The Best Salads in Hoboken

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The quest for salad has become much easier in the last few years, as many healthy spots have been popping up around Hoboken, serving greens and unique toppings galore. But when you’re looking for the best salad in Hoboken, it’s a tough contest, with many contenders. But let’s not forget, we’re in Hoboken — which means that even if we’re ordering a salad, it’s most likely going to be a good one — with a plethora of delicious spots, old and new, that offer great salads. Keep reading to find out where you can get the best salads in Hoboken that will make eating greens a lot more enjoyable.

Shaka Bowl {720 Monroe Street}

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Known for their healthy, delicious, and pretty smoothies, Shaka Bowl’s “salads” {aka poke bowls with a twist} are not to be missed. The best part is, you can design your very own salad by choosing your own base {like zoodles, pictured above — yum}, protein {ahi tuna, shrimp, chicken, or tofu}, and several mix-ins.

Price for all bowls: $14

Frankie and Ava’s Italian Eatery {208 Washington Street, Hoboken}

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Frankie & Ava’s House might be your go-to for delish Italian fare, but don’t think you can’t be healthy here, too. The Franke & Ava’s Salad with walnuts, cranberries, goat cheese, cucumbers, and a chicken cutlet is a meal in itself — and not to mention, their house-made balsamic vinaigrette alone will have you coming back for more. Other salads include the caesar, arugula, endive, pear, caprese, and garden.

Salads range from $7-$9 and protein options include grilled chicken or chicken cutlet {$3} and grilled shrimp {$7}.

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Urban Coalhouse {116 14th Street, Hoboken}

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Another pizza staple in Hoboken where it would typically be hard to ditch the pizza and wings and order a salad. However, you will not regret ordering the apple salad at Urban Coalhouse — a combination of crisp romaine, gorgonzola cheese, granny smith apples, candied pecans, dried cranberries, and apple cider dressing. This sweet + savory combo will have you glad you chose greens. Other salad favorites include the house, arugula, classic caesar, and buffalo chicken.

Salads range from $9 to $11 and are available in individual and large sizes.

Quality Greens Kitchen {227 Washington Street}

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At Quality Greens Kitchen, you have the option to choose from one of their many signature salads or have the option to customize your own {not to mention their hot chef’s plates are TDF}. Some yummy options include the umami crunch, balsamic blue, tex-mex cobb, plus a lot more.

Signature salads range from $8.99-$13.50 and custom salads start at $7.

Honeygrow {120 Washington Street, Hoboken}

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You just can’t go wrong at Honeygrow. While they offer the “create your own salad” option, their suggested salads are great if you’re in a hurry and want someone else to decide for you. Suggested salads include the walnut st. noodle, white bean tuna, cobb, make it grain, hakusai, and they have seasonal specials as well. Or, if you want to completely take control, create your own salad whichever way you’d like — they have a huuuge variety of add-ins and proteins.

Salads start at around $8 and the price increases depending on what you add in.

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La Isla {25 12th Street}

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If you’re heading to La Isla, chances are you’re planning on getting some good ol’ churrasco with rice and beans {or something of that sort}. However, we *must* note that their salads are just as amazing. Try one as an appetizer or enjoy it as your entree — they are super filling and packed with fresh ingredients. Choices include the Havana, espinaca y remolacha, col rizada y calabaza, and the La Isla salad.

Prices range from $9.50-$11 and protein is available for an additional charge — chicken {$5}, shrimp {$7}, and skirt steak {$9}.

Mr. Wraps {714 Garden Street}

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While their wraps are some of the best in town, Mr. Wraps is much more than that. Their salads are simple yet delish, and make a quick and healthy lunch. Chances are, they’ll have whichever type of salad you’re craving — from the house salad, to the Caesar, Greek, Cobb, taco, honey chicken, and more. They also have a huge variety of dressings and toppings to add.

Salad prices range from $6.50-$13.95 and various toppings and protein are available for an additional charge.

Rosticeria Da Gigi {916 Washington Street}

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Gigi’s is truly a Hoboken gem, and they have everything {from meatballs to pasta to healthy salads}. When it comes to salads, they know what they’re doing, too. From beet and arugula, to mixed grain salad, antipasto, and more — there’s a salad for any craving.

Salads range from $9.95-$11.95.

Alfalfa {1110 Washington Street}

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It’s almost impossible not to think of Alfalfa when you’re craving a salad these days. Classic options like the Italian and Greek-style salads are staples on the menu. For a flavorful salad, opt for the signature creation known as the Dear Darla. If you’re in the mood for something specific, you can always build your own. Pro-tip: all of the salads can be made into wraps upon request — and, they kept Schnackenberg’s infamous doughnuts on the menu for a sweet treat at the end.

Salad prices range from $11-$16 and can go up from there, depending on toppings.

Medley {521 Washington Street}

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This shop is dedicated to sandwiches and salads and newer to the salad scene. Classic menu items like a kale Caesar salad and avocado toast can be found on the menu, as well as a few specialties like a brie + prosciutto sandwich {prosciutto, honey turkey breast, creamy brie, baby arugula, candied onion aioli, and olive tapenade on a crispy baguette}. and a California Fresh Bowl filled with quinoa, romaine, charred corn, cherry tomatoes, Cotija cheese, lime wedge, red onion, black beans, pineapple, cilantro, chipotle agave vinaigrette, and sour crema.

Salads range from $8-$12 and can go up from there, depending on toppings. They also have wraps!

Playa Bowls {100 Hudson Street}

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With over 30 locations on the East Coast {and a food truck}, Playa Bowls has dedicated customers all over this side of the country. On the menu, “Green Bowls” for a salad-style bowl are your best bet. One that sticks out is the “Hemp Green Bowl” — made of a kale blend, topped with granola for added texture and protein, banana, blueberry, agave, and hemp seeds.

Price for all bowls: $14

Luca Brasi {100 Park Avenue}

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This must-try Italian deli in the Mile Square serves up some of the most delicious and aesthetically-pleasing salads in town. Options range from Caesar salad, Greek salad, chef salad, to — pictured above — the antipasto salad. Specialty salads include the mozzarella and roasted pepper on greens, and the spinach, cranberries, grilled chicken, and roasted peppers.

Salads range from $7.99 to $12.95.

 What’s your go-to salad spot in Hoboken? Share with us in the comments!

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Daria moved to Hoboken with two of her best friends and considers it to be the best decision she’s ever made. As a total foodie, Daria has made it her mission to try every restaurant in Hoboken, and beyond. Having a Dad as a chef, (imagine three-course meals every night) she says that her love for food is basically in her DNA. At this point, anyone who knows her already understands that they automatically have to offer her a bite (or two) of whatever they’re eating. When she’s not eating or researching the menus of new restaurants, you can find her either running along the waterfront, taking a stroll along Washington St. or working in the city as a publicist.