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Has anyone every been to the Lettuce Eatery? I walk by it often at the TD Centre Food Court. Is it any good? Worth trying? It always seems busy.

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  1. I think its pretty good, asian chicken is what i get, and i'm not really a salad kinda girl...tastes better when someone else buys though, pretty pricey...$9+ for a salad

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    1. re: Jaclyn

      The cheapest is a salad wrap at $4.95 without protein. Regular salad is $5.95, proteins add $2. I like the tremendous choices you can get and the freshness of the greens. I work just above the Bloor location and I usually go afer 1 as the lineup during noon hour is way too long.

      Link: http://www.lettuceatery.com

    2. Had the cobb at the bloor location. It was a big portion but it is pricey

      1. I've tried a few, my favs are the cob or fiesta. It seems pricey, but if you consider that a side salad, at 1/3 the amount and nowhere near the amount of "stuff" costs $3.50 at a Cultures or similar type joint, it's not a bad deal for a full meal.

        1. The same concept over at Commerce Court (Fast Fresh Food) is better value - same price range but no limits on how many things you can add to your salad (some items cost extra) and they also have a made to order grilled sandwich section.

          1. I agree with all you guys. Lettuce is expensive and not very tasty for the big bucks they are asking. Let me put it bluntly and truthfully...Lettuce is overpriced yuppie garbage food. For a $10 salad they can't even make the salad dressing tasty. No hints of garlic in the ceasar. No traces of dill in the creamy dill. EVERYTHING is at extra charge. The stuff is so bland it's ridiculous. I love a yummy salad just as much as the next girl but this is so boring and overpriced. They have a new gimick selling cereal called Yogi. Yup, that's right...CEREAL! I know that's this is a new fad and all which is cool. They are charging $5 for a bowl of cereal with some fruit or candy on top (only 2 toppings). Their menu on the board is crazy confusing and the underpaid staff rolls their eyes when they have to repeat the insane extra charge for anything. Some greedy kid straight outta business school is laughing at all the chumps who are paying money $10 for a salad and $5 for a bowl of cereal. The menu boasts about how bread is free. Sweet. Free bread. Don't ask for butter though because they don't have any. Literally.

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            1. re: food face

              There's a new place on Eglinton, east of Yonge, called Salad Spa. I don't remember all the details, but I think that the small (quite large) salad is about $5, with unlimited toppings included. Protein is an extra $2. They also have wraps. They also have about a dozen home-made dressings.

              1. re: Yongeman

                Love the Salad Spa. Definitely the best place to grab a salad at Yonge and Eglinton.

                1. re: mglenn

                  The Salad Spa is near my office and we all love it! Very reasonable.

                2. re: Yongeman

                  Yongeman,

                  thanks for the heads up on Salad Spa. How is this place compared to Hannah's Kitchen. Personally I love this place. Just wish it stayed open later, cause my gym is up the street.

                  1. re: food for life

                    it is 100 times better. I used to eat at hannahs but the salad spa is much fresher, healthier and the service is exceptional. I work in the area and eat there every day. You can pick and choose what you want in your salad or wrap. there are so many great choices that I personally mix it up every day so I don't get bored. The prices are really reasonable as well. If you like service, conveniece and great 'healthy food' then try salad spa!

              2. OMG - i just discovered the best salad in the PATH last week. It's actually BESIDE the Lettuce Eatery under the Toronto Exchange (Food Exchange) -or 2 doors down. It's the Roasty Jack - they roast a turkey every day and you can get Jack's Special Salad which is romaine salad, mandarin oranges & wait for it - decent amounts of fresh WARM turkey. It's so good. I had it today. With white meat only - $7.17. I have eaten the asian & cobb salads at lettuce eatery - its okay - but for the money and the warm turkey. Nothing beats it. Personally - I think 7 bucks for a salad is alot but its like Thanksgiving....

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                1. re: Apple

                  Roasty Jack's is my secret food court crush.

                  1. re: childofthestorm

                    Is it new? I don't recall seeing it, but I haven't been to that court in about a month.

                    1. re: pescatarian

                      I don't think it's new - it's in the corner though. literally 2 down - there's a thai place sandwiched in between. enjoy.

                2. lettuce is way too expensive for what you get. Try the Salad Place in Roy's Square. It is fantastic and they have a very loyal following. The portions are huge, very fresh and a great variety. The owners are very accommodating and are happy to make substitutes. I like the cobb salad or the salad with the salmon .....

                  1. I actually kind of like this place. I work near Yonge and St. Claire, and one just opened up here. I've only had the cobb salad, but really enjoyed it, and with the free bread, very filling. I agree its expensive for a salad, but almost every other option in this area costs about the same, and at least this is a nice fresh alternative. Wonder how they'll do in the winter?

                    1. SANDWICH BOX is about 1 million times better than this place. I owuld go as far as saying I think lettuce eatery is not good at all.

                      that fast fresh food or whatever it is called is good, but it is a driect rip off of sandiwch box. They have sandwiche boxes at bay and richmond and in the food court on queen in that little foodcourt across from much music.

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                      1. re: jkm

                        Does saladspa have a website where I can see the menu? saladspa.com just looks like a main page for me...

                        1. re: Franchise

                          They recently opened. Go in & ask for Jeff and/or Robin. Tell 'em RhondaB sent ya. It may be worth a discount for you!

                          1. re: Franchise

                            yes they have their menu online at www.saladspa.com I just used them to cater a lunch at the office and it was fantastic. Everyone made their selections off of the menu. What a nice change from typical catered lunches.

                            1. re: RobynSB

                              has anyone tried the make-your-own soup at salad spa? i'm loving the salads, but want some variety, and i do love soup...

                        2. I've been to lettuce eatery, sandwich box and salad spa, I must say, I have yet to have a salad(the cobb) as tasty as the one I had at lettuce eatery. Sandwich box make a good sandwich and the spa lacks customer service, and I don't like how the lettuce at the spa is stored, its in some sort of steel drawer.....Make you wonder how fresh it is!!!
                          Also had the frozen yogurt at lettuce eatery for desert, the option aren't just fresh fruit, I got oreo cookies and captain cruch....YUMMY!!
                          I would go back to lettuce eatery in a heart beat, even if its a 15 minute walk.
                          GOOD EATS!!!

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                          1. re: New2TO

                            Had a seriously dissapointing EXPENSIVE post-workout salad at the yonge/st.clair Lettuce Eatery today. For one, the menu was confusing and the server behind the counter wasn't much help. I did a custom salad with mesclun mix, roasted red peppers, chickpeas, black beans and artichoke hearts, with rasperry vinaigrette dressing. I know, call me crazy but I liked the mix in my head. They put your choice toppings in the bottom of a container, then mix the lettuce with the dressing in a bag and put in ON TOP of your toppings. So, only four toppings, and completely inaccessible! I was halfway home to Eglinton on the subway before I thought to go back and ask them to TOSS MY SALAD! Came home to this thread and cursed myself for not waiting it out to Salad Spa. Well, now I know, anyway!

                            1. re: LemonLauren

                              Some servers seem not too smart, but of the few times I went to Lettuce at Bloor near Yonge, they did toss the entire salad. Another horror story from a co-worker was that she asked for just a little dressing but more on the side, and they did not put any dressing at all in the salad, just in a container.

                              1. re: Teep

                                Never liked this place because the salads were never that great, I always found them over-dressed and sickening to choke down half way through. also, expensive! its just as easy to make a salad at home and bring it to work.

                                1. re: Teep

                                  Putting dressing in a container and not a little on the salad, is a "horror story"??

                                2. re: LemonLauren

                                  Ask them to chop your salad next time. Makes for a much more even distribution. I find myself at Lettuce Eatery in the TD food court quite often, but am dissapointed with the quality at least 50% of the time. Often, the chicken will taste like sweaty socks. Ew.