Harvey’s Build-A-Bowl Lets You Choose Your Own Ingredients

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Harvey's Build-A-Bowl with salad, chicken, guacamole, salsa, cucumber, tomato and Asian Sesame dressing
Harvey's Build-A-Bowl with salad, chicken, guacamole, salsa, cucumber, tomato and Asian Sesame dressing

Fast food is becoming much more healthy, which is great when you are on the move and need to refuel. The trend towards a low-carb diet means that many fast food restaurants are adapting their menus to include low-carb menu options. Harvey’s has done just that with their new Build-A-Bowl. I was invited to try Harvey’s Build-A-Bowl at their Beaches location in Toronto.

Harvey's at Queen Street East and Coxwell Avenue
Harvey’s at Queen Street East and Coxwell Avenue

Whenever I order a hamburger from Harvey’s, I never eat the bun so I was pleased to learn about their Build-A-Bowl since it features all the protein and vegetables, but very few carbs.

Here’s how you create your own Build-A-Bowl:

  1. You choose the base of the bowl which includes salad, rice or fries;
  2. You then choose your protein: chicken, veggie, Angus beef or Harvey’s Original beef;
  3. You then choose your toppings. You can choose from Harvey’s standard toppings, which include tomatoes, cucumbers, pickles, onions, but you can also choose from their additional toppings that they have introduced for Build-A-Bowl, which include guacamole, salsa, corn & black beans, crispy noodles, croutons and several dressings including Asian Sesame, Greek and Sweet Chili Thai Sauce.
Toppings for Harvey's Build-A-Bowl
Toppings for Harvey’s Build-A-Bowl

I chose salad as my base, chicken as my protein and the following toppings: guacamole, salsa, tomatoes, cucumber and Asian Sesame dressing.

Harvey's Build-A-Bowl with salad, chicken, guacamole, salsa, cucumber, tomato and Asian Sesame dressing
Harvey’s Build-A-Bowl with salad, chicken, guacamole, salsa, cucumber, tomato and Asian Sesame dressing

My dining partner chose salad as her base, veggie burger as her protein and guacamole, crispy noodles, tomatoes and Asian Sesame dressing as her toppings.

Harvey's Build-A-Bowl with salad, veggie protein, crispy noodles, guacamole, tomatoes and Asian Sesame dressing
Harvey’s Build-A-Bowl with salad, veggie protein, crispy noodles, guacamole, tomatoes and Asian Sesame dressing

The ingredients in both of our Build-A-Bowls were very fresh. The salad base featured romaine lettuce, radicchio and shredded carrots. I particularly liked the guacamole and would have liked a little more added to my bowl. The salsa had a bit of heat to it, which added some kick to the dish. There was a good amount of tasty, grilled chicken in my bowl. The Asian Sesame dressing was okay, although I found it a bit too sweet. Overall, though, we were both pleased with the ingredients in our Build-A-Bowls.

Harvey’s Build-A-Bowl starts at $7.49 depending on the proteins you order. The Build-A-Bowl with chicken is $7.99 plus tax and the Build-A-Bowl with veggie protein is $7.49 plus tax.

Build-A-Bowl is a healthy offering from Harvey’s, just in time for spring and summer.

4 COMMENTS

  1. I have always loved Harvey’s. It’s one of my go to places for a delicious burger. I love the build a bowl. I never ate the burner bun either -lol- and so I always was left with a deconstructed burger that was more like a salad with beef. The build a bowl gives me what I want, without the bun and makes for a much cleaner eating experience.

  2. I will have to try this the next time I’m at Harvey’s, since I rarely eat hamburgers. These bowls look like a healthier alternative.

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