Start those New Year diet resolutions off on the right fork with kale. These fun and unique San Diego restaurants have incorporated kale into delicious salads to help with your nutritional needs for the new year. After all, a new year means a new you so put the kale to the test for your resolutions to be healthier by stopping by one of these restaurants, if not all!
Common Theory Public House offers a menu of California cuisine that focuses on enhancing natural ingredients using contemporary cooking sensibilities of different ethnic backgrounds. For your kale fix, the Citrus Kale Salad is a must try. This leafy dish is make with fresh kale, house ricotta cheese, citrus wedges, pepita seeds and topped with a zesty orange vinaigrette. Pair it with one of their ever changing 30+ beers on tap such as an American IPA or a Pilsner for your “cheat” day.
For “farm-to-table” ingredients, Farmer’s Bottega is a go-to for clean eating with veggies straight from the farm. Their Baby Kale Salad is mixed with butternut squash, smoked bacon, spiced caramelized pecans, manchego and seasoned with a citrus vinaigrette dressing. Order a Vegetable and Fruit Smoothies to take to go made with your choice of three of the following ingredients: beet’s, banana, strawberry, kale, spinach, and blackberry.
Fig Tree Café with locations in Pacific Beach, Hillcrest, and Liberty Station presents diners with the depths of California’s culinary culture, serving authentic and mouthwatering dishes at reasonable neighborhood prices. They make their Baby Kale Salad with a twist mixed with roasted butternut squash, candied walnuts, goat cheese, granny smith apples, dried cranberries and topped with a citrus vinaigrette.
Need a light meal before an evening out in the Gaslamp? Barleymash is a fun, high-energy downtown restaurant and bar that celebrates the richness of American culture through its appetizing and progressive bar fare. Try their Baby Kale & Pear Salad made toasted quinoa, pear, goat cheese, and topped with a lemon-herb vinaigrette.
Head on over to True North Tavern in the heart of North Park is a casual and laidback neighborhood bar offering a unique atmosphere and experience with something for everyone. Try their Kale Salad made with fresh baby kale, radicchio, grilled ancho chicken, sliced local pears, crumbled feta cheese, pepitas, pickled onions, and maple cider vinaigrette.