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The Best Salad in Toronto

The best salad in Toronto is for those who run light and lean, who know that just because food is fuel doesn’t mean it can’t also be delicious. The brunt of sitcom and cartoon jokes for far too long, the city’s best salads range from totally vegan to totally meaty.

Here are the best salads in Toronto.


The Goods
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The Goods

The salads at this takeout shop on Dundas West are vegan, mostly raw, organic and free of gluten, nuts, dairy and refined ingredients. Bases go way beyond boring lettuce with zucchini noodles, rice and quinoa, tasty sesame, herb, garlic and tahini dressings made in house.

Fresh on Eglinton
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Fresh on Eglinton

This vegetarian favourite with locations throughout the city sells salads ranging from microgreens to Thai with spiralized beet and carrot to tofu, tempeh and kale.


Urban Herbivore (Urban Eatery)
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Urban Herbivore (Urban Eatery)

The gluten-free salads at this mini-chain are as colourful as they are customizable. Build your own or choose a signature salad like the Rhino with BBQ tofu, pea pesto, beans and lentils or the Possum with “cheeze sauce,” coconut bacon and kale.

Salad Days (Yonge and Bloor)
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Salad Days (Yonge and Bloor)

At Bay and Bloor, the salads here are extremely well-priced, topping out at under $10, even with premium ingredients like smoked salmon, grilled chicken breast and tuna and over a dozen dressings.


Live Organic Food Bar (Liberty Village)
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Live Organic Food Bar (Liberty Village)

This raw food favourite with locations on Dupont and Liberty Village does made to order and pre-packaged salads with a variety of ingredients including a deconstructed taco and falafel salad.


Bolt Fresh Bar
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Bolt Fresh Bar

On West Queen West, choose a signature salad here or design your own. Prescribed options include the kale caesar, “Hermosa” with tofu, spinach, cucumber, lime jalapeno dressing and avocado, or the “Antioxidant” with beet, carrot, spinach, squash and maple balsamic vinaigrette.

Palm Lane
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Palm Lane

This Yorkville Village shopping centre restaurant from the Chase Hospitality Group does customizable salads with dozens of ingredient options as well as salads that are both totally vegan or completely classic like the Bel-Air with bacon, hard-boiled egg, chicken, avocado and beet.


Veghed
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Veghed

This Dundas West vegetarian restaurant creates stunning salads that are also incredibly healthy, served on plates for eat in our take out.

Koek Koek
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Koek Koek

This relative newcomer to the Yonge and Eglinton area allows you to grab salads for dining in or take them to go. Choose from substantial options like chicken linguine, cucumber ribbon, or steak, onion and rocket.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Palm Lane

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