Last Wednesday, November 30 the little shop on the corner of 4th and Colorado Streets officially transformed to Veggies To Go when it served up its first round of home-cooked vegetable options and changed the signage. Co-owners Janie Whitlow and Jeff Snyder have had the transformation in mind since they re-opened the store in September, and they will continue to serve homemade doughnuts every day (as the shop has through several owners since the mid-1980s, date referenced from an article by So Salem columnist Emily Paine Carter.)
They’re open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day except Sunday.
Every day, they offer a soup plus seven homestyle favorites (pinto beans, whipped potatoes, green beans, macaroni and cheese, pickled beets, corn, and coleslaw) and offer five “Daily Delights” which rotate. They have dine in, drive-through, and carryout available.
The “veggie-to-go” concept is “one of the things that I always liked but couldn’t find. I wanted a place to get home cooked vegetables,” said Whitlow. She’s been keeping a notebook on this idea for the last five years, and Snyder was manager for the Western Sizzlin’ across from LewisGale Hospital for about 20 years before he began work at The Real Estate Group. When Sonny Tarpley let them know the location was available to lease, they were already looking for a location for the veggie concept, they said.
The store’s phone number is 444-0044.
*Update: they will offer wireless internet to customers soon.
Here’s a link to a photo of the owners when they re-opened in September.