A new restaurant serving healthy food has opened in Preston, with the goal of offering a fine dining experience to patrons of the city.
‘Saladishy’ opened today (October 18) welcoming locals to the newest and brightest spot on Main Street, serving meals under 500 calories each.
With a huge selection of breakfasts, salads, wraps, smoothies and hot drinks, the owner of the exciting new restaurant thinks it could be the new hot spot to help revitalize Main Street.
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Bursting with style and modern design typical of big city restaurants, Saladishy is now the ultimate healthy hotspot on Instagram, providing customers with a “high quality dining experience.”
While the restaurant sure attracts customers with the decor alone, owner Ishmael Bahadur wanted to create a healthy and unique place to eat after his own experiences led to a change in his own lifestyle.
In 2017, Ishmael suffered from pancreatitis and was hospitalized for months, which led him to seek healthier food options more often.
“I was hospitalized for almost nine months and while I was in the hospital I was seriously ill and didn’t think I was going to make it and neither did the doctors,” Ishmael said.
“When I got out of the hospital I wanted to eat healthy but whatever you watch, Deliveroo, Just Eat or even going out on the town, there aren’t a lot of healthy options.
“Everything contains gluten, saturated fat, high calories, sugars – I thought there was a market here.”
After three years of planning, designing both the menu and the decor, the restaurant is up and running and ready to welcome people from near and far.
Ishmael said: “There are healthy options, but everyone thinks healthy food is boring – what we do is make healthy food amazingly tasty so people can experience both.”
With services like take-out and making your own salads and wraps, there’s something on the menu to suit everyone’s needs.
For Ishmael, Preston is the perfect city to open what he hopes will be the first of many healthy food branches, not just because it’s his hometown, but because it can help bring another element to the main street.
Ishmael said, “When I organized this, everyone was saying, ‘Why are you doing this to Preston? And “Is your market right for Preston?” – but why should that not suit Preston?
“I hope it will attract people to the city center because everyone who wants to eat something good goes to Manchester.
“When I look at Preston it looks depressing – we’ve had Covid, a lot of stores have closed and Main Street is getting depressed.
“I’m trying to revitalize, in any way I can, this main street so that it’s a place and a destination to come to.”
Saladishy is now open in Fishergate, Preston and with the style, food and atmosphere there is no doubt this will soon become a hot spot for the developing city.
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