If you’re looking for a fresh lunchtime fix, North London has a great selection of delicious salad bars to offer. These vibrant venues prove that salads don’t have to be dull and flavourless, with mouthwatering ingredients and recipes that will leave any foodie wanting more. Here are the best salad bars to explore in North London for a guilt-free meal.
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Tucked away in the small North London suburb of Muswell Hill, Chriskitch is the spot to check out if you’re looking for a salad that packs a punch. The restaurant is named after the head chef Chris Kitch, an Australian-born salad-maker extraordinaire. Having worked for Gordon Ramsay on Royal Hospital Road, Chris knows great food, and his delicious menu certainly reflect this expertise. Alongside a selection of mouthwatering salads, Chriskitch offers a selection of main courses, soups and homemade breads and cakes.
Located in the heart of Hampstead village, Melrose and Morgan prides itself on great quality food and its dedication to preparation. The seasonal menu boasts a selection of delicious veggie options, including signature dishes such as a broccoli and kale salad with puy lentils and a cumin-roasted vegetable salad with chickpeas. North London foodies love this kitchen-cum-grocery store because it promotes local vendors and focuses on supporting and giving back to the North London area.
The relaxed restaurant SOYO in Golders Green offers fresh and healthy dishes packed with flavour. The menu boasts a hearty selection of Mediterranean-inspired salad dishes ranging from traditional Nicoise and superfood salads to more adventurous options such as an artichoke and goat cheese salad and feta antipasti. On the other hand, you can tailor your lunch with the menu’s build-your-own salad option offering a vast selection of toppings such as cheeses and vegetables along with over eight fragrant dressings to choose from. If you love healthy, organic food, North London’s SOYO is one not to miss.
If you’re a London foodie, you’re probably already familiar with Ottolenghi, Islington. The restaurant is named after Yotam Ottolenghi, an Israeli-British chef and food writer. The popular venue is made up of two very different parts – a deli for casual dining and a restaurant for more formal dinner occasions. The deli offers a selection of mouthwatering salads with unusual flavour combinations such as spiced cauliflower with green tahini and roasted onion squash with nigella seed yoghurt. The dishes are available for adventurous diners to mix and match, so you can load up your plate with three salads for £16.50 or if you’re feeling particularly hungry, four salads for £18.70.
Offering a vibrant selection of cold superfood salads and warm seasonal salads (available all day), the Good Life Eatery in St John’s Wood is the perfect setting to enjoy a wholesome, guilt-free lunch. The venue prides itself on fresh ingredients and simple recipes that leave diners wanting more. Located on St. John’s Wood High Street, this stripped back, no-fuss venue makes outstanding healthy dishes the main focus for visitors.