If you’re looking to go down the healthy path this year, there are few options better than salad. And when they come infused with prawns, chicken, salmon, quinoa and baby corn, you’ve got your taste needs sorted too. We scoured the city for the best salad spots, and this is what we found.

Salad Days

salad daysA delivery only service, Salad Days has come to our rescue many a times when lunch time strikes. We’re partial to their Asian Chicken Noodle Salad and Wild Red Rice. They pack it up super nicely, with the dressing sent separately, along with a piece of bread.

Where: Order online here. {Delivery only}

Price: Starting at INR 219

Timings: 9am – 10pm

Contact: +91 9643800901

Salad Chef

Salad Chef has been offering healthy meal solutions since 1993. What initially started with a tiny little joint in Vasant Vihar now has multiple outlets. They do a great Baby Corn and Pasta salad, Caesar Salad and Herbed Grilled Chicken Salad. If you’re looking for a dose of desi, opt for the Paneer/Chicken Tikka.

Where: C-1, Main Market Cross Road 7, Vasant Vihar {also located at Cyber Greens and Sector 21 Gurgaon}

Nearest Metro Station: Chattarpur

Price: Starting at INR 130

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Contact: 011 26144105, 011 32965102

Diggin

DigginThe two-storeyed Diggin keeps us coming back for its Carbonara Pasta, fairy-lit balcony and yep, their salads. Look no further than the Citrus Chicken Salad with its generous amount of lettuce and greens, smoked chicken and cherry tomatoes, with slices of orange, dressed in an orange vinaigrette.

Where: Anand Lok Shopping Centre {Opposite Gargi College}

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park

Price: Starting at INR 215 + taxes

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Contact: 011 40800081

Find them on Facebook here.

Indigo

This is one our favourite places for a romantic meal outdoors. If you’re planning to go the salad way, we’re recommending the Shredded Kale Salad with red grapes and toasted almonds. Done in balsamic maple vinaigrette and infused with prunes and apricots, this has a sweet tinge to it.

Where: One Golden Mile, Opposite Bhikaji Cama Place, Netaji Nagar

Nearest Metro Station: AIIMS

Price: Starting at INR 225 + taxes

Timings: 12pm – 3.30pm; 7pm -12.30am

Contact: 011 69000341

Jamie’s Italian

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The much-awaited Jamie’s Italian opened in October last year. We love it for its surprisingly reasonably-priced pasta, pizza and salads. The ingredients they use are all super fresh which makes the Caprese Salad {fresh mozzarella, heritage tomatoes and olive oil} an absolute delight.

Where: Third Floor, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj

Nearest Metro Station: Chattarpur

Price: Starting at INR 525 + taxes

Timings: 12pm – 11pm

Contact: 011 40870032

Devang House

Devang House at The Ashok has an all-organic menu full of vegetarian fare. We recommend starting a meal here with a Wheatgrass Shot. Enjoy a salad with ingredients from their own organic veggie patch. We’re partial to the Raw Papaya and Mango, as well as the Japanese Salad.

Where: Amatrra, The Ashok, No 50-B, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri

Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh

Price: Starting at INR 180

Timings: 9am – 10pm

Contact: +91 9599681082

The Health Box

Health boxFor huge portions of healthy, look no further than The Health Box. They’ve got options such as the Spanish Chickpea Salad, Chana Chaat and our personal favourite, the Roast Chicken. How about following up your green meal with a sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free cupcake?

Where: Order online here. {Delivery only}

Price: Starting at INR 225 + taxes

Timings: 12pm – 11pm

Contact: Call 011 41049433, +91 9599229433

Guppy by ai

Anyone with a predilection for salads, and who has been to Guppy by ai will tell you to try the Guppy House Salad. The famed Japanese restaurant serves up this house salad with seasonal greens in a sesame dressing and it is fresh, vibrant and crunchy; everything you need in a salad.

Where: 28, Main Market, Lodhi Colony, Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh

Price: Starting at INR 350

Timings: 12pm – 1am

Contact: 011 24690005, +91 9650185005

Find out more here. Follow them on Facebook here.

Asian Haus

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The famed delivery service is one of the few services that do not attempt to Indianise their Pan Asian cuisine. While on the slightly expensive side, they are known for their great packaging, modern Asian flavours and attention to detail. We usually order their curries or noodles, but they have a salad selection that receives rave reviews. We’d recommend their Asian Noodle and Som Tum {sour raw papaya} salads.

Where: Order online here. {Delivery only}

Price: Starting at INR 275

Timings: 12pm – 4am {Weekdays}

Contact: +919555800100

Find out more here. Follow them on Facebook here.

The Hungry Monkey

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Nestled in Safdarjung’s increasingly popular DDA Market, The Hungry Monkey is a California cuisine-inspired restaurant and bar. Their juicy burgers and strong cocktails are balanced by their gourmet salads. We love their fresh, healthy Warm Spinach Gomae, and the flavourful Roast Pumpkin and Goat Cheese salads.

Where: B 6/6, Second Floor, DDA Market, Opposite Deer Park, Safdarjung Enclave, Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park

Price: Starting at INR 325

Timings: 12pm – 1am

Contact:011 46049801; +91 9810788196

Find out more here. Follow them on Facebook here.

Café Diva

This European cuisine restaurant is a real delight. Their salad section includes eight options, such as the all-time favourite Asian Sesame Chicken Salad, the Candied Chicken with Coconut Salad and the Zucchini Carpaccio Salad. However our personal favourite {and highly recommended} is the Millet and Roasted Pepper Salad with Mint and Pine Nuts. A healthy and tasty vegetarian option.

Where: N 8, N Block Market, GK 1, Delhi {with another location in Sangam Courtyad, RK Puram}

Nearest Metro Station: Kailash Colony/Moolchand

Price: Starting at INR 350

Timings: 11.30am – 11.30pm

Contact: 011 41011948

Find out more here. Follow them on Facebook here.

Mamagoto

mamagotoMamagoto are Pan Asian specialists with an enormous menu that can be difficult to handle the first time round. If you’re feeling like a salad {they only have four options, though} we definitely recommend the Snow Peas and Green Bean Salad, with a Thai coconut milk reduction, burnt garlic and onions, topped with some crunchy peanuts. They also have an intriguing Thai Chicken and Water Chestnut Salad, flavoured with red chilli, kaffir lime and lemongrass.

Where: 53, Middle Lane, Khan Market, Delhi {with other locations in Select Citywalk Mall in Saket, Sector 29 in Gurgaon, DLF Promenade Mall in Vasant Kunj, Sector 41 in Noida and Good Earth City Center in Gurgaon}

Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market

Price: Starting at INR 199

Timings: 12.30pm – 11.30pm

Contact: 011 45166060

Find out more here. Follow them on Facebook here.

Latitude 28

While known for their continental fare in Khan Market, Latitude 28 also serve up pesticide-free, farm fresh salads. Their six options include the likes of the classic Caesar’s Salad, Grilled Chicken Salad, and a Mixed Greens Salad. However we’re most tempted by the Quinoa Salad, with pumpkin seeds and roasted pumpkin cubes, topped with a garlic and citrus dressing. Both healthy and delicious.

Where: Second Floor, 9, Khan Market, Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market

Price: Starting at INR 430

Timings: 11.30am – 11.30pm

Contact: 011 24621013

Olive Bar & Kitchen

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The Mediterranean maestro’s behind Olive recommend their crunchy Classic Caesar Salad. While we have always loved the traditional Caesar, one other salad on their menu just pops out at us; the Scottish Salmon, Potato Salad & Chia Crunch. A salad of house cooked salmon, on potato and egg, served with a horseradish cream, lettuce and some chia seed crunch. Their menu offers four other salad variants.

Where: One Style Mile, Haveli 6, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli, Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar

Price: Staring at INR 550

Timings: 12pm – 12.30pm

Contact: +91 9810235472, 011 29574444

Find out more here. Follow them on Facebook here.