Aubergine pulls healthy options from all over the world and combines them in one nutritious menu

Aubergine and Company

Lehi, UT – Healthy, Mediterranean, Brazillian – $ to $$ – Casual
Sifter Critique

Nicole O. - Pro SifterMay 1, 2018

Overall 3.75

4.0

Food

3.0

Service

3.9

Ambience

4.1

Value

Overview

Aubergine is a restaurant that focuses on fresh, healthy ingredients. Their motto is, “improving people’s health and energy through better eating, in a convenient, easy and sustainable way.”

Aubergine’s menu mainly consists of salads, protein bowls, pita sandwiches, smoothies, and a few soups. Most of their dishes get their inspiration from Brazilian, Mediterranean, Thai, and Hispanic cultures. For instance, you can find a pita filled with falafel, get a chicken coconut curry bowl, or a Mexican dish with chicken, avocado, pico, and beans. You can also get some American dishes like seared Ahi or any protein with rice and veggies.

Value

Their prices are very reasonable and the food is of the highest quality. Their portions are also quite large and could be shared.

3 most popular dishes

Rio bowl, falafel pita, and chicken almond wild rice bowl.

What I ordered

Chicken almond wild rice bowl, exotic salad, and falafel pita.

Food quality

Chicken almond wild rice bowl: the chicken was a bit dry. The various vegetables are definitely fresh and plentiful. The roasted sweet potatoes are perfectly soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.

Exotic salad: this was amazing! I had a mix of all the greens and substituted chicken for tofu. The flavor of everything was, exotic and unfamiliar, but so good!

Falafel pita: the pitas are always packed to the brim. The pita was a bit dry but the falafel was flavorful and light. The veggies create a very Mediterranean flavor profile and keep things from being too heavy. You also have your choice between hummus or baba ghanoush as a spread and it comes standard tahini dressing. Aubergine has a few other sauces as well if you’re looking to change up the flavor profile.

Ambiance

The restaurant is very casual without a lot of light. There is one main eating area that allows for all size of groups. The garbage is usually full, the juice bar is usually running low, and the staff isn’t super friendly.

What I liked most

How great I feel after eating here. I have…issues…so I can’t just eat anywhere without feeling gross. If you have any dietary restrictions, you can usually find something here to fit the bill that tastes great, whether that’s AIP, paleo, keto, vegan, or many others. I also like that they make most things in-house using quality ingredients.

What I disliked most

The service usually is sub-par and slow and the chicken and pita were dry.

The verdict

While Aubergine focuses on fresh ingredients, their menu is a bit too eclectic. Most restaurants with various cuisines fail to deliver with all their dishes. I return here for one reason: the food tastes pretty good and you feel great after eating it. On the other hand, my husband thinks the food is decent but would rather go elsewhere. If your first value is nutrition, then this may be the place for you!

Overall 3.75

4.0

Food

3.0

Service

3.9

Ambience

4.1

Value

Overview

Aubergine is a restaurant that focuses on fresh, healthy ingredients. Their motto is, “improving people’s health and energy through better eating, in a convenient, easy and sustainable way.”

Aubergine’s menu mainly consists of salads, protein bowls, pita sandwiches, smoothies, and a few soups. Most of their dishes get their inspiration from Brazilian, Mediterranean, Thai, and Hispanic cultures. For instance, you can find a pita filled with falafel, get a chicken coconut curry bowl, or a Mexican dish with chicken, avocado, pico, and beans. You can also get some American dishes like seared Ahi or any protein with rice and veggies.

Value

Their prices are very reasonable and the food is of the highest quality. Their portions are also quite large and could be shared.

3 most popular dishes

Rio bowl, falafel pita, and chicken almond wild rice bowl.

What I ordered

Chicken almond wild rice bowl, exotic salad, and falafel pita.

Food quality

Chicken almond wild rice bowl: the chicken was a bit dry. The various vegetables are definitely fresh and plentiful. The roasted sweet potatoes are perfectly soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.

Exotic salad: this was amazing! I had a mix of all the greens and substituted chicken for tofu. The flavor of everything was, exotic and unfamiliar, but so good!

Falafel pita: the pitas are always packed to the brim. The pita was a bit dry but the falafel was flavorful and light. The veggies create a very Mediterranean flavor profile and keep things from being too heavy. You also have your choice between hummus or baba ghanoush as a spread and it comes standard tahini dressing. Aubergine has a few other sauces as well if you’re looking to change up the flavor profile.

Ambiance

The restaurant is very casual without a lot of light. There is one main eating area that allows for all size of groups. The garbage is usually full, the juice bar is usually running low, and the staff isn’t super friendly.

What I liked most

How great I feel after eating here. I have…issues…so I can’t just eat anywhere without feeling gross. If you have any dietary restrictions, you can usually find something here to fit the bill that tastes great, whether that’s AIP, paleo, keto, vegan, or many others. I also like that they make most things in-house using quality ingredients.

What I disliked most

The service usually is sub-par and slow and the chicken and pita were dry.

The verdict

While Aubergine focuses on fresh ingredients, their menu is a bit too eclectic. Most restaurants with various cuisines fail to deliver with all their dishes. I return here for one reason: the food tastes pretty good and you feel great after eating it. On the other hand, my husband thinks the food is decent but would rather go elsewhere. If your first value is nutrition, then this may be the place for you!

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