11 best salads for lunch delivery in Vancouver

Looking for lunch delivery in Vancouver that’s healthy, fresh, filling and local?

You’ve come to the right place.

Vancouver’s local food scene is taking salads to the next level. They’re beautiful, fresh, fun, sustainable, filling and full of hearty protein, essential fats, vitamins, minerals, cool ingredients and wildly delicious dressings.

You couldn’t make these salads at home if you tried. But not to worry, they’re made specifically for lunch delivery and can feed individuals on your team or be served family-style to feed an entire company.

Why order salads for your office’s next lunch delivery?

Your young and talented staff are hungry for local, sustainable, organic and fresh food. In fact, 40 percent of Millennials are on an entirely plant-based diet. According to an article on Millennials and plant-based foods by Forbes, 70 percent of the world population is either reducing meat consumption or leaving meat off the table altogether. It’s no wonder that the biggest food trend in 2018 was plant-based foods.

If your employees want fresh, healthy, hearty salads, why not order lunch delivery for them? It could be your competitive advantage for attracting and retaining top talent—and keeping them healthy, productive, happy and engaged (but that’s a different blog post).

Here are a few ideas to get you started.

11 best salads for lunch delivery in Vancouver

1. Field & Social’s namesake cobb salad

The Field cobb salad is unlike any I’ve tried before. Sure, it has the cobb staples like roasted chicken, soft boiled egg, blue cheese and crispy bacon. But it also has fresh arugula, romaine, tomatoes, cucumber, roasted cabbage, red onion, radish and a tangy mustard vinaigrette. Creamy and crunchy to perfection.

2. Le Tigre’s “crack” salad

Vancouver food truck Le Tigre’s “crack” salad is so damn good that I’ve tried unsuccessfully to recreate the experience at home. Do yourself a favour and order it. This warm salad has the perfect salt, fat, acid, heat thing going on. It’s roasted brussel sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli with crispy fried kale chips on top and lemon juice, cracked chilies and parm on top.

3. Verdura’s blueberry, orange and kale salad

Verdura is the epitome of fresh and seasonal—and their kale salad will leave you feeling perfectly satiated. It has fresh blueberries, orange, cucumber and kale with cranberries, almonds, spelt and quinoa for some carbs, along with a poppy seed vinaigrette. For me, this one’s all about the added protein. Their citrus salmon is moist and flavourful or they have Vancouver’s infamous Oyama salami or try the nut-crusted baked tofu, miso maple tempeh or roasted, pulled chicken.

4. Balila Taste Kitchen’s tabbouleh salad, OG hummus and pita

Balila has reinvented how we eat hummus, so I’d be remiss to not get you to order a side of original hummus and pita bread alongside their fresh tabbouleh salad. The salad is an authentic mix of parsley, white onion, mint, tomatoes and bulgar wheat with a special lemon sauce that is absolutely unforgettable. The OG hummus is boiled-to-perfection mashed chickpeas, tahini and secret spices and oils to dunk your fresh pita in.

5. Kokomo’s harvest salad

Kokomo is a local plant-focused cafe that has a killer, hearty harvest salad. Beyond fresh mixed greens, there’s a lemon thyme cider vinaigrette, rotating, seasonal roasted vegetables, french green lentils, dried cranberries, spiced pumpkin seeds and hemp hearts. It’s served with a roasted garlic yam puree and can be ordered with all kinds of fun updates like zucchini noodles, tempeh, pickled cauliflower and roasted squash.

6. Chickpea’s falafel salad

Chickpea’s known for its plant-based comfort food with a Mediterranean twist—and their falafel salad is a great example of that. Their falafels are a moist, warm and crunchy mix of chickpeas, parsley, onions, garlic and secret spices that are all fried to perfection. They’re on a bed of mixed greens with a crunchy eggplant side that will make your colleagues wish for more.

7. Birds & the Beets charred vegetable salad

Birds & the Beets does everything well. You can’t go wrong with their infamous miso barley bowl, but let’s talk about this dream-worthy, seasonal local salad. Depending on what’s in season, the kitchen chars farm-fresh vegetables, such as carrots and leeks, tosses them in a mustard vinaigrette with kale, adds a curried lentil spread and pickled peppers. There’s something homestead-y about this deliciously modern salad.

8. Finch’s Teahouse house salad or avocado salad

If you haven’t ordered lunch delivery from Finch’s, you’re in for a treat. The house salad is a super fresh classic with crunchy greens, pear, blue brie, roasted walnuts and white balsamic dressing. The avocado salad has red leaf lettuce, slices of tomato, cucumber, tomato, red onion, roasted walnuts and is dressed with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Both are served with a delicious baguette and butter. Go for a homemade cookie, while you’re at it.

9. The Juice Truck’s almost poke bowl

Vancouver’s Juice Truck may be known for its cold pressed organic juices, but they know how to make a mean salad bowl—and locals line up for it. The “almost poke bowl” has everything from sesame marinated Ahimi (which is made from tomatoes and other ingredients to be a vegan version of tuna), romaine hearts and curly kale to radicchio, quinoa, yams, edamame, carrots, pickled ginger, wasabi peas, crispy onions and crispy nori. All of these mouth-watering ingredients are drizzled with a creamy wasabi dressing that you’ll line up for—or order lunch delivery from us again for.

10. Freshbowl’s Bali Gado salad

This Malaysian-inspired salad bowl is full of delicious, exciting ingredients and is the kind of salad that you really can’t replicate at home. The Bali Gado salad is grilled tofu, green beans, jicama and a hard-boiled egg on mixed greens with fresh carrots, cilantro and bean sprouts. There’s a creamy peanut sauce on the side that ties this whole fresh dish together beautifully.

11. Lost + Found Cafe’s avocado kale salad with chicken

Looking for a fun, modern twist on kale caesar salad for your lunch delivery? Lost + Found Cafe’s avo kale salad has fresh baby kale, shaved carrots and beets with avocado, chickpeas and pecans, sesame seeds and grated parmesan. All of this is tossed in a creamy housemade tahini-balsamic dressing. They make gluten-free, vegan and nut-free options as well for any teammates who have allergies or preferences.

Happy healthy eating!

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