Search for Salad

[This post originally ran July 11, 2007. Instead of rewriting Salem Man's question, I'm putting his thoughts back up for a new discussion.]
We got an email from a new reader with a great blog post idea for this recent heat wave.

 "I have been on a search lately for the best "go to" places for salad in Salem. The heat is out of control, and I'd like to know where I can go for something that isn't going to make me feel totally bogged down when I walk out."

Unless you consider vegetarian pizza to be a salad, and some people do, I've never ordered a salad as a meal in Salem. Which restaurants in town can turn this leafy appetizer into a main course?

Any other places to eat where you won't feel "bogged down" when you're done? I know it's a chain, but a Jamba Juice is pretty hard to beat when the mercury hits above 90.

7 comments:

Stephanie Matlock Allen said...

Yau, salad!! My favorite salad lately is the Chèvre Salad at Venti's, with fresh & roasted apples, goat cheese, and nuts on lettuce with an amazing mango balsamic dressing. Alcyone also does some delicious salads with high quality ingredients. And Napoleon's also has some good ones, and they have a fabulous creamy balsamic dressing that I love! then there's always the old standby: the salad bar at the Center Street Safeway. It's hit & miss, though, depending on the day's ingredients.

Anonymous said...

The Brick and Rudy's have really tasty salads, and the salad bar at Life Source and Annette's are good too.

Anonymous said...

What's the name of that yummy salad at Word of Mouth? So good!

Anonymous said...

does the curry chicken salad at alcyone count?

Anonymous said...

Chicken salad with cranberries at Wild Pear...

'laina said...

Salad bar at Lifesource.. love the store-made goddess dressing!

Orejo said...

Mill Creek Station is my go-to for a salad in Salem. It's just south of State on Hawthorne and they do an excellent Popeye salad. http://www.millcreekstation.com/CafeMenu.htm