When we lived in Oregon we loved going to Sweet Tomatoes which is also called Soup Plantation. They had a huge salad bar that was always fresh and packed with every possible option you can think of. They had a soup station that always had 3 choices. They had a pasta station with 3 choices as well. There was a small bread and potato station where you could get baked potatoes or fries and breads like a muffin or garlic bread. We paid about $6 ea and had great food. The closest one to us now is in Georgia which is about 750 miles so we won't be going anytime soon !