Yes, I love my steak and lobster and all of the finer things. But sometimes you just crave a salad. An endless supply of salad. With infinite toppings.
Picture this: cool, crisp lettuce, various dressings, and delicious toppings that fulfill your (healthiest) desires. Western New York is filled with awesome places that allow you to make your own salad – some of them as many times as you want! Hey if you’re gonna get a salad, go big or go home amirite?
Here’s a list of best salad bars in WNY:
1340 North Forest, Williamsville
Toppings – cheddar cheese, jalapeño, egg, bacon bits, homemade croutons, broccoli, cauliflowers, tomatoes, onions, sprouts, cottage cheese
I first had the pleasure of dining at Dandelions for Fish Fry Friday with my family. They ranted and raved about this place, so one day I invited myself to tag along for dinner. I ordered the fish fry as they did, only to be surprised that it came with a salad bar. I immediately jumped out of my seat and grabbed a plate. The lettuce was crisp and fresh. The toppings of tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded cheddar cheese, and crispy noodles appealed to my every taste bud. There were plenty of dressings to choose from and a plethora of salad making options. While the fish fry was delicious too, I’m embarrassed to say that I only had two bites due to the five trips I had previously made to the salad bar. #sorrynotsorry
1250 French Road, Depew
Toppings – four bean salad, Chi-Chi beans, pepperoni, onions, cheddar cheese, broccoli, cucumbers, tomatoes, pasta salad, beets
French Pub has an awesome menu and you really wouldn’t go wrong with picking any item blindfolded. But…. there is a big reason why I go there almost every other week and it’s for the unlimited soup and salad bar! The salad is always delicious, the vegetables are always ripe, and the cheese and croutons are to die for! French Pub also offers two different kinds of soup with the salad bar and dinner rolls. They even spice the bar up on occasion with some yummy rice and other mouth-watering items. So if you’re looking for a healthier, but delicious lunch or dinner choice, look no further than French Pub!
3715 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga OR 4300 Abbott Road, Orchard Park
Toppings – cheese, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, pasta salad, alfalfa sprouts, garbanzo beans, banana peppers, beets, bacon bits, sunflower seeds, homemade croutons, broccoli
No matter what location you choose for Danny’s Restaurant, one thing’s for sure, the salad bar will exceed your every expectation. Danny’s is well known for their soup and salad bar, especially because of their famous chicken wing soup. While the soup is pretty amazing, the salad bar is what brings most folks in. In fact, my family visits Danny’s on their birthdays specifically for the salad bar. Yes they order an entrée as well, but the salad bar is what really drives them wild!
470 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo
Toppings – pomegranate arils, blueberries, walnuts, almonds, sesame/chia seed mix, spicy organic quinoa, plain organic quinoa, spicy mango salsa, Greek herbed organic chicken, spicy organic chicken, avocado, Imported German Swiss cheese, plain hummus, cucumber avocado hummus, roasted red pepper hummus, roasted beet hummus
Are you tired of not knowing what’s in your food? Want a healthy choice that is made with only GMO free products? Well look no further than the newly opened, Newbury Street Café. Owned and operated by Paul Tsouflidis, who is also the owner of Acropolis in Buffalo, Newbury Street is a salad lover’s dream that has finally come to life in the form of a local restaurant. With salad toppings such as blueberries, walnuts, almonds, spicy organic chicken, hummus, spicy mango salsa, pomegranate arils, and more, it’s no wonder that WNY is going crazy over this place!
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Scotch N’ Sirloin
3999 Maple, Amherst
Toppings – cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes, red onions, beets, mushrooms, pepperoncini, croutons, bacon bits, and cheese upon request.
While the steak is great, Scotch N’ Sirloin’s salad bar surely takes the cake! I first heard of this restaurant from a friend who literally bragged to me for an hour about how phenomenal Scotch N’ Sirloin’s salads were. I mean literally an hour! After this exhausting talk, I knew I had to check the place out for myself. Well… he wasn’t lying! I have never seen such a beautiful salad bar in my life. From the fresh vegetables to the ham, pepperoni, onions, and tomatoes, I was hooked! I must have made five trips and for only $9 that’s not too shabby of a deal. Well done, Scotch N’ Sirolin. Well done.