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best salads, 2014 edition

prima Jan 12, 2014 09:42 AM

Feel free to add the best salads you've found in Toronto or anywhere in Ontario this year (preferably starting Jan 1, 2014, so this thread starts with current experiences).

I enjoyed the beet salad at Five Doors North.
I also like the kale and corn salad at Pusateri's.

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    piccola Jan 12, 2014 04:14 PM

    I ate these in 2014 but they've been on the menu at Woodlot for a couple months - the grilled hen 'o the woods mushroom and wild rice salad, as well as the warm kale salad.

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      Cat123 Jan 12, 2014 05:03 PM

      Rocco's Salad at Libretto - brussels sprouts, butternut squash, Pingue prosciutto, heirloom beets, pine nuts, ricotta salata & deep fried crispy but runny egg, all on greens. Yum.

      1. justsayn Jan 12, 2014 05:15 PM

        Sud Forno has added some delicious salads (non-lettuce/greens).

        1. prima Feb 13, 2014 02:00 PM

          Delicious seafood salad on the Holt's Cafe menu right now, including shrimp, calamari and lobster.

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            disgusti Feb 13, 2014 03:01 PM

            Just to remind everyone the salad at hibiscus on Augusta is absurdly good, raw/vegan/gluten free if that's your bag (not mine, I iust appreciate a damn fine salad) and has like 10-12+ ingredients on any given day. Plus they changed the takeout container since I was last there in the summer and it holds up for more than 10 minutes now

            1. kwass Feb 13, 2014 04:19 PM

              The Cavolo Nero salad from Gusto 101. It's kale, currants, pine nuts, and pecorino in a lemon vinaigrette!! I'm getting hungry just thinking about it :)

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                juno Feb 14, 2014 07:28 AM

                Via Cibo, an offbeat Italian-style joint - a little bit cafeteria, a little bit chic sit-down resto - in a plaza at Leslie and York Mills, also does a respectable Cavolo salad. Both as a side ($5 and, for a side dish, quite substantial) or as a main ($9). Kale, lemon ricotta, olives, fennel, cipollini mushrooms in a gutsy balsamic citrus vinaigrette. You get lots of zip and distinct taste in Via Cibo's version.

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                  kwass Feb 14, 2014 07:32 AM

                  I'm going there on Monday for the 1st time. I'll have to try it. Thanks juno!

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                burlgurl Feb 13, 2014 07:26 PM

                The kale salad at Feel Good Guru, across from Trinity Bellwoods park is really good..

                1. kwass Mar 21, 2014 02:27 PM

                  The Quinoa Salad from Libretto. OMG is this salad good!!

                  1. estufarian Mar 21, 2014 04:06 PM

                    At Pukka (Indian)
                    Baby Kale Salad with dates, lotus chips and spiced cashew dressing.
                    Ordered it on ALL my 3 visits (only dish on every visit).

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                      katyenka Mar 24, 2014 12:42 PM

                      My latest: The raw artichoke salad at Bar Buca. The kale and arugula salad at Fonda Lola.

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                        millygirl Mar 24, 2014 12:58 PM

                        Kale salad @ the new Riverside Country General.
                        OMG sooo good. So good in fact, I ordered an extra one to go.

                        It was very simple, but oh so good. Nice mustard vinegarette, some cheddar and I think almonds.

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                          happycamper Mar 25, 2014 08:53 AM

                          Good to know! Big fan of Country General Queen W.
                          In general, how do the dishes compare?

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                          BIGeater100 Mar 24, 2014 04:34 PM

                          Love the grilled romaine caesar salad at Strada 241.

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                            happycamper Mar 25, 2014 08:54 AM

                            I love Strada's Caesar too! I do think THR&Co's version is even more impressive.

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                              kwass Mar 25, 2014 08:59 AM

                              Hawthorne Food and Drink also does a fantastic grilled caesar salad.

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                            magic Apr 5, 2014 07:58 PM

                            Patachou, Summerhill.

                            Warm balsamic glazed chicken & papaya salad with creamy tarragon dressing. Unreal.

                            Closes forever on May 3 so go NOW!!


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                              kwass Apr 5, 2014 08:25 PM

                              Love that you took a pic! that looks yummy magic!!

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                                magic Apr 5, 2014 08:48 PM

                                Oh thanks kwass. :-)

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