The best fast food salads are the ones that taste good without relying on mounds of fried food to provide flavor (and calories). Finding a salad at a fast food restaurant is easy these days, but the battle remains for which is the best (and healthiest) fast food salad around. Anyone can make a simple garden salad or a Caesar salad, but these salads offer something more than the standard lettuce, tomatoes and cheese and are the best of the best out there.
Most fast food restaurants stick to a few trends with their salads offering Asian flavors, Southwest toppings, fruit and everyone's favorite bacon. Visit a fast-casual shop like Quiznos or Panera Bread and you'll find a wider variety of flavors and toppings.
Since they include vegetables rather than greasy hamburgers and fries, some of these items are also among healthy fast food options, not just among the best tasting fast food salads. Then again some only appear healthy on the surface, but actually pack in more fat and calories than a fried chicken dinner.Be them healthy or something considered healthy in fast food connoisseur Epic Meal Time standards, these salads from a variety of fast food places are the best of the bunch. Who has good fast food salads? Know of a better fast food salad? Feel free to add it below!
Wendy's Apple Pecan Chicken Salad
Red and green apples, roasted pecans, sweet dried cranberries, blue cheese crumbles, grilled chicken, lettuce mix and a pomegranate vinaigrette dressing
Panera Bread Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad
Chicken, romaine, fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries, fresh pineapple, Mandarin oranges, pecans & fat-free poppyseed dressing
Chick-fil-A Chargrilled & Fruit Salad
Romaine and iceberg lettuce, grilled chicken, shredded red cabbage, carrots, shredded cheeses, strawberry slices, red grapes, red and green apple pieces, mandarin orange segments, harvest nut granola and a berry balsamic vinaigrette
Wendy's Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad
Spicy chicken slices, romaine lettuce, Asiago cheese, croutons and caesar dressing