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Jun 7, 2007 01:19 PM

Best Vegetarian Salads?

I am looking for more places that serve up big, flavorful, healthy salads (preferably on the westside). So far, I've been to Native Foods & Mrs. Winstons (love them both)...Thanks!

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    1. Hal's Bar and Grill on Abbot Kinney does salads well. Good size too.

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      1. re: sweetTooth

        thanks guys...
        any places that serve salads with imitation meats (tofu/tempeh/seitan, etc.)?

        1. re: hippodeir

          You might try Leaf, as it's vegan, I believe. I haven't been there, as it doesn't really appeal to me personally.

      2. Always gotta go with Damon and Pythus.

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        1. re: running pig

          yeah, it's been a while since I was there last. I'll have to check it out. Still, I wish I could find "meatless" BBQ chicken salads, or really creative, big salads with plenty of toppings.

          1. re: hippodeir

            it sounds like you might want to check out the bbq tofu chop salad at RFD. a little pricey, but it is definitely a big salad.


            they also have a vegan caesar salad into which you can add "blackened" tempeh, which is a very delicious combination.

        2. Try the salads at: Bossa Nova, CPK, 26 Beach, Good Stuff, Fritto Misto, Koo Koo Roo (not quite as good here - but I bet the BBQ chik salad sans chicken would serve your craving.).

          All of these places will create non-meat version of any salad you order.

          1. Hugo's on Santa Monica. The salads are special. My favorite lately is the kelp noodle salad with snow peas, scallions, cukes, other crunchies in a mango citrus dressing. Kelp noodles are interesting and well worth a try! My husband gets the beet salad which is also terrific. Even their dinner salad sparkles with flavor: a great balsamic, nice mix of textures and flavors in the greens.

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              1. re: NeNePie

                unfortunately the west hollywood lcoation of hugo's is closed until june 13th...

                but 'flowering tree' right up the street from there [corner of s.m. & harper] is probably perfect for you.

                if you're open to traveling a bit farther east, you'll find a TON of options at 'sante la brea' on la brea between oakwood & beverly.

                if you'd prefer something farther west, 'a votre sante' in brentwood is another good bet, but their menu is much smaller than the la brea location...and there's always 'coral tree cafe,' also in brentwood.

                i still think you're best off hitting one of the really good salad bars and doing it yourself...i know you've already done mrs. winston' about the hollywood/farmers' market and west hollywood [fairfax @ s.m.] whole foods? both have kick-ass salad bars and usuaally have tofu and/or tempeh add-ins...and erewhon market on beverly blvd. has a decent salad bar and is very veggie-friendly.

                1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                  Hugo's now closed until at least the 21st.

                2. re: NeNePie

                  Newsroom Cafe
                  Hugo's, definitely second this
                  Eat Well
                  Sisley Italian Kitchen (salads and a GREAT balsamic grilled vegetable app plate)
                  Whole Foods
                  Cha Cha Cha (grilled veggie salad... yum!)
                  M Cafe de Chaya
                  Salads Galore
                  California Vegan