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Aug 30, 2006 06:00 PM

Good Salad Bar South Minneapolis?

I'm looking for a good salad bar in South Minneapolis, preferably with a to-go option. I live on the east side of Lake Hiawatha, and prefer to not drive too far, or get on a highway. Highland Park is also an option.


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  1. Edina might be a little far, but if you're willing to go there, you'd probably like Q. Cumbers. I'm not a huge fan of this sort of place, but if a giant (and pretty decent) salad bar is what you're looking for, that's what Q. Cumbers is:

    If To-Go is your top priority, your best bet might be Whole Foods.

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    1. re: Danny

      Q. Cumbers is too far, but the Whole Foods in St. Paul isn't too far away. But I'm looking for closer. Byerly's in St. Louis Park is what I'd really love, but it's not worth the trip for an easy dinner.

    2. Well, I just have to post here, not because I can offer any
      suggestions, but to say when I become Queen of the world, I
      will require beautiful, organic and delicious salad bars on
      every corner! Free of charge! And no canola oil allowed! I
      was just at Linden Hills co-op and told them I really appreciate their salad bar- it's not huge but it comes in handy when I'm hungry and don't want the Supersize Me feeling.

      1. There is a Whole Foods in Mpls as well - on Calhoun.

        1. The teeny tiny Kowalski's on Chicago just east of Diamond Lake has some takeaway options.

          If you want some quick dinner options that are takeaway without necessarily being salad bar, there's also Firefly Bistro, on Bloomington Ave just west of Lake Nokomis. They're open til 8pm and have some yummy soups, sandwiches, and salads. You could easily bike there from Lake Hiawatha.

          Firefly Bistro
          5155 Bloomington Ave
          (612) 721-3473

          There's also a Byerly's/Lund's (I can never tell them apart) on Snelling in S.P. just across the river from you, and you're not too too far from the new Midtown Global Market on East Lake.

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          1. re: Loren3

            You're talking about the Lund's on Ford Parkway, right? They have lots of deli items but no salad bar. Ditto for the nearby Mississippi Market. But as others have said, Whole Foods does.

            1. re: Loren3

              I rode my bike to the little Kowalski's on Chicago the other day, and alas, there is no salad bar there, but you're right, there are some take out options.

            2. Seward Coop on Franklin has a good salad bar. The options aren't as extensive as Whole Foods, but I feel the produce is much fresher and higher quality, and much less expensive. At Whole Foods my salad ends up costing close to $10, and always seems to have sort of a day-old quality.

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              1. re: EasyE

                Right, I totally forgot about Seward. Thanks!!