In a health conscious city like Los Angeles, it’s no surprise that almost every restaurant serves up their own versions of salads. From Chinese chicken salads to beet salads to simple green salads and more complex salads, Los Angeles has no shortage of options. So, which places offer the tastiest salads? Well, we scoured our great city and narrowed down a few for you to sample the next time you have a craving.
434 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Since 1956, Beverly Hills’ La Scala restaurant has been serving up their version of a chopped salad to locals and visitors from far and wide. Now famous, you’ll find it hard to come across anyone who has tried it and doesn’t love it. Served with lettuce, salami, mozzarella cheese, marinated garbanzo beans and leon dressing, you will walk out of this classic Italian spot more than satisfied.
11700 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
With new restaurants popping up all over the city every month, Brentwood’s Bandera Restaurant continues to be a hugely popular eatery for diners. Part of the Hillstone Restaurant Group, Bandera’s food is absolutely delicious. Such is the case for the restaurant’s Macho Salad, which is a standout favorite for many that dine here. With ingredients including chopped romaine lettuce, shredded chicken, avocado, crumbled got cheese, roasted almonds, Roma tomatoes, cornbread croutons and sweet dates, the salad is simple, yet absolutely delicious. The best ingredient in the salad? Definitely the dates. The addition of sweet to the savory salad makes this a standout.
South Beverly Grill
122 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Served at various Hillstone restaurants including South Beverly Grill, Bandera and others is the hugely popular Thai Steak and Noodle Salad. With big pieces of seared steak seasoned in a Asian sauce, the salad is not your typical light lettuce salad. Instead, you’ll be delighted by ingredients like egg noodles, cabbage, baby arugula, grape tomatoes, avocado, mango and more. Add in a kick of spice and this salad and the flavor scale is off the charts!
M Cafe de Chaya
7119 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Serving Macrobiotic cuisine, M Cafe offers a bevy of tasty dishes featuring balanced, nutritious, and creative cooking “which can be enjoyed daily by everyone, not just vegetarians or people with dietary restrictions.” Building on that idea, the chefs serve constant favorite M Chop salad featuring hearts of romaine & mesclun greens, avocado, cucumber, chickpeas, herb-baked tofu, scallions, umeboshi pickled radishes, carrots, roasted beets, tamari-roasted almonds, crumbled tempeh bacon and tofu-peppercorn ranch dressing.
8759 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA
With 10 locations and 3 planned in the Los Angeles area, Tender Greens is a huge hit among the health-conscious crowd looking for meals that are not only affordable but tasty. Known for their flavorful salads, Tender Greens offers several options depending on location. Favorites include the Chinese Chicken Salad with tatsoi, mizuna, golden pea sprouts, carrot, wontons, roasted peanuts, cilantro, green onion, sesame dressing, as well as the Chipotle Barbecue Chicken with romaine hearts, avocado, queso fresco, crispy tortilla strips, green onion, cilantro lime dressing and the Backyard Steak, with red and green butter lettuce, radishes, red and gold beets, horseradish vinaigrette.