.For chef-owner Clint Wangsnes, the aha moment came after his child was born. "There were just no real options for the family...to get good food," he recalls. Fast-forward two and a half years, and his fast-casual spot, Chop Shop, now has two locations and a loyal following of folks who can't get enough of his heaping salads and globally inspired plates. But Wangsnes didn't just set out to feed adults. He's cooking for little ones, too, which is why the kids' menu includes a range of options for picky and slightly more adventurous eaters, all with a healthy bent. Traditionalist tots will enjoy mac and cheese, a cheeseburger or a grilled cheese sandwich. Others will appreciate food that looks more like what the adults are eating, such as grilled chicken, steak or fried tofu, with sides of fresh fruit and mashed potatoes. Milk and apple juice provide a welcome change from sugary, carbonated stuff. Before you know it, your kids will be old enough to appreciate the short ribs with hoisin demi-glace that you're having for dinner. Until then, the kids' menu at Chop Shop is something you — and they — can feel good about.
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