Got a hankering for salads?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable salad spots in Oakland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges.
1. The Lunch Box
Topping the list is The Lunch Box. Located at 1720 Franklin St. (between 19th and 17th streets), the New American spot, which offers sandwiches and salads, is the highest-rated low-priced salad spot in Oakland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 433 reviews on Yelp.
The Lunch Box offers a variety of salads, including the Shrimp Louie with bay shrimp, hard-boiled eggs, grape tomatoes and Russian dressing; the Asian Chicken with chicken breast, Asian noodles, sesame seeds and Asian dressing; and the SteakHouse with grilled rib-eye steak, shredded beets, grape tomatoes and Russian dressing.
2. Autobahn Cafe
Next up is Jack London Square's Autobahn Cafe, situated at 571 Fifth St. (between Clay and Jefferson streets). With 4.5 stars out of 151 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score coffee, tea, sandwiches and salads has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option.
When it comes to leafy greens, look for the housemade quinoa with English cucumber, bell pepper, pesto and olive oil, as well as the Greek salad with romaine heart lettuce, cherry tomato, English cucumber, red onion, bell pepper, green olives, feta cheese and a house dressing.
3. Slicer Pizzeria
Slicer Pizzeria, a spot to score pizza and salads in Piedmont Avenue, is another cheap go-to, with four stars out of 234 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4395 Piedmont Ave., Unit A (between Pleasant Valley Avenue and Brandon Street) to see for yourself.
Pair your pizza with a salad of organic romaine hearts, Sungold tomatoes, cucumbers, basil and ranch dressing.