Healthy, guilt-free, and totally delicious; we list Vancouver’s most invigorating bowls of mixed greens that show you can actually make friends with salad.
In addition to carb-loaded temptations, this sandwich-centric casual eatery in Vancouver’s Chinatown also prepares a range of enticing salad options, including the Kale and Cauliflower, featuring quinoa, chickpeas, radish slices, hemp seeds, and a honey lime reduction. For extra satisfaction add a serving of the kitchen’s herb chicken to the already hearty mix.
Address: 237 Union Street
Salad bowls at this downtown locale are comprised of wholesome, thoughtfully assembled fare. Delicious as they are pretty, each dish has a mix of grain and protein, or multiple proteins, too keep you fuller for longer. Pick from signature salads like the Naan O Sabzi, which is composed of Persian cucumbers, flatbread, teff, walnuts, romaine, Caspian herbs, sheep feta, and a citrusy Sumac and Persian lime dressing.
Address: 415 Dunsmuir Street
Pleasing not just the health conscious, Railtown Cafe offers patrons half a dozen different salad options to choose from, including a traditional Caesar salad and The Salmon, a colourful collection of farmers’ market field greens, tomatoes, fennel, asparagus, oranges, and olives, dressed with a citrus vinaigrette.
Address: 397 Railway Street
You’ll find vegetarian and vegan options galore at Heirloom. Their salad bowls are colourful and fresh tasting, and include ingredients like seasonal local apple, arugula, red onion, gorgonzola, and Saskatchewan wheat berries.
Address: 1509 West 12th Avenue
Known for their gourmet sandwiches and artfully composed salads, this charming European-inspired cafe is often packed throughout the day. Served with a buttered baguette, the House Salad is one of the most popular items on the menu at Finch’s. It consists of sliced pear, blue brie, cucumber, roasted walnuts, and a white balsamic dressing.
Address: 353 West Pender Street
Focusing on creating fresh, healthy food that does not compromise flavour, Tractor Foods delivers quality, great-tasting, and hearty salads. In addition to entree sized salads, Tractor Foods also serves a vibrant selection of smaller veggie salads, which can be mixed and matched together. For just under $10 diners can order a plate of three salads, with the option to add tuna, chicken, and or grilled avocado (highly recommended), into the mix for an additional cost.
This little green, plant-based food truck offers fresh, colourful, satisfying salads. Committed to sourcing locally and making things from scratch, Culver City’s dressings are all gluten-free, vegan, and yes, made by hand.
Address: Find the truck at Hastings and Thurlow Tuesday to Friday, between 11:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Alongside build-your-own burritos, this Granville Street spot offers hearty, jazzed up salads. Made on the spot, Hungry Guys Kitchen prepares unique creations like the sweet yet punchy Pepita De Mi Vida, which is comprised of organic tofu, shredded kale, organic quinoa, edamame, red beets, red cabbage, fresh mint, local apples, dried cranberries, blue cheese (not overly aggressive), pumpkin seeds, and a maple balsamic vinaigrette.
Address: 988 Granville Street
Fast casual Hubbub offers customers a range of appetizing made-to-order sandwiches and salads (perfect for when you want to ditch the bread). If greens are what you seek, make sure you order a salad bowl, which is made up of romaine lettuce and crisp red and green cabbage, dressed in a house vinaigrette and topped with red peppers, black beans, corn, celery, cilantro, and pickled jalapeños. Pick a protein of pulled pork, turkey sausage, chicken breast, or sautéed prawns