25 best salads in Charlotte, ranked

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Fellow salad lovers, here’s a definitive ranking of the 25 best salads in Charlotte.


#25 Pinky’s — Tahini Salad ($7.50)

Four traditional falafel cakes on a bed of mixed greens, topped with red onion, cucumber, feta cheese, tomato, pepperoncini and toasted sesame seeds with tahini dressing or garlick-parsley.

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#24 Viva Chicken — Limena Chopped w/ pulled chicken ($9.40)

Kale and romaine mix, solterito (Peruvian corn, edamame, queso fresco), jalapeño bacon, crispy chickpeas and aji amarillo ranch dressing.

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#23 Hawthorne’s — Hawthorne’s Salad ($10.95)

Mixed greens, red onions, grape tomatoes, candied pecans, mandarin oranges and sliced pepperoncini tossed in Hawthorne’s bleu cheese balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

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#22 Rooster’s — Farro Salad ($12)

Farro, roasted turkey, pickled vegetables, cranberries, spanish almonds, kale and bulgarian feta.

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#21 Napa on Providence — Grilled Hanger Steak Salad ($16)

Mixed greens, grape tomatoes, goat cheese, pickled onions and red radish served with honey balsamic vinaigrette.


#20 Crisp — F.C.N Salad ($9.25)

Mixed greens, apple, pear, blue cheese, walnuts, craisins and lemon vinaigrette.


#19 Urban Cookhouse — Local Mix Salad w/ Chicken ($12.40)

Applewood bacon, corn, hard-boiled egg, red onion, cheddar and grilled chicken with their honey mustard vinaigrette and served with a fresh orange roll.

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#18 Earl’s Grocery — Harvest Salad ($8.99 )

Smoked farro, roasted beets, kale, pickled onions and fennel, seasoned pumpkin seeds, feta cheese, currants, and Fresno chili vinaigrette.


#17 Cowfish — Greek Salad w/ Chicken ($14)

Grilled all natural chicken, fried pepperoncinis, cucumbers, roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, artichokes, crumbled feta cheese with lemon feta vinaigrette.


#16 Leroy Fox — Southwestern Chopped Salad ($14)

Grilled blackened shrimp, romaine, black bean corn salsa, red onion, cilantro, tortilla strips, chopped & tossed in pineapple sriracha.

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#15 Bad Daddy’s — Stella’s Greek Salad ($10.95)

Romaine lettuce, 6 oz. grilled chicken breast, tomato, red onion, kalamata olives, cucumbers, feta, radish, pepperoncini peppers, and chickpeas tossed with Greek lemon oregano vinaigrette.


#14 Living Kitchen — Arugula Harvest ($13)

Arugula, purple cabbage, sweet potato, avocado, pear, caramelized pecans, cashew-basil cheese and sprouts served with their maple-mustard vinaigrette.


#13 Fern — Quinoa Cobb ($13)

Mixed lettuce topped with green bell peppers, red onion, avocado, quinoa, coconut bacon, cherry tomatoes and a tahini vinaigrette.

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#12 Fran’s Filling Station — Great Big Salad ($12)

Beets, green beans, goat cheese, garbanzo beans, lots of veggies, sunflower seeds beets, green beans, goat cheese, garbanzo beans, lots of veggies and sunflower seeds.

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#11 Inizio Pizza — Italian Chopped ($10)

Romaine and arugula blend, salami, cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, kalamata olives, croutons, shaved parmesan served with their house vinaigrette.

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#10 Haberdish – Kale Salad ($7/$14)

Orange, candied benne and goat cheese served with a pomegranate molasses dressing

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#9 Mama Ricotta’s – Chopped Salad ($6/$10)

Gorgonzola cheese, romaine lettuce, kale, walnuts, diced Roma tomatoes, Kalamata olives, red onion, pepperocini, garbanzo beans and carrots served with a a light Balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

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#8 Yafo — Sharon Salad ($8.99)

Spinach and kale mix, quinoa salad, tabbouleh, beets, goat cheese served with a mint vinaigrette.

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#7 Chopt — Mexican Caesar ($9)

Cotija cheese, jalapeno peppers, tortilla chips, romaine and FreeBird grilled chicken with caesar dressing.

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#6 Paco’s Tacos – Too Big Taco Salad ($10)

Crispy wheat & flour tortilla triangles, black beans & chili con queso. Romaine, corn, tomatoes & mixed cheeses tossed in a creamy chili lime dressing then topped with seasoned ground beef. Garnished with sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole.

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#5 Midwood Smokehouse — Midwood Chopped w/ Chopped Pork ($8)

Romaine, smoked corn, tomatoes, black beans, avocado, carrots, cucumbers and shredded cheddar served with their honey-apple cider vinaigrette.

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#4 Bricktop’s — Palm Beach Salad ($18)

Crab meat, poached shrimp, remoulade, avocado, tomato and chopped egg.

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#3 Hello, Sailor — Citrus Crab Louie ($17.49)

 Crab, little gem lettuces, avocado, jammy egg, citrus and brown butter saltines.

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#2 Essex — Warm Brussels Sprout Caesar ($12)

Grilled chicken, house-made croutons, parmesan, asiago caesar dressing.

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#1 Carpe Diem — Grilled Grape Salad ($9.50)

Romaine, arugula, grilled grapes, Bermuda onion, toasted pistachios, white balsamic reduction, Great Hill blue cheese vinaigrette

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