There's nothing like summertime to get you in the mood for some delicious salads. Whether you are trying to squeeze into your old water-wear or you just crave fresh, cool meals, summer and fresh salads go hand in hand. Check out this list of 25 places in Utah Valley to get a delicious salad this summer.
— By Stacy Johnson, Daily Herald
Aubergine and Company
Aubergine and Company offers custom salads with a Mediterranean flavor. All salads come with pita bread or gluten-free cheese bread.
Yelp review: "It baffles me how such a great place like Aubergine and Company can exist and somehow, people still go to chain salad places down the street where quality and nutrition are completely compromised." - Christian G.
Locations: 1365 S. State St., Orem; 3430 Ashton Blvd. Suite 100, Lehi
While Cubby's is most well-known for their sandwiches, they have many high-end salads, including the Tri Tip Steak Salad. The salad features mixed greens, roasted bell peppers, almonds, dried cherries, tomatoes, feta cheese, cilantro and tri tip steak with a lemon cilantro vinaigrette.
The restaurant was voted 2nd in the Daily Herald's 2019 Best of Utah Valley awards for places to get a salad.
Yelp review: "You can't go wrong with any of their salads and what is a salad without sweet potato fries on the side?!?! I could drink their fry sauce, it is so good." - Chandler B.
Locations: 1258 N. State St., Provo; 3700 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi; 515 E. 100 North, Spanish Fork; 197 NW. State St., American Fork
Ginger's Garden Cafe
Ginger's Garden Cafe in Springville has several salad options, including an apple beet salad, a southwest salad, a mandarin chicken salad and a falafel salad.
Yelp review: "This place makes me look forward to come to Springville. Everything I have tried is amazing... and if you are vegetarian or vegan it is heaven!!! Best falafel salad and vegan burger I have ever had. The smoothies are also to die for. I want to have so much food everytime I come here that I wish I could borrow an extra stomach. Vegan or carnivore you need to try this place." - Joany H.
Location: 188 S. Main St., Springville
Good Thyme Eatery
The Good Thyme Eatery in Provo offers salads including an avocado salad, a strawberry spinach salad and a chicken apple salad.
Yelp review: "I loved the freshness. Great selection of unique salads. Tri-tip and fresh-pressed juices were really good. Great atmosphere too." - Seth T.
Location: 63 E. Center St., Provo
Black Sheep Cafe
The Black Sheep Salad at the Black Sheep Cafe includes organic greens, cactus pear-pomegranate vinaigrette, candied pecans, cranberries, red onion and spice dusted cotija. They also have a Black Sheep Wedge version.
Yelp review: "Food: Tastes great especially their squash soup is amazing and is a must have and seems to pair well with their in house black sheep salad." - Vish U.
Location: 19 N. University Ave., Provo
Cravings Bistro in Pleasant Grove has several gourmet salads, including the ultimate protein salad with grilled chicken, ham, candied bacon, cheddar, pepper jack, hard boiled eggs, red onion, tomato, avocado, topped with dry almonds, and homemade ranch dressing. They also have a cranberry turkey salad, cordon blue salad, fresh fruit salad, chicken caesar salad and sweet asian salad.
Yelp review: "Really enjoyed our meal here. Nice staff and a fun little place to try. I got a the Turkey Bacon Avocado grilled cheese and my wife got a chicken salad (not sure which one). Mine was good and my wife considered hers great. We will try again if in the area for Lunch or Dinner." - Joel R.
Location: 25 W. Center St., Pleasant Grove
Communal in Provo serves an anson mills faro salad, with fried kale, roasted red onion, asparagus and basaltic vinaigrette. They also have a snuck farms kale salad, a communal caesar salad and a chopped salad.
Yelp review: "We started by sharing the kale salad, ricotta heaven!" - Laura P.
Location: 102 N. University Ave., Provo
A taco shop may not be your first thought for a summer salad, but 180 Tacos offers their menu items in the form of a salad as well as in the form of a taco. You can get one of their "Global Flavors" like braised achiote pork, chile-orange shrimp, buffalo chicken or falafel in the form of a salad.
Yelp review: "Their salads are wonderful and I love their buffalo chicken and steak tacos." - Amanda T.
Location: 3368 N. University Ave., Provo (Monday-Thursday) ; 227 W. Bulldog Blvd., Provo (Friday-Saturday)
Serving "comfort food," Molly's in Provo has several salad versions including grilled chicken, pulled pork, beef brisket or bbq.
Yelp review: "These are my must order items: Spinach Salad (with or without grilled chicken - but really, get the grilled chicken; it's a delicious and satisfying meal in itself)" - Jean W.
Location: 753 W. Columbia Lane, Provo
Art City Trolley
Art City Trolley in Springville serves huge salads, packed with a wide variety of ingredients. Among their menu items are the Trolley Tortilla salad, the Spicy Chicken salad, the Orient Express salad, the Sweet Sensation salad, the Art City Special and the Trolley Wedge.
Yelp review: "My entire family will eat out here and we all order the Art City Special Salad. Its by far the best item on their menu and most popular. I have eaten one or two of their other dishes and I don't know that I would give those 5 stars but they were still decent. My husband and 5 brothers who don't normally order or even like salads always order the Art City Special Salad." - Angela D.
Location: 256 N. Main St., Springville
Guru's in Provo has Asian-inspired, southwest-style and Mediterranean flavored salads. The menu includes an Asian Chicken salad, a Taos Tortilla salad, blackened salmon salad, chicken caesar salad, Napa Valley Waldorf salad, Mediterranean Chicken salad, buffalo chicken salad, chopped salad, cobb salad and Harvest Chicken salad.
Yelp review: "Guru's serves a great healthier option to many other places in Provo. It is a bit more pricey, but you are paying for higher quality ingredients. Some things in the menu are wonderful, and others I haven't been so impressed by, so you'll have to see what you like, but it's definitely worth trying out." - Nathan S.
Location: 45 E. Center St., Provo
Shirley's Bakery in Provo has specialty salads, including their seasonal salad that changes with the seasons. They also have a slow-roasted pulled turkey salad, a southwest salad and a chicken mandarin salad.
Yelp review: "Perfection! I've never had something here that I didn't like." - Preston E.
Location: 1620 N. Freedom Blvd., Provo
Station 22 Cafe
Station 22 Cafe's salads include a Memphis Belle salad with southern fried chicken on greens with sliced egg, cheddar cheese and Memphis ranch dressing. They also have a hip shrimp salad, a pulled chicken salad and a caesar salad.
Yelp review: "I have been to Station 22 many times, I'm always happy when I come here. The poutine is of course a hit, I love the salads (and they're very generously sized), the sandwiches are usually what I order (so good), and the burgers are great too. HOWEVER, the #1 item which brings me coming back.... Deep. Fried. COOKIE DOUGH. Yeah, you heard me... it's amazing, and I have never seen another restaurant offer it." - Dani N.
Location: 22 W. Center St., Provo
One of the most popular salads at Kneaders is their Turkey Bacon Avocado salad, and they also serve 10 other salad variations.
Yelp review: "I LOVE their turkey/bacon/avocado salad! I order it with spinach instead of mixed greens and the balsamic dressing. Also, the bread is something to write home about. Every time my mom visits from Texas we come here at least once a day." - Chandler B.
Locations: 1960 N. State St., Orem; 1384 E. State Road 92, Lehi; 4833 Edgewood Drive, Provo; 295 W. 1230 North, Provo; 1484 N. Redwood Road, Saratoga Springs
The Smoking Apple
A BBQ joint may not be your first location when you think of for salads, but the house salad at the Smoking Apple in Lindon is a great choice.
Yelp review: "This is some great BBQ. Consistently good. My favorite here though is the salad, the pink house dressing is amazing. Definitely recommend smoking apple!" - Angela C.
Location: 70 N. State St., Lindon
Zupas has 16 different salads on the menu, including a California Protein Cobb, Strawberry Harvest Chicken, BBQ Chicken, Maui Tropical Chicken, Mangoberry, Kale and Quinoa and Nuts About Berries. The restaurant was also voted the top place in Utah County to get a salad in the Daily Herald's 2019 Best of Utah Valley awards.
Yelp review: "The Asian citrus salad was also delicious. They don't over spice or under load the food here. You get what you pay for. The food always tastes nice and fresh also." - Eric D.
Locations:599 W. Main St., American Fork; 3750 N. Thanksgiving Way #100, Lehi; 55 S. State St., Orem; 408 W. 2230 North, Provo; 507 E. 1000 North, Spanish Fork
Oteo serves traditional Mexican dishes, and on their menu are a green salad and a seasonal salad.
Yelp review: "Everything was delicious! Service was fast and the food was great. The kale salad with the chicken added is a new family favorite! The avocado taco always exceeds expectations." - Whitney W.
Locations: 139 S. State St., Lindon, 180 N. University Ave., Provo
If you like fresh Tex-Mex, Cafe Rio is a great place to grab a salad with chicken, pork, beef or steak.
Yelp review: "Barbacoa Pork Salad is AMAZING. The tortillas are so good and always fresh. Yummy house dressing." -
Locations: 821 W. State St., American Fork; 147 N. State St., Orem; 2250 N. University Parkway, Provo; 1513 N. Redwood Rd., Saratoga Springs (closes at 9 p.m. on Sundays); 782 N. 800 East, Spanish Fork
A burger joint may not be your first thought when you want a salad, but CHOM Burger has several salads that are perfect for summertime, including a Grilled Chicken Cobb, Chicken Caesar Salad, Chopped Salad and Beet Salad.
Yelp Review: "Cute place. My boys loved the Star Wars chalk mural.
My hubby and I got the Cobb salad. We were surprised with the size of it. It was delicious. Hit the spot!" - Tysha A.
Location: 45 W. 300 North, Provo
Firebird Pizza and Pasta
Firebird Pizza and Pasta is typically known for its pizza, but they also serve salads that have rave reviews. On the menu are a Wedge Salad and House Salad, but the one that people can't stop talking about is the BBQ Chicken Salad topped with BBQ sauce and fried onions.
Yelp review: The salads are excellent! I thought the wedge salad would be my favorite, but I was absolutely surprised by the barbecue chicken salad. Barbecue sauce on saladseemed really odd but it was SOOOO good! -- Matt G.
Location: 340 S. Main St., Pleasant Grove
Voted third on the Daily Herald's 2019 Best of Utah Valley's best salad's list, Costa Vida's popular Tex-Mex salad comes with your choice of meat -- sweet pork, shredded beef, grilled steak, shrimp, grilled chicken or raspberry chipotle chicken.
Yelp review: I decided to try their large Grilled Chicken Salad and now I get it everytime I go there. It is very filling (even for me and I can eat a lot). You can get it with beans and rice and the ranch is really good. -- Julio C.
Locations: 818 Turf Farm Road, Payson; 597 E. 1000 North, Spanish Fork; 1200 N University Ave., Provo; 575 E. University Parkway, Orem; 800 W. University Parkway (Sorensen Student Center - Utah Valley University), Orem; 1621 N. State Street, Orem; 881 W. State Street, Pleasant Grove; 643 W. Pacific Drive, American Fork; 731 N. Redwood Road, Saratoga Springs; 1578 E. 3500 North, Lehi; 3750 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi
Zulu Piri Piri Chicken Grille
If you love your salad with chicken, Zulu Piri Piri has one with a South African flair. The Piri Piri Chicken Salad has grilled chicken with Piri Piri sauce, bacon, avocado, grilled corn, tomatoes, red onions, mixed greens, goat cheese, roasted pepitas and Piri Piri ranch.
They also have a Sweet and Savory Salad, which comes with grilled Piri Piri chicken, mango, roasted red peppers, goat cheese, roasted pepitas, mixed greens, baby kale, cucumbers and blood orange vinaigrette.
Yelp review: I don't ever leave reviews, but I am for this place because it was THAT GOOD!! I got the chicken salad and sweet potato wedges, which were to die for(!!!), and my kids got the chicken strips kids meal. Everything was absolutely delicious. This is going to definitely become a new regular for us! -- Andrea B.
Location: 2951 W. Clubhouse Drive, Lehi
Good Move Cafe
The Cobb Salad at Good Move Cafe in Provo is a tasty combination of mixed greens, bacon, tomato, onions, bleu cheese crumbles, chicken, hard-boiled egg and a ranch dressing.
They also have a Taco Salad, House Salad andAsian Chicken Salad.
Yelp Review: I love this place!! It is so fun to hang out with friends! I've been here several times with large groups. I like the food. The salads are amazing the burgers good and sweet potato fries are soooo good!! -- Becky C.
Location: 1 E. Center St., Provo
The Terrace at Hobble Creek
If you like salads in an upscale atmosphere, check out The Terrace at Hobble Creek. The restaurant has two signature salads -- the Berry Chicken Salad and the Southwest Chicken Salad.
Yelp Review: It's great to have some good food back up at Hobble Creek Golf Course! The Terrace Burger was delicious and the service was fast and friendly. The menu had a good selection including Burgers, Hot Dogs, Wraps, and Salads. -- Craig C.
Location: 5984 Hobble Creek Canyon Road, Springville
Lucy's Brazilian Kitchen
Lucy's serves the flavors of Brazil, and that includes salads. Two of their salads include the Pineapple Steak Salad and the Rio Chicken Salad.
Yelp Review: I love their salads and fried plantains. It's pretty cozy in the back of the restaurant where the couch is. People are always friendly and it's right in the middle of downtown. -- Fabiana L.
Location: 155 N. University Ave., Provo