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Best Salads in Berkeley

waggore Jan 30, 2007 03:20 PM

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. Civil Bear RE: waggore Jan 30, 2007 03:44 PM

    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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      chemchef RE: Civil Bear Jan 30, 2007 04:52 PM

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

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        choctastic RE: chemchef Jan 30, 2007 06:17 PM

        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.

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          yehfromthebay RE: choctastic Jan 31, 2007 02:33 PM


    2. thetodd RE: waggore Jan 30, 2007 03:59 PM

      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.

      2181 Shattuck Avenue
      Berkeley, CA 94704
      (510) 843-8277

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        happenstance RE: waggore Jan 30, 2007 04:01 PM

        La Note Provence on Shattuck. Good daily soup too.

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          Leadbelly RE: waggore Jan 30, 2007 04:02 PM

          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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            Morton the Mousse RE: Leadbelly Jan 30, 2007 04:16 PM

            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.

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              cali5189 RE: Morton the Mousse Jan 31, 2007 03:14 PM

              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. Windy RE: waggore Jan 30, 2007 07:34 PM

            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.

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              abtal RE: waggore Jan 31, 2007 01:46 PM

              Always ask for the dressing on the side at Intermezzo. With that caveat, you won't find a more generous salad for less money than Intermezzo. Err, parking can be difficult :)

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                milltowngirl RE: waggore Jan 31, 2007 04:54 PM

                Agree re La Note.

                Their spinach salad is perfectly balanced w/ blue cheese and finely chopped walnuts. Quite brilliant actually.

                And their Nicoise is also good, in a more elaborate style, w/ lots of different vegetables along w/ the tuna.

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                  cali5189 RE: milltowngirl Feb 1, 2007 10:57 AM

                  The Nicoise is very good at La Note, however, I would recommend paying the extra three dollars and getting the tuna steak rather than the canned that comes with it. It makes a world of difference.

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