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19 Satisfying Salads to Dive Into Around Atlanta

These salads are anything but boring

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Restaurants around Atlanta are proving that salads don’t have to be boring. Area restaurants are whipping up salads layered with texture, proteins, and seasonal produce beyond the standard bowl of blah lettuces tossed in gloopy dressing. Here are 19 Atlanta restaurants in which to dive into a satisfying salad bowl.

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1. Snackboxe Bistro

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6035 Peachtree Rd Suite C-114
Doraville, GA 30360
(770) 417-8082
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The Laotian restaurant’s nam khao is one of metro Atlanta’s most vibrant salads. Crispy coconut rice is combined with fermented pork (or tofu) and served as a lettuce wrap. Chopped peanuts give it an extra layer of crunch. Each bite strikes the balance between salty, sweet, and spicy. 

2. gusto! Chamblee

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4945 Peachtree Blvd
Chamblee, GA 30341
(678) 587-5386
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Gusto founder Nate Hybl claims he wants to revolutionize fast food — and he may be on to something. The model is efficient thanks to set combinations and limited customizations. Most menu items seem fairly healthy. Choose salad or grains (or a combo) as a base, a protein (the grilled chicken is always good,) and then a flavor combination. The chipotle mango avocado is a solid start. It’s packed with avocado, mango, black bean and corn salad, and a lime vinaigrette. Drizzle on some chipotle pepper cream sauce for an extra kick. Gusto has multiple locations around Atlanta.

3. Souper Jenny Brookhaven

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4274 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 968-9361
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Atlantans have been getting their soup and salad fix at Souper Jenny for 20 years, and for good reason. The salads change daily and reflect what’s in season. Souper Jenny proves lettuce isn’t always necessary to make a tasty salad. Creative combinations include the Thai chopped salad with cabbage, edamame, peppers, and a ginger peanut dressing and a butter lettuce salad made with apples, roasted green grapes, acorn squash, toasted pecans, and blue cheese. Souper Jenny also has locations in Buckhead at the Atlanta History Center, on Huff Road in Westside, and in historic Roswell.

4. Flower Child

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3400 Around Lenox Rd #207
Atlanta, GA 30326
(678) 668-2271
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Irresistibly Instagrammable, the health-focused chain has two Atlanta locations (Sandy Springs and Buckhead). Salads here feature mostly organic produce with standouts being the chopped vegetables with greens, romaine, avocado, carrots, and tomatoes with a ginger miso vinaigrette and the Vietnamese crunch with cabbage, quinoa, pineapple, and peppadews peppers tossed in a lemongrass vinaigrette.

5. Bones Restaurant

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3130 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 237-2663
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Salad may not spring to mind when dining at this iconic Buckhead steakhouse, but the BLT salad is worth the order here. Grilled romaine, bacon, cherry tomatoes, and buttermilk ranch dressing make for a satisfying lunch.

6. King + Duke

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3060 PEACHTREE RD NW at, West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 477-3500
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The wooden bowl salad is on King + Duke’s lunch menu. It’s light yet filling, thanks to a mixture of chopped lettuces, seasonal vegetables, croutons, and a soft egg.  

7. KarmaFarm

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54 Pharr Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 812-0477
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Ordering at KarmaFarm can be daunting with so many options to choose from and not one set menu. When in doubt, go straight for the salads on the menu. The penne pasta salad with pesto and mushrooms is a good place to start. The pasta is made from chickpea flour pasta, so it’s gluten free. 

8. Chopt Creative Salad Co.

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2935-C N Druid Hills Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 748-9559
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Craving a big, deep bowl of salad that’s loaded with mix-ins? Chopt is the place to go. The New York import has three locations in Atlanta (Buckhead, Druid Hills, and Ansley Park). The restaurant gets busy during lunch, but the lines move fairly quickly. Standouts on the menu include the crispy chicken ranch salad with panko breaded chicken, spicy peppers, and pepperjack cheese and the Mexicali vegan salad with sweet potatoes, hearts of palm, tomatoes, black beans, and jalapeño peppers. 

9. Little Rey

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1878 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(770) 796-0207
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The La Superica salad at Little Rey is a must. Wood grilled chicken, avocado, cucumber, pickled red onions, and corn sit atop a bed of greens. It comes tossed in a creamy oregano dressing and is the same salad found on the menu at Ford Fry’s Superica. Only there, it’s called the ensalada de la casa (house salad).

10. Redbird

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1198 Howell Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 900-5172
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Chef Zeb Stevenson knows how to bring vegetables to life, and Redbird’s kale salad is no exception. Before thinking, “ugh, kale,” this is a salad that’s been known to convert even the staunchest nonbelievers. Kale is marinated overnight in a roasted shallot oil, tossed with cashew dressing, and topped with capers and toast. For brunch, try the beautiful seasonal fruit salad with tossed with coconut, lime, and chili salt.

11. Falafel Nation

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1170 Howell Mill Rd suite P10
Atlanta, GA 30318
(470) 355-9951

The Israeli fast-casual cafe adjacent to sister restaurant Aziza serves up a mean chopped salad “with all the fixings.” Greens are topped with a variety of toppings that include pickled red onions, cauliflower, chickpeas, and a hardboiled egg. Level up and add falafel. 

12. Upbeet

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1071 Howell Mill Rd NW Suite A
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 347-1071
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Located on Howell Mill Road, this fast-casual restaurant channels LA vibes with its minimalist aesthetic and its pricey salads and grain bowls. The line can get long during peak dining hours, so be prepared to wait. The menu offers customizable salads, but the restaurant’s set salad options are a good place to start if feeling overwhelmed. The coconut kale salad here is a treat with kale, purple cabbage, mango, avocado, and chicken tossed in a ginger miso dressing. 

13. Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar

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1065 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 745-5745
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While doing business, seeing a show, or visiting museums around Midtown, head to Saltwood inside the Loews Atlanta Hotel for anything but wimpy salads. The salad bar here is all-you-can-eat and includes toppings like broccoli, beets, nuts, and cheeses paired with proteins like chicken and shrimp. 

14. Farm Burger Decatur

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410B W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 378-5077
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Go to Farm Burger (with seven Atlanta area locations) for the burgers, but stay for the salad. The farm salad is a combination of greens, roasted butternut squash, toasted pumpkin seeds, and dried cranberries all tossed in green goddess dressing. Top it with a burger patty for a protein boost. 

15. Botiwalla

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Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE n134
Atlanta, GA 30308
(470) 225-8963
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While the ribs at Botiwalla are a great way to go for something hearty, the Desi salad is extremely satisfying when in need of something lighter. This salad is a happy mixture of shredded cabbage, carrots, scallions, roasted cashews, cilantro, and sev (crunchy noodles) tossed in a tangy cumin-lime vinaigrette. If it’s too light on its own, add a protein like chicken tikka. There’s also an outpost in Alpharetta.

16. Pancake Social

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675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(678) 609-8696
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Salad at a pancake restaurant? Yes, because sometimes salad for breakfast is necessary. Pancake Social delivers. The P.S. Salad is a solid combination of greens, soft boiled egg, avocado, bacon, and blue cheese. 

17. Ticonderoga Club

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Krog Street Market, 99 Krog St NE W
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 458-4534
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The cozy New England-style restaurant in the back of Krog Street Market does many things right (especially cocktails) and the hearty Cobb salad is no exception. The colorful plate consists of iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, egg, chicken, and Danish blue cheese.  

18. Nina & Rafi

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661 Auburn Ave NE #220
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 549-8997
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In need of some leafy greens to accompany that Detroit-style pizza? Order the pizzeria salad. It’s simple, but delicious, with leafy greens, cherry tomatoes, olives, chickpeas, and croutons tossed in a house vinaigrette. 

19. Lottafrutta

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590 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 588-0857
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It’s easy to drive past this Sweet Auburn gem without realizing it, but it’s worth a stop for fruit salads with pizzaz. Channeling her grandparents who worked with fruit in southern Texas, owner Myrna Perez serves up creative fruit cups at LottaFrutta. While all are great, try the cremolata. The cup includes bananas, grapes, watermelon, and papaya topped with dairy-free coconut cream. 

1. Snackboxe Bistro

6035 Peachtree Rd Suite C-114, Doraville, GA 30360

The Laotian restaurant’s nam khao is one of metro Atlanta’s most vibrant salads. Crispy coconut rice is combined with fermented pork (or tofu) and served as a lettuce wrap. Chopped peanuts give it an extra layer of crunch. Each bite strikes the balance between salty, sweet, and spicy. 

6035 Peachtree Rd Suite C-114
Doraville, GA 30360

2. gusto! Chamblee

4945 Peachtree Blvd, Chamblee, GA 30341

Gusto founder Nate Hybl claims he wants to revolutionize fast food — and he may be on to something. The model is efficient thanks to set combinations and limited customizations. Most menu items seem fairly healthy. Choose salad or grains (or a combo) as a base, a protein (the grilled chicken is always good,) and then a flavor combination. The chipotle mango avocado is a solid start. It’s packed with avocado, mango, black bean and corn salad, and a lime vinaigrette. Drizzle on some chipotle pepper cream sauce for an extra kick. Gusto has multiple locations around Atlanta.

4945 Peachtree Blvd
Chamblee, GA 30341

3. Souper Jenny Brookhaven

4274 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319

Atlantans have been getting their soup and salad fix at Souper Jenny for 20 years, and for good reason. The salads change daily and reflect what’s in season. Souper Jenny proves lettuce isn’t always necessary to make a tasty salad. Creative combinations include the Thai chopped salad with cabbage, edamame, peppers, and a ginger peanut dressing and a butter lettuce salad made with apples, roasted green grapes, acorn squash, toasted pecans, and blue cheese. Souper Jenny also has locations in Buckhead at the Atlanta History Center, on Huff Road in Westside, and in historic Roswell.

4274 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319

4. Flower Child

3400 Around Lenox Rd #207, Atlanta, GA 30326

Irresistibly Instagrammable, the health-focused chain has two Atlanta locations (Sandy Springs and Buckhead). Salads here feature mostly organic produce with standouts being the chopped vegetables with greens, romaine, avocado, carrots, and tomatoes with a ginger miso vinaigrette and the Vietnamese crunch with cabbage, quinoa, pineapple, and peppadews peppers tossed in a lemongrass vinaigrette.

3400 Around Lenox Rd #207
Atlanta, GA 30326

5. Bones Restaurant

3130 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Salad may not spring to mind when dining at this iconic Buckhead steakhouse, but the BLT salad is worth the order here. Grilled romaine, bacon, cherry tomatoes, and buttermilk ranch dressing make for a satisfying lunch.

3130 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

6. King + Duke

3060 PEACHTREE RD NW at, West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

The wooden bowl salad is on King + Duke’s lunch menu. It’s light yet filling, thanks to a mixture of chopped lettuces, seasonal vegetables, croutons, and a soft egg.  

3060 PEACHTREE RD NW at, West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

7. KarmaFarm

54 Pharr Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Ordering at KarmaFarm can be daunting with so many options to choose from and not one set menu. When in doubt, go straight for the salads on the menu. The penne pasta salad with pesto and mushrooms is a good place to start. The pasta is made from chickpea flour pasta, so it’s gluten free. 

54 Pharr Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

8. Chopt Creative Salad Co.

2935-C N Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

Craving a big, deep bowl of salad that’s loaded with mix-ins? Chopt is the place to go. The New York import has three locations in Atlanta (Buckhead, Druid Hills, and Ansley Park). The restaurant gets busy during lunch, but the lines move fairly quickly. Standouts on the menu include the crispy chicken ranch salad with panko breaded chicken, spicy peppers, and pepperjack cheese and the Mexicali vegan salad with sweet potatoes, hearts of palm, tomatoes, black beans, and jalapeño peppers. 

2935-C N Druid Hills Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

9. Little Rey

1878 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

The La Superica salad at Little Rey is a must. Wood grilled chicken, avocado, cucumber, pickled red onions, and corn sit atop a bed of greens. It comes tossed in a creamy oregano dressing and is the same salad found on the menu at Ford Fry’s Superica. Only there, it’s called the ensalada de la casa (house salad).

1878 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

10. Redbird

1198 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318

Chef Zeb Stevenson knows how to bring vegetables to life, and Redbird’s kale salad is no exception. Before thinking, “ugh, kale,” this is a salad that’s been known to convert even the staunchest nonbelievers. Kale is marinated overnight in a roasted shallot oil, tossed with cashew dressing, and topped with capers and toast. For brunch, try the beautiful seasonal fruit salad with tossed with coconut, lime, and chili salt.

1198 Howell Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30318

11. Falafel Nation

1170 Howell Mill Rd suite P10, Atlanta, GA 30318

The Israeli fast-casual cafe adjacent to sister restaurant Aziza serves up a mean chopped salad “with all the fixings.” Greens are topped with a variety of toppings that include pickled red onions, cauliflower, chickpeas, and a hardboiled egg. Level up and add falafel. 

1170 Howell Mill Rd suite P10
Atlanta, GA 30318

12. Upbeet

1071 Howell Mill Rd NW Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30318

Located on Howell Mill Road, this fast-casual restaurant channels LA vibes with its minimalist aesthetic and its pricey salads and grain bowls. The line can get long during peak dining hours, so be prepared to wait. The menu offers customizable salads, but the restaurant’s set salad options are a good place to start if feeling overwhelmed. The coconut kale salad here is a treat with kale, purple cabbage, mango, avocado, and chicken tossed in a ginger miso dressing. 

1071 Howell Mill Rd NW Suite A
Atlanta, GA 30318

13. Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar

1065 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

While doing business, seeing a show, or visiting museums around Midtown, head to Saltwood inside the Loews Atlanta Hotel for anything but wimpy salads. The salad bar here is all-you-can-eat and includes toppings like broccoli, beets, nuts, and cheeses paired with proteins like chicken and shrimp. 

1065 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

14. Farm Burger Decatur

410B W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Go to Farm Burger (with seven Atlanta area locations) for the burgers, but stay for the salad. The farm salad is a combination of greens, roasted butternut squash, toasted pumpkin seeds, and dried cranberries all tossed in green goddess dressing. Top it with a burger patty for a protein boost. 

410B W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

15. Botiwalla

Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE n134, Atlanta, GA 30308

While the ribs at Botiwalla are a great way to go for something hearty, the Desi salad is extremely satisfying when in need of something lighter. This salad is a happy mixture of shredded cabbage, carrots, scallions, roasted cashews, cilantro, and sev (crunchy noodles) tossed in a tangy cumin-lime vinaigrette. If it’s too light on its own, add a protein like chicken tikka. There’s also an outpost in Alpharetta.

Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE n134
Atlanta, GA 30308

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16. Pancake Social

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Salad at a pancake restaurant? Yes, because sometimes salad for breakfast is necessary. Pancake Social delivers. The P.S. Salad is a solid combination of greens, soft boiled egg, avocado, bacon, and blue cheese. 

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

17. Ticonderoga Club

Krog Street Market, 99 Krog St NE W, Atlanta, GA 30307

The cozy New England-style restaurant in the back of Krog Street Market does many things right (especially cocktails) and the hearty Cobb salad is no exception. The colorful plate consists of iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, egg, chicken, and Danish blue cheese.  

Krog Street Market, 99 Krog St NE W
Atlanta, GA 30307

18. Nina & Rafi

661 Auburn Ave NE #220, Atlanta, GA 30312

In need of some leafy greens to accompany that Detroit-style pizza? Order the pizzeria salad. It’s simple, but delicious, with leafy greens, cherry tomatoes, olives, chickpeas, and croutons tossed in a house vinaigrette. 

661 Auburn Ave NE #220
Atlanta, GA 30312

19. Lottafrutta

590 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

It’s easy to drive past this Sweet Auburn gem without realizing it, but it’s worth a stop for fruit salads with pizzaz. Channeling her grandparents who worked with fruit in southern Texas, owner Myrna Perez serves up creative fruit cups at LottaFrutta. While all are great, try the cremolata. The cup includes bananas, grapes, watermelon, and papaya topped with dairy-free coconut cream. 

590 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

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