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Mar 28, 2008 12:49 PM

salad in the twin cities?

Anybody have any ideas about where to get good salads? We'll be in St. Paul, but we can go to Minneapolis if that's where you go to get the best.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. I'm assuming you are talking as a main meal. Not a side salad.

    I've had great success at spending a lot of dough at the Whole Foods at Grand and Fariview. They have a salad bar which is pretty good.

    Shish on Grand - 1 1/2 blocks west of the intersection of Grand and Snelling has an excellent Fattosh and Greek Salads. You can also add a side of gyro or chicken for some protein for a dollar or 2. I like their seasoning & salad dressings and they don't over do the salad dressing.

    On the same block is coffee news cafe. They have a few good ones as well - spinach comes to mind. as does another greek and a third with pears and some cheese.

    I'm surprised more aren't coming to me. Both Coffee News & Shish aren't full service - you order - get a number and they bring you your food. CN has beer & wine, Shish does not.

    Coffee News Cafe
    1662 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

    Shish Mediterranean Grill
    1668 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

    1. If you're taking leafy green-type salads (vs. grain salads, pasta salads, etc.), my favorite place is the Birchwood Cafe in Mpls - their menu changes every week or so, but typically they have one or two main course salads and most of them are excellent and interesting. Ambience is casual, cafeteria-style and on the noisy side. It is in Minneapolis, but less than a mile from the border - a quick jaunt from St. Paul.

      Birchwood Cafe
      3311 E 25th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

      1. Cafe Latte on Grand Av has some very nice salads, many with grains/pasta. Rotating menu, a sampler of 2 or 3 salads in smaller portions, other menu items invariably tasty, and truly decadent desserts round out the attractiveness of this destination. Cafeteria-style, but a slightly fancy ambiance.