Healthy Food in a Snap
by Tony Reffke
3305 West College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54914
As a quick-service drive-thru-only restaurant, Snaps Wraps first opened in Appleton five years ago with the remarkable idea of providing delicious, nutritious meals for busy people on the go. A second location opened in Neenah in September 2020, and there are plans to add more within the Fox Cities region. Their menu contains plenty of fresh and healthy choices from salads, wraps, soups, and smoothies including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options.
Visitors can choose between 15 different wraps ranging from the classic Buffalo Chicken to the unique Quinoa Kale wrap with a mix of kale, quinoa, red cabbage, green onion, tomato, cucumber, garbanzo beans, feta cheese, and the house vinaigrette. The Snaps Wrap is their most popular item and consists of grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, carrot, shredded cheese, avocado, and ranch dressing. Yum!
All wraps are made with your choice of flour, honey wheat, tomato basil, spinach, or jalapeño cheddar tortilla. Everything can be made to order with meat added to any wrap or even extra servings of your favorite meat or vegetable.
If you like to spice up your life, ask them to add the homemade lemon chili spicy sauce, which is especially good on the Falafel and Gyro Wraps.
Three delectable flatbread sandwiches are available with your choice of a classic turkey, tuna, or salmon. The cheese aficionados of Wisconsin will love their Grown Up Grilled Cheese Panini made with a mix of sharp cheddar, mozzarella, gouda, and provolone cheese as well as tomato and Dijon mustard. Fans of pesto will relish in the Caprese Panini and the Chicken Pesto Pasta.
If you’re trying to skip the carbs, splurge on one of the five garden-fresh salads tossed with your choice of special homemade dressings. The Spinach Salad with dried cranberries, blue cheese, green apple, candied walnuts, and balsamic dressing is a favorite of many. Or try the Mediterranean inspired Fattoush Salad with pita bread croutons, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onions, green pepper, vinaigrette, seasoned with sumac and za’atar to provide a tart and lemony taste.
Complete your meal with a bag of chips and a soda or a fruit and yogurt parfait. Refreshing smoothies are available all summer long with the thirst-quenching Strawberry Lemonade smoothie and the salubrious Green smoothie made with spinach, apple, banana, and agave.
Snaps Wraps is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Look for the small outbuilding in the parking lot to enjoy a quick and healthy meal or order on a food delivery service.