When it comes to keeping your diet fresh and exciting, there’s no dish more versatile than a salad. Lettuce offers a nourishing base for a plethora of tongue tantalizing tastes. When your next healthy-craving hits, visit one of these five salad spots for a mouth-watering and colorful vegetable creation.
With multiple locations around the city, it is easy to get a delicious Sweetgreen salad no matter where you work. Their menu includes staple dishes like the Lentil and Avocado salad, made with spicy broccoli, raw beets, cucumbers, shredded carrots, chopped romaine, and a balsamic vinaigrette. Be sure to also check out their seasonally-changing menu, which currently features Late Summer salads like a Summer BBQ Salad, Roasted Pepper and Feta salad, and the Peach and Burratta salad, which highlights local peaches, burrata, tomatoes, red onion, roasted almonds, and more. Multiple locations, 215-454-6770
If you’re looking for a leafy option in more of a fine dining setting, try the Caesar salad at Aquimero. The classic dish of romaine hearts, cherry tomatoes, and shaved Parmesan changes it up with a topping of toasted quinoa. 10 Ave. of the Arts, 215.523.8200
With all compostable containers and sleek decor made out of salvaged wood, this all-vegan restaurant stop is sure to please your body as well as your conscience. Sustainability-focused, this specialty foodery also gets its ingredients organic and local. On your next visit, opt for the Udon Noodle salad, a mixture of spicy glazed chick'n, sprouts, arugula, carrot, cabbage, daikon, scallions, and peanuts drizzled in a Chinese black bean dressing. 121 S. Broad St., 267.296.9001
Named after the rumored location of the Fountain of Youth, Bimi promotes healthy living through juices, smoothies, and salads made from raw and fresh ingredients. Order the Strawberry Gorgonzola salad for an energizing mix of spinach, strawberries, Gorgonzola, and sliced almonds, paired with a delightful poppy seed dressing. 807 N. 2nd St., 267.606.6571
You’re thinking salad, but your friend wants noodles? No problem! Honeygrow offers insta-ready lettuce bowls as well as equally delicious looking stir-fry— think White Bean Tuna and Red Coconut Curry. You can choose one of the menu’s recommended combinations or make your own. 15 S. 11th St., 215.845.5592
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