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Salad anyone?

Andria Jun 16, 2009 08:18 PM

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.

  1. Andria Jun 17, 2009 07:27 PM

    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.

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      gerbera Jun 17, 2009 12:12 PM

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

      1. SnackHappy Jun 17, 2009 06:37 AM

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


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        1. re: SnackHappy
          emerilcantcook Jun 17, 2009 06:44 AM

          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
            Alyson777 Jun 17, 2009 08:31 AM

            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
              mainsqueeze Jun 17, 2009 10:21 AM

              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
                Alyson777 Jun 17, 2009 11:16 AM

                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
                Alyson777 Jun 17, 2009 08:25 PM

                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
                eshultzy Oct 29, 2009 11:27 AM

                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!


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                blondee_47 Jun 17, 2009 06:03 AM

                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

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                  marblebag Jun 17, 2009 05:58 AM

                  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
                    carswell Jun 17, 2009 06:47 AM

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

                    1. re: carswell
                      marblebag Jun 17, 2009 06:56 AM

                      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
                        carswell Jun 17, 2009 07:12 AM

                        «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.

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