It’s been just over a month since Garelick & Herbs opened its newest, and second Westport, location in the Saugatuck section of Westport with the familiar food favorites and a slightly more industrial vibe than its other locations. It's the most recent food establishment to open just below the new luxury condominiums, sharing the small section of town with Craft Butchery, The Whelk, and Saugatuck Sweets.
Many favorite dishes from the other locations are available, including an array of bright and beautiful salads (a crowd pleaser is the ever popular Kale and Quinoa). Also tempting are their prepared fish, chicken and meat entrées. Numerous pre-packaged pastas, sauces, soups and salads, as well as their selection of breads and cheeses are ready for purchase, whether to the beach or for a quick easy dinner. Their same, dangerously decadent, selection of sweets grace the counter by the register. For customers looking for a sandwich, Garelick offers Paninis, breakfast sandwiches and omelets. The space includes a large, brightly lit, dining area with plenty of comfortable seating, plus an espresso and coffee bar, more baked goods and delicious oatmeal; or enjoy outdoor seating.
On one of my visits I spoke with Andrew Meath, one of the managers. He attributes the steady stream of new and repeat customers to the already strong presence of other high-end food establishments in this location. Meath also sees a great deal of commuters stopping to grab a cup of coffee and a breakfast sandwich before hopping on the train.
Mid-day is another busy time as customers arrive from nearby businesses to grab a fast and healthy lunch. “We are mindful of nutrition. We use the best and the freshest ingredients. Our chicken salads are made with yogurt and our tuna salads are made with low-fat mayonnaise,” says Heath. “Our kale and quinoa salads, which have been a favorite in our other Westport shop, seem to be a favorite here as well.” He added that “When the weather cools we will add a daily soup to the menu and, soon we will have a van to deliver to the nearby condos and homes.”
The Saugatuck location is open 7 days a week; Monday through Saturday, 7:00 am – 8:00 pm, and on Sundays from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Garelick & Herbs
580 Riverside Avenue
Westport, CT 06880