Like cash-carrying casino moguls, salads boast layers of green and avoid being seen with chips. Enjoy wholesome greens with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of salads, wraps, and drinks at Island Salad in Harlem.
Island Salad's guild of culinary artisans crafts a straightforward menu of hearty fare, including many organic and vegetarian items. Commence a gastronomical adventure with one of five signature salads such as a double-mango shrimp salad, tossed into a cohesion of romaine lettuce, sweet-and-spicy shrimp, mango salsa, avocado, and mixed bell peppers under a slathering of island-mango-dijon dressing ($7.49). Or harness the evolutionary utility of omnivorous mouth bones to dismantle a Kingston spicy-ranch salad ($7.49), or set shrimp and salmon traps with the Gone Fishing salad ($8.99). Island Salad also fills gullets with pressed sandwiches such as the Rock and Roll, which blares flavor riffs across the palate with grilled chicken and wasabi dressing ($6.45) and leaves taste buds humming "Stairway to Heaven."
Milo Meed decided to take up arms—not in a battle against anyone else, but in the fight against obesity in his Harlem neighborhood. After trying to entice neighborhood business owners to bring healthier food options to the area, Milo decided to take action himself, and Island Salad was born. Since then, he and his staff have served up Caribbean-inspired salads, made with jerk chicken, spicy shrimp, and mango salsa. Diners seeking a hot meal find satisfaction here too, with a selection of pressed sandwiches, wraps, and burritos. To wash it all down or adhere to their "I'm a fish" diet, guests can opt for liquid refreshment in the form of made-to-order juice blends and sodas. They can also bring food to the eatery in the form of nonperishable goods for donation to City Harvest.
22 E 125th St.
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