If today is the day you opt to go for that healthy salad over the burger, fries and ice cream, then these six places a within an hour of Boston, Mass., will provide those green new beginnings for you…
Fresh Greens Salad from the Red Heat Tavern, Bedford, Mass.
The Red Heat Tavern is known for cooking delicious comfort foods in a rare Josper Oven (more popular in Europe), but they also excel at making fresh salads. They source locally and the result is greens that have that farm-fresh taste. Read more about Red Heat Tavern
Salad Bar at Lambert’s Marketplace in Westwood, Mass.
Lambert’s is a produce center, so they came up with the great idea to include a salad bar at its bustling market. This isn’t just any salad bar, however. Staff arrives at 5 p.m. to prepare about 1,000 lbs of food per day. The 300 items spanning 15 ft. is a spectacular sight, and includes everything from fresh greens and fruit to hummus and various cheeses. Be careful, though: It is tempting to overload your plate and negate any resemblance to healthy eating. On the other hand, some people just put their healthy plans on hold for another day. Read more about Lambert’s
Mediterranean Salad from Red Cherry Cafe in Walpole, Mass.
Red Cherry Cafe serves up a fantastic Mediterranean Salad for lunch that includes romaine chicken, tabbouleh, feta cheese, olives, roasted red peppers and red wine vinaigrette. Crafted with love from a Greek family that truly knows what they are doing! Read more about Red Cherry Cafe
Garden Scallop Salad from The Beach Plum (Southern New Hampshire)
The Beach Plum is best known for its mouthwatering lobster rolls, New England clam chowder and 78 ice cream flavors, but they also make terrific salads. The Garden Scallop Salad is a masterpiece with plenty of tender, baked locally-sourced scallops. Read more about The Beach Plum
Salad Bar at Warren’s Lobster House, Kittery, Maine
The succulent Maine lobster alone is worth the visit to Warren’s Lobster House, but, believe it or not, many just go for the salad bar. It’s easy to understand why. The 60-item salad bar features fresh vegetables, cheeses, hummus, tabouli, beans, homemade breads and soups. Read more about Warren’s Lobster House
Greek Salad from The Feisty Greek, Norwood, Mass.
The Feisty Greek’s Greek salad is huge and full of real feta cheese (not the kind you buy in the grocery store). The lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and olives are all fresh-tasting, too, making this one of the very best Greek salads in the Boston area. The homemade Greek dressing is also fantastic. Add some chicken, lamb, beef or a souvlaki stick and you have a complete meal! Read more on The Feisty Greek, a fantastic Greek restaurant!
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