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You Won't Believe This Amazing Salad Bar at Lambert's in Westwood, Massachusetts

Lambert's salad bar in Westwood, Massachusetts

Article by Eric Hurwitz. Page updated on 4/20/17.

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Lambert's salad bar in Westwood, MassachusettsLambert's Rainbow Fruit in Westwood, Mass., could very well have the biggest salad bar in all of Massachusetts. This double-sided structure is about 15 ft . long and contains about 300 items (including salad dressings)!

The salad bar staff arrives daily at 5 a.m. to prepare the fruits, veggies and other items, and by the day’s end about 1,000 lbs. of food have been sold, according to Lambert's co-owner Nino Lambert.

Because Lambert's is a produce center, the salad bar fruits and veggies are top-notch, but don't forget, too, about the homemade tuna and chicken salads, hummus, various cheese, red kidney beans and seemingly endless offerings of other foods.  It's simply an amazing sight, a great value, and a bit of a challenge on what to choose.

With the salad bar as the main attraction, Lambert's in Westwood seems to keep getting better and better. A wonderful full-service market that sells wine, Lambert's also features mouthwatering calzone and hot foods stations, as well as a burrito bar.

Lambert’s has seen the fruits of its labor evolve through its motto: “Education by Tradition, Driven by Pride.” The late George Lambert with brothers Fernand, Pauly and Billy had dreams of owning their own business when growing up in the South End of Boston. After all serving in the military, the Lamberts did just that starting their business as a modest fruit stand on Morrissey Blvd. in Dorchester in the early 1950s. Successfully living the American Dream through the years and surviving fierce Route 1 area competition, the Lambert family business today proudly looks back to the start of the Westwood location in the early 1970s and the Dorchester store but with an eye for the future. As a produce center that sources locally whenever possible, fruits and veggies still saturate the store in vibrant colors but expansion without compromise in quality has kept the businesses relevant with 21st century customers.

"My dad once said, ‘If you give people a little more than they expect, then they will come back,’” said Nino.

It's all great, but I'll start with the salad bar, any day!

Lambert’s Rainbow Fruit is located at 220 Providence Highway (Route 1), Westwood. Tel. 781-329-7400. Web site: http://lambertsfruit.com/

Related article:
A visit to Brothers Marketplace in Medfield, Massachusetts

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