The 11 Best Salads in Chicago
They’re light and amazing
Today’s a steamy, salad-for-lunch (or dinner) kind of day, and we’re not talking about hitting the wilty bar in the basement of your office building. It’s easier being green when the salads are fabulous--and here are ten of the best ones in town.
Watermelon Salad at Unite Urban Grill
This is summer on a plate: a slab of seedless watermelon topped with peppery arugula, red onions, heirloom tomatoes, feta cheese and mint, then drizzled with aged balsamic.
1450 W. Chicago Ave.; 312-455-8900 or uniteurbangrill.com
Mark’s Madison Avenue at Fred’s
This over-the-top chopped salad has 17 ingredients, including enough Italian tuna for every bite. There are also chopped greens, white beans, green beans, lentils, diced beets, tomatoes and slices of red and yellow pepper, among other things. ($23)
15 E. Oak St.; 312-587-1700 or barneys.com
Market Salad at Freshii
Inspired by a trip to a summer farmers’ market, this salad packs a nutritional punch with quinoa, avocado, beet slaw, shredded apple, shredded carrot and cranberries on top of field greens and spinach with homemade honey Dijon dressing. ($8)
Multiple Chicago-area locations; freshii.com