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Make your own salad in Carroll Gardens?

melindaw Nov 13, 2008 08:04 AM

Hi all,

I just moved to Carroll Gardens and I work from home. I enjoy going out to grab make-your-own salads but I haven't found any places nearby (I know of some in Brooklyn Heights, but none further south). Any suggestions?



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    chow_gal RE: melindaw Nov 13, 2008 09:18 AM

    The F train bagel place located way at the end of Smith and 9th street has that. Can't think of anywhere else.

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      vatl619 RE: melindaw Nov 13, 2008 09:29 AM

      melindaw, where exactly are you? there's chopchop on smith, but that's not very far up. also i frequent nectar on court street, but again - more cobble hill than carroll gardens really.

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        Larry Brooks RE: vatl619 Nov 13, 2008 01:29 PM

        Nectar is good food but not make your own salad.

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          melindaw RE: vatl619 Dec 1, 2008 07:13 AM

          Thanks for the suggestions. I'm up near Sackett Street so those are a little far, but I'll give them a try anyway. Thanks!!

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          Thissteaks4you RE: melindaw Nov 17, 2008 01:03 PM

          Henry's on the corner of Union and Henry does a decent salad, but they have limited options for ingredients.

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            melindaw RE: melindaw Dec 1, 2008 12:10 PM

            I tried Chop Chop today and it was great. Thanks, vatl619!

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              vatl619 RE: melindaw Dec 1, 2008 05:55 PM

              melinda - glad you enjoyed chopchop. i have too, though i find the ingredients i select always manage to add up to a shamefully expensive toss-your-own.

              and larryb: i must respectfully disagree, but please know that it really is most respectfully, as i always enjoy your posts immensely and think we must eat out at many of the same spots - while nectar doesn always have the ingredients that your fully stocked hale&hearty might, nectar does do make your own salads. you can choose your own ingredients, then choose meat and/or cheeses, and dressings. again, it does differ in that you don't get to see the ingredients sitting in dishes as you do in other make-your-own places, but it doesn't mean that you can't. my personal fave at nectar is: cucumber, hearts of palm, avocado, beets, red onion, carrots, grilled chicken in their tahini dressing.

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