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Top Spring Salads In Connecticut

April 23, 2014 9:00 AM

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Not all new year’s resolutions disappear come springtime. Whether you are keeping your resolution of healthy eating or have made a life change, finding the most delicious spring salad is key. Connecticut’s best restaurants feature specialty salads or their main existence is to satisfy salad lovers. Try one of these five restaurants that serve the best springtime salads in the state.

Leafline Salad Co.
41 Greenwich Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 413-9900
www.leaflinesalad.com

Salad is what chefs do best at Leafline Salad Co. Choose from chef-inspired salads, seasonal salads or create your own concoction. Any salad choice can be made into a wrap or quinoa bowl. Vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free items are available. Leafline Salad Co. is open daily and there is free delivery during select hours on weekdays.

Maggie McFly’s
6 Woodside Ave.
Middlebury, CT 06762
(203) 577-2205
www.maggiemcflys.com

Maggie McFly’s menu can be a bit overwhelming at first. It has plenty of options to please any visitor. Included on the menu is a whole page dedicated to giant salads. The delicious walnut chicken salad is perfect for enjoying a healthy, green meal option. The salad ingredients are grilled chicken, walnuts, apples, mango, tomato and feta cheese. You can substitute the grilled chicken for fried. The salad is served best with the light zinfandel vinaigrette. Maggie McFly’s has four locations across Connecticut including Middlebury, Southbury, Glastonbury and Brookfield.

ION Restaurant
606 Main St.
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 346-9210
www.ionrestaurant.com

The name says it all. It’s Only Natural Restaurant has a 100-percent vegan menu. It serves up soups, sandwiches and salads daily. Most popular salads to dig your teeth into are the cobb, raw kale salad and wilted arugula salad. It’s Only Natural is the 2013 award winner of the Best of Hartford Magazine and Advocate Best of Hartford Readers’ Poll. Conveniently located downtown, you can also find street parking.

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Stamford Salads
789 E. Main St.
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 818-8754
www.stamfordsalads.com

If you’re looking for the perfect spring salad this season, stop by Stamford Salads. Its menu features a variety of options to please each customer. If you don’t fancy the protein salads or veggie salads, you can create your own. Featured menu items include but are not limited to shrimp, kale, beans, avocado and vegetables. Sign up for its Tasty Rewards to take advantage of a free order after 10 orders.

The Little Salad Shop
45 High St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 691-5882
www.littlesaladshop.com

The Little Salad Shop is big on taste. It has a small menu that’s guaranteed to satisfy your cravings. It’s a healthy alternative to fast food. A popular warm weather favorite is the summertime salad which is created with fresh greens, apple, edamame, sunflower seeds and craisins. If you can’t find what you want on the menu, create your own perfect salad. It’s a win-win scenario by eating at The Little Salad Shop.

Related: Best Summer Salad Recipes

Kimberly Ord is a freelance writer and lifetime resident of Connecticut. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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