great salads in TO
Here are some of the salads I've enjoyed:
fattoush at Tabule
various marinated salads at Patachou
the lentil, blue cheese and bacon salad at McEwan
horiatiki at Messini (seasonally though- when local tomatoes are ripe)
beet & chevre salad at Le Select
the cuminy beet salad at the Yummi's north of Eglinton, before it shut down (not sure if the same salad is available at other Yummi's)
ceviche at Milagro (if you consider ceviche at type of seafood salad)
roasted winter vegetable & dandelion salad at Vertical
singapore slaw at Lee
A salad I've been meaning to try:
the seafood poke salad at Zee Grill
Are there any salads in TO you'd travel out of your way to enjoy?
354 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A1K9, CA
2009 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z8, CA
445 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P1, CA
432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA
1120 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W, CA
603 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V1M5, CA
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Vertical Restaurant & Bar
100 King West / First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON M5X 1E1, CA
The poke salad at Zee Grill is wonderful!
I love the simplicity of the arugula, fennel and parmesan salad at Negroni.
If I'm ever stuck at an airport with a Wolfgang Puck Express, I always get the chinois chicken salad. There's one in terminal 1 at Pearson.
And if you're ever in a Milestone's, the California spring salad is pretty damn tasty. Greens, red onions, sliced strawberries, chunks of feta and spicy caramelized pecans.
When I go for oysters at Rodney's I always order a simple green salad that comes with a very pleasant and light poppyseed vinaigrette. I was also surprised at how light, yet satisfying the yogurt dressing is at The Monk's Table (formerly The Abbot on the Hill). If you like Thai/Lao spicy papaya salad (Som Tam, I think it's called), Vanipha Lanna will do one as spicy or as mild as you like. This is a stretch on the salad concept, but the Korean version of a chirashi, called hwe dup bap, is raw fish served atop a salad, into which you mix your bowl of steamed short grain rice and a delicious sweet and spicy gochu jang-based sauce -- delish! I particularly like Il Bun Ji's version and Seoul House's version (Orfus Rd.), but I'd like to try others' as well. Negroni's arugula salad is lovely. I've also heard good things about the arugula salad at Terroni, but haven't tried it myself. If you eat at Sushi Garden in Delisle Court, make sure to add a green salad with their homemade ginger dressing to your order. I could drink that dressing from a shot glass! They have a large size too.
Tried the Stilton, Apple & Spinach Salad with Pecan Pralines at the Monk's Table tonight. Nice version, with plenty of the good stuff, that I'd order again. Happy that it's available in both a small and a large size. ;-)
The Monk's Table
1276 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T 1W5, CA