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Memorable Salads?

I am generally a meat and carbs kind of gal- when it comes to eating vegetables I can be quite picky. Oddly enough, however, the dishes that I dream about at night are salads! There are 4 really stand out salads that I constantly find myself craving:

Crema's Ensalada Mixta En Aderezo De Cacahuate Enchilado with Grilled Shrimp- it comes with mixed greens, avocado, fresh corn, panela cheese, and a vinaigrette that's slightly on the sweet side. I could eat this salad everyday for the rest of my life and be content.

Perry St. used to have this salad that featured grilled peaches, candied pistachios, crystallized wasabi (omg drooooool), and some kind of creamy cheese- maybe goat? Unfortunately, they no longer have this on their menu :(

Vezzo/Gruppo/Posto/Spunto have this delicious Tre Colori salad that includes mixed greens, roasted pears, walnuts, and gorgonzola cheese.

And finally, all the way in London, Jamie Oliver's 15 makes a burrata, white peach, and rocket salad that is to die for.

What are your most memorable salads? Looking at my list I seem to have a thing for sweet and savory salads, do any of you have any recommendations?

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Crema
111 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

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  1. my favorite salad is unfortunately no less than ten hours away - Zuni in SF. i've tried to find something comparable in New York but haven't yet.

    meanwhile, i like the Arugula with roasted beets, Roquefort cheese and candied walnuts. Balthazar serves something similar, but with microgreens instead of arugula.

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    1. re: coasts

      duh! forgot to say that the roasted beet salad was from Almond.

    2. There is a great greek salad at Kefi, I generally dont like greek salads. Good Ceasar salad at the Redhead. ABC has some good salads.

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      Kefi
      505 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

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      1. re: Hey19

        personally, i thought the Kefi Greek salad was notably awful: shredded lettuce and a sweet dressing...

        what is the Redhead's Caesar like?...

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        Kefi
        505 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

      2. The green goddess salad at Redhead is wonderful. I also really like the simple salads at Wallse and at Hearth.

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        Wallse
        344 W. 11th St., New York, NY 10014

        1. my favorite is the escarole, sunchoke, and almond salad at otto. so addictive and delicious.

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          1. re: jon

            Seconded!

            In the summer, they have a cucumber, watermelon, ricotta salata, shallot, balsalmic one that is almost as good. Almost!

          2. I generally shy away from ordering salads in restaurants because I prepare a lot of different salads at home, and when I go out to eat, I'm looking for things that I'm less likely to make myself. That said, these have been superb:

            Maialino - Misticanza: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

            Spigolo - Heirloom Tomato Salad: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

            Recette - Heirloom Tomato Salad with Burrata: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

            EMP - Composition of Young Vegetables: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

            EMP - Taboulé Salad: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

            http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

            1. Love Kefi's greek salad, also, The Palm's Monday night, and Nha Trang Centre's Papaya with shrimp.

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              Nha Trang
              148 Centre St, New York, NY 10013

              Kefi
              505 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

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              1. re: rkaene

                The Fig & Olive signature salad is delicious. Figs, olives, tomato, manchego, gorgonzola, goat cheese, walnuts, apple, balsamic dressing. It's very big as well - shareable or a great lunch/main course.

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                Fig & Olive
                420 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10014

              2. I'm not a real salad person, but I remember Spring Street Natural having a few different varieties of salads that were delicious.

                1. oh my, these all sound so good... especially the watermelon salad from otto and the fig & olive salad, yum!

                  i also have a new fav to add! Just had Giorgio's of Gramercy's chickpea & avocado salad with scallops- I'm already salivating over the left overs!

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                  Giorgio's of Gramercy
                  27 East 21st Street, New York, NY 10010