, dairy- and nut-free options are also available.
All dressings are made from scratch in-house.
Taking it to go? Your meal’s packed in biodegradable containers – take-away bowls are made from pulp, utensils are made of plant starch, and napkins are comprised of recycled materials.
Four smoothies ($9-$11) run the gamut of chocolatey (The Assistant, $9 with peanut butter, dates, oats, espresso, cocoa nibs, cocoa powder, and almond milk) to veggie (The Hulk, $11, with apple, spinach, avocado, agave, lemon, coconut oil, mint, and hemp seeds.)
Juices, kombucha and other drinks are available as well.
Fixtures and Fittings
The 2000 sqhard-feet restaurant is elegantly set between luxe boutiques on Yorkdale Village’s upper level.
If the sleek space designed by GH+A reminds you of CHG’s other resto in Yorkville – Planta – it’s no wonder: the dramatic ceiling, brass chairs and cutlery all feel familiar, as does the botanical flamingo wallpaper by local designer Candice Kaye (Kaye also designed Planta’s chic wall covering).
Custom-built tabletops are a mix of oak and Caesar Stone. Black and brass chairs were brought in from L.A. And the stunning bowls you get to enjoy when dining in? They’re from Torres & Tagus, out of Vancouver.
Off the Menu
Liliko’I ($10) – vegan, g/f
Start the day with this bright, tropical go-getter smoothie comprised of banana, mango, passionfruit, coconut milk, agave, and turmeric.
Niloo ($13.50) – vegan
Delve into a vegan Middle Eastern-inspired salad brimming with romaine, bulgur, cucumber, zucchini, pomegranate, fresh parsley, mint, dill, raisins, walnuts, sumac, and za’atar, finished with tahini dressing.
Tokyo ($13.95) – vegan, g/f
Craving sushi but not the carbs? This bowl o’ romaine, cabbage, spinach, edamame, nori, mushrooms, avocado, radish, yuba cracker, sesame seeds, tofu, with tamari miso dressing satisfies.
Bombay ($13.25) – vegan, g/f
Brown rice, lentils, chickpeas, sweet potato, romaine, pickled onion, coconut, mango, cilantro, and dates with Vadouvan coconut vinaigrette make for a mighty filling meal – so much fiber! But no doubt you’ll polish off the addictive cauliflower pakoras with ease.
Greek Goddess ($13.25)
Standard Greek salad components – iceberg, romaine, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, sweet peppers, kalamata olives, feta, and oregano vinaigrette – get an upgrade thanks to pepperoncino, lots of parsley, pita, quinoa, and yogurt.
Palm Lane accommodates 65 guests for dine-in. Take-out and catering are also available.
At the Bowl: Tyler Shedden, Culinary Director
Head Honcho: Steven Salm, President Chase Hospitality Group
Map it: Yorkdale Village (55 Avenue Rd., Upper Level)
Sunday to Saturday: 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Phone it in: (647) 349-1085
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