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Best Salads in Berkeley

Does anyone have a favorite place (that has some variety) to get dinner salads in Berkeley? I just can't think of any!

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  1. That's easy. It's Cafe Intermezzo on Telegraph just south of Channing. Huge salads & sandwiches on the cheap!

    Cafe Intermezzo
    2442 Telegraph Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    (510) 849-4592

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    1. re: Civil Bear

      OH YEAH! I had forgotten about that place. I'll definitely second that!

      1. re: chemchef

        what dressing do you get? the dressing always seems so watery that it takes a lot of willpower not to break down and get a b2c2 next door.

    2. jupiter, on shattuck, has a pretty diverse menu, great wood fired pizza, and a decent cesar salad. wait times can be long, so if you know what you want, order it right when you arrive. a cesar sounds nice for a hot, sunny day - they have outdoor seating. i can't imagine it's too warm in berkeley today though, best sit inside.

      Jupiter
      2181 Shattuck Avenue
      Berkeley, CA 94704
      (510) 843-8277
      www.jupiterbeer.com

      1. La Note Provence on Shattuck. Good daily soup too.

        1. The chopped salad at Eccolo is delicious; I also love the caesar salad at Bucci's in Emeryville, which you can get in small or large portions.

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          1. re: Leadbelly

            Second the rec for Eccolo, though they might look at you sideways if you tried to just order a salad for dinner. Their lunch and brunch menu has a selection of excellent entree salads. My favorite is the roasted salmon with fennel, beets, and garden lettuces.

            I adore the salads at Pizzaiolo, though they are hardly entree sized.

            1. re: Morton the Mousse

              I'm getting on the Eccolo train as well, my favorite is the mixed greens with grapefruit and goat cheese. If you add chicken it's a complete meal.

          2. Very hard to beat Intermezzo's salad (although they put a whole bottle of dressing on it if you're not careful). But Cafe Gratitude's salad with avocado and citrus dressing is exceptional too.