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The Best Salad in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 1, 2015

salad torontoThe best salad in Toronto offers a healthy dose of fresh flavours, textures, and vital nutrients. You won't find any pale iceberg lettuce on this list - these salads are hearty, meal-worthy feasts.

Here are the best salads in Toronto:

See also: The best Caesar salad in Toronto

The Goods

The Goods

Salad bowls ($12) from this Dundas West takeout counter come packed with a vibrant array of raw vegetables, seeds and grains. The Tricky Tahini is a standout comprising mixed greens, white quinoa, carrots, cabbage, tomato, basil, and a silky sesame dressing. More »

Fresh

Fresh

The chain of vegetarian eateries offers nine different salads on its menu ($8-$16). The superfood salad with Napa cabbage, cucumber, edamame, sprouts, microgreens and fresh herbs can be had in part of a soup, salad, and cornbread combo, or be bulked up with a choice of cheese or tofu (+$2.25). More »

Veghed

Veghed

The fresh bar on Dundas West deals in an ever changing menu of vegetarian fare. Salads ($9) here are artfully composed and known to feature in excess of 20 types of vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts and herbs for a maximum variety of flavours and textures. More »

Urban Herbivore

Urban Herbivore

Custom build your own salad ($10) at this vegan eatery with locations on College St, in Kensington Market and The Eaton Centre. Start by selecting a base of kale and romaine, spinach and arugula or spring mix, apply any six toppings like artichokes, asparagus, avocado, beets, black beans, broccoli and kimchi, then have it tossed in a house-made dressing including options like lemon tahini or carrot sesame ginger. More »

Hibiscus Cafe

Hibiscus Cafe

This Kensington Market cafe makes its vibrant hearty salad with 42 ingredients including quinoa, kale, sweet potato, beans, tofu, carrot and kelp. Order in small ($8) or large ($11) sizes or in a combo with the soup of the day ($12). More »

IQ Food Co.

IQ Food Co.

Multiple locations of this luncheonette serve up hearty, seasonally-driven salads that are protein-packed. The apple cobb for instance sees oven roasted chicken paired with aged white cheddar, double red apple, dried cranberries, toasted almonds, spinach and quinoa in a honey dijon vinaigrette. More »

The Beet

The Beet

This organic cafe in The Junction offers a half dozen different salads, including traditional or kale Caesar salads ($10), and a hearty Farmer's Harvest ($10) featuring a melange of greens, shredded beets, carrots, cucumbers, quinoa, tamari roasted seeds and avocado. Take it from side dish to entree with add-ons like chicken or steak (+$6), or tamari ginger tofu or tempeh ($4). More »

Salad Days

Salad Days

Now with two locations, the straightforward selection of wallet friendly salads includes caprese, tabouleh, and apple & beet ($4.50/$6.50) along with popular takes on classics like the Cobb ($4.70/$7.80) or salad niçoise ($4.70/$6.80). Customize your order for a nominal fee from the vibrant selection on the salad assembly line. More »

Bolt Fresh Bar

Bolt Fresh Bar

Design your own salad ($9.50) at this West Queen West juice and salad bar with a choice of greens, five toppings and dressings like maple balsamic and carrot miso. Or, pick from signature salads like the kale ($10) piled with shredded carrot, crunchy sprouts, shredded jicama, avocado, sunflower seeds, raisins, hemp hearts drizzled with lemon and olive oil. More »

Live Organic Food Bar

Live Organic Food Bar

Bright, hearty and texturally interesting salads from this vegan raw food bar include kale Caesar ($8/$15) with sundried tomatoes, coconut bacon, and Parmesan made from nuts and hemp. The Alkaline salad ($8/$15) is another good one loaded with greens, avocado,sweet potato, daikon, olives, almonds, seeds and tangy umeboshi dressing. More »

Pulp Kitchen

Pulp Kitchen

Two locations keep the east side nourished with a quartet of salad options priced at $7 each. House favourites include the Almond Beet that starts with a base of baby spinach loaded up with roasted beets and shallots, toasted almonds slivers, cranberries, sesame oil and tangy vinaigrette. More »

K&K Food Stand

K&K Food Stand

This chain of vegan and gluten free lunch counters offers menus that vary by location though Dan's Salad ($10.39) is so popular you'll find it available at almost every outpost. Arugula, chickpeas, carrots, pea shoots, cucumber, apple, cabbage, radish, seeds, raisins, goji berries and chia in a bright basil vinaigrette. More »

Discussion

30 Comments

VeryFineHat / April 1, 2015 at 05:28 pm
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You don't win friends with salad.
Sav / April 1, 2015 at 06:26 pm
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Update info on Fresh! They have FOUR locations now and they have tons of new bowls/salads.
Ken S / April 1, 2015 at 07:15 pm
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See, that’s my problem. I *like* Iceberg lettuce. :(
Fat Cop Wanna-be / April 1, 2015 at 07:53 pm
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salad? I wanna kill and eat
McNicol / April 1, 2015 at 09:47 pm
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OUT Here we be callin em Sallards! Is we wrong?
Alex / April 1, 2015 at 10:09 pm
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Best salads are at magic Spot in etobicoke! Chicken Greek or chicken Caesar! Delicious!
Wade / April 1, 2015 at 10:20 pm
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Pita Pavillion Lawrence Square Mall! Great salads, tons of options of types of salads and toppings. Great spot
Dasha replying to a comment from Wade / April 1, 2015 at 11:21 pm
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MMM MMM GOOD It might be a salad with Chicken Souvlaki or Chicken Shwarma on the salad, mixed in. Chicken Pork or Beef.
Salad / April 2, 2015 at 12:00 am
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Pumpernickel is my favourite place for salad in the city.
Great selection, great price, great portions, great taste. None of that pretentious overpriced garbage at IQ
A Nalingus / April 2, 2015 at 12:09 am
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OK, but I want to know where I can get my salad tossed in T.O.
meatballs / April 2, 2015 at 09:15 am
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The profit margins on this stuff must be insane.
Todd replying to a comment from meatballs / April 2, 2015 at 09:43 am
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Profit margin is probably bigger on pizza, burgers and coffee but yes.
Hank replying to a comment from meatballs / April 2, 2015 at 10:06 am
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The margins on meatballs are huge you can get a pound of ground beef or pork for about $4.99. Then when you order them in a restaurant its like $10-$12 of only a few of them.
Jimbo / April 2, 2015 at 10:25 am
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I want your salad!
Dean Tudor / April 2, 2015 at 12:01 pm
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I'm still looking for an enjoyable salad BAR buffet? Does anybody know if these still exist?
Betty / April 2, 2015 at 01:57 pm
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"Yes to Fresh" at King and Jarvis should be here. Why is the east side always left out!? "B.Good"; on front should also have been included.
jennsanerd / April 2, 2015 at 03:43 pm
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Brioche at King + Bathurst makes an awesome entree salad.
Mark Moore / April 2, 2015 at 11:23 pm
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Mocha Mocha ???
acceptance, of the world / April 4, 2015 at 12:52 am
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Photo looks fine to me.
Bethany Rodriquez / April 15, 2015 at 10:36 pm
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This one is my favorite, kale Caesar salads. I do love all kind of salad but Caesar is the best for me.
James / April 16, 2015 at 09:27 am
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Salad! When I hear salad in keeps in my mine that it is diet time. But I like salad so much it was very healthy and good in our skin. The photos are good they are well present.
Audrey / April 18, 2015 at 12:46 am
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What is the best partner on salad? I like the salad of the Hibiscus Cafe it is very nice looking for me looks so yummy.
Jeffrey / April 22, 2015 at 09:27 pm
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I consider salad as my dinner sometimes if i don't want to eat rice or heavy meal. Those salad makes me want them to eat.
Herbert / April 22, 2015 at 09:30 pm
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Wow! Nice dressings and flavors. I only eat the simple and ordinary salad because I am who made it. I am looking forward to the recipe of those hope to visit their location soon.
ritakeefe / April 22, 2015 at 09:32 pm
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Salad is my world I grow up with it because I am a vegetarian person and it is cool to try those salad.
Bailey / April 23, 2015 at 09:37 pm
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Those are very nice and I agree that they are very healthy. I eat salad when I love to lose weight and dieting. Lettuce and cucumber are my favorite ingredients on my salad.
James Scalf / April 23, 2015 at 09:45 pm
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Here in my house I have planted on my garden of some ingredients of salad. I do salad sometimes even I don't have a complete ingredients. Yummy! the dressing is awesome.
Micheal Rios / April 27, 2015 at 07:33 pm
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I love all about salad and I want to eat those salad I hope soon. Thanks for sharing your article.
Zachary / April 28, 2015 at 08:59 pm
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Salad is my alternative dinner. I feel so good when I eat salad very rich in fiber and vitamins. Salad is the the best appetizer too.
Paula / May 1, 2015 at 10:17 pm
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Yes about Caesar salad! This is my fav of all the time. The best ever!

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