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Mar 10, 2010 08:20 AM

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

Le Select
432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA

1120 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W, CA

603 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V1M5, CA

Milagro Uptown
3187 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N, CA

Vertical Restaurant & Bar
100 King West / First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON M5X 1E1, CA

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  1. The frisee salad at Weezie's.

    1. 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.

      1. The 'Mashu Mashu' salad and the pistachio/arugula salad at Mashu Mashu are both fantastic.

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        1. re: magic

          I love the pistachio arugula goat cheese salad at Mashu. I have it almost every Sunday night. I also like the mixed salad with grilled pineapple, dried cherries and goat cheese at Hope Street Cafe.

          Hope Street Cafe
          324 Lonsdale Rd, Toronto, ON M4V1X4, CA

        2. i recently tried PIzzeria Libretto and i really love their arugula salad.
          The ceaser dressing at Grindhound burger (on king st, across from Mountain Equipment Co-op) was the best i've ever had. so deliciously garlicky

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          1. re: chalenegirl

            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.

            1. re: 1sweetpea

              The Arugula salad at Terroni is great. Very simple (arugula, parmeggiano, and mushrooms) with a dressing that's got a flavour that's delightfully lemony without being sour.

              1. re: 1sweetpea

                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

              2. re: chalenegirl

                That arugula salad at Pizza Libretto is spectacular!

              3. If you like Caesar Salad - the one at Jacobs and Co. isn't to be missed. Watching it being made is an experience.

                Banfi in Forest Hill makes wonderful salads - house, caesar, asparagus, mushroom, etc. All good.

                And I second Mashu Mashu and Patachou - both places know how to treat beets!

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                1. re: MeMeMe

                  The garlic in Harbour Sixty's Caesar salad will make even the most dedicated garlic fiend swoon. Only order it if everyone at your table is going to eat it too. That way you'll all stink and nobody will be particularly offended.