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Best Salad in the City

Chinon00 Jun 22, 2013 07:12 PM

Had the Salad of Grilled Asparagus, Artichoke, White Beans, Tomato-Onion Relish and Pine Nuts at Tria (18th street) today and was blown away (and I'm a devote carnivore). What are your favorite salads in the city today?

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    fava_bean Jun 28, 2013 08:32 AM

    Scott's Big Salad at American Sardine Bar.

    1. Chefmonty Jun 26, 2013 06:25 AM

      You nailed it. My wife and I get that salad at Tria almost everytime we are in the City. Usually as an afternoon snack

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        mookleknuck Jun 25, 2013 09:39 AM

        Little Fish's changing salad line up is quite refreshing - they are lighthanded with salt. Meritage is also worth a look. I was pleasantly surprised by the bibb and beet salads at North 3rd. At Cantina Dos Segundos, avoid the papaya salad and the arugula salad dressed with pumpkin-seed dressing. Neither had zip and both were underseasoned.

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          PhillyA Jun 24, 2013 07:17 PM

          (Good) salad is one of my favorite foods. There are really a TON of places that do them well, but 2 of my (slightly surprising) favorites in casual places are any of the choices at either Cantina (Dos Segudos or Los Caballitos) and Khyber.

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            cwdonald Jun 25, 2013 03:57 AM

            Which salad in particular do you like at the Khyber?

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            lawgirl3278 Jun 24, 2013 11:10 AM

            Tria makes great salads. I love their duck salad with pistachios and cherries.

            I also love Ela's kale salad with mustard dressing.

            1. JanR Jun 23, 2013 06:13 AM

              Not as fancy as the two already mentioned but I like the Gorgonzola salad at Fiorino, with candied walnuts and apples.

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                Philly Ray Jun 22, 2013 07:55 PM

                I like the Ensalada de Jamon (Serrano ham, figs, cabrales, and spiced almonds) at Amada and the warm salad with wilted greens, pancetta, and a lightly scrambled egg that used to be on the menu at Vetri. It isn't on the current menu, but I bet they would make it if you asked.

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