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please recommend a good takeaway salad place

swayinghammock May 26, 2013 10:12 PM

Hi, a friend and I are visiting NYC from New Zealand soon. Can anyone please recommend a good place for takeaway salads. We want to get some nice salads and go to a concert in a park. Only good quality, please - not supermarket stuff. Thank you!

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    swayinghammock May 29, 2013 08:38 PM

    Thanks for all the replies, everybody.

    Zabar's looks interesting. If we go there round 5 p.m., will they still have a good selection of salads?

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    1. re: swayinghammock
      alc Jun 3, 2013 06:28 PM

      I think so. They're very busy and replenish.

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        swayinghammock Jun 3, 2013 09:10 PM

        Great. Thank you

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      Ttrockwood May 29, 2013 08:24 PM

      FYI all concerts in the park you must go early!!! Like an hour early. Plan to bring something to sit on the lawns get wet, and "technically" there is no wine/beer in central park, so if you do bring it, either pour into different containers or be discreet like everyone else......

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        alc May 28, 2013 01:28 PM

        If you are going to a concert in Central Park you would probably enjoy browsing the aisles of takeaway's at Zabar's (81 st and Broadway).

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          wincountrygirl May 28, 2013 04:11 AM

          I love Chop't. There are quite a few of them around the city so just go to their website. They have a few salads they of their own or you can create your own.

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            olympusnyc May 27, 2013 08:13 PM

            I really like Just Salad (and better than Chop't). Google them for locations...I know they just opened one around 54th and Lex.

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              coasts May 28, 2013 03:41 AM

              i have Chop't near my office and usually end up there for lunch.

              also consider Epicerie Boulud depending on where in the park you'll be headed.

            2. ipsedixit May 27, 2013 03:49 PM

              Gourmet 53.

              I wish there was a concert in the part today. Perfect weather for it. Stunning SoCal like weather.

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                kathryn May 27, 2013 07:00 AM

                Probably not near your concert, but I always enjoy the salads at City Bakery. Quite expensive, though.

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                  swayinghammock May 27, 2013 06:03 AM

                  Great, thanks very much for that.

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                    small h May 27, 2013 05:53 AM

                    Whole Foods, whichever one is closest to your concert.

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                      UES Mayor May 27, 2013 05:53 AM

                      In my opinion, the salad bars at Whole Foods (Time Warner Building) and Mangia-West 57 are great! Make your own and "take away"!

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