We heard about Savage Salads through the grapevine (by grapevine we mean spotting someone with a Savage Salads box and interrogating them for details) and found them halfway down Strutton Ground near St James’ Park station.
When we visited, the Savage Salad stall was popular and the branding kinda made you feel like you were doing something a little rebellious – in a good way.
Although the humble salad has generally evolved from its leafy and unsubstantial reputation, the Savage Salads offering is definitely a break from the norm.
The base was a combination of four different types of salads:
- White & red cabbage, dried apricots, kale, orange, poppy seeds
- Roasted beetroots, quinoa, pumpkin seeds
- Grilled aubergine, peppers, chickpeas, rocket, chilli and
Our salads were dressed with a drizzle of olive oil before being topped with grilled halloumi on one salad and rosemary, thyme & lemon marinated chicken breast on the other. Everything was prepared right in front of us, the flavours had a summery vibe and the salads were delicious.
The only criticism we could find was that the cutlery felt a lslightly insubstantial for such a savage salad – more time was spent trying to recover chickpeas that fell back in the box than actually enjoying the chickpeas.
While there is no nutritional information available, given how good the ingredients are its safe to say that the salads are good for ya. If you are coeliac it’s worth double checking which of the salads may have gluten.
The simple menu made a refreshing change as it’s always great to find a place that sticks to a couple of things and does them well – too much choice can be bewildering for a busy body at lunchtime.
If you want to give try them you can currently find them at:
Berwick Street Market in Soho Monday-Friday
Strutton Ground in Victoria Monday-Wednesday
St Giles in the fields market in Covent Garden every Thursday
For up to date information check out their website and connect with them via social media