Amongst all the burgers, tacos, donuts, and pizza, we all have days when we crave nothing more than a delicious, light, refreshing salad. Welcome to our guide to the absolute best salads in Salt Lake City. From cobbs to chopped salads to hearty salads with tri-tip steak, we hope you find something green and delicious that you’ll love!
10. Aubergine & Company: Mediterranean Salad
Regardless of what you eat at Aubergine & Company, we can guarantee that you’ll never feel sluggish or heavy when you leave. Everything is made fresh with real, whole ingredients, and among other menu items the Mediterranean salad is hard to beat! They also offer chopped salads but we love the compartmentalization (nerdy much??) of the Mediterranean style. Choose your favorite proteins, vegetables, and don’t forget to enjoy it all with their homemade tzatziki sauce.
9. Harmons City Creek: Italian Salad
I’d be lying if I told you this isn’t our *favorite* neighborhood grocer. Harmons has seemed to nail nearly every avenue in the grocery game including their premium sliced deli meats, an artisan selection of cheese and chocolate, homemade lunches and dinners, and one of the greatest salad bars known to man. They’re doing a fantastic job of nixing the old memo that readymade grocery store food is somehow always a few days old and covered with miracle whip. I LOVE this Italian salad because it’s filled with fresh mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh grape tomatoes, olives, and artichokes. Delicious, different, and ready to go.
8. Even Stevens: Chicken, Berry, & Oats Salad
Not all salad has to be savory and we are HUGE fans of this delicious chicken, berry, and oats salad from our favorite Even Stevens Sandwiches! It has roasted chicken, warm house granola, spinach, spring mix, pickled red onion, blueberries, feta, and a berry vinaigrette. Available at all of their locations!
7. Settebello: Insalata Grande
If you’re like me at all, you’ll always choose pizza over salad, but the insalata grande from Settebello is among some of the most delicious in Salt Lake City (definitely ordering WITH your pizza). It’s a mixed green salad with fresh mushrooms, tomatoes, pine nuts, kalamata olives, and artichokes, tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette and topped with fresh cracked pepper and parm slices. My other favorite salads on their menu are the warm beet salad and involtini di prosciutto.
6. Cafe Rio: Shredded Chicken Salad
Ode to Cafe Rio and their fresh, consistent salads. This Utah bred and born company is now located in nearly a dozen states with over 60 locations (nearly half of which are in Utah). I have gone through a “phase” for nearly every item on their menu, but the shredded chicken salad is my constant fallback when I need a delicious, filling salad. Don’t be fooled- they’re nearly big enough for two!
5. Cubby’s Chicago Beef: Tri-Tip Steak Salad
If there’s ONE thing you need to order at Cubby’s it’s the tri-tip steak salad. This colorful entree is a mixture of organic romaine & arugula, roasted bell peppers, slivered almonds, scallions, dried cherries, diced tomatoes, feta cheese, and seasoned tri-tip, topped with a lemon cilantro vinaigrette and fresh cilantro. They have locations in Provo, Lehi, Spanish Fork, and Sugarhouse.
4. All Chay: Teriyaki Noodle Salad
All Chay is an inconspicuous vegan Vietnamese restaurant located in the heart of Rose Park, a neighborhood just west of downtown SLC. Vietnamese owner Kim Hoa Nguyen created All Chay after living in SLC for 32 years and seeing a need for fresh, vegan, Vietnamese food. This teriyaki salad is incredibly delicious and yes, 100% vegan. I was amazed at how delicious the vegan “chicken” was and loved the different textures and flavors in this noodle salad. Visit All Chay to try this unique and healthy SLC salad!
3. Spitz: Döner Salad
This SLC hot spot is on our list of Top 10 Places to Eat in SLC list and unquestionably makes the cut for this salad post too. Next time you’re at Spitz order this Döner Salad for a fresh and tangy bowl of romaine, cabbage, carrots, onion, green pepper, cucumber, olives, feta, pepperoncinis, tomato, tzatziki, fresh lavish chips, crispy garbanzo beans, a slide of fried pita, and a side of balsamic dressing. You can have this bombtastic salad as is or order it with their beef, lamb, chicken, or falafel.
2. The Dodo: Spinach Salad with Lemon Shrimp
We all love to visit The Dodo for their famous Tollhouse Pie, but what most people don’t know is that they have a killer salad menu with fresh ingredients and perfectly sized portions to make it a meal on its own. Although their cobb or blackened chicken salads tend to be the trendier items, I suggest you try the spinach salad with lemon shrimp! This spring mix is tossed with cranberries, gorgonzola cheese, candied walnuts, apples, and grapes- covered with a tangy orange vinaigrette. Delicious, filling, you absolutely need to try this.
1. Market Street Grill: Seafood Cobb Salad
We’re ending this post on the Top 10 Salads in Salt Lake City with this Market Street marvel for three reasons: 1) It’s gorgeous, 2) I’m a HUGE sucker for fresh seafood, 3) Everyone in Salt Lake City needs to try this. Not kidding. Hats off to Market Street for their delectable twist on a classic. Order this beauty for a bowl of fresh greens covered with bay shrimp, Alaskan snow crab, tomato, avocado, bacon, and bleu cheese. Delicious, colorful, immaculate! Available for lunch only.