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    My Goodness

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    Jessie Webster

    The teriyaki veggie bowl at Goodness Fresh Food and Juice Bar is pure goodness. 

    Goodness Fresh Food and Juice Bar is just what its name suggests: good — really good. Barely shy of great.

    Located on the first floor of the Hub at Tucson apartments, Goodness offers fresh, healthy and local food for anyone wanting a little more out of a meal than grease and a $3 price. Goodness serves up flavorful food that tastes as good as it is good for one’s health. If one is willing to pay a little more for lunch, they’re in store for a meal that they can feel good about eating.

    The teriyaki veggie bowl was filling and light with edamame, zucchini, broccoli and green onion. The tender carrots featured a bit of their greens still attached, which added a pleasant crunch. However, diners beware. The accompanying sauce in the plastic cup is straight soy, not more of the delicious teriyaki.

    The turkey, pesto & goat cheese sandwich, lose the goat cheese add provolone, was savory but not heavy. The turkey had great flavor, and the tomatoes added a nice acidic burst in each bite. The pesto was a bit of a let down, but adding the accompanying sauce added a creamy kick.

    The only letdown was the chicken taco. With jack cheese, cabbage, roasted red peppers and pepitas, one would expect a bright and flavor intensive dish. However, the taco fell flat. The whole wheat tortilla had excellent flavor, however.

    If one is looking for food on the run, the restaurant offers take out, as well as a small market which stocks healthy favorites like Popchips. The fast-casual restaurant is unsurprisingly both fast and casual. The food took five minutes to reach the table, making it an excellent option for students rushing to class and needing sustenance.

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