Salads are a year-round favorite, and just because the temperatures are falling, doesn’t mean that the lettuce has to go on the back burner. Salad ingredients will vary throughout the year as seasonal produce influences the chefs’ ingredient choices, giving them a changing flavor each season. The restaurants below all offer a wide selection of vegetables and toppings for their salads bars, and all put an emphasis on quality, fresh produce, most locally grown and sourced. If supporting local farmers and growers is your priority, choose your eatery accordingly – they’ll be growing your salad year round!

Doc Green’s
4511 Olde Perimeter Way
Atlanta, GA 30346
(770) 393-0844
www.docgreens.com

Make it your own or choose from a selection of chef-designed salads at Doc Green’s, and they’ll make it right there before your eyes. It’s all healthy options and health-conscious decisions here, with a generous dash of deliciousness thrown in too. Not in the mood for a salad? Switch it up and try one of the panini or wraps, instead. Doc Green’s also offers hot entrees with a selection of sides, and soup and dessert options too.

Loews Eleven
1065 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 745-5745
www.elevenatlanta.com

Fresh from the market at Loews Eleven, the salads here are seasonally spectacular. Create your own masterpiece from the bar, or select from a chef-prepared special. Choose from a wide variety of lettuces and vegetables, and then finish with your own choice of toppings and a signature dressing, created and made in house by the Loews Eleven chefs.

Dressed
950 W. Peachtree St. NW 
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 347-3434
us.dressedsalads.com

Custom salads from Dressed come with more options than even the most selective salad fanatic could desire. First choose your lettuce, then add veggies – and choose from over 30 options, including artichoke hearts, grilled asparagus or avocado. Next comes cheeses, including fresh mozzarella and goat cheese, and also select a meat or tofu and finally top with fruits or nuts. For dressings, there are over 25 options, including vinaigrettes, ranch and caesar. All are fresh made daily, and salads come with a fresh-baked baguette. Alternatively, choose from a chef-designed salad, and experience the best the chefs have to offer in these 18 delicious dishes.   

Related: Atlanta Late Summer Produce Guide

Murphy’s
997 Virginia Ave NE 
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 872-0904
www.murphys-atlanta-restaurant.com

Murphy’s goes so much further than the caesar salad on its appetizer menu…keep looking and you’ll find out why they call them ‘big salads.’ These green delights are big in size, flavor and imagination. The mango chicken is topped with toasted peanuts and a ginger balsamic vinaigrette, giving it a taste of fall and taking salads all the way from summer to fall. Try the delicious creaminess of the Maine Lobster Cobb Salad, where the blue cheese and avocado combine for a party for the taste buds. Alternatively, the ginger on the Seared Tuna Salad gives it a true taste of the season, warming you from the inside out with shaved jalapeno.

Aviva by Kameel
The Mall at Peachtree Center
225 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 698-3600
www.avivabykameel.com

Grab a great lunch at this Mediterranean-inspired grill, located in the mall at Peachtree Center. Choose from lamb, chicken or salmon, with a selection of fresh, delicious greens all designed by the owner and chef, Kameel. All ingredients are locally sourced and fresh, and all meats are USA “born and bred” with no hormones or additives. 

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Katy Light is an avid home cook. She loves nothing more than using home grown and harvested produce, milk from her own goats and naturally raised meat in her recipes. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.