The 10 Best Salads in Austin

Stefi Hsia | September 13, 2022

While the Austin, Texas food scene does have many indulgent options, Austin is also a very health-conscious city. Many Austinites take their health and wellness seriously which can be seen throughout the city as people jog on the Roy and Ann Butler Hike and Bike Trail downtown, do yoga in the park or enjoy one of the best salad places in Austin listed in this article.

Whether you want to spend your evening downtown enjoying the city’s skyline or if you would rather do some shopping at The Domain – Austin has quality salad places to offer you. Reading our selection of the top 10 salad places in Austin below will help in your search to find good salad spots in Austin, TX, and perhaps your favorite salad of all time!

List of 10 Best Salad Places in Austin

Here is a list of the top 10 places to eat salad in Austin that you should visit:

  1. Vinaigrette
  2. sweetgreen
  3. Salata
  4. 2N1 Salad Bar and Grill
  5. True Food Kitchen
  6. Honest Mary’s
  7. MAD Greens
  8. Flower Child
  9. Modern Market Eatery
  10. Baby Greens

1. Vinaigrette

Address: 2201 College Avenue Austin, Texas 78704

Photo Credits: Vinaigrette’s website

Located near South Congress in Austin, Vinaigrette features both fresh ingredients and a beautiful interior design. This restaurant also has a wonderful outdoor seating area featuring one of Austin’s oldest oak trees. Their wide selection of delicious salads is hard to beat, which is why Vinaigrette is at the top of our list. Their menu is filled with wonderful salad options, but I have selected my favorite below along with detailing some other useful information.

Specialty Salad: The Cherry Tart Salad which includes sweet dried cherries, crumbled feta, and chili pecans tossed with arugula & Swiss chard served with a bright champagne vinaigrette

Delivery: Available within a 3-mile radius of the restaurant

Hours: Monday – Sunday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

2. sweetgreen

Address: 2234 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

Photo Credits: sweetgreen’s website

Sweetgreen has a few locations in Austin, TX (one downtown on W 2nd, and another on SoCo). However, this specific location is right by the University of Texas at Austin which gives UT students a healthy meal option. This is neat because sweetgreen was actually started by three college students!

Specialty Salad: The Summer BBQ Salad (pictured above)

Hours: Monday – Sunday, 10:30 am – 9:00 pm

3. Salata

Address: 10515 N Mopac Expy #165A, Austin, TX 78759 (located in The Shops at Arbor Walk)

Photo Credits: FoodWanderer A. on Yelp

Salata’s ordering model is similar to Chipotle or Subway in the sense that you get to choose which ingredients you want. With the help of their team, you get to select your own ingredients which they then toss for you creating an evenly dispersed salad. Salad lovers know that the tossing of a salad is essential in order to have all of the ingredients well incorporated. Salata is a great option when you want something quick and customizable!

Specialty Salad: Whatever your heart desires (literally, or within the bound of the ingredients offered)

Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:45 am – 9:00 pm (closed on Sunday)

4. 2N1 Salad Bar and Grill

Address: 901 W Braker Ln Austin Texas 78758

Photo Credits: Greg C. on Yelp

2N1 Salad Bar and Grill is a locally owned Austin business and has great value for your money! At their location, you can choose to either build your own salad or order one of their specialty salads.

Specialty Salad: Greek (pictured above)

Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Saturday – 10am-5pm, Sunday – closed

5. True Food Kitchen

Address 1: 222 West Ave Ste HR100, Austin, TX 78701

Address 2: 11410 Century Oaks Terrace Ste 100, Austin, TX 78758

Photo Credits: True Food Kitchen

True Food Kitchen has two locations in Austin, both in prime areas of town with one location being downtown in the Seaholm district and the other in The Domain. True Food Kitchen prioritizes fresh, seasonal, and quality ingredients.

Specialty Salad: The Chopped Salad which includes the Medjool date, dried cranberry, jicama, organic apple, manchego, farro, Marcona almond, champagne vinaigrette

Hours: Mon – Thurs 11am – 9pm, Friday 11am – 10pm, Saturday 10 am – 10 pm, & Sunday 10 am 9 pm

6. Honest Mary’s

Address 1: 9828 Great Hills Trail #300, Austin, TX 78759 (Arboretum)

Address 2: 4800 Burnet Rd C300, Austin, TX 78756

Photo Credits: Honest Mary’s website

Honest Mary’s commitment to their customers is to “leave you better off than before you walked in our door”.  Their menu has a selection of curated bowls/salads, but you also have to option to build your own bowl.

Specialty Salad: The Smoky Poblano Bowl which includes wild arugula, black forbidden rice, spicy corn, tomato-cucumber, sunflower seeds with sacon, avocado, fresh organic jalapeños, and burnt tomato vinaigrette

Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:00am-9:00pm

7. MAD Greens

Address: 5601 Brodie Ln Ste 1500, Austin, TX 78745

Photo Credits: MAD greens

MAD greens is located in south Austin, however, if you are ever traveling and craving a salad keep in mind that they have a location in the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Specialty Salad: The Vibrant Venus Salad which includes spinach, house grilled chicken, strawberries, praline pecans, goat Cheese, and red onions with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Hours: Monday – Sunday 10:30am – 8:30pm

8. Flower Child

Address 1: 500 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)

Address 2: 11721 Rock Rose Ave, Austin, TX 78758 (The Domain)

Photo Credits: Flower Child’s website

Similarly to True Food Kitchen, Flower Child also has two locations in prime areas of Austin. With one location being downtown and the other location being at The Domain. According to their website Flower Child states, “We’re on a simple, soul-satisfying mission to serve positively delicious vibes to the Austin community”.

Specialty Salad: The Chopped Vegetable Salad which includes organic greens, romaine, avocado, heirloom carrot, snap pea, radish, baby tomato, cucumber, and toasted sesame seeds with a ginger miso vinaigrette

Hours: Domain – Monday-Sunday, 11:00am – 8:30pm

Downtown – Monday-Sunday, 11:00am – 9:00 pm

9. Modern Market Eatery

Address 1: 401 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701 (in the Frost Bank Tower)

Address 2: 3201 Bee Caves Rd 144 Suite 144, Austin, TX TX 78746

Address 3: 9828 Great Hills Trl Suite 110, Austin, TX 78759

Photo credits: Modern Market Eatery’s website

Modern Market Eatery strives to be the modern definition of  “fast” food according to their website. Sustainability, quality, and convenience are the driving forces and priorities behind all of their locations.

Specialty Salad: The Farmer 2.0 Salad (new & pictured above) which includes baby greens, herb-marinated roasted chicken, goat cheese, corn, seasonal fruit, watermelon radish, almond, and sesame seed with a citrus champagne vinaigrette

Hours: Location in Frost Bank Tower Mon. – Fri. 10:00am – 9:00pm, Sat. & Sun. 11:00am – 8:00pm

Other Austin locations Hours: Monday – Sunday 10:00am – 9:00pm

10. Baby Greens

Address: 10611 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759

Photo Credits: Baby Greens

Baby Greens is super unique because they actually have a drive-thru window and were the first fast food salad restaurant!

Specialty Salad: The Rainbow Salad (0ne of their signature salads & pictured above) which includes spring mix, red cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, avocado, feta cheese, and pumpkin seeds

Hours: Monday – Friday 11am-7pm, Saturdays 11am-3pm, Closed Sundays

Conclusion

Austin, TX truly has a wide variety of amazing salad options. Whether you want to enjoy a salad at a sit-down restaurant or grab a quick lunch to-go, there is an amazing salad spot in Austin for you to enjoy. We hope this Best Salads in Austin article helps you on your salad spot selection journey and guides you into being able to taste one of Austin’s best salads.