what are your favorite manhattan salad bars and take out salads??
Manna's in Harlem, not quite a favorite, but I visit when up that way. I like that they offer soul food options that actually decently prepared. They are a tad pricey as soul food can be heavy, but I do prefer it over other salad bars that offer the same things all the time.
Pax has many locations and I find that their ingredients are always fresh. You can get a great salad, made to order according to your tastes and not too expensive. Their soups and sandwiches are also excellent.
I get salads (and soups) regularly at Hale & Hearty. Many locations, but I use the one across from Citicorp and also at 65th & Lex. the most often.
For salad bars I like Oscars at the Waldorf-Why? it makes me feel special.
for sit down as well as take out salad bars I love Tomato on 52nd between Lex and 3rd south side-why? everything is fresh with tons of choices. Also sells sushi and udon noodle soup as well as deli counter. Its your quintessential Korean deli but very good-I make it a weekly habit.