Top 5 Best Salads in NYC

By Daniel Rung

Looking to tune up the body but without the sacrifice of taste. While many salads can be mundane we've compiled 5 of our favorites salads that will leave you full in New York City.

Estlea

You can pick up Ignacio Matto’s endive salad for $14 at 47 East Houston Street. Mixed with croutons, candied walnuts, and taleggio while topped with endive leaves which is dressed in an anchovy-based dressing, finished by some orange juice and zest. Chef Matto loves the contrast between the crunchy bits and the juicy brightly colored endive on top.

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Photo Credit: ChefsFeed

Lafayette

Located at 380 Lafayette Street the french-style brasserie & bakery has become famous for their Nicoise salad. What makes this so different from it’s companions is that it is made with seared toro tuna. The fresh take on adding seafood compliments the classic pieces of the salad which include tomatoes, olives, French green beans, and anchovies.

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Photo Credit: Foodspotting

Buttermilk Channel

The warm lamb and romaine salad is quite an undertaking. Large romaine lettuces leaves are full with slow cooked lamb, roasted cauliflower, fried capers, chewy croutons, and runny soft-boiled egg. The salad is topped with mayo, buttermilk, mustard, and red wine dressing. This $18 salad is a consistent standout on the menu.

 Photo Credit: Itinerant Foodies

Photo Credit: Itinerant Foodies

Taverna Kyclades

This lively and inviting eatery that specializes in greek food located in Astoria offers this perfectly made and classic greek salad. Chunks of tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and hot peppers topped with a large slab of feta cheese and covered with olive oil.

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Photo Credit: Culture Trip

Balaboost

This rare salad is a Middle Eastern take on Wolfgang Puck’s legendary Chinese chicken salad. This salad consists of simple romaine lettuce, savoy cabbage, roasted almonds, and crispy Chinese noodles in a sweet mint vinaigrette. At the diners choice they can add a warm grilled chicken paillard.    

 Photo Credit: Balaboosta

Photo Credit: Balaboosta