Jan 3, 2019 - Food and Drink

28 best salads in Charlotte, ranked



Fellow salad lovers, here’s a definitive ranking of the 28 best salads in Charlotte.

#28 Pinky’s — Tahini Salad ($7.50)

Four traditional falafel cakes on a bed of mixed greens, topped with red onion, cucumber, feta cheese, tomato, pepperoncini and toasted sesame seeds with tahini dressing or garlick-parsley.

#27 Viva Chicken — Limena Chopped w/ pulled chicken ($9.40)


Kale and romaine mix, solterito (Peruvian corn, edamame, queso fresco), jalapeño bacon, crispy chickpeas and aji amarillo ranch dressing.

#26 Hawthorne’s — Hawthorne’s Salad ($10.95)


Mixed greens, red onions, grape tomatoes, candied pecans, mandarin oranges and sliced pepperoncini tossed in Hawthorne’s bleu cheese balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

#25 Napa on Providence — Grilled Hanger Steak Salad ($16)

Mixed greens, grape tomatoes, goat cheese, pickled onions and red radish served with honey balsamic vinaigrette.

#24 Crisp — F.C.N Salad ($9.25)

Mixed greens, apple, pear, blue cheese, walnuts, craisins and lemon vinaigrette.

#23 La Belle Helene — Salade La Belle Hélène ($17)

Rotisserie chicken, roasted potatoes, red grapes, walnuts, baby kale with a mustard dressing.

#22 Rooster’s — Farro Salad ($12)


Farro, roasted turkey, pickled vegetables, cranberries, spanish almonds, kale and bulgarian feta.

#21 Urban Cookhouse — Local Mix Salad w/ Chicken ($12.40)


Applewood bacon, corn, hard-boiled egg, red onion, cheddar and grilled chicken with their honey mustard vinaigrette and served with a fresh orange roll.

#20 Earl’s Grocery — Harvest Salad ($8.99 )


Smoked farro, roasted beets, kale, pickled onions and fennel, seasoned pumpkin seeds, feta cheese, currants, and Fresno chili vinaigrette.

#19 Cowfish — Greek Salad w/ Chicken ($14)

Grilled all natural chicken, fried pepperoncinis, cucumbers, roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, artichokes, crumbled feta cheese with lemon feta vinaigrette.

#18 Leroy Fox — Southwestern Chopped Salad ($14)

Grilled blackened shrimp, romaine, black bean corn salsa, red onion, cilantro, tortilla strips, chopped & tossed in pineapple sriracha.

#17 Bad Daddy’s — Stella’s Greek Salad ($10.95)


Romaine lettuce, 6 oz. grilled chicken breast, tomato, red onion, kalamata olives, cucumbers, feta, radish, pepperoncini peppers, and chickpeas tossed with Greek lemon oregano vinaigrette.

#16 Living Kitchen — Arugula Harvest ($13)

Arugula, purple cabbage, sweet potato, avocado, pear, caramelized pecans, cashew-basil cheese and sprouts served with their maple-mustard vinaigrette.

#15 Fern — Quinoa Cobb ($13)

Mixed lettuce topped with green bell peppers, red onion, avocado, quinoa, coconut bacon, cherry tomatoes and a tahini vinaigrette.

#14 Fran’s Filling Station — Great Big Salad ($12)


Beets, green beans, goat cheese, garbanzo beans, lots of veggies, and sunflower seeds.

#13 Inizio Pizza — Italian Chopped ($10)


Romaine and arugula blend, salami, cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, kalamata olives, croutons, shaved parmesan served with their house vinaigrette.

#12 Paco’s Tacos – Too Big Taco Salad ($10)


Crispy wheat & flour tortilla triangles, black beans & chili con queso. Romaine, corn, tomatoes & mixed cheeses tossed in a creamy chili lime dressing then topped with seasoned ground beef. Garnished with sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole.

#11 Pasta & Provisions — Cobb Salad


Romaine lettuce, chicken, bacon, gorgonzola, avocado, heirloom tomato, hard-boiled egg served with a champagne vinaigrette.

#10 Siggy’s Good Food — Greek Style Quinoa Avocado Salad w/ Chicken Strips ($18)


Avocado, kalamata olives, cucumbers, quinoa, feta cheese, baby greens with lemon vinaigrette.

#9 Haberdish – Kale Salad ($7/$14)


Orange, candied benne and goat cheese served with a pomegranate molasses dressing

#8 Mama Ricotta’s – Chopped Salad ($6/$10)


Gorgonzola cheese, romaine lettuce, kale, walnuts, diced Roma tomatoes, Kalamata olives, red onion, pepperocini, garbanzo beans and carrots served with a a light Balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

#7 Yafo — Sharon Salad ($8.99)


Spinach and kale mix, quinoa salad, tabbouleh, beets, goat cheese served with a mint vinaigrette.

#6 Midwood Smokehouse — Midwood Chopped w/ Chopped Pork ($8)


Romaine, smoked corn, tomatoes, black beans, avocado, carrots, cucumbers and shredded cheddar served with their honey-apple cider vinaigrette.

#5 Chopt — Mexican Caesar ($9)


Cotija cheese, jalapeno peppers, tortilla chips, romaine and FreeBird grilled chicken with caesar dressing.

#4 Essex — Warm Brussels Sprout Caesar ($12)


Grilled chicken, house-made croutons, parmesan, asiago caesar dressing.

#3 Bricktop’s — Palm Beach Salad ($18)


Crab meat, poached shrimp, remoulade, avocado, tomato and chopped egg.

#2 Hello, Sailor — Citrus Crab Louie ($17.49)


 Crab, little gem lettuces, avocado, jammy egg, citrus and brown butter saltines.

#1 Carpe Diem — Grilled Grape Salad ($9.50)


Romaine, arugula, grilled grapes, Bermuda onion, toasted pistachios, white balsamic reduction, Great Hill blue cheese vinaigrette


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