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Best Salads served

FrenchPeach Jul 6, 2007 01:11 PM

Now that summer is here (although the weather tells us something else), can you give me your input on where I can get a hearty salad. Been to Baton Rouge but am looking for somewhere else. If you fav. is at a fast food restaurant then I want to know about that too.
Thanks in advance for your opinions!

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    lagatta RE: FrenchPeach Jul 6, 2007 04:08 PM

    One thing that pops into my head is the "Village salad" at Terrasse Lafayette, a family-type BYOW Greek place. Probably cheaper than hearty salads at fast-food places (I imagine, never frequent them, having cheap options such as Terrasse Lafayette etc) and much better.

    The village salad is assorted vegetables; not the Greek salad with feta, hence you won't get any protein beyond what is in the veg. You can order a chicken souvlaki stick (without the pita) or some feta if you are counting carbs.

    A light meal salad I'm very fond of is the salade de chèvre chaud (served with crottins de chèvre on baguette croûtons, not the mild fresh cheese English-speaking people call "chevre"). Haven't found any outstanding ones here though. I'm sure someone on this board has!

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      montrealbelle RE: lagatta Jul 6, 2007 04:21 PM

      One of the best salads I've had in a long time was at Benedicts on Monkland last night. It was the Summer Salad and it had avacado, chicken, grilled peppers, mushrooms, onion, cranberries, strawberries, lettuce, tomato and cucumber and I'm sure it had a few other things that I can't seem to recall, they also had a great salad on the table d'hote; grilled vegetables with a warm almond encrusted goat cheese. I wanted to post about the great service there as well.

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      celfie RE: FrenchPeach Jul 6, 2007 08:47 PM

      mesquite will give you a wonderful blackened salmon salad with an enormous piece of fish for $9.99 i believe. Monkland tavern also has decent salad.

      1. RhondaB RE: FrenchPeach Jul 8, 2007 11:08 AM

        If you are able to make your way to the Centropolis in Laval, then Elixor has quite a few salad options - check out www.elixor.ca to see their menu. I've had a few of their salads & am looking forward to my next visit.

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          thelonious777 RE: FrenchPeach Jul 8, 2007 01:16 PM

          Salade Lyonnaise at M sur Masson was a real thrill for me. Salade gourmande at Lemeac is also excellent and substantial.

          I actually eat the salade Nicoise from Alexandre 2-4 times per week. Sometimes it's amazing but once in a while it is crap--the variance is amazing. When its good, its really good. Asparagus, green beans, baby tomatoes, boiled potato and egg, canned tuna topped with anchovies (can't be a real Nicoise without them). And the bread is awesome. Does anybody know where Alexandre gets their baguette?

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            celfie RE: FrenchPeach Jul 8, 2007 08:36 PM

            underneath the paramount movie theater in the food court, a new place called crazy chop or something like that opened up - fantastic salads made before your eyes. had one yesterday, delicious and fresh!

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              thelonious777 RE: celfie Jul 9, 2007 04:25 AM

              Same business plan (but even better salad IMHO) can be found at Laitue & Go near the Renaud-Bray in Place-Ville Marie.


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                mainsqueeze RE: celfie Jul 9, 2007 09:30 AM

                It's called Chop Crazy. I like their Cobb salad, but find in general, it's a bit pricey for what you're getting.

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                paperfree RE: FrenchPeach Jul 11, 2007 03:39 PM

                I really love the salads at La Faim du Monde. They're not fast-food cheap, but they're huge, mostly (completely?) organic, and have somewhat out of the ordinary ingredients. For example, they often include a bit of raw chard or beet greens, which adds a pleasant bite.

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