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Jun 16, 2009 08:18 PM

Salad anyone?

I am looking for a place that makes great main course salads. My criteria include freshness, creativity, and of course taste. Ideally, I am looking for places downtown where I can go during my work week, but suggestions for other areas are also welcome.

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  1. I've been looking for a place that has a great Cobb Salad.
    Reuben's downtown is not it.

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    1. re: marblebag

      Can a great Cobb salad even exist outside of local corn season?

      1. re: carswell

        I should clarify, most of my Cobb salad consumption was in Northern California where corn wasn't part of the mix.

        Bacon, blue cheese, avocado, olives, grilled chicken, boiled egg.

        1. re: marblebag

          «Bacon, blue cheese, avocado, olives, grilled chicken, boiled egg.»

          Interesting. Every Cobb salad I've encountered, even in northern California, has had corn in it. Neither corn nor olives, for that matter, appear to be part of the original mix, however.

    2. Santropol on St Urbain, and now u can sit outside it is just a beautiful little garden and has the greatest salads big bowls of fresh veggies and unbelieveable sandwiches. Very very casual

      1. Have you tried Chop Crazy? I haven't been, but the girlfriend recommends it highly.

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        1. re: SnackHappy

          There is also Laitue & Go; but I also prefer Chop Crazy. I wouldn't call their salads "great", but when I am in downtown and want to munch on some greens I order them once in a while. They are made to order, but at the end of the day are fast food salads. Thai Express of the salad world, I'd say.

          I have been in search of really good salads downtown, stuff that would lure me away from great noodles and dumplings, but never succeeded. Noodles always win, my waistline doesn't.

          1. re: SnackHappy

            I like Chop Crazy! I am not sure where there is one downtown but I have been to the one in Cote Vertu mall and it's pretty decent.

            There are also several places in Montreal that have create your own salads. Chop crazy is just OK but if you want a really good salad I recommend the following places:

            Mandys Salad Bar: Customized, homemade, organic, nutritious AND delicious meal-sized hearty salads.
            location at: 201 Laurier West, corner of Esplanade 514.670.7820, location At Aavanti Le Spa : 6775 Decarie, corner of Vezina 514.223.4184 , location: back of Mimi & Coco Boutique (4927 Sherbrooke West, corner Claremont),

            I also love the salads, Sandwiches and soups from Jessies Brulangerie.
            Jesies Brulangerie
            5605 Pare Street Corner Devonshire
            Mont-Royal, QC

            1. re: Alyson777

              The downtown Chop Crazy is in the food court under Simons (Carrefour Industriel Alliance). The salads are fine. A little too expensive. But I like it once in a while.

              1. re: mainsqueeze

                A lot of the create your own salad places start at $6 but then once your done adding all the fun stuff it can become like a $15 salad.

              2. re: Alyson777

                Chez Nicks on Greene Avenue in Westmount also makes nice salads. You can also try foumagerie on Sherbrooke St corner Prince Albert. They make really good salads, sandwiches , soups. Both excellent choices for a great lunch .

              3. re: SnackHappy

                Mandys Express is handsdown the best salad! They have a variety of yummy salads and dressings and all in all for the price, ur really getting your moneys worth in terms of quantity and quality! They're located in mimi and cocos on sherb w in westmount but they are even delivering now!


              4. I haven't been in ages but L'Avenue used to have pretty good salads. Maybe they still do? Service was horrendous though.

                1. Thanks for all the responses. I haven't tried any of these places, but will look into it this summer. You guys/gals are the best.