Commentary by Mike Gillis
Where to go: Fresh to Order
Address: 13230 Harrell Pkwy., Suite 400, Noblesville
What to get: Everything
Mike G’s take: It’s exactly what they call it, fine, fast food. Fresh to Order has a big, healthy offering made simple with its breakdown into the following categories: panini sandwiches, soup and salads, outside-the-box burgers, chef’s small plates and entrée long plates. If you like dishes with chicken, shrimp, salmon, steak and substitutes like tofu with fresh vegetables and ingredients, this is the place for you.
What to try: Blackened Lime Shrimp Small Plate, $6.50 – It’s a small dish loaded with flavor from the blackened seasoning on the shrimp, served on a bed of Asian slaw, mandarin oranges and drizzled with lime ranch dressing.
Smokey Southwest Chicken Panini Sandwich, $8.90 – Served on toasted ciabatta or whole wheat flatbread, stuffed with spicy hand-pulled chicken breast, cheese, tortilla strips, lettuce and southwest ranch dressing.
Crispy Calamari Small Plate, $6.50 – Fried to perfection, making the calamari tender and topped with a ginger apricot vinaigrette sauce.
Grilled Salmon Entrée Long Plate, $14.30 – You can try this with black bean orange sauce and fresh coconut curry sauce. It’s topped with a roasted corn relish that is amazing, a side of baby greens and wheat berry rice.
Owners founded this place on “you don’t have to go broke to have a fresh meal.” You can enjoy a good meal at max price of $15 opposed to paying more than $30 at a fine dining restaurant for similar meals. If it is your first time get two small plates opposed to one long entrée plate with each of the small plates, you can add a half-soup or side salad for an additional $2. A kids menu ranges from $4.50 to $6.50 and offers fresh vegetables paired with chicken tenders or dishes similar to the adult meals.