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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.

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

      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.

            1. 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 :)

              1. 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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                1. re: milltowngirl

                  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.