Boston's best salads? A round up
Now that summer's really heating up and local veggies are ramping up, I thought I'd ask: what are your favorite Boston salads? Lettuce, no lettuce, hierloom tomato, greek, Caesar, chopped, fine dining or take out, put 'em all out there!!
I'll start by nominating the Tiger's Tears from Myers and Chang. Addictively spicy, loads with herbs, tender beef slices and a rainbow of peppers...
Also the New England Seafood Salad from hammersley's, super light and fresh with shrimp, scallops, lobster, asparagus and peas.
Seafood Cobb Salad at, wait for it, Skipjack's...I'm not kidding! Farm Grille was closed for vacation, so we went across the street to Skipjack's, and had a Seafood Cobb with lobster on a crostini, perfectly poached shrimp, and smoked salmon, on greens with hardboiled egg and avocado....
i second aquitaine's beet salad. A high quality Aged Boucheron (and when do you ever see unusual cheese on a salad here, something other than chevre, cheddar, parm, feta, blue...............?
WARM BEET SALADE with Mâche, Aged Boucheron, Toasted Walnuts and Sherry Vinaigrette 8.95
The single best salad we have ever had, one that we cannot not order when dining there, is at EVOO and is Eva's Greens with Rabbit confit, pecans and cherries and cheddar.
second to it are thee 2 salads at the adjacent Za:
Hass Avocado, Black Bean, Tomato, Red Onion, Cheddar Cheese, Bread 'n' Butter Pickled Jalapeno, Red Pepper, and Cilantro Salad with Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette, Sour Cream, and Tortilla Crunch 8.00
Verrill Farm's Beets, Orange, Red Onion, Parsley, Toasted Hazelnut, and Goat Cheese Salad with Eva's Pea Greens and Citrus Vinaigrette 7.50
Also love East Coast Grill's brunch salad of avocado, lettuce, cilantro, mango, hearts of palm, and pepitas.
For take out, my favs are at Azama Grill: Mousskaa- eggplant, tomato and chickpea salad; and Avocado salad with lime and red onion.
East Coast Grill and Raw Bar
1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139
138 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474
11 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA, MA 01742
350 Third Street, Cambridge, MA 02143
54 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134