We've scoured the city to prove you can make friends with salad . . . here are six of Sydney's best salads around town.
Delivering homemade lunchboxes to the Surry Hills neighbourhood, Arthur Street Kitchen has become a stalwart fixture on Sydney's salad scene. With a repertoire of more than 60 healthy salads (all included in its Community cookbook) the kitchen is open Thursdays and Fridays, dishing up vegetable-laden favourites via bicycle.
This grown-up tuck shop is ditching the cookies and milk for wholesome mix-and-match salads and superfood smoothies. You'll find colourful combinations such as: Parmesan herb farro with peas, kale, mint and zucchini; gluten-free cornbread, Roma tomatoes, coriander and parsley with avocado dressing; and spiced roast pumpkin with sumac honey yoghurt and toasted seeds. Anyone tiring of their low-carb, salad-focused diet head here for some of Sydney's best salads.
At this wholefoods cafeteria, build-your-own salad plates come large enough to share, with tangy options such as lemony roast broccolini, fresh red kale and yuzu pomegranate. The salad offerings change daily, so you're always in for a surprise!
This well-established canteen prides itself on seasonal, simple and fresh food, with a daily menu featuring five or more tantalising salads such as: purple and green kale, snow pea, quinoa and citrus dressing; black rice, heirloom tomato and ricotta; wood fired pumpkin with nigella seeds; avocado with black bean vinaigrette; or fresh pressed tofu with ponzu. Kitchen by Mike has truly become a Sydney foodie destination.
A haven for the clean eating folk, the all-day breakfast menu is packed with wholesome options, but you can't go past the delicious raw breakfast salad of kale, avocado, almonds, soft feta and poached eggs. Ruby's lunch menu also features a bunch of nourishing salads, including the chilled soba noodle salad and slow-roast lamb salad.
From the boys who brought us Canteen at Bondi comes Bruce Leaves—the latest addition to Alexandria's flourishing food scene. This salad bar-cum-café offers a plethora of flavoursome market salads, with an Asian bent. Try the pork and spinach dumpling salad or the sashimi salmon salad with green tea soba noodles—both delicious and some of the best salad in Sydney!