5 Delicious Salads In NYC

5 Delicious Salads In NYC

Salad—it’s not just for rabbits, or Real Housewives. While a good salad can make you feel invincible, a great salad can make your month. Here are five restaurants whose salads are worth your fork-time.By Jessica Allen.

 

5 Delicious Salads In NYC

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Allswell

124 Bedford Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11211

(347) 799-2743

Allswell doesn’t always have salad on its menu. Instead, this gastropub in Brooklyn changes up its offerings daily. But when it does offer the green stuff, you’d be wise to order it. We’re still thinking about the surprises within a pineapple, smoked date, blood orange, and pickled onion salad, and that was months ago. A fig, candied walnut, endive, and gorgonzola version has recently been in heavy rotation.

 

5 Delicious Salads In NYC

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Jacob Soul Food Restaurant

373 Lenox Avenue

New York, NY 10027

(212) 866-3663

If “salad” to you means “salad bar,” then Jacob Soul Food Restaurant and Salad Bar is your place. Two huge steam tables take up approximately half of this Harlem establishment, offering fruit, dressed salad, pasta salad, potato salad, corn salad, mozzarella salad, and marinated veggies, in addition to collard greens, rice and beans, fried chicken, biscuits, and whatever else the chefs whip up that day. On Sundays, Jacob’s features free entertainment, usually jazz and R&B.

 

 

5 Delicious Salads In NYC

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Chop’t

24 E 17th Street

New York, NY 10003

(646) 336-5523

Chop’t Creative Salad Company calls itself “the leader of the premium salad restaurant segment.” But don’t hold that against this restaurant, with its several locations throughout NYC and DC. Just head to the original one, in Union Square, get on line, and prepare to be impressed. You can make your own salad or salad sandwich using more than 60 different ingredients, or you can get one of their classics, including the Kebab Cobb (grilled chicken, feta cheese, red onion, pita chips, and peppers, expertly chopped to your specifications).

 

5 Delicious Salads In NYC

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Momo Sushi Shack

43 Bogart Street

Brooklyn, NY 11206

(718) 418-MOMO

A salad at a sushi restaurant? Why not? Especially when said salad consists of seasonal Japanese veggies, such as wakame, a deep green sea plant, and hijiki, a brownish sea vegetable. Shipped dried, they are rehydrated, turning slightly salty in the process. The dish is macrobiotic and life-giving. The Brooklyn restaurant, however, with its concrete floors and walls made from what appear to be recycled shipping containers, could use some cheering, and yet the constant crowds in front of Momo Sushi Shack don’t seem to care.

 

5 Delicious Salads In NYC

(credit: Garrett Ziegler)

Pure Food and Wine

54 Irving Place

New York, NY 10003

(212) 477-1010

Pure Food and Wine only serves raw food—nothing processed, nothing packaged, nothing cooked over 118 degrees. Lately, its salads have included Tuscan kale with orange and shaved fennel, candied almond crumbs, and orange blossom scented honey, as well as another made from beets, daikon, shredded cabbage, jicama, and cashew, with a sesame crunch wasabi aioli. A lunch, brunch, or dinner in this Gramercy vegan restaurant’s back garden, sipping organic wine, noshing on freshness, just might rejigger your world view.

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