Summer Ain’t Over Yet: Keep Your Beach Body with These Great Local Salads

Hey – put that hot dog down right now! Yeah, it may be around that time when your healthy eating has gotten repetitive and boring, but hopefully a look around the neighborhood can help spice up your diet. Here are some of our best salad finds in Astoria that make “going green” easy.


The Trendy: Ovelia’s Prasini Salad

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Romaine lettuce, dill, scallions, cucumber, and manouri cheese. This salad has a great combination of ingredients to give it a really fresh feel. Add on the grilled calamari to take it to the next level.  Price: $15.50
34-01 30th Ave. / 718.721.7217

The Classic: Gyro World’s Greek Salad

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There had to be one Greek salad on this list, and my sources (including myself) tell me this is one of the better items in the area. Enjoy a bowl with romaine lettuce, vine ripe tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, kalamata olives, stuffed grape leaves, imported greek feta, and house dressing. Price: $9.95
36-02 30th Ave. / 718.278.4976

The Fancy: Amylos’s Spinach Salad

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Among the many Amylos menu items whose descriptions will have your mouth watering, the spinach salad is truly a must-try. It’s essentially a spinach pie in salad form, made with baby spinach, crispy phyllo, Greek feta and ricotta, honey, and dill vinaigrette. Price: $16.00
33-19 Broadway / 718.215.0228

The Exception: PokeWave’s Wave

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I truly couldn’t tell you if poke is considered a salad, but that doesn’t make it any less delicious. I mean, this dish has lettuce, onions, cucumber, edamame, cilantro, nori strips, and spicy salmon. It’s incredible and, like me, you could totally convince yourself it’s a salad if you’re not completely sure. You can also sub anything you want in or out of your bowl. Price: $9.95
35-07 Broadway / 917.868.1084