Philadelphia, PA - Is there really anything more perfect for lunch than a great salad. They’re light, healthy, portable, you can pick and choose your toppings, and you can find one on just about any menu in Philly. Here in Philadelphia were are lucky though, because Philly is home to some great spots not only to grab a decent lunch salad but a fantastic lunch salad.
Philadelphia's Best Lunch Salads
To that point: We got Emily Watson, the mind behind local healthy-eating blog Nourishing Matters, to dish on her top five favorite lunch salads around town and they all sound genuinely delicious. So next time you have a free half-hour at work, grab a co-worker and test out one of these healthy picks.
High Street on Marke - “Select Three Sides” Option
High Street on Market, 308 Market Street, Old City. Watson recommends trying out the Sicilian Cauliflower with Pistachios, the White Bean and Broccoli Rabe with Pecorino, and the Garlic Brussels Sprouts with Chili Flakes. As she says, this “hefty bowl of vegetables” along with some of their fresh, housemade bread, is a healthy and satisfying lunch. Sure sounds like it to me!
Sweetgreen's - The Spicy Sabzi
Sweetgreen, multiple locations. This pre-designed salad option is full of spinach, kale, broccoli, beets, Sriracha (if you choose), and seasoned veggies, topped with carrot chili vinaigrette. For a pro-tip, Watson suggests bulking it up by adding avocado, extra quinoa, and sunflower seeds. Yummm city.
Le Viet - Rice Vermicelli Noodle Bowl
Le Viet, 1019 South 11th Street, Bella Vista. According to Watson, this noodle bowl does in fact count as a salad, due to the veggie to noodle ratio. Hey, we'll take your word on it! She claims that Le Viet’s noodle bowls are the freshest she’s tasted in Philly.
Cafe Lutecia - Provence Salad
Cafe Lutecia, 2301 Lombard Street, Fitler Square. Looking for a salad with a European vibe? Look no further! This salad combines tuna, hearts of palm, egg, tomatoes, corn, and olives -- a common European combination. Watson says this salad is flavorful and straightforward but full of new and surprising textures.