Best Salads NYC

Best Salads NYC
Joe Squatch

Joe Squatch

September 28, 2022

Whether it’s a hot, sunny day and you want to eat something light or you’re just in the mood for something refreshing and healthy, there are not many dishes that can beat an NYC salad! 

However, the problem comes from the vast amount of options you have to choose between. It can lead to decision fatigue, and it gets even worse when you are hungry. 

Luckily, we are here to help you make this important decision. In this article, we will list the best salads you can find in NYC (Also check out the Vegetarian Tasting & Chef’s Tasting at Per Se). So make sure you read on so you know exactly where to go the next time you’re craving a delicious, healthy salad! 

1. Serafina 

  • 2178 Broadway, New York 10024 
  • +1 212 595 00092

First on our list is the delightful Serafina! If you are looking for a very light salad that is packed full of flavor, then this is the place to go! This Italian eatery is very upscale, and the salads are varied and delectable. 

From the sweet goat’s cheese and spinach salad to the refreshing kale salad complete with pears, mint, and Pecorino Romano, you will be simply spoiled for choice at Serafina!

Salad prices for this wonderful restaurant range from $17-29, but please note this can sometimes differ between menus. 

We have listed just one address above, but there are actually many Serafina locations all across NYC and more, including Osteria 58th, Always 61st, and Tribeca! Check out the website for more. 

2. Sweetgreen

  • 137 East 61st Street, New York 10065 
  • (648) 859-1300 

Next, we have Sweetgreen! Sweetgreen is a great place to go for a delicious salad, not just because of its varied menu, but because they accommodate everyone from college students to CEOs! 

There truly is something for everyone at Sweetgreen, thanks to their extensive, seasonal menu!

We love their Mexican Corn Elote Bowl, but they also offer delectable salads such as their Guacamole Greens, complete with roast chicken, avocado, a lime squeeze, and more! 

And, if it’s a little colder outside, then Sweetgreen still has you covered! They offer warm alternatives to salads such as their Chicken pesto Parm or their Shroomami bowl. 

Prices for these salads can range from $10-17 but please note that this can differ depending on the menu. 

Please note that while one address for Sweetgreen is listed, there are many across NYC!

3. Taverna Kyclades

  • 33-07 Ditmars Boulevard, Queens, NY 11105 
  • (718) 545-8666

Next up we have the fabulous Taverna Kyclades! Taverna Kyclades offer a small range of salads as part of a wider menu, and all we have to say is WOW! These salads are simply to die for! 

This amazing restaurant offers a faithful, traditional take on Greek salads, using quality versions of the classic ingredients. All of these delicious veggies and fruits are garnished with oregano and a wonderful olive oil dressing. Not only that, but they offer 

If you’re in the mood for Greek food, then this is the place to go! Their online menu (Also check out the Shoreline Menus With Something For Everyone) salad prices range from around $14-19, but please note that the prices may differ in-store.

4. Somtum Der 

  • 85 Avenue, New York, NY, 10009 
  • +1 (212) 260-8570

Whether you’re a local to NYC or you’re just on vacation, the range of Papaya Salads from Michelin-star Somdum Der is a must-try! They have a mix of flavors and textures that are simply a delight for the tastebuds.

You must try the papaya salad with salted egg, crunchy peanuts, and sour dressing! 

However, there are also many other papaya salads – and other types of salad – served at Somtum Der. The restaurant is committed to showing customers traditional Isan ambiance and culture within a contemporary restaurant design. 

Prices for these salads range from around $13-22. 

5. Michael’s 

  • 24 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019 
  • (212) 767-0555

Up next is Michael’s, and we just know you won’t be disappointed! Michael’s is a restaurant that brings a slice of California to NYC! The menu is prepared seasonally so you can always expect something new and exciting no matter the time of year. 

As for the salad, Michael’s is famous for its delicious Cobb salad, complete with roast chicken, blue cheese, deliciously-creamy avocado, a delightfully-tangy balsamic vinaigrette, and more! 

Dining at Michael’s is an experience that you won’t forget, and getting one of their seasonal salads is certainly something you want to tick off your NYC bucket list! 

Prices for salads range from $18-34 but please note that this may differ depending on the season. 

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6. ABC Kitchen 

  • 35 East 18th Street, New York, NY, 10003 
  • (212) 475-5829

If you’re a vegetarian, then ABC Kitchen is an excellent place for you to eat!

There are so many vegetable-focused salads to choose from, from their lively chicory, endive, and strawberry salad to their soothing roast carrot, creamy avocado, crunchy seed, and creme fraiche salad. 

When you’re eating a salad at ABC Kitchen, then you know you’re in good hands.

This restaurant is committed to providing customers with safe, fresh ingredients that are fun and tasty to eat, so you will find that the menu is seasonal and there is always a new dish to explore! 

Salad prices range from around $19-22, but please be aware this can change depending on the menu. 

7. Fresh&Co

  • 729 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003
  • (212) 473-7301

If you have a busy day and need to grab a salad to go, then Fresh&Co is the best place to do just that!

Fresh&Co offer chef-designed salads that taste just as good as they sound, you’ll have a tough time choosing between their South Beach Salad, Shanghai Chicken Salad, and Falafel Salad, but we just know you’re going to love all of them! 

All of their sources are homemade and they source the best-quality ingredients, so this is definitely a place you’ll want to eat the next time you’re in the Big Apple! 

Salad prices at Fresh&Co range from around $10-13, although this may be subject to change.

Final Thoughts 

There are so many eateries in NYC that it can be difficult to decide where to eat (You might also want to check out Estela in New York City). But, if you’re ever in the mood for a tasty, healthy salad, you’ll know exactly where to go!

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