Salads often play second fiddle to heartier dishes, but sometimes they make for a fantastic meal. While Boston has its share of mediocre salads, there are some standouts too; the keys are creative combinations and fresh ingredients. Here are some great salad recommendations from Boston hounds, just in time for warm springtime weather.
Za: Two locations, in Cambridge and Arlington. The beet salad "never fails," ginafly says; it also contains apples, red onion, parsley, hazelnuts, and goat cheese. Another good bet is a take on tortilla salad, made with black beans and avocado.
East by Northeast: opinionatedchef thinks the biggest strength at this Cambridge restaurant is the selection of innovative Asian salads. "Kale with smoked tofu, edamame, smoked trout, [and] lemon sesame cream, anyone?"
New Golden Gate: Jellyfish salad is a highlight at this Chinatown restaurant—it's tossed with flowering chives, crispy tiny fish, and garlic chips.
Boston hounds had plenty of other great salad suggestions, so be sure to read the full thread (linked below) to find out more!
138 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington
Za [Kendall Square]
350 Third Street, Cambridge
Rendezvous [Central Square]
502 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
5 N. Beacon Street, Allston
East by Northeast [Inman Square]
1128 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
New Golden Gate [Chinatown]
66 Beach Street, Boston
Mr. Bartley's [Harvard Square]
1246 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
93 School Street, Watertown
Discuss: Favorite Salads in Boston?