Life is Tasty!
Offering various types of healthy food and drink, like salads, smoothie bowls and fresh juices, Salad Bar is one of Jakarta’s finest green cafés. (instagram.com/saladstopid/File)
Amid the healthy lifestyle trend, we can easily find salads anywhere in Jakarta, from convenience stores to white tablecloth restaurants.
For the salad enthusiasts among you, we’ve put together a list of recommended places where you can enjoy full-portion, green-leaf salads that have a certain level of originality and are freshly made to order.
Offering various types of healthy food and drink, like salad, smoothie bowls and fresh juices, Salad Bar is one of Jakarta’s finest green cafés. It is famous for its Kale Caesar Salad and Tofu Salad, which have been praised by vegetarians from all over the city. With subtle dressings and fine toppings to add extra punch, you can choose whether to enjoy your salad in a bowl or wrapped in a tortilla.
As the name suggests, this place offers salad lovers a special green experience. Customers can put together their own dishes by choosing from various greens on display and picking their desired toppings to be mixed around. SaladStop also offers fresh fillings and a range of toppings for your salad bowl – or kebab roll, if you prefer.
This newly opened gem in Kemang serves only healthy dishes, and one of its specialties is the salad bowl. If you’re keen on trying something other than your usual Caesar dressing, Honu offers a large variety of unique dressings, such as Yugo, a delicate Japanese-style dressing that comes with fresh salmon on top of your Eastern-style salad. For vegetarians, Honu’s tofu salad comes with freshly made toppings.
Even though Marche is well known for various dishes, do not underestimate its salad range. The salad stall offers various types of quality salad for those who love their dressing evenly spread over their greens. From Nicoise to Caesar, Marche offers fresh greens and matches them with tasty dressings and protein add-ons.
There is something very French and fresh about Paul’s salad options. Known for its pastries, Paul also has very fresh fruit and vegetable salads on the menu. True to the French advice to “manger cinq fruits et légumes par jour (eat five services of fruits and vegetables a day) this place refrains from putting too much dressing over their salad -- from Salade Caesar and Salade Saumon Roti to Salade Fermiere -- leaving the greens and proteins as the champions of the meal. (kes)
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