Cross Eatery is a breath of fresh air when it comes to lunching in the Sydney CBD. It's a lovely, huge space in the ground level of 155 Clarence Street; the vibrant salads and casual communal feel reminds me of Kitchen By Mike or Bread & Circus.
There's a easy system as you walk in - order takeaway at the counter, or line up on the right hand side for a table. There's an array of delicious sounding sandwiches, which are perfect for a quick takeaway work lunch.
Kombucha (carafe for 2)
The kombucha, a fermented probiotic tea, here is made with ginger and turmeric, and has a nice kick to it.
Slow cooked goat + 2 salads
The pasture raised goat is slow cooked for 12 hours, cooked in garlic whey and served with pickles. The dish comes with your choice of two salads; we choose the roasted cauliflower (a delicious mix with bulgar, raisins, feta, pomegranate and Harissa dressing) and the broccolini (with chilli, garlic and mustard dressing)
Bulgar stuffed zucchini + two salads
The two salads we picked for the stuffed zucchini dish was the roasted eggplant and burnt brussel sprouts.
Spiced roasted eggplant includes roasted lentils, cabbage, fresh turmeric and yoghurt. I'm a huge fan of the burnt brussel sprouts salad with citrus, walnut and witlof.
The salads are also available on their own, with the option of one, two or three scoops.
The salads are fresh, high quality and flavoursome. It's great to see a place like this open in the city, and I will definitely be hitting it up for a lunch time veggie fix, especially as I will be working closer to the CBD in a couple of weeks time.