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.
#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.
#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.
#22 Rooster’s — Farro Salad ($12)
Farro, roasted turkey, pickled vegetables, cranberries, spanish almonds, kale and bulgarian feta.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#10 Haberdish – Kale Salad ($7/$14)
Orange, candied benne and goat cheese served with a pomegranate molasses dressing
#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.
#8 Yafo — Sharon Salad ($8.99)
Spinach and kale mix, quinoa salad, tabbouleh, beets, goat cheese served with a mint vinaigrette.
#7 Chopt — Mexican Caesar ($9)
Cotija cheese, jalapeno peppers, tortilla chips, romaine and FreeBird grilled chicken with caesar dressing.
#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.
#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.
#4 Bricktop’s — Palm Beach Salad ($18)
Crab meat, poached shrimp, remoulade, avocado, tomato and chopped egg.
#3 Hello, Sailor — Citrus Crab Louie ($17.49)
#2 Essex — Warm Brussels Sprout Caesar ($12)
Grilled chicken, house-made croutons, parmesan, asiago caesar dressing.
#1 Carpe Diem — Grilled Grape Salad ($9.50)
Romaine, arugula, grilled grapes, Bermuda onion, toasted pistachios, white balsamic reduction, Great Hill blue cheese vinaigrette