Where to find the best salads

Our healthy lunchtime picks in the central city
12 January, 2018

After a few weeks of well-deserved holiday indulgence, you might be looking for some lighter and healthier options to enjoy over your lunch break. So just for you, we have compiled a list of some of our favourite salads from all around the heart of the city. Go back to work feeling refreshed, revived and ready to take on the rest of the afternoon.

L’Assiette | 9 Britomart Place
Quinoa Salad, $20

L'Assiette is a little French cafe located in the Britomart precinct and is a great spot for breakfast or lunch. Their delicious quinoa salad with a very generous serving of cured salmon, courgettes, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and endive is so good we couldn’t leave it off this list. This delightful salad will leave you feeling fully fuelled and ready to take on the rest of your day.

The Botanist | City Works Depot
Kumara Salad, $10

At The Botanist in City Works Depot, cannot go wrong with their ever-changing cabinet salads. Our current favourite is the orange kumara with spinach, almonds, and parmesan cheese. Although these salads are always changing, they always have something delicious on offer and as this eatery doubles as a florist, you can accomplish multiple tasks on your lunch break.

Feriza's | 12 Jellicoe Street
Fattoush Salad, $26

Located on the bustling Wynyard Quarter precinct you will find Feriza’s, a Turkish inspired eatery adorned with luxurious furniture and decor. This lovely spot is a great place to spend a bit longer over lunch and enjoy a flavoursome salad made up of crisp leaves, radish and potato piyaz with a delicious pomegranate vinaigrette and candied walnuts.

Grind on High | 51 High Street
Falafel Salad, $9.50

Grind’s colourful cabinet full of salads is hard to ignore when walking along High St. Their simple but brilliant falafel salad packed with olives, kumara, tomatoes, lettuce, avocado and capsicum is one of our favourites and just one of their many great options to choose from. 

Misters | 12 Wyndham Street
Thai Bowl, $15.90

Misters prides themselves on making food made from local, seasonal and organic produce. They have a variety of tasty takeaway salads, but our pick is the Thai bowl. A scrumptious combination of vermicelli noodles, coconut red curry, wongbok slaw, nam jim, crushed peanuts, Thai basil and micro coriander. Plus there is the option to add tofu, pulled pork, beef brisket, chicken, or prawns.

Major Sprout | 21 Graham Street
Charred Corn Salad, $9

Step out of your comfort zone and try one of Major Sprout's, unusual yet delicious charred corn salads. Accompanied with popcorn, pomegranate, smoked almond and chives topped with a sweet honey dressing, your taste buds will be left very satisfied.