6 Salads Stocked With Fresh Produce in Westchester

These six Westchester eateries serve refreshing salads stocked with seasonal veggies like peas, carrots, and watercress.

With a new season comes new and exciting produce, and spring is no exception. As a transitional season, you get the best of the comfort of winter produce and the vivid colors of summer produce all in one. Spring also means freshness and health, and what better way to rejuvenate yourself before the summer than with deliciously fresh salads? Use this spring season to check out these six Westchester spots that serve scrumptious salads featuring spring produce.

Peas: The Wooden Spoon

16 Division St, New Rochelle; 914.278.9432
*Changing to a new location in early summer 2024: 1282 North Ave, New Rochelle

Just because The Wooden Spoon is best known for burgers and comfort food doesn’t mean it can’t make a killer salad, especially a killer salad for spring. The spring salad, appropriately named, features mixed greens, red peppers, orange segments, goat cheese, and a citrus vinaigrette. The star spring ingredient? Peas. Even the pickiest eater will drool over this salad’s creative and delicious assortment of veggies.

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Asparagus: Underhills Crossing

74 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville; 914.337.1200

Underhills Crossing dishes out an elevated take on a simple salad. Featuring asparagus, the haricots verts salad is an elegant yet understated salad that pairs seasonal asparagus with fennel, ricotta salata, and a black truffle vinaigrette. Not a big fan of traditional salads? No worries; this is salad like you’ve never had salad before.

Radishes: Sweet Grass Grill

24 Main St, Tarrytown; 914.631.0000

Sweet Grass’s Grill’s roasted beet salad may think its focal ingredient is beets, but they’re not the only star of the show. The inclusion of rainbow radishes makes this dish one you won’t want to pass up. Along with the beets, frisee, julienned apple, pistachio dukkah, and coconut yogurt, the crisp and zesty radish slices are the underdog that wins the game.

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Watercress: Polpettina

102 Fisher Ave, Eastchester; 914.961.0061

Eastchester’s Polpettina is a go-to for innovative Italian fare, but the salads deserve their own spotlight. In particular, the honey butter version is a must for spring. A simple collection of four components comes together in this gem of a salad to create a medley of freshness and decadence in your mouth. The butter lettuces may be the namesake, but the peppery and bright watercress ties it all together, perfectly balancing the honey vinaigrette. It is the ideal light start to the carb-filled meal of your dreams.

Carrots: Haiku Asian Bistro

56 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville; 914.337.5601

Haiku’s Vietnamese salad is one of the best Asian-style salads in Westchester. Its star spring vegetable is the carrots that come sliced along with jicama and mango, and its crunch and mildness is the perfect complement to the sweetness of the rest of the dish. The dish also comes with peanuts and crispy cellophane noodles to top off the affair.

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Artichokes: Angelina’s of Tuckahoe

97 Lake Ave, Tuckahoe; 914.779.7944

Angelina’s may be the home of the cheese wheel, but it is also home to one of the best spring vegetables there is: artichokes. It is not the famous stuffed artichoke we’re interested in, though you should definitely check it out for this veggie’s main character moment. Artichokes’ umami, creaminess, and earthiness go with almost anything, and Angelina’s is a restaurant that understands that. The eatery has the option of adding artichoke hearts to any of the four salads in lieu of a protein like chicken or shrimp. It is the perfect way to enjoy artichokes in a salad and still choose which other ingredients you want with it, and it’s especially perfect for vegetarians who need a little something extra.

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