By Amanda Harper


Louie’s Wine Dive

Louie’s Wine Dive knows that unique touches are what makes a dining experience memorable. The bright, crisp Emily’s Apple Harvest salad features grilled chicken, field greens, apples, dried cranberries, bacon, crumbled goat cheese, candied pecans and a balsamic vinaigrette. Their Grilled Sesame Crusted Tuna salad is another local fave. And of course, every Louie’s salad is just perfect for enjoying alongside a glass of wine.

854 E. High St. | 859.523.7900 |

Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen

It’s obvious with a name like Vinaigrette that this casual stop for lunch or dinner offers some truly wonderful salads. The Bluegrass Blackberry salad starts with a spring mix that’s topped with crumbled feta, strawberries, apple chips, red onion, Kight’s pecans and drizzled with a blackberry sorghum vinaigrette. Their Maki Shrimp and Vegan Power salads are other great options.

Mulitple Lexington locations |


Everyone is familiar with Malone’s Bottomless Lexingtonian salad, but their freshly made entrée salads shouldn’t be missed. Their Kale & Quinoa salad features chopped kale, quinoa, sunflower seeds, green apple, queso fresco, red onion, dried cranberries and a cider honey vinaigrette. It can be topped with chicken breast or grilled salmon for a truly delicious meal. The Malone’s Steakhouse salad is another wonderful option.

Mulitple Lexington locations |

Whole Foods Market

Well-stocked with a wide variety of fresh fixings, the Whole Foods salad bar makes customizing lunch or dinner a snap. From chickpeas and eggplant to blueberries and chicken, there plenty of tasty options for any palate, priced per pound. For people who don’t mind a grab-and-go option, there are also prepackaged salads.

4059 Finn Way | 859.971.8600 |

CoreLife Eatery

Responsibly sourced and served fresh, CoreLife Eatery believes in doing salad right. Their Spicy Ginger Steak salad features shredded kale, arugula, grass fed steak, green and red bell peppers, ginger and sriracha: they suggest topping it off with their miso sesame ginger dressing. Their Kale Caesar Chicken salad is a green twist on an old favorite. Ask about their grain bowls, as well!

4040 Finn Way, Suite 110 | 859.687.7975 |