Some of our favorite lighter, healthier and greener meals around New York city. Can you visit them all and try our recommendations?
The Corcoran Group: We really enjoy the art deco atmosphere and the lively crowd. But they even pale in comparison to the 20 herb salad – you’ll be licking the plate.
2. Angelica Kitchen
The Corcoran Group: Leave it to one of the best vegetarian restaurants to produce one of the city’s best salads. Start with the delicious House Salad, or make a meal of the Si Se Puede.
The Corcoran Group: Still chic after all these years (it’s been around since 1999) and remains one of our favorite sports for brunch of Seared Tuna Nicoise.
4. The Standard Grill
The Corcoran Group: You don’t come here for a quiet meal – the fun can get a little out of hand. We’d recommend you start your evening with the Snow Pea & Radish Salad.
5. Prime Meats
The Corcoran Group: We’ve raved about the meats here, but don’t overlook the veggies. Hold off your carnivorous needs and start with a divine Beet Salad or baco-licious Farm Salad.
6. Pink Pony Cafe
The Corcoran Group: One of our all-time favorite places – we’re glad it’s hasn’t closed. If you’re looking for a lighter fare, try the Salad Nicoise, it’s one of the best in the city.
The Corcoran Group: Awesome place to relax and have a fishbowl sized cocktail (which are delicious) and one of the best Caesar Salads in all of Manhattan.
The Corcoran Group: Cozy little restaurant with impeccable service is perfect for Lunch, Dinner or Drinks. You can’t go wrong with their salads, especially the Sauteed Shrimp Salad.
9. Josie's West
The Corcoran Group: Enjoy healthy, delicious & organic food as you people watch from their panoramic windows. Try the Macadamia Chicken Salad or the Spinach Salad with Avocado & Tofu.
10. al di là
The Corcoran Group: This is one of our favorite restaurants in all five boroughs. We’ve waxed poetic before, but forgot to mention the White Salad and the Faro Salad, both hidden gems.
The Corcoran Group: So we’ve come back for seconds and thirds and now we’re really addicted to the Thai Beef Salad – you must start you meal with it.
12. Momo Sushi Shack
The Corcoran Group: A really fun and inexpensive place to have dinner with friends. We’ve extolled the virtues of the sushi, but the Momo Salad shouldn’t be overlooked!
13. The Spotted Pig
The Corcoran Group: Once seated and you’re in the mood for something light, we’d have no qualms about just having the Roasted Beet Salad and a glass of white wine. Or....you can just get the burger.
14. The Grocery
The Corcoran Group: For a light lunch, try the Chopped Salad – it’s perfect. For a light dinner (or as a starter) the Noodle Salad is a must.
15. El Cocotero
The Corcoran Group: Authentic and amazing home-cooked Venezuelan food in a friendly candle lit atmosphere. The salads are really great – try La Cocotero or Gallina (as a side).
The Corcoran Group: One of our best dining experiences in NYC, and well worth the price. The food is over the top, but the simplest things are the best – we love the Green Market salad.
The Corcoran Group: Pair a delicious Mozzarella Panini with their Special Salad and you have a perfect meal to share.
The Corcoran Group: This place is insane during lunchtime, but there’s no better place to go for a salad – totally customizable and we recommend you add the Ancho Roasted Salmon.
The Corcoran Group: Large, airy and cheerful setting for some very interesting Mexican Cuisine – try the Ensalada Alex-Cesar Cardini and the Pork Shoulder Tacos with a Jamaica Margarita.
The Corcoran Group: More delicious and affordable than any other place in the area – go to the salad bar and load up on the Chicken Curry Salad and the Grilled Mixed Vegetable Salad.
21. Blue Hill
The Corcoran Group: Very kind to the stomach, but not to the wallet! Do splurge on This Morning’s Farm Egg and the Blue Hill Farm Pig.
The Corcoran Group: Some of the best and most decadent sandwiches around – Definitely get the Scuttlebutt or the Romaine Dinghy – the salad sandwich, when it’s being available.
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