Let's face it. Summer makes you lazy, cranky and worst of all, kills your appetite. In such dire circumstances, your best bet is to pop by one of these restaurants and chow down of a crunchy salad that is easy to digest and yet full of flavour and texture. The perfect summer meal this season and these are the best salads restaurants in Mumbai.
Gustoso Khar, Western Suburbs - Salad might be the last thing to order at an Italian restaurant with all that lovely pasta and pizza but the Burrata Salad with oven roasted cherry tomatoes, arugula, avocado and a honey mustard dressing with roasted hazelnuts at Gustoso is a dream. It is light refreshing and gives stiff competition to the rest of the menu.
The Yellow Cup Oshiwara, Western Suburbs - This tiny cafe in Andheri is the perfect spot to grab your salad fix. You can pick from their list, we recommend the Asparagus and Green Bean Salad that comes with pumpkin, capers, feta cheese and roasted garlic. If you are picky about your salad, then you can always opt to make your own. Either way, it is a well-priced meal, light and delicious. If you want a great throwback dish, it is one of the few places serving an old school Waldorf Salad with apple grapes and mayo.
Smoke House Deli - We have always been partial to the SHD Caesar's Salad with chicken or prawn but the salad menu at Smoke House Deli is impressive. In this glorious heat, pick either the Local Melon Salad with Arugula, Feta and Truffle Vinaigrette or then the SHD Super Bowl. It is a delicious mix of crunchy lettuce, avocado, sweet potato, sprouts, seeds, amaranth granola and a herb yogurt dressing. Both are refreshing enough to kill the heat and keep you cool.
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Out of the Blue, Le Sutra Hotel, Mumbai - Most salads have some amount of cheese in them and while there are many types of cheese, some are an acquired taste. If you are in the mood to be blown away then opt for this unusual salad at Out Of The Blue - The Warm Kale and Blue Cheese Ice cream Salad served with dates, walnuts, praline, soy balsamic and parmesan shavings. If you enjoy blue cheese you will love this one.
Bombay Salad Co., Linking Road, Bandra West, Western Suburbs - It is one of those rare places where everything on the menu is wonderful. So, hard to pick a single salad here but the popular ones include The Hipster, a vegetarian version full of kale, oranges, mixed seeds, quinoa, cranberry, ricotta and a lot more goodness as well as the Goan, a chorizo filled salad with lettuce, zucchini, peppers and bocconcini.
Better known as the Tiny Taster, Roxanne is an internationally respected blogger and expert on the Mumbai food scene. She has hosted many events, including the Upper Crust Food & Wine Show and travels the world, sharing her knowledge and gaining more experience.