Best Entree Salads in L.A.?
Been craving more veggies and grains lately -- so want to find out where are the best entree salads (either veggie or pasta based) in the area. Lately I've been going to M Cafe a LOT for their Gado Gado or their deli salad combos, but I definitely want to know where else I should check out for good, unique plate of greens.
Thanks for your help 'hounds!
Poster Emme is an expert on this topic also.
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I like salads at/from:)
Provence Patisserie - nicoise
I don't like:
Coral Tree Cafe
Define "salad", please, if you would be so good?! Thx...
Because if you're talking the sort of thing put in broad flat white dishes that are variously cooked veggies mixed with vinegar or some other binding-material behind a glass counter that you can pick from to make a plate-melange, then Sunset Grill/Cafe (?) might qualify for you?
I mean these sorts of cooked-veggie dishes as opposed to green salads with/without heaping of some form of protein (say, chicken, etc) on top.
Speaking of the latter, it's been a very long while, but while pregnant some while ago I became utterly addicted to the Outdoor Grill's chicken-caesar salad.
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although my favorite place is 26 beach (thank you so much bulavinaka!), i also enjoy
the preprepared salads served at lemon moon in west LA and several of the ones served at the deli counter in back of most Gelesons.
i DON'T recommend the stuff that gelsons sells from it's self-serve-make-your-own-salad cart.
I like Stanley's and Cafe Cordiale, both on Ventura in Sherman Oaks. I almost pass on the salad at Stanley's just to have their cole slaw which more than makes up for a sald.
Singapore's Banana Leaf in the Farmers Market on Third and Fairfax has an excellent and unique salad called the Rojak. It's spinach, jicima, tofu, cucumbers, etc with a tangy dressing. They also have a Gado Gado salad - not sure how it compares to M's - it's a warm salad- boiled veggies and eggs, topped with a peanut sauce.
and i highly recommend the person who said, "Go Veggie". that place is awesome.
I LOVE salads and can eat them anytime, but I don't tend to order them much when eating out since I feel like I can make them at home, but when I am having a craving and don't want to scrounge all the ingredients together, I like Tender Greens in Culver City (great chinese chicken and seared ahi salad) and Doughboy's which I think is still temporarily in Hollywood while the WeHo location is renovated?
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