With so many buffet-style restaurants in the Novato area, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with the range of unhealthy choices. But Fresh Choice at the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center offers an alternative to the typical buffet, striving to be the healthiest cafeteria option for budget-minded diners. Customers can assemble a meal from the buffet's large salad bar, soups, muffins and fresh produce without breaking their diet resolutions. Of course, that philosophy only works with volume control, and Fresh Choice's goodies are tempting. This is a great spot for families because the kids get so excited about the help-yourself operation.